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Severe Weather Preparedness

Severe Weather Awareness Week is: Apr 27 - May 3, 2014

 

A Communications Drill is Scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 2014 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:

http://cstar.cestm.albany.edu/whaw/swaw.html

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

email: gary.conte@noaa.gov

 

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
Tuesday Severe Thunderstorms
Wednesday Severe Weather Preparedness and Safety
Thursday Tornadoes
Friday Flash Floods
Saturday Review

Latest Severe Weather Information

Severe Weather Overview Map from the Storm Prediction Center
(Click Map for more detail)
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Day 2 Convective Outlook Image
Day 2 Convective Outlook
Day 3 Convective Outlook Image
Day 3 Convective Outlook
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Mesoscale Discussion

 

Local Severe Weather Products

 

 

 

Severe Weather Information

Climatology

 
Tornado Information
 
 Notable Statistics for NY, NJ and CT
Total Number of Tornado Fatalities (1950-2010)
12
Total Number of Lightning Fatalities (1959-2010)
222

 

National Weather Service Preparedness Brochures

Thunderstorms and Tornadoes Brochure Image

Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

Dangerous Flooding Brochure Image

Dangerous Flooding

Owlie Skywarn Brochure Image

Owlie Skywarn

Basic Spotter Field Guide Brochure Image

Basic Spotter Field Guide

 

American Red Cross Preparedness Brochures

Tornadoes Brochure Image

Tornadoes

Thunderstorms Brochure Image

Thunderstorms

Floods Brochure Image

Floods

 

How To Receive Severe Weather Products
 

 

 National Lightning Safety Awareness Week
was June 22-28, 2014

 

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.

 

Topic Factsheet    
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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