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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
750 AM CDT WED MAR 25 2015 /650 AM MDT WED MAR 25 2015/

...THIS IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALONG WITH NEBRASKA EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT HAVE DECLARED MARCH 23 THROUGH MARCH 27 AS SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK. EACH DAY DURING THE AWARENESS WEEK WILL FEATURE
INFORMATION ABOUT A DIFFERENT SEVERE WEATHER RELATED TOPIC. TODAY/S
TOPIC IS:

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WATCH AND A WARNING

IT IS VITAL TO YOUR SAFETY TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WATCH AND
A WARNING. DURING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON...WATCHES AND WARNINGS
MAY BE ISSUED FOR SEVERE STORMS...TORNADOES AND FLASH FLOODS.

WATCH - GET READY! A WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN A SPECIFIC WEATHER HAZARD
IS POSSIBLE. FOR EXAMPLE...IF THE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE SUCH
THAT TORNADOES MIGHT FORM...A WATCH WILL BE ISSUED. TORNADOES ARE
NOT YET OCCURRING WHEN A WATCH IS ISSUED. THIS GIVES YOU TIME TO
GET PREPARED. IF YOU KNOW WHAT TIME OF DAY STORMS ARE FORECAST TO
OCCUR...YOU CAN PLAN WHERE YOU WILL NEED TO SHELTER SHOULD A
TORNADO OCCUR. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE PLANS FOR HOW TO GET YOURSELF AND
YOUR FAMILY...INCLUDING PETS...TO THAT SHELTER IF NECESSARY. THE
WATCH ALSO GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO TEST YOUR COMMUNICATIONS PLAN AND
ALERT FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO THE THREAT OF DANGEROUS WEATHER.

WARNING - TAKE ACTION! A WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A SPECIFIC WEATHER
HAZARD IS CURRENTLY OCCURRING OR WILL BE OCCURRING VERY SOON. IF A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS ISSUED YOU SHOULD GET INSIDE A BUILDING
IMMEDIATELY AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES WITH
CORDS. IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED YOU SHOULD GO TO THE LOWEST
LEVEL OF A STURDY BUILDING TO AN INTERIOR ROOM WITH NO WINDOWS.

VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OM/SEVEREWEATHER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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