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Lingering Snow and Gusty Winds in the Southeast; Wet Weather Developing Across the Desert Southwest

A departing storm may continue to produce snow and gusty winds across portions of North Carolina through the morning commute on Friday. Later Friday and Saturday, a storm system is forecast to move into Southern California and the Desert Southwest with lower elevation rain and mountain snowfall. Flash flooding will be possible across portions of Arizona on Saturday. Read More >

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Now that we have defined the problem, we must decide the most effective course of action for public education to minimize the problem. Obviously, this is a very complicated subject that DOES NOT lie completely within the realm of meteorology, especially when addressing the area of public perception of warnings and public response. The authors feel that there is a need for improvement of the current open country safety guidelines. However, we also feel that simply stating "do not go under the overpass" does not go far enough, nor is it effective. The challenge for us is to provide the best possible sound and practical guidelines of what TO do. Positive reinforcement, in most instances, is a much more effective approach. See slide 21 and slide 22 for further discussion of this topic.

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