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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Apr 28 - May 4, 2013

A Communications Drill is Scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2013 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.

Please participate in this annual test by completing this survey following receipt of this test message: http://cstar.cestm.albany.edu/whaw/swaw.html or you can respond by faxing back the following survey form.

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



 National Lightning Safety Awareness Week
June 23-29, 2013

Lightning kills or injures hundreds each year. There have been 9 death in just the first half of June alone. See our new 30-second video on a teen struck by lightning, download our new safety brochure and explore the wealth of resources on the NWS lightning safety website.

Topic Factsheet
Text of Video
Video
Lightning Overview Lightning & Lightning Safety- An Introduction Lightning & Lightning Safety- An Introduction Video
The Science of Lightning Why do some clouds produce lightning and others don't? Why do some clouds produce lightning and others don't? Video
Lightning Safety Outdoors Lightning Safety Outdoors Lightning Safety Outdoors Video
Lightning Safety Indoors Safe Shelters & Indoor Safety Safe Shelters & Indoor Safety Video
Medical Aspects The Medical Aspects of Lightning The Medical Aspects of Lightning Video

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Severe Weather Information
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

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Thunderstorms and Lightning

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Dangerous Flooding

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Owlie Skywarn

Basic Spotter Field Guide Brochure Image

Basic Spotter Field Guide

 

American Red Cross Preparedness Brochures

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Tornadoes

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Floods

 

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