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000 NOUS41 KOKX 031249 PNSOKX CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-041000- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 600 AM EDT MON NOV 3 2014 ...THIS WEEK IS WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW YORK STATE... THE TOPIC FOR TODAY IS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS. LONG TERM SEASONAL OUTLOOKS ARE ISSUED BY THE NWS CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER. THE LATEST WINTER OUTLOOK FORECASTS EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE...NEAR NORMAL AND BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THERE IS A HIGHER CHANCE OF ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THESE FORECASTS ARE BASED MAINLY ON THE FORECAST OF AN EL NINO DEVELOPING BY DECEMBER. SHORTER TERM CLIMATE FACTORS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO PREDICT MORE THAN 1 TO 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE WILL HAVE GREATER INFLUENCE ON THE WEATHER. THIS OUTLOOK WILL BE UPDATED IN LATE NOVEMBER. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FIELD OFFICES ISSUE... HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOKS...3 TO 7 DAYS BEFORE THE ONSET OF HAZARDOUS WEATHER... WATCHES...USUALLY 24 TO 48 HOURS BEFORE THE ONSET OF HAZARDOUS WEATHER... WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES...USUALLY UP TO 24 HOURS BEFORE THE ONSET OF HAZARDOUS WEATHER. THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF WINTER WEATHER WATCHES...BLIZZARD AND WINTER STORM. THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS...BLIZZARD...ICE STORM...WINTER STORM AND WIND CHILL. THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES...WINTER WEATHER...FREEZING RAIN AND WIND CHILL. WINTER STORMS BRING SNOW...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...FLOODING AND HIGH WINDS. BE PREPARED BEFORE A STORM STRIKES. DO YOU HAVE ADEQUATE SUPPLIES AT HOME...AT WORK AND IN YOUR VEHICLE? DRESS PROPERLY FOR THE SEASON. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A WINTER STORM WHETHER YOU ARE OUTSIDE OR INSIDE A VEHICLE...OR INSIDE YOUR HOME? DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE A DISASTER PLAN? FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON PREPARING FOR WINTER STORMS...ACCESS NY STATE WINTER PREPAREDNESS SAFETY TIPS AT... HTTP://WWW.DHSES.NY.GOV/OEM/SAFETY-INFO/PUBLICSAFETY/WINTER.CFM THE NEXT STATEMENT AROUND 6 AM TUESDAY WILL COVER HEAVY SNOW. $$

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