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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
710 AM CST WED NOV 19 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-191600-
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
710 AM CST WED NOV 19 2014

...WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS IN ARKANSAS...

GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE HAS PROCLAIMED NOVEMBER 17TH THROUGH 21ST
AS WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN ARKANSAS.  PEOPLE ARE ASKED
TO TAKE SOME TIME AND PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER SEASON.

TODAYS TOPIC IS WINTER WEATHER WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN TULSA WILL LIKELY ISSUE A
NUMBER OF WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS THIS WINTER FOR NORTHWESTERN
ARKANSAS.  IN ORDER TO EFFECTIVELY PREPARE FOR DEVELOPING ADVERSE
WINTER WEATHER...IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THE
VARIOUS PRODUCTS MEAN.  HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE CONDITIONS THAT ARE
EXPECTED WHEN THE GIVEN PRODUCT IS ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA...

WINTER WEATHER OUTLOOK...SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER IS POSSIBLE IN
THE 48 TO 168 HOUR TIMEFRAME.  THE TIMING...PRECISE TRACK...AND
FORECAST INTENSITY OF THE STORM ARE STILL UNCERTAIN.  THIS
INFORMATION WILL BE ADDRESSED IN THE HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
PRODUCT AND POSSIBLY IN A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT.

WINTER STORM WATCH...SIGNIFICANT AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WINTER
WEATHER IS POSSIBLE IN THE 12 TO 48 HOUR TIMEFRAME.  HEAVY SNOW
AND/OR HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SLEET ARE POSSIBLE.

WINTER STORM WARNING...SIGNIFICANT AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WINTER
WEATHER IS LIKELY WITHIN THE NEXT 30 HOURS.  FOUR INCHES OR MORE OF
SNOW AND/OR SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SLEET ARE LIKELY.
IF FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO BE THE ONLY PRECIPITATION TYPE THEN
AN EVENT SPECIFIC WARNING CALLED AN ICE STORM WARNING MAY BE ISSUED.

BLIZZARD WARNING...THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WIND OF
MORE THAN 35 MPH WILL RESULT IN BLINDINGLY LOW VISIBILITIES OF LESS
THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AND DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS DURING
THE NEXT 30 HOURS.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY...A COMBINATION OF SNOW AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3
INCHES AND LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE OR SLEET WILL LIKELY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IN THE NEXT 30 HOURS.

WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WIND CHILL VALUES GENERALLY COLDER THAN MINUS
5 DEGREES F AND WIND AT LEAST 10 MPH ARE EXPECTED FOR 2 HOURS OR
MORE.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN TULSA AT 918-838-7838 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TULSA

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