Severe Weather Preparedness
A Communications Drill is Scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2015 around 1:15 pm.
The National Weather Service (NWS) will issue a Required Monthly Test (RMT) for distribution through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and a Special Weather Statement for distribution through all NWS communication systems. This provides everyone with an opportunity to test the communication systems they use to receive NWS warnings.
Upon reception of this test message, we'd like you to complete a short one page on-line survery at:
If you only have a fax available, please complete the attached short one page survey and fax it to (518) 435-9587.
For additional information, contact:
Gary Conte - Warning Coordination Meteorologist
During this week, the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office New York, NY (OKX) will also issue and broadcast daily Public Information Statements according to the schedule in the table presented below.
|Day||Topic- Public Information Statement|
|Monday||Severe Weather Impacts and Definitions|
|Wednesday||Severe Weather Preparedness and Safety|
Severe Weather Overview Map from the Storm Prediction Center
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Day 2 Convective Outlook
Day 3 Convective Outlook
Local Severe Weather Products
Severe Weather Information
Notable Statistics for NY, NJ and CT
Total Number of Tornado Fatalities (1950-2014) 12 Total Number of Lightning Fatalities (1959-2010) 222
Lightning kills or injures hundreds each year. See our 30-second video on a teen struck by lightning, download our safety brochure and explore the wealth of resources on the NWS lightning safety website.
|Lightning Overview||Lightning & Lightning Safety- An Introduction|
|The Science of Lightning||Why do some clouds produce lightning and others don't?|
|Lightning Safety Outdoors||Lightning Safety Outdoors|
|Lightning Safety Indoors||Safe Shelters & Indoor Safety|
|Medical Aspects||The Medical Aspects of Lightning|
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