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Issued by NWS Green Bay, WI

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
231 PM CDT Fri May 25 2018

231 PM CDT Fri May 25 2018


When a severe thunderstorm watch is issued for your area, it
means that weather conditions are favorable for the development
of thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail. At this
point in time you should have a plan of action to protect
yourself and your property should a severe thunderstorm move
into your area.

When the National Weather Service issues a severe thunderstorm
warning, it means damaging thunderstorms are imminent or occurring
in a particular area.

A severe thunderstorm has the potential to produce damaging winds
near 60 mph or higher, or hail one inch in diameter or larger.

Here are a few safety tips:

* Stay away from windows, thunderstorm winds can blow them in.

* Avoid using electrical appliances and computers when
  thunderstorms are in your area, lightning can travel through
  the electrical wires of your home or business.

* If you are outside when thunderstorms approach, go into a
  sturdy building.

* Powerful thunderstorm winds can sometimes push out several
  miles ahead of rain associated with the storm, or they can
  occur within the rain band.

* Heavy rains can accompany severe thunderstorms, leading to
  flash flooding. Stay out of ravines, and other low areas where
  water tends to quickly collect.

  If you are driving into a flooded area, turn around.

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