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SXUS41 KGYX 271859
RECGYX

RECREATION REPORT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
ELEVATIONS FROM 2500 TO 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE
WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 2500 AND 4000 FEET IN
NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THIS EVENING.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL
VALUES AS LOW AS 10 ABOVE.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 25 TO
35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS
10 ABOVE.

$$

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN SHOWERS THIS
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S...EXCEPT IN THE LOWER 20S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. CHANCE
OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S...EXCEPT IN THE
LOWER 30S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH
WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW IN THE
MORNING.

$$

SCHWIBS




000
SXUS41 KGYX 271859
RECGYX

RECREATION REPORT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
ELEVATIONS FROM 2500 TO 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE
WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 2500 AND 4000 FEET IN
NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THIS EVENING.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL
VALUES AS LOW AS 10 ABOVE.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 25 TO
35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS
10 ABOVE.

$$

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN SHOWERS THIS
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S...EXCEPT IN THE LOWER 20S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. CHANCE
OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S...EXCEPT IN THE
LOWER 30S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH
WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW IN THE
MORNING.

$$

SCHWIBS



000
SXUS41 KGYX 271859
RECGYX

RECREATION REPORT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
ELEVATIONS FROM 2500 TO 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE
WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 2500 AND 4000 FEET IN
NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THIS EVENING.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL
VALUES AS LOW AS 10 ABOVE.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 25 TO
35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS
10 ABOVE.

$$

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN SHOWERS THIS
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S...EXCEPT IN THE LOWER 20S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. CHANCE
OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S...EXCEPT IN THE
LOWER 30S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH
WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW IN THE
MORNING.

$$

SCHWIBS




000
SXUS41 KGYX 271859
RECGYX

RECREATION REPORT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
ELEVATIONS FROM 2500 TO 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE
WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 2500 AND 4000 FEET IN
NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THIS EVENING.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL
VALUES AS LOW AS 10 ABOVE.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 25 TO
35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS
10 ABOVE.

$$

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN SHOWERS THIS
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S...EXCEPT IN THE LOWER 20S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. CHANCE
OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S...EXCEPT IN THE
LOWER 30S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH
WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW IN THE
MORNING.

$$

SCHWIBS




000
SXUS41 KGYX 271859
RECGYX

RECREATION REPORT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
ELEVATIONS FROM 2500 TO 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE
WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 2500 AND 4000 FEET IN
NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THIS EVENING.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL
VALUES AS LOW AS 10 ABOVE.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 25 TO
35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS
10 ABOVE.

$$

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN SHOWERS THIS
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S...EXCEPT IN THE LOWER 20S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. CHANCE
OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S...EXCEPT IN THE
LOWER 30S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH
WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW IN THE
MORNING.

$$

SCHWIBS




000
SXUS41 KGYX 271859
RECGYX

RECREATION REPORT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
ELEVATIONS FROM 2500 TO 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE
WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 2500 AND 4000 FEET IN
NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THIS EVENING.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL
VALUES AS LOW AS 10 ABOVE.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS 25 TO
35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS
10 ABOVE.

$$

MEZ007>009-NHZ002>004-280500-
SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE-
259 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

...RECREATION FORECAST FOR SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE...

.TONIGHT...SUMMITS OBSCURED. A CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN SHOWERS THIS
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S...EXCEPT IN THE LOWER 20S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE
5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. CHANCE
OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SUMMITS OBSCURED. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S...EXCEPT IN THE
LOWER 30S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET. NORTH WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH
WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 3 BELOW IN THE
MORNING.

$$

SCHWIBS



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000
NOUS41 KGYX 271113
PNSGYX

MEZ007>009-012>014-018>022-023>028-NHZ001>015-281200

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
700 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF APRIL 27TH
THROUGH MAY 1ST, SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND.  THIS IS
THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ON VARIOUS
TOPICS RELATED TO SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
ENCOURAGES THE PUBLIC TO BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE THREATS ASSOCIATED
WITH THUNDERSTORMS, SO THEY CAN ACT APPROPRIATELY WHEN SEVERE STORMS
THREATEN.


...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS - SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS...

NEW ENGLAND WILL SOON BE TRANSITIONING FROM EARLY SPRING-LIKE WEATHER TO
A MORE SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER PATTERN.  WITH THE WARMER WEATHER COMES AN
INCREASING THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS.  BY DEFINITION, EVERY THUNDERSTORM
CONTAINS LIGHTNING AND IS, THEREFORE, A POTENTIALLY DEADLY STORM. IN
ADDITION, CERTAIN THUNDERSTORMS PRESENT OTHER THREATS, AS WELL.  THESE
THREATS INCLUDE HIGH WINDS, HAIL, TORNADOES, AND FLASH FLOODING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USES A WATCH AND WARNING PROGRAM TO ALERT
THE PUBLIC TO POTENTIALLY THREATENING WEATHER.  IN THE SUMMERTIME,
WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, TORNADOES, AND
FLASH FLOODING, AND SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR GUSTY WINDS
IN MARINE AREAS.  HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS.


A WATCH INDICATES THAT THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
SEVERE WEATHER TO DEVELOP.

     IF A WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, KEEP AN EYE ON THE
     SKY, AND MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL BROADCAST
     MEDIA FOR ANY POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

A WARNING INDICATES THAT SEVERE WEATHER IS IMMINENT OR IS ALREADY
OCCURRING.

     IF A WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, BE PREPARED TO SEEK
     A SAFE SHELTER IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE STORM.


HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS OF THE EVENTS FOR WHICH WATCHES AND
WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM - A THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCES DAMAGING WIND
                      GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE, AND/OR HAIL 1 INCH OR
                      GREATER IN DIAMETER.

TORNADO - A VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMN OF AIR THAT EXTENDS FROM THE
          CLOUD TO THE GROUND.

FLASH FLOOD - FLOODING THAT OCCURS VERY RAPIDLY, USUALLY DUE TO
              VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM.


IN ADDITION TO THESE WARNINGS WHICH ARE ISSUED FOR LAND AREAS, THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS FOR MARINE
AREAS.

SPECIAL MARINE WARNING - ISSUED FOR MARINE AREAS FOR STORMS WITH
                         FREQUENT WIND GUSTS OF 34 KTS (ABOUT 39
                         MPH) OR GREATER.


ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MONITOR THESE CONDITIONS IS BY PURCHASING AN
ALERT-ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.  IF YOU
ARE WITHIN THE BROADCAST RANGE OF A NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER, TONE
ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN BE SET TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN ON WHEN A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM, TORNADO, OR FLASH FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.  IN ADDITION, ALERT-ACTIVATED WEATHER
RADIOS CAN BE PROGRAMMED TO ACTIVATE ONLY IF THE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR THE COUNTY(IES) THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
PURCHASING A NOAA WEATHER RADIO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN OFTEN BE PURCHASED AT STORES THAT SELL SMALL
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

FINALLY, IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR TORNADO, KNOW
WHAT TO DO TO MINIMIZE THE RISK THAT YOU OR SOMEONE WITH YOU COULD BE
KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED FROM THE STORM.  AND, AFTER THE STORM, BE
SURE TO REPORT STORM DAMAGE TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND ASK
THEM TO RELAY THE INFORMATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

HERE IS A LIST OF THE OTHER TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED IN PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THIS
WEEK.

TUESDAY.....THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING
WEDNESDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS - DOWNBURSTS, MICROBURSTS,
            AND HAIL
THURSDAY....TORNADOES
FRIDAY......FLASH FLOODS

$$

JENSENIUS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAY, MAINE





000
NOUS41 KGYX 271113
PNSGYX

MEZ007>009-012>014-018>022-023>028-NHZ001>015-281200

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
700 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF APRIL 27TH
THROUGH MAY 1ST, SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND.  THIS IS
THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ON VARIOUS
TOPICS RELATED TO SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
ENCOURAGES THE PUBLIC TO BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE THREATS ASSOCIATED
WITH THUNDERSTORMS, SO THEY CAN ACT APPROPRIATELY WHEN SEVERE STORMS
THREATEN.


...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS - SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS...

NEW ENGLAND WILL SOON BE TRANSITIONING FROM EARLY SPRING-LIKE WEATHER TO
A MORE SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER PATTERN.  WITH THE WARMER WEATHER COMES AN
INCREASING THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS.  BY DEFINITION, EVERY THUNDERSTORM
CONTAINS LIGHTNING AND IS, THEREFORE, A POTENTIALLY DEADLY STORM. IN
ADDITION, CERTAIN THUNDERSTORMS PRESENT OTHER THREATS, AS WELL.  THESE
THREATS INCLUDE HIGH WINDS, HAIL, TORNADOES, AND FLASH FLOODING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USES A WATCH AND WARNING PROGRAM TO ALERT
THE PUBLIC TO POTENTIALLY THREATENING WEATHER.  IN THE SUMMERTIME,
WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, TORNADOES, AND
FLASH FLOODING, AND SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR GUSTY WINDS
IN MARINE AREAS.  HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS.


A WATCH INDICATES THAT THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
SEVERE WEATHER TO DEVELOP.

     IF A WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, KEEP AN EYE ON THE
     SKY, AND MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL BROADCAST
     MEDIA FOR ANY POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

A WARNING INDICATES THAT SEVERE WEATHER IS IMMINENT OR IS ALREADY
OCCURRING.

     IF A WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, BE PREPARED TO SEEK
     A SAFE SHELTER IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE STORM.


HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS OF THE EVENTS FOR WHICH WATCHES AND
WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM - A THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCES DAMAGING WIND
                      GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE, AND/OR HAIL 1 INCH OR
                      GREATER IN DIAMETER.

TORNADO - A VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMN OF AIR THAT EXTENDS FROM THE
          CLOUD TO THE GROUND.

FLASH FLOOD - FLOODING THAT OCCURS VERY RAPIDLY, USUALLY DUE TO
              VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM.


IN ADDITION TO THESE WARNINGS WHICH ARE ISSUED FOR LAND AREAS, THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS FOR MARINE
AREAS.

SPECIAL MARINE WARNING - ISSUED FOR MARINE AREAS FOR STORMS WITH
                         FREQUENT WIND GUSTS OF 34 KTS (ABOUT 39
                         MPH) OR GREATER.


ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MONITOR THESE CONDITIONS IS BY PURCHASING AN
ALERT-ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.  IF YOU
ARE WITHIN THE BROADCAST RANGE OF A NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER, TONE
ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN BE SET TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN ON WHEN A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM, TORNADO, OR FLASH FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.  IN ADDITION, ALERT-ACTIVATED WEATHER
RADIOS CAN BE PROGRAMMED TO ACTIVATE ONLY IF THE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR THE COUNTY(IES) THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
PURCHASING A NOAA WEATHER RADIO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN OFTEN BE PURCHASED AT STORES THAT SELL SMALL
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

FINALLY, IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR TORNADO, KNOW
WHAT TO DO TO MINIMIZE THE RISK THAT YOU OR SOMEONE WITH YOU COULD BE
KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED FROM THE STORM.  AND, AFTER THE STORM, BE
SURE TO REPORT STORM DAMAGE TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND ASK
THEM TO RELAY THE INFORMATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

HERE IS A LIST OF THE OTHER TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED IN PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THIS
WEEK.

TUESDAY.....THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING
WEDNESDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS - DOWNBURSTS, MICROBURSTS,
            AND HAIL
THURSDAY....TORNADOES
FRIDAY......FLASH FLOODS

$$

JENSENIUS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAY, MAINE





000
NOUS41 KGYX 271113
PNSGYX

MEZ007>009-012>014-018>022-023>028-NHZ001>015-281200

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
700 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF APRIL 27TH
THROUGH MAY 1ST, SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND.  THIS IS
THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ON VARIOUS
TOPICS RELATED TO SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
ENCOURAGES THE PUBLIC TO BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE THREATS ASSOCIATED
WITH THUNDERSTORMS, SO THEY CAN ACT APPROPRIATELY WHEN SEVERE STORMS
THREATEN.


...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS - SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS...

NEW ENGLAND WILL SOON BE TRANSITIONING FROM EARLY SPRING-LIKE WEATHER TO
A MORE SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER PATTERN.  WITH THE WARMER WEATHER COMES AN
INCREASING THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS.  BY DEFINITION, EVERY THUNDERSTORM
CONTAINS LIGHTNING AND IS, THEREFORE, A POTENTIALLY DEADLY STORM. IN
ADDITION, CERTAIN THUNDERSTORMS PRESENT OTHER THREATS, AS WELL.  THESE
THREATS INCLUDE HIGH WINDS, HAIL, TORNADOES, AND FLASH FLOODING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USES A WATCH AND WARNING PROGRAM TO ALERT
THE PUBLIC TO POTENTIALLY THREATENING WEATHER.  IN THE SUMMERTIME,
WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, TORNADOES, AND
FLASH FLOODING, AND SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR GUSTY WINDS
IN MARINE AREAS.  HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS.


A WATCH INDICATES THAT THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
SEVERE WEATHER TO DEVELOP.

     IF A WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, KEEP AN EYE ON THE
     SKY, AND MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL BROADCAST
     MEDIA FOR ANY POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

A WARNING INDICATES THAT SEVERE WEATHER IS IMMINENT OR IS ALREADY
OCCURRING.

     IF A WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, BE PREPARED TO SEEK
     A SAFE SHELTER IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE STORM.


HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS OF THE EVENTS FOR WHICH WATCHES AND
WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM - A THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCES DAMAGING WIND
                      GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE, AND/OR HAIL 1 INCH OR
                      GREATER IN DIAMETER.

TORNADO - A VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMN OF AIR THAT EXTENDS FROM THE
          CLOUD TO THE GROUND.

FLASH FLOOD - FLOODING THAT OCCURS VERY RAPIDLY, USUALLY DUE TO
              VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM.


IN ADDITION TO THESE WARNINGS WHICH ARE ISSUED FOR LAND AREAS, THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS FOR MARINE
AREAS.

SPECIAL MARINE WARNING - ISSUED FOR MARINE AREAS FOR STORMS WITH
                         FREQUENT WIND GUSTS OF 34 KTS (ABOUT 39
                         MPH) OR GREATER.


ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MONITOR THESE CONDITIONS IS BY PURCHASING AN
ALERT-ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.  IF YOU
ARE WITHIN THE BROADCAST RANGE OF A NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER, TONE
ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN BE SET TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN ON WHEN A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM, TORNADO, OR FLASH FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.  IN ADDITION, ALERT-ACTIVATED WEATHER
RADIOS CAN BE PROGRAMMED TO ACTIVATE ONLY IF THE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR THE COUNTY(IES) THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
PURCHASING A NOAA WEATHER RADIO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN OFTEN BE PURCHASED AT STORES THAT SELL SMALL
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

FINALLY, IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR TORNADO, KNOW
WHAT TO DO TO MINIMIZE THE RISK THAT YOU OR SOMEONE WITH YOU COULD BE
KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED FROM THE STORM.  AND, AFTER THE STORM, BE
SURE TO REPORT STORM DAMAGE TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND ASK
THEM TO RELAY THE INFORMATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

HERE IS A LIST OF THE OTHER TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED IN PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THIS
WEEK.

TUESDAY.....THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING
WEDNESDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS - DOWNBURSTS, MICROBURSTS,
            AND HAIL
THURSDAY....TORNADOES
FRIDAY......FLASH FLOODS

$$

JENSENIUS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAY, MAINE

NNNN



000
NOUS41 KGYX 271113
PNSGYX

MEZ007>009-012>014-018>022-023>028-NHZ001>015-281200

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
700 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF APRIL 27TH
THROUGH MAY 1ST, SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND.  THIS IS
THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ON VARIOUS
TOPICS RELATED TO SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
ENCOURAGES THE PUBLIC TO BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE THREATS ASSOCIATED
WITH THUNDERSTORMS, SO THEY CAN ACT APPROPRIATELY WHEN SEVERE STORMS
THREATEN.


...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS - SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS...

NEW ENGLAND WILL SOON BE TRANSITIONING FROM EARLY SPRING-LIKE WEATHER TO
A MORE SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER PATTERN.  WITH THE WARMER WEATHER COMES AN
INCREASING THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS.  BY DEFINITION, EVERY THUNDERSTORM
CONTAINS LIGHTNING AND IS, THEREFORE, A POTENTIALLY DEADLY STORM. IN
ADDITION, CERTAIN THUNDERSTORMS PRESENT OTHER THREATS, AS WELL.  THESE
THREATS INCLUDE HIGH WINDS, HAIL, TORNADOES, AND FLASH FLOODING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USES A WATCH AND WARNING PROGRAM TO ALERT
THE PUBLIC TO POTENTIALLY THREATENING WEATHER.  IN THE SUMMERTIME,
WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, TORNADOES, AND
FLASH FLOODING, AND SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR GUSTY WINDS
IN MARINE AREAS.  HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS.


A WATCH INDICATES THAT THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
SEVERE WEATHER TO DEVELOP.

     IF A WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, KEEP AN EYE ON THE
     SKY, AND MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL BROADCAST
     MEDIA FOR ANY POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

A WARNING INDICATES THAT SEVERE WEATHER IS IMMINENT OR IS ALREADY
OCCURRING.

     IF A WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, BE PREPARED TO SEEK
     A SAFE SHELTER IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE STORM.


HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS OF THE EVENTS FOR WHICH WATCHES AND
WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM - A THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCES DAMAGING WIND
                      GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE, AND/OR HAIL 1 INCH OR
                      GREATER IN DIAMETER.

TORNADO - A VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMN OF AIR THAT EXTENDS FROM THE
          CLOUD TO THE GROUND.

FLASH FLOOD - FLOODING THAT OCCURS VERY RAPIDLY, USUALLY DUE TO
              VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM.


IN ADDITION TO THESE WARNINGS WHICH ARE ISSUED FOR LAND AREAS, THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS FOR MARINE
AREAS.

SPECIAL MARINE WARNING - ISSUED FOR MARINE AREAS FOR STORMS WITH
                         FREQUENT WIND GUSTS OF 34 KTS (ABOUT 39
                         MPH) OR GREATER.


ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MONITOR THESE CONDITIONS IS BY PURCHASING AN
ALERT-ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.  IF YOU
ARE WITHIN THE BROADCAST RANGE OF A NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER, TONE
ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN BE SET TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN ON WHEN A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM, TORNADO, OR FLASH FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.  IN ADDITION, ALERT-ACTIVATED WEATHER
RADIOS CAN BE PROGRAMMED TO ACTIVATE ONLY IF THE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR THE COUNTY(IES) THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
PURCHASING A NOAA WEATHER RADIO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN OFTEN BE PURCHASED AT STORES THAT SELL SMALL
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

FINALLY, IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR TORNADO, KNOW
WHAT TO DO TO MINIMIZE THE RISK THAT YOU OR SOMEONE WITH YOU COULD BE
KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED FROM THE STORM.  AND, AFTER THE STORM, BE
SURE TO REPORT STORM DAMAGE TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND ASK
THEM TO RELAY THE INFORMATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

HERE IS A LIST OF THE OTHER TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED IN PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THIS
WEEK.

TUESDAY.....THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING
WEDNESDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS - DOWNBURSTS, MICROBURSTS,
            AND HAIL
THURSDAY....TORNADOES
FRIDAY......FLASH FLOODS

$$

JENSENIUS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAY, MAINE

NNNN



000
NOUS41 KGYX 271113
PNSGYX

MEZ007>009-012>014-018>022-023>028-NHZ001>015-281200

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
700 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF APRIL 27TH
THROUGH MAY 1ST, SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND.  THIS IS
THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ON VARIOUS
TOPICS RELATED TO SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
ENCOURAGES THE PUBLIC TO BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE THREATS ASSOCIATED
WITH THUNDERSTORMS, SO THEY CAN ACT APPROPRIATELY WHEN SEVERE STORMS
THREATEN.


...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS - SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS...

NEW ENGLAND WILL SOON BE TRANSITIONING FROM EARLY SPRING-LIKE WEATHER TO
A MORE SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER PATTERN.  WITH THE WARMER WEATHER COMES AN
INCREASING THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS.  BY DEFINITION, EVERY THUNDERSTORM
CONTAINS LIGHTNING AND IS, THEREFORE, A POTENTIALLY DEADLY STORM. IN
ADDITION, CERTAIN THUNDERSTORMS PRESENT OTHER THREATS, AS WELL.  THESE
THREATS INCLUDE HIGH WINDS, HAIL, TORNADOES, AND FLASH FLOODING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USES A WATCH AND WARNING PROGRAM TO ALERT
THE PUBLIC TO POTENTIALLY THREATENING WEATHER.  IN THE SUMMERTIME,
WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, TORNADOES, AND
FLASH FLOODING, AND SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR GUSTY WINDS
IN MARINE AREAS.  HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS.


A WATCH INDICATES THAT THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
SEVERE WEATHER TO DEVELOP.

     IF A WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, KEEP AN EYE ON THE
     SKY, AND MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL BROADCAST
     MEDIA FOR ANY POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

A WARNING INDICATES THAT SEVERE WEATHER IS IMMINENT OR IS ALREADY
OCCURRING.

     IF A WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, BE PREPARED TO SEEK
     A SAFE SHELTER IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE STORM.


HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS OF THE EVENTS FOR WHICH WATCHES AND
WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM - A THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCES DAMAGING WIND
                      GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE, AND/OR HAIL 1 INCH OR
                      GREATER IN DIAMETER.

TORNADO - A VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMN OF AIR THAT EXTENDS FROM THE
          CLOUD TO THE GROUND.

FLASH FLOOD - FLOODING THAT OCCURS VERY RAPIDLY, USUALLY DUE TO
              VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM.


IN ADDITION TO THESE WARNINGS WHICH ARE ISSUED FOR LAND AREAS, THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS FOR MARINE
AREAS.

SPECIAL MARINE WARNING - ISSUED FOR MARINE AREAS FOR STORMS WITH
                         FREQUENT WIND GUSTS OF 34 KTS (ABOUT 39
                         MPH) OR GREATER.


ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MONITOR THESE CONDITIONS IS BY PURCHASING AN
ALERT-ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.  IF YOU
ARE WITHIN THE BROADCAST RANGE OF A NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER, TONE
ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN BE SET TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN ON WHEN A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM, TORNADO, OR FLASH FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.  IN ADDITION, ALERT-ACTIVATED WEATHER
RADIOS CAN BE PROGRAMMED TO ACTIVATE ONLY IF THE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR THE COUNTY(IES) THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
PURCHASING A NOAA WEATHER RADIO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN OFTEN BE PURCHASED AT STORES THAT SELL SMALL
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

FINALLY, IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR TORNADO, KNOW
WHAT TO DO TO MINIMIZE THE RISK THAT YOU OR SOMEONE WITH YOU COULD BE
KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED FROM THE STORM.  AND, AFTER THE STORM, BE
SURE TO REPORT STORM DAMAGE TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND ASK
THEM TO RELAY THE INFORMATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

HERE IS A LIST OF THE OTHER TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED IN PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THIS
WEEK.

TUESDAY.....THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING
WEDNESDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS - DOWNBURSTS, MICROBURSTS,
            AND HAIL
THURSDAY....TORNADOES
FRIDAY......FLASH FLOODS

$$

JENSENIUS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAY, MAINE

NNNN



000
NOUS41 KGYX 271113
PNSGYX

MEZ007>009-012>014-018>022-023>028-NHZ001>015-281200

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
700 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF APRIL 27TH
THROUGH MAY 1ST, SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND.  THIS IS
THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ON VARIOUS
TOPICS RELATED TO SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
ENCOURAGES THE PUBLIC TO BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE THREATS ASSOCIATED
WITH THUNDERSTORMS, SO THEY CAN ACT APPROPRIATELY WHEN SEVERE STORMS
THREATEN.


...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS - SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS...

NEW ENGLAND WILL SOON BE TRANSITIONING FROM EARLY SPRING-LIKE WEATHER TO
A MORE SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER PATTERN.  WITH THE WARMER WEATHER COMES AN
INCREASING THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS.  BY DEFINITION, EVERY THUNDERSTORM
CONTAINS LIGHTNING AND IS, THEREFORE, A POTENTIALLY DEADLY STORM. IN
ADDITION, CERTAIN THUNDERSTORMS PRESENT OTHER THREATS, AS WELL.  THESE
THREATS INCLUDE HIGH WINDS, HAIL, TORNADOES, AND FLASH FLOODING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USES A WATCH AND WARNING PROGRAM TO ALERT
THE PUBLIC TO POTENTIALLY THREATENING WEATHER.  IN THE SUMMERTIME,
WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, TORNADOES, AND
FLASH FLOODING, AND SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR GUSTY WINDS
IN MARINE AREAS.  HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS.


A WATCH INDICATES THAT THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
SEVERE WEATHER TO DEVELOP.

     IF A WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, KEEP AN EYE ON THE
     SKY, AND MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL BROADCAST
     MEDIA FOR ANY POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

A WARNING INDICATES THAT SEVERE WEATHER IS IMMINENT OR IS ALREADY
OCCURRING.

     IF A WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, BE PREPARED TO SEEK
     A SAFE SHELTER IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE STORM.


HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS OF THE EVENTS FOR WHICH WATCHES AND
WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM - A THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCES DAMAGING WIND
                      GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE, AND/OR HAIL 1 INCH OR
                      GREATER IN DIAMETER.

TORNADO - A VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMN OF AIR THAT EXTENDS FROM THE
          CLOUD TO THE GROUND.

FLASH FLOOD - FLOODING THAT OCCURS VERY RAPIDLY, USUALLY DUE TO
              VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM.


IN ADDITION TO THESE WARNINGS WHICH ARE ISSUED FOR LAND AREAS, THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS FOR MARINE
AREAS.

SPECIAL MARINE WARNING - ISSUED FOR MARINE AREAS FOR STORMS WITH
                         FREQUENT WIND GUSTS OF 34 KTS (ABOUT 39
                         MPH) OR GREATER.


ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MONITOR THESE CONDITIONS IS BY PURCHASING AN
ALERT-ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.  IF YOU
ARE WITHIN THE BROADCAST RANGE OF A NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER, TONE
ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN BE SET TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN ON WHEN A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM, TORNADO, OR FLASH FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.  IN ADDITION, ALERT-ACTIVATED WEATHER
RADIOS CAN BE PROGRAMMED TO ACTIVATE ONLY IF THE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR THE COUNTY(IES) THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
PURCHASING A NOAA WEATHER RADIO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN OFTEN BE PURCHASED AT STORES THAT SELL SMALL
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

FINALLY, IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR TORNADO, KNOW
WHAT TO DO TO MINIMIZE THE RISK THAT YOU OR SOMEONE WITH YOU COULD BE
KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED FROM THE STORM.  AND, AFTER THE STORM, BE
SURE TO REPORT STORM DAMAGE TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND ASK
THEM TO RELAY THE INFORMATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

HERE IS A LIST OF THE OTHER TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED IN PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THIS
WEEK.

TUESDAY.....THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING
WEDNESDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS - DOWNBURSTS, MICROBURSTS,
            AND HAIL
THURSDAY....TORNADOES
FRIDAY......FLASH FLOODS

$$

JENSENIUS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAY, MAINE

NNNN



000
NOUS41 KGYX 271113
PNSGYX

MEZ007>009-012>014-018>022-023>028-NHZ001>015-281200

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
700 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF APRIL 27TH
THROUGH MAY 1ST, SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND.  THIS IS
THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ON VARIOUS
TOPICS RELATED TO SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS.

DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
ENCOURAGES THE PUBLIC TO BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE THREATS ASSOCIATED
WITH THUNDERSTORMS, SO THEY CAN ACT APPROPRIATELY WHEN SEVERE STORMS
THREATEN.


...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS - SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS...

NEW ENGLAND WILL SOON BE TRANSITIONING FROM EARLY SPRING-LIKE WEATHER TO
A MORE SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER PATTERN.  WITH THE WARMER WEATHER COMES AN
INCREASING THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS.  BY DEFINITION, EVERY THUNDERSTORM
CONTAINS LIGHTNING AND IS, THEREFORE, A POTENTIALLY DEADLY STORM. IN
ADDITION, CERTAIN THUNDERSTORMS PRESENT OTHER THREATS, AS WELL.  THESE
THREATS INCLUDE HIGH WINDS, HAIL, TORNADOES, AND FLASH FLOODING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USES A WATCH AND WARNING PROGRAM TO ALERT
THE PUBLIC TO POTENTIALLY THREATENING WEATHER.  IN THE SUMMERTIME,
WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, TORNADOES, AND
FLASH FLOODING, AND SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR GUSTY WINDS
IN MARINE AREAS.  HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS.


A WATCH INDICATES THAT THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
SEVERE WEATHER TO DEVELOP.

     IF A WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, KEEP AN EYE ON THE
     SKY, AND MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL BROADCAST
     MEDIA FOR ANY POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

A WARNING INDICATES THAT SEVERE WEATHER IS IMMINENT OR IS ALREADY
OCCURRING.

     IF A WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, BE PREPARED TO SEEK
     A SAFE SHELTER IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THE STORM.


HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS OF THE EVENTS FOR WHICH WATCHES AND
WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM - A THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCES DAMAGING WIND
                      GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE, AND/OR HAIL 1 INCH OR
                      GREATER IN DIAMETER.

TORNADO - A VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMN OF AIR THAT EXTENDS FROM THE
          CLOUD TO THE GROUND.

FLASH FLOOD - FLOODING THAT OCCURS VERY RAPIDLY, USUALLY DUE TO
              VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORM.


IN ADDITION TO THESE WARNINGS WHICH ARE ISSUED FOR LAND AREAS, THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS FOR MARINE
AREAS.

SPECIAL MARINE WARNING - ISSUED FOR MARINE AREAS FOR STORMS WITH
                         FREQUENT WIND GUSTS OF 34 KTS (ABOUT 39
                         MPH) OR GREATER.


ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MONITOR THESE CONDITIONS IS BY PURCHASING AN
ALERT-ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.  IF YOU
ARE WITHIN THE BROADCAST RANGE OF A NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER, TONE
ACTIVATED NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN BE SET TO AUTOMATICALLY TURN ON WHEN A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM, TORNADO, OR FLASH FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.  IN ADDITION, ALERT-ACTIVATED WEATHER
RADIOS CAN BE PROGRAMMED TO ACTIVATE ONLY IF THE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR THE COUNTY(IES) THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
PURCHASING A NOAA WEATHER RADIO, CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
NOAA WEATHER RADIOS CAN OFTEN BE PURCHASED AT STORES THAT SELL SMALL
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

FINALLY, IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR TORNADO, KNOW
WHAT TO DO TO MINIMIZE THE RISK THAT YOU OR SOMEONE WITH YOU COULD BE
KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED FROM THE STORM.  AND, AFTER THE STORM, BE
SURE TO REPORT STORM DAMAGE TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND ASK
THEM TO RELAY THE INFORMATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

HERE IS A LIST OF THE OTHER TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED IN PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THIS
WEEK.

TUESDAY.....THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING
WEDNESDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS - DOWNBURSTS, MICROBURSTS,
            AND HAIL
THURSDAY....TORNADOES
FRIDAY......FLASH FLOODS

$$

JENSENIUS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAY, MAINE

NNNN



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