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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:30 AM EDT on October 21, 2014


To: family of services /fos/ subscribers... NOAA weather wire
         service /nwws/ customers... other National Weather Service
         /NWS/ customers... NWS employees

From: Steven pfaff
         warning coordination meteorologist... NWS Wilmington NC

Subject: changes to Wind Chill Advisory and warning criteria for NWS
         Wilmington NC area of responsibility effective December 1
         2014

Beginning Monday December 1 2014... the criteria by which NWS
Wilmington NC issues wind chill advisories and warnings will change
for its entire area of responsibility. The current criteria are 0
degrees for advisories... and 15 degrees below zero for wind chill
warnings. On December 1st... those criteria will be raised by 5
degrees to 5 degrees and minus 10 degrees respectively. Analysis of
hourly wind chill values indicates the current advisory and warning
criteria are too low for the area.

The North Carolina counties affected by this change are:
Bladen... Brunswick... Columbus... New Hanover... Pender... and Robeson.

The South Carolina counties affected by this change are:
Darlington... Dillon... Florence... Georgetown... Horry... Marion...
Marlboro... and Williamsburg.

To repeat... on December 1 2014... the National Weather Service
weather forecast office in Wilmington NC will change the Wind Chill
Advisory and warning criteria across its entire area of
responsibility.

If you have any questions... please contact:

Steven pfaff
warning coordination meteorologist
or
Michael caropolo
meteorologist in charge
National Weather Service
2015 Gardner Dr.
Wilmington NC 28405
phone: 910-762-0524 x223 or 910763-8331
email: Steven.Pfaff@noaa.Gov or Michael.Caropolo@noaa.Gov


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