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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:49 PM CDT on May 30, 2016


... Public information statement...

... Severe Thunderstorm Watch safety rules...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable
for the development of severe weather in the designated area.
During a watch there is no cause for immediate concern. You should
go about your normal business... but be on the lookout and keep up
to date on the latest weather developments. Public safety
officials should activate prearranged plans.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning... on the other hand... means that a
severe thunderstorm has been sighted or indicated by radar. People
in the path of the storm should take immediate action to safeguard
themselves and their family.

Technically speaking... a severe thunderstorm is defined as having
wind gusts which exceed 58 mph and/or hail at least 1 inch in
diameter. However... as these storms develop... they can be
accompanied by tornadoes. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or other
local media to learn if a warning has been issued for your area.
Also... keep a close watch on the thunderstorms as tornadoes can
form quickly. If you see a tornado... move quickly into a basement.
If none is available... seek shelter in a small interior room on
the lowest floor and stay away from outside walls... doors and
windows. In schools... factories or other institutional type
buildings... stay out of auditoriums and gymnasiums.


Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Record Report
Arizona - Excessive Heat Watch , Air Quality Alert
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Special Statement
California - Excessive Heat Watch
Colorado - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Public Information Statement
Delaware - Areal Flood Advisory
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Georgia - Special Statement , Air Quality Alert , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Idaho - Lake Wind Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Indiana - Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement
Kentucky - Air Quality Alert
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Maine - Special Statement
Massachusetts - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory , Special Statement
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Excessive Heat Watch
New Jersey - Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New York - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Record Report
Puerto Rico - Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
Rhode Island - Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Tennessee - Areal Flood Advisory
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Public Information Statement
Virginia - Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Flood Warning , Special Statement

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