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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
356 PM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...Public Information Statement...

...Fall Severe Weather Awareness Week For The Four State

Today`s Topic Is Watches and Warnings...

Our region is affected by numerous thunderstorms every year.
The strongest and most dangerous of these storms are defined as
severe thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms are thunderstorms
which produce damanging winds...large hail and tornadoes. Severe
thunderstorms can occur at time of the year in our area.

Severe thunderstorm watches and tornado watches are issued by the
Storm Prediction Center...when atmospheric conditions are
favorable for the developemt of severe weather or tornadoes.
Severe thunderstorms warnings and tornado warnings are issued by
your Shreveport National Weather Service office...when either
severe thunderstorms or a tornado are imminent...either as
indicated by radar...or when observed and reported by reliable
sources such as SKYWARN spotter or law enforcement.

To protect yourself and your property from severe is
important to have a plan...and to stay abreast of the latest
weather conditions. Staying updated through NOAA Weather Radio
from the National Weather well as monitoring and the Internet...will help you be better
prepared for the dangers associated with any severe weather in
your area.

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