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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO 800 AM FRI NOV 22 2002 ...OHIO WINTER SAFETY WEEK 2002: NOV 17TH THROUGH NOV 23RD... ...PENNSYLVANIA WINTER INFORMATION WEEK: NOV 17TH THROUGH NOV 23RD... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL FEATURE A DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL TOPIC EACH WEEK DAY DURING SAFETY WEEK. TODAYS TOPIC: THE NEW WIND CHILL FORMULA. THIS WINTER, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES OF CANADA WILL USE A NEW WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE INDEX, DESIGNED TO CALCULATE A MORE ACCURATE READING OF HOW THE COLD AIR FEELS ON THE HUMAN SKIN. SINCE 1945, THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA HAVE USED AN INDEX, WHICH RELIED ON OBSERVED WINDS 33 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, AND FOCUSED ON HOW FAST THE COLD TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH WINDS MADE WATER FREEZE. THE NEW INDEX ACCOUNTS FOR THE WIND EFFECTS AT FACE LEVEL, AND A BETTER CALCULATION FOR BODY HEAT LOSS. FOR EXAMPLE, UNDER THE OLD INDEX SYSTEM, A TEMPERATURE OF 20 DEGREES, WITH A 15 MPH WIND, TRANSLATED INTO A READING OF FIVE DEGREES BELOW ZERO. THE NEW INDEX CALCULATION WOULD TRANSLATE THE SAME CONDITIONS TO SIX DEGREES ABOVE ZERO. THE NEW INDEX IS BASED ON: - WIND SPEED CALCULATED AT THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HUMAN FACE, ABOUT FIVE FEET (THE HUMAN FACE IS MOST OFTEN EXPOSED TO THE COLD). - UPDATED HEAT TRANSFER THEORY, WHICH FACTORS HEAT LOSS FROM THE BODY TO ITS SURROUNDINGS DURING COLD, WINDY DAYS. - A CONSISTENT STANDARD FOR SKIN TISSUE RESISTENCE. - CLEAR NIGHT SKY CONDITIONS. - A LOWERED CALM WIND THRESHOLD FROM FOUR MILES TO THREE MILES. TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ON THE WIND CHILL CHANGE, VIEW THE WEB SITE HTTP://205.156.54.206/OM/WINDCHILL/INDEX.SHTML.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO 800 AM EST THU NOV 21 2002 ...OHIO WINTER SAFETY WEEK 2002: NOV 17TH THROUGH NOV 23RD... ...PENNSYLVANIA WINTER INFORMATION WEEK: NOV 17TH THROUGH NOV 23RD... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL FEATURE A DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL TOPIC EACH WEEK DAY DURING SAFETY WEEK. TODAYS TOPIC: BE SAFE...DURING (AND AFTER) THE STORM. NORMALLY...WHEN A WINTER STORM IS IMMINENT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE A WINTER STORM WARNING OR BLIZZARD WARNING 6 TO 18 HOURS BEFORE THE STORM STRIKES. A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER SUCH AS HEAVY SNOW...SIGNIFICANT FREEZING RAIN...OR HEAVY SLEET IS EXPECTED. A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS THAT SUSTAINED OR GUSTY WINDS OF 35 MPH OR MORE ARE EXPECTED TO REDUCE VISIBILITY AT OR BELOW A QUARTER OF A MILE DUE TO FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW FOR AT LEAST THREE HOURS. THE ISSUANCE OF THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS YOUR SIGNAL TO TAKE STEPS NECESSARY TO KEEP YOU...YOUR FAMILY AND ASSOCIATED PETS OR ANIMALS SAFE DURING THE STORM. ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL SHOULD BE DELAYED UNTIL THE STORM IS OVER. SEVENTY PERCENT OF ALL DEATHS DURING SNOW AND ICE STORMS OCCUR IN VEHICLES! IF YOU GET STRANDED IN YOUR VEHICLE AND SHELTER IS NOT VISIBLE NEARBY THEN STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE... -RUN THE MOTOR FOR ABOUT TEN MINUTES EACH HOUR FOR HEAT. KEEP THE TAIL PIPE FREE FROM SNOW AND OPEN THE WINDOW SLIGHTLY FROM TIME TO TIME TO LET IN FRESH AIR. -MAKE YOURSELF VISIBLE BY TURNING ON THE DOME LIGHT WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING AND TIE A COLORED (RED) CLOTH TO YOUR ANTENNA OR DOOR. -EXERCISE OCCASIONALLY BY VIGOROUSLY MOVING ARMS, LEGS, FINGERS, AND TOES TO KEEP YOUR BLOOD CIRCULATING. THE SAFEST PLACE DURING A WINTER STORM IS INDOORS. IF YOUR REGULAR HEAT SOURCE FAILS... -USE ALTERNATIVE HEAT SOURCES SUCH AS WOOD STOVES OR SPACE HEATERS BUT BE VERY CAREFUL. THE INCIDENCE OF FIRE INCREASES WHEN USING ALTERNATIVE HEAT. HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER CLOSE BY. -CLOSE OFF UNNEEDED ROOMS AND STUFF TOWELS OR RAGS IN CRACKS UNDER DOORS. -COVER WINDOWS AT NIGHT. -EAT AND DRINK REGULARLY TO KEEP YOUR BODY TEMPERATURE UP AND PREVENT DEHYDRATION. PROVIDE FOR PETS AND FARM ANIMALS BY MAKING SURE THEY HAVE SHELTER AND PLENTY OF FOOD AND FRESH WATER AVAILABLE. MOST DEATHS AND INJURIES DURING WINTER STORMS CAN BE PREVENTED! OVER EXERTION IN THE COLD KILLS MANY PEOPLE. THE HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS CONSTRICT IN COLD CONDITIONS TO PRESERVE BODY HEAT. TOO MUCH EXERTION CAN CAUSE A HEART ATTACK. NO ONE DIED IN OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA DURING THE "BLIZZARD OF '93" BUT AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE DIED AFTERWARDS FROM SHOVELING SNOW. WHEN SHOVELING SNOW OR DOING OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE COLD YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SET A SLOW PACE. TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS AND WARM YOURSELF REGULARLY. SWEATING CAN LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA (LOW BODY TEMPERATURE). THE SIGNS OF HYPOTHERMIA INCLUDE UNCONTROLLABLE SHIVERING, DISORIENTATION, SLURRED SPEECH, AND DROWSINESS OR EXHAUSTION. IF THE BODY TEMPERATURE HAS DROPPED BELOW 95 F SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL HELP. FROSTBITE CAN ALSO OCCUR FROM EXPOSURE TO THE COLD. FROSTBITE CAUSES A LOSS OF FEELING AND USUALLY OCCURS IN EXTREMITIES SUCH AS TOES OR FINGERS FIRST. WHEN TREATING HYPOTHERMIA OR FROSTBITE ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE AFFECTED AREA IS DRY AND THEN WARM IT SLOWLY USING BLANKETS! A PERSON SUFFERING FROM HYPOTHERMIA MUST HAVE THEIR CHEST...NECK AND HEAD WARMED FIRST. WHEN SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS IN THE COLD WEAR SEVERAL LAYERS OF LOOSE- FITTING...LIGHT WEIGHT...WARM CLOTHING. YOU CAN REMOVE LAYERS TO AVOID PERSPIRATION, AND SUBSEQUENT CHILL.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO 800 AM EST WED NOV 20 2002 ...OHIO WINTER SAFETY WEEK 2002: NOV 17TH THROUGH NOV 23RD... ...PENNSYLVANIA WINTER INFORMATION WEEK: NOV 17TH THROUGH NOV 23RD... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL FEATURE A DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL TOPIC EACH WEEK DAY DURING SAFETY WEEK. TODAY'S TOPIC: BE PREPARED...BEFORE THE STORM STRIKES! NORMALLY...WHEN A WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE A WINTER STORM WATCH 12 TO 36 HOURS IN ADVANCE. A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS EXIST FOR THE POSSIBLE OCCURRENCE OF SEVERE WINTER WEATHER SUCH AS BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...HEAVY SNOW...SIGNIFICANT FREEZING RAIN...OR HEAVY SLEET. THE ISSUANCE OF THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS YOUR SIGNAL TO PREPARE FOR THE STORM NOW. ONCE THE STORM BEGINS, TRAVEL MAY BE TOO DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. PREPARING AT HOME (AND AT WORK)... REMAINING INDOORS PROTECTED FROM THE ELEMENTS IS THE SAFEST PLACE DURING A WINTER STORM. THE PRIMARY CONCERN OF INDOOR SHELTER IS THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF HEAT...POWER...TELEPHONE SERVICE AND A SHORTAGE OF SUPPLIES IF THE STORM PERSISTS FOR MORE THAN A DAY. HAVE AVAILABLE: -FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES; -BATTERY POWERED NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND PORTABLE RADIO; -EXTRA FOOD AND WATER, ESPECIALLY HIGH ENERGY FOOD THAT REQUIRES NO COOKING OR REFRIGERATION SUCH AS DRIED FRUIT AND CANNED GOODS (DON'T FORGET THE NON-ELECTRIC CAN OPENER); -MEDICINE, FIRST AID SUPPLIES, AND AMPLE BABY SUPPLIES; -EMERGENCY HEATING SOURCE, SUCH AS A STOCKED FIREPLACE, WOOD STOVE, OR SPACE HEATER. -SMOKE DETECTOR AND FIRE EXTINGUISHER, THE CHANCE OF FIRE INCREASES DRAMATICALLY USING ALTERNATIVE HEATING! DON'T FORGET...YOU MAY NOT BE AT HOME WHEN THE STORM STRIKES! HAVE EMERGENCY SUPPLIES AVAILABLE AT YOUR PLACE OF WORK. PREPARING THE CAR OR TRUCK... ABOUT 70% OF DEATHS DURING AN ICE OR SNOW STORM OCCUR IN A VEHICLE! IF YOU WONDER IF YOU SHOULD ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL...THEN DON'T! IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...THEN ALLOW EXTRA TIME. REDUCE YOUR SPEED AND DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE SUDDEN TURNS OR STOPS. WINTERIZE THE VEHICLE SO IT WILL BE RELIABLE. THIS INCLUDES A GOOD SET OF TIRES. OTHER ITEMS NECESSARY FOR THE CAR OR TRUCK INCLUDE: -DRY BLANKET(S) OR SLEEPING BAG; -EXTRA DRY CLOTHING; -FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES; -HIGH CALORIE NON-PERISHABLE FOOD; -SNOW SHOVEL, WINDSHIELD SCRAPER, AND BRUSH; -SACK OF SAND, ROCK SALT, OR KITTY LITTER FOR TRACTION; -BOOSTER CABLES; -FIRST AID KIT AND A SMALL CONTAINER FOR WATER; -MAPS, COMPASS, KNIFE, AND WATER PROOF MATCHES. ON THE FARM: ANIMALS MUST BE MOVED TO SHELTERED AREAS. EXTRA FEED SHOULD BE HAULED NEARBY FOR EASY ACCESS. HAVE PLENTY OF WATER AVAILABLE AND MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT FREEZE. MOST ANIMAL DEATHS DURING WINTER STORMS OCCUR FROM DEHYDRATION. KEEP ABREAST OF THE LATEST NWS WEATHER FORECAST. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND YOUR LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATION FOR UPDATED STORM INFORMATION. BEING PREPARED BEFORE THE STORM HITS WILL KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM UNNECESSARY RISK!

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO 600 AM EST TUE NOV 19 2002 ...OHIO WINTER SAFETY WEEK 2002: NOVEMBER 17TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 23RD......PENNSYLVANIA WINTER INFORMATION WEEK: NOVEMBER 17TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 23RD... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL FEATURE A DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL TOPIC EACH WEEK DAY DURING SAFETY WEEK. TODAYS TOPIC: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WINTER FORECAST TERMINOLOGY. FREEZING RAIN: RAIN THAT FREEZES UPON CONTACT WITH A COLD SURFACE. SLEET: SOLID GRAINS OF ICE THAT FORM FROM RAIN THAT FREEZES BEFORE REACHING THE GROUND. THESE PELLETS OF ICE TEND TO BOUNCE UPON CONTACT AND MAY ACCUMULATE ENOUGH TO COVER THE GROUND...EVEN TO A DEPTH OF SEVERAL INCHES. SNOW SQUALL: AN INTENSE FALL OF ACCUMULATING SNOW...REDUCING VISIBILITY SIGNIFICANTLY AND OFTEN ACCOMPANIED BY INCREASED WINDS. HEAVY SNOW: 6 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW IN 24 HOURS FOR WIDESPREAD (SYNOPTIC) SNOW AND 6 INCHES IN 12 HOURS FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW. JUST AS WITH SUMMER WEATHER...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ATTEMPTS TO ISSUE A WATCH TO ALERT THE PUBLIC OF THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WINTER WEATHER. WINTER STORM WATCH: CONDITIONS EXIST FOR THE POSSIBLE OCCURRENCE OF SEVERE WINTER WEATHER SUCH AS BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...HEAVY SNOW...SIGNIFICANT FREEZING RAIN OR HEAVY SLEET. USUALLY ISSUED 12 TO 36 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE WINTER STORM. A WARNING IS ISSUED TO ALERT THE PUBLIC OF IMMINENT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER. NORMALLY A WARNING IS ISSUED AFTER A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN IN EFFECT. IF A WINTER STORM DEVELOPS QUICKLY THEN THE WARNING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PRECEDED BY A WATCH. WINTER STORM WARNING: ISSUED WHEN HEAVY SNOW, SIGNIFICANT FREEZING RAIN, OR HEAVY SLEET IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR. USUALLY ISSUED 6 TO 18 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE WINTER STORM. BLIZZARD WARNING: ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED OR GUSTY WINDS OF 35 MPH OR MORE ARE EXPECTED TO REDUCE VISIBILITY AT OR BELOW A QUARTER OF A MILE DUE TO FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW FOR AT LEAST THREE HOURS. WINTER STORM WARNING FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW: ISSUED WHEN HEAVY...PRIMARILY LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS EXPECTED. LAKE SNOW IS MOST COMMON OVER EXTREME NORTHEAST OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA. WIND CHILL WARNING: ISSUED FOR WIND CHILLS BELOW -25 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. A LESS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER EVENT WILL PROMPT THE ISSUANCE OF AN ADVISORY. AN ADVISORY IS NAMED SPECIFIC TO THE WEATHER EVENT EXPECTED AND ISSUED WHEN THE EVENT IS EXPECTED TO BE WIDESPREAD. TRAVEL BY FOOT OR VEHICLE MAY BE DANGEROUS DURING AN ADVISORY EVEN IF THE WINTER WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED TO REACH WINTER STORM CRITERIA. SOME EXAMPLES OF ADVISORIES: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW: A FALL OF SNOW WITHIN 12 HOURS OF USUALLY 3 TO 5 INCHES. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW: A SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 5 INCHES OF PRIMARILY LAKE EFFECT SNOW OVER THE SNOWBELTS OF NORTHEAST OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN: A GLAZE OF ICE EXPECTED FROM FREEZING RAIN THAT MAY HAMPER TRAVEL. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW: BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL OCCASIONALLY REDUCE VISIBILITY TO AN EIGHTH OF A MILE OR LESS WITH SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING IN OPEN AREAS. WIND CHILL ADVISORY: WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE 10 TO 25 BELOW ZERO FOR AN EXTENDED TIME. DENSE FOG ADVISORY: DENSE FOG THAT REDUCES VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN 1/4 OF A MILE. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: ISSUED WHEN TWO OR MORE OF THE ABOVE ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION ON WINTER WEATHER FORECAST TERMINOLOGY PLEASE CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT 216-265-2370.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO 600 AM EST MON NOV 15 2002 ...OHIO WINTER SAFETY WEEK 2002: NOVEMBER 17TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 23RD......PENNSYLVANIA WINTER INFORMATION WEEK: NOVEMBER 17TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 23RD... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL FEATURE A DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL TOPIC EACH WEEK DAY DURING SAFETY WEEK. TODAYS TOPIC: CLIMATOLOGY OF OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA WINTER WEATHER AND SOURCES OF WEATHER INFORMATION. AS WE MOVE INTO LATE FALL...IT IS ONCE AGAIN TIME TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY ABOUT WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS AND HOW YOU CAN PLAN FOR THE LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS THAT WINTER WEATHER CAN BRING. EACH YEAR...MANY PEOPLE TAKE WINTER WEATHER TOO LIGHTLY...WHICH OFTEN RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW IN NORTHERN OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA LAST YEAR WAS ESSENTIALLY ASSOCIATED WITH LAKE EFFECT SNOW EVENTS. SEVERAL LARGE ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW OCCURRED IN THE SNOWBELT FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH THE THE FIRST PORTION OF JANUARY AND THEN AGAIN IN MARCH. MANY PEOPLE STILL REMEMBER THE BLIZZARDS THAT STRUCK THE STATE IN MARCH OF 1993 AND JANUARY OF 1978. THESE STORMS WERE DEADLY REMINDERS OF HOW DANGEROUS WINTER STORMS CAN BE. DURING THIS WEEK, PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TO READ AND LISTEN TO INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER STORMS AND WINTER WEATHER TERMINOLOGY. MORE IMPORTANTLY, PLEASE REVIEW HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXTREME COLD...SNOW AND OTHER WINTER HAZARDS. SNOW ACROSS OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA GENERALLY OCCURS IN TWO WAYS: 1...FROM ORGANIZED WEATHER SYSTEMS THAT CROSS OVER OR NEAR THE REGION. DURING A TYPICAL WINTER...THESE WEATHER SYSTEMS BRING A NUMBER OF SMALL SNOWFALLS OF 2 INCHES OR LESS. SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR THE REGION MAY BE THREATENED BY A WELL DEVELOPED STORM SYSTEM THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE HEAVIER SNOW OF 6 INCHES OR MORE. STORM SYSTEMS CAN BE DIFFICULT TO PREDICT AT TIMES. A SMALL SHIFT IN THE STORM TRACK CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHOVELING AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES. 2...LAKE EFFECT SNOW OCCURS WHEN VERY COLD AIR FLOWS ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES DURING THE WINTER MONTHS AND ABSORBS MOISTURE. THE MOISTURE IS THEN CONDENSED OUT EAST AND SOUTH OF THE GREAT LAKES. THE RESULT IS CLOUDINESS AND SNOW SHOWERS. THIS "LAKE EFFECT" SNOW ADDS SUBSTANTIALLY TO THE WINTER SNOWFALL ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA. OVER PORTIONS OF OUR REGION...HEAVY AMOUNTS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW CAN OCCUR. THE CLOSE PROXIMITY TO LAKE ERIE AND THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTHEAST OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSLYVANIA CAUSES SUBSTANTIAL LAKE EFFECT SNOW DURING COLD OUTBREAKS. MUCH OF THIS REGION RECEIVES OVER 40 INCHES OF SNOW DURING A TYPICAL WINTER. PARTS OF THE "SNOWBELT" OF EXTREME NORTHEAST OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA RECEIVE OVER 100 INCHES OF SNOW EACH SEASON. OHIO/NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA SNOWFALL (INCHES): AVERAGE AKRON-CANTON ....................... 47.4 ...... CHESAPEAKE OH/HUNTINGTON WV ........ 26.5 ...... CINCINNATI OH/COVINGTON KY ......... 22.9 ...... CLEVELAND .......................... 55.8 ...... COLUMBUS ........................... 27.5 ...... DAYTON ............................. 27.4 ...... MANSFIELD .......................... 42.1 ...... TOLEDO ............................. 37.1 ...... YOUNGSTOWN ......................... 56.2 ...... ERIE PA ............................ 86.6 ...... NOTE: RECORDS ARE TAKEN AT LOCAL AIRPORTS AND NORMAL IS BASED ON 30 YEAR AVERAGES FROM THE MOST RECENT STATISTICS AVAILABLE. DAILY WEATHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. FORECASTS FOR OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA ARE REGULARLY ISSUED 4 TIMES A DAY AND UPDATED AS OFTEN AS NECESSARY. NOAA WEATHER RADIO IS PRODUCED AND GENERATED AT WEATHER OFFICES ACROSS OHIO, PENNSLYVANIA AND AROUND THE NATION. WEATHER INFORMATION IS DISTRIBUTED ON SPECIAL FM FREQUENCIES (162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500 162.525, 162.550 MHZ) FROM SEVERAL TRANSMITTER SITES IN AND AROUND OHIO AND PENNSYLVANIA. SPECIALLY DESIGNED WEATHER RADIOS ARE AUTOMATICALLY ALARMED AND ACTIVATED BY THE LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE WHEN A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS ISSUED. IN THIS WAY...YOU CAN BE ALERTED TO SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY! THESE WEATHER RADIOS ARE AVAILABLE AT LOCAL ELECTRONICS RETAILERS OR AS A SPECIAL FREQUENCY ON CERTAIN AM/FM RADIOS. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON CABLE TELEVISION ON THE WEATHER CHANNEL AND VARIOUS OTHER STATIONS. FORECASTS ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE THROUGH OTHER LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS. SOME CITIES HAVE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS AVAILABLE BY PHONE. NWS FORECASTS CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET. FORECASTS FOR NORTHERN OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA CAN BE FOUND ON THE NWS CLEVELAND WEBSITE WHICH IS HTTP://WWW.ERH.NOAA.GOV/ER/CLE/. GARY GARNET...WARNING AND COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST...NWS CLEVELAND


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