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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:06 PM CDT on July 26, 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
Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Air Quality Alert
Arkansas - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
California - Special Statement
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Record Report
Delaware - Record Report
District of Columbia - Record Report
Florida - Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Georgia - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Idaho - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Illinois - Special Statement , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Air Quality Alert
Indiana - Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Public Information Statement
Kansas - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Record Report
Kentucky - Flash Flood Watch
Maryland - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Special Statement
Minnesota - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Montana - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Heat Advisory , Record Report
New Jersey - Record Report
New York - Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement
Ohio - Flash Flood Watch
Oklahoma - Areal Flood Advisory
Oregon - Record Report
Pennsylvania - Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Tennessee - Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Texas - Areal Flood Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Utah - Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Virginia - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Washington - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Wisconsin - Special Statement
Wyoming - Special Statement , Record Report

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