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West Virginia Winter Weather Awareness Week

November 13th - November 19th, 2011

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has designated the week of November 13 through November 19, 2011 as West Virginia Winter Weather Awareness Week. The National Weather Service in Charleston, WV will take this opportunity to educate and remind all West Virginians of common hazards associated with the winter season. In addition, practical tips and information will be provided on how to keep safe throughout the upcoming winter.

 

West Virginia Winter Weather Awareness Week Schedule
Sunday, November 13 Introduction to Winter Weather Awareness Week
Monday, November 14 Watches, Warnings, Advisories
Tuesday, Novemver 15 Winter Travel and Safety
Wednesday, November 16 Winter Weather Safety at Home and Work
Thursday, November 17 Frostbite and Hypothermia
Friday, November 18 School Safety
Saturday, November 19 Review of Winter Weather Awareness Week

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
900 AM EST MON NOV 14 2011


...TODAY IS DAY TWO OF WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN WEST 
VIRGINIA...


THE WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK TOPIC FOR TODAY IS WINTER WEATHER 
DEFINITIONS FOR WEST VIRGINIA.


IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL 
SEND STATEMENTS TO ALERT THE PUBLIC OF THE IMPENDING HAZARDS. THESE 
STATEMENTS ARE BASED ON EXPECTED HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS. HERE ARE SOME 
OF THE WATCH...WARNING...AND ADVISORY TERMS YOU MAY HEAR THIS 
UPCOMING WINTER SEASON AND THEIR DEFINITIONS....


A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED FOR SEVERE WINTER CONDITIONS THAT ARE 
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE NEXT THREE DAYS BUT TIMING...INTENSITY...OR 
OCCURRENCE MAY BE UNCERTAIN.

A WINTER STORM OR ICE STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN LIFE THREATENING 
SEVERE WINTER CONDITIONS HAVE BEGUN OR WILL BEGIN WITHIN 24 HOURS. 
ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY NOW.


A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN THE FOLLOWING OCCURS FOR AT LEAST 
3 HOURS OR MORE...


     WIND SPEEDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OF 35 MPH OR MORE                 
     CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND OR BLOWING SNOW
     REDUCED VISIBILITIES TO A QUARTER MILE OR LESS


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES ARE ISSUED WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE 
EXPECTED TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT INCONVENIENCES AND MAY BE HAZARDOUS.  
EXERCISE CAUTION.


A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES ARE AT 
OR BELOW -5F IN THE MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN PANHANDLE AND -10F IN THE 
LOWLANDS.


A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED FOR WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES THAT ARE 
AT OR BELOW -20F IN THE MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN PANHANDLE AND -25F IN 
THE LOWLANDS.


THIS IS WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN WEST VIRGINIA.  PUBLIC 
INFORMATION STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK TO GIVE 
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
Additional information about winter safety and winter forecasts

 




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