...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN MICHIGAN CONCLUDES TODAY...

Today we will take a look at a few national weather service products and services that may help prepare you for possible severe weather...

- Hazardous Weather Outlook...

This product is issued in the morning whenever thunderstorms are forecast in any part of Michigan for that day. This statement will discuss the potential for severe thunderstorms in Michigan that day... describe those areas that are most likely to be affected...the types of threats expected with the storms...and determine what time thunderstorms are expected to develop or move into the
affected areas. Spotter activation information is also included with this statement.

- Short Term Forecast product...Special Weather Statements... Significant Weather Alerts or Advisories

These forecasts are issued more frequently during active weather situations. During times of potentially severe weather conditions...they relay important information on watches in effect...and will forecast where thunderstorms...and their hazards are expected to develop or be located over the next
hour or two.

- NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards...

This is the voice of the National Weather Service. National Weather Service offices in Michigan operate NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards transmitters that can reach the majority of the population. NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards provides up to date weather information 24 hours a day. Warnings and watches are the highest priority of the National Weather Service and are broadcast rapidly on the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards. Frequent updates on severe weather...along with current weather spotter reports...are relayed on the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards. NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is the quickest way to receive information on weather warnings...statements... and forecasts.

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards may be the only way to receive warnings...especially when you are away from other warning sources. Some NOAA Weather Radios come with a warning alarm tone that can be automatically activated whenever a watch or warning is issued for your area. Other NOAA Weather Radios can take advantage of digital technology that allows life saving messages to be
targeted to a specific area...like a county. NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards can play a key role in any preparedness plan.

For more information...contact your local National Weather Service office. Additional information on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards can also be found on the internet at...

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr

 


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