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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
402 PM EDT Mon Oct 30 2017


The topic for today is winter weather preparedness.

Long term seasonal outlooks are issued by the NWS Climate Prediction
Center. The latest winter outlook indicates a higher probability of
above normal temperatures. There are equal chances for above, below,
and near normal precipitation. This means that there is not a strong
enough signal to shift the probability in one direction. Shorter
term climate factors that are difficult to predict more than 1 to 2
weeks in advance will have greater influence on the weather.

National Weather Service field offices issue...

Hazardous Weather Outlooks...3 to 7 days before the onset of
potential hazardous weather...

Watches...usually 24 to 36 hours before the potential onset of
Hazardous weather...

Warnings and Advisories...usually up to 24 hours before the onset of
hazardous weather.

New streamlined services starting this season include...

Only one Winter Weather Watch...Winter Storm.

There are three types of Winter Weather Warnings...Blizzard...Winter
Storm and Wind Chill.

There are two types of Winter Weather Advisories...Winter Weather
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?

The next statement around 6 am Tuesday will cover heavy snow.

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