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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:54 PM CDT on July 05, 2015


... Severe Thunderstorm Watch safety rules...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable
for the development of severe weather in the designated area.
During a watch there is no cause for immediate concern. You should
go about your normal business... but be on the lookout and keep up
to date on the latest weather developments. Public safety
officials should activate prearranged plans.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning... on the other hand... means that a
severe thunderstorm has been sighted or indicated by radar. People
in the path of the storm should take immediate action to safeguard
themselves and their family.

Technically speaking... a severe thunderstorm is defined as having
wind gusts which exceed 58 mph and/or hail at least 1 inch in
diameter. However... as these storms develop... they can be
accompanied by tornadoes. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or other
local media to learn if a warning has been issued for your area.
Also... keep a close watch on the thunderstorms as tornadoes can
form quickly. If you see a tornado... move quickly into a basement.
If none is available... seek shelter in a small interior room on
the lowest floor and stay away from outside walls... doors and
windows. In schools... factories or other institutional type
buildings... stay out of auditoriums and gymnasiums.


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Record Report
Alaska - Dense Smoke Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Arizona - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Weather Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
California - Flash Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Colorado - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
Guam - High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Special Weather Statement , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Hydrologic Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Michigan - Beach Hazard Statement
Minnesota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement , Record Report
New Mexico - Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Ohio - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Flood Warning , Record Report
Oregon - Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Tennessee - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Virginia - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement
Washington - Heat Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Wisconsin - Air Quality Alert
Wyoming - Special Statement