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NOUS43 KGRB 231302
PNSGRB
WIZ005-010>013-018>022-030-031-035>040-045-048>050-073-074-240000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
800 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...THIS WEEK IS TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN
WISCONSIN...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CONTAIN MULTIPLE DANGERS THAT CAN THREATEN
YOUR SAFETY AND PERSONAL PROPERTY IN ANY PART OF THE COUNTRY AND AT
ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. ALTHOUGH THESE STORMS CAN BE FAIRLY SMALL...
AVERAGING AROUND 10 TO 15 MILES IN DIAMETER...AND HAVE AN AVERAGE
LIFETIME OF 20 TO 30 MINUTES...THEY CAN CAUSE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT
OF DAMAGE IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEFINED AS HAVING ONE OR MORE OF THE
FOLLOWING:

* WIND GUSTS NEAR 60 MILES PER HOUR OR GREATER

* HAIL AT LEAST ONE INCH IN DIAMETER (THE SIZE OF A QUARTER)

* A TORNADO

ALL THUNDERSTORMS...WHETHER SEVERE OR NOT...CONTAIN DANGEROUS
LIGHTNING.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCUR MUCH MORE FREQUENTLY THAN TORNADOES.
IF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING...
YOU NEED TO TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOURSELF. MOVE TO A STURDY BUILDING
AND DO NOT STAND NEAR WINDOWS. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THUNDERSTORMS CAN
PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR NO ADVANCE WARNING.

ALWAYS MONITOR CURRENT AND FORECAST WEATHER CONDITIONS...AND KEEP UP TO
DATE ON THE LATEST SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS...BY LISTENING TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO...THE VOICE OF NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

HERE ARE SOME MORE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE STATE OF WISCONSIN...

...EACH SUMMER THERE ARE ABOUT 15 SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN WISCONSIN
   WHICH PRODUCE HAIL 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER /PING PONG BALL SIZE/ OR
   LARGER.

...THE LARGEST HAILSTONE IN WISCONSIN WAS 5.75 INCHES IN
   DIAMETER. THIS LARGE HAILSTONE FELL ON MAY 22, 1921 ON THE
   NORTH SIDE OF WAUSAU. ON JUNE 7, 2007...A HAILSTONE OF 5.5 INCHES
   IN DIAMETER FELL IN PORT EDWARDS IN WOOD COUNTY.

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME OF THE DAY AND AT ANY
   TIME OF THE YEAR.  THE PEAK SEASON FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IS
   BETWEEN APRIL AND SEPTEMBER AND MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR IN THE LATE
   AFTERNOON OR EVENING HOURS.

...ON SUNDAY MAY 31 1998 HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 100 MPH
   RAKED SEVERAL COUNTIES IN SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN.
   A PEAK GUST OF 128 MPH WAS MEASURED IN SOUTHERN DODGE COUNTY.
   HURRICANE WINDS START AT 74 MPH.

...ON JULY 4, 1977...A POWERFUL THUNDERSTORM SYSTEM GENERATED
   WIND GUSTS OF OVER 100...WITH SOME GUSTS ESTIMATED AS HIGH AS 150
   TO 155 MPH. SEVERE TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED OVER A DISTANCE OF 166
   MILES.


FOR MORE ON SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY...AND THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST...
GO TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WEB SITE AT...
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GRB

$$
JKL
WEATHER.GOV/GRB







000
NOUS43 KGRB 221254
PNSGRB
WIZ005-010>013-018>022-030-031-035>040-045-048>050-073-074-230000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
755 AM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

...THIS WEEK IS TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN
WISCONSIN...

AN IMPORTANT STEP TO BEING PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS TO HAVE A GOOD
SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO RECEIVE OFFICIAL
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF TECHNOLOGY SO YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT BY SURPRISE.

WEATHER WARNINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON...

NOAA WEATHER RADIO
BROADCAST RADIO
COMMERCIAL AND CABLE TELEVISION
REVERSE 911 SYSTEMS
CELL PHONES
SMART TECHNOLOGY LIKE TABLETS AND PADS
INTERNET WEB SITES
SOCIAL MEDIA
OUTDOOR WARNINGS SIRENS

NEVER RELY ON ONLY ONE SOURCE. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SEVERAL OPTIONS DURING
THE SEVERE WEATHER SEASON. AND WHEN TRAVELING OR OUTDOORS...
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A PORTABLE SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION.

FOR MORE ON SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY...AND THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST...
GO TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WEB SITE AT...
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GRB

$$
JKL
WEATHER.GOV/GRB






000
NOUS43 KGRB 221254
PNSGRB
WIZ005-010>013-018>022-030-031-035>040-045-048>050-073-074-230000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
755 AM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

...THIS WEEK IS TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN
WISCONSIN...

AN IMPORTANT STEP TO BEING PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS TO HAVE A GOOD
SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO RECEIVE OFFICIAL
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF TECHNOLOGY SO YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT BY SURPRISE.

WEATHER WARNINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON...

NOAA WEATHER RADIO
BROADCAST RADIO
COMMERCIAL AND CABLE TELEVISION
REVERSE 911 SYSTEMS
CELL PHONES
SMART TECHNOLOGY LIKE TABLETS AND PADS
INTERNET WEB SITES
SOCIAL MEDIA
OUTDOOR WARNINGS SIRENS

NEVER RELY ON ONLY ONE SOURCE. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SEVERAL OPTIONS DURING
THE SEVERE WEATHER SEASON. AND WHEN TRAVELING OR OUTDOORS...
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A PORTABLE SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION.

FOR MORE ON SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY...AND THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST...
GO TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WEB SITE AT...
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GRB

$$
JKL
WEATHER.GOV/GRB







000
NOUS43 KGRB 211309
PNSGRB
WIZ005-010>013-018>022-030-031-035>040-045-048>050-073-074-220000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
810 AM CDT MON APR 21 2014

...THIS WEEK IS TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN
WISCONSIN...

TORNADOES ARE ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL AND VIOLENT STORMS THAT NATURE
CAN PRODUCE.  THEY COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES AND CAN OCCUR IN EVERY
STATE...ON ANY DAY OF THE YEAR AND AT ANY HOUR OF THE DAY.

A TORNADO IS A VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMN OF AIR THAT EXTENDS FROM THE
BASE OF A THUNDERSTORM DOWN TO THE GROUND.  THE VISIBLE FUNNEL CLOUD
THAT EXTENDS FROM THE BASE OF THE STORM CLOUD IS NOT ALWAYS VISIBLE DOWN
TO THE GROUND. THE WHIRL OF DEBRIS ON THE GROUND...HOWEVER...IS A SURE
INDICATION THAT A TORNADO HAS FORMED.

IN WISCONSIN...THE PEAK TORNADO SEASON IS MAY THROUGH JULY.  THE PEAK
TIME PERIOD IS BETWEEN 2 PM AND 10 PM. ON AVERAGE...WISCONSIN
EXPERIENCES 23 TORNADOES EACH YEAR...WITH AN AVERAGE OF 1 FATALITY DUE
TO TORNADO-RELATED INJURIES. LAST YEAR THE STATE WAS HIT BY 16
TWISTERS...BUT NO FATALITIES WERE REPORTED. 2005 HAD A RECORD 62
TORNADOES.

THERE WERE 10 TORNADOES IN NORTHEAST AND NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN LAST
YEAR...INCLUDING 6 DURING THE LATE NIGHT HOURS OF AUGUST 6-7. IN 2005...
A RECORD 23 TORNADOES WERE REPORTED IN NORTHEAST AND NORTH-CENTRAL
WISCONSIN. THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF TORNADOES DURING THE YEAR IN THIS PART
OF THE STATE IS 7.

-----------------

NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A TORNADO WATCH TO GIVE YOU
ADVANCE NOTICE THAT THE DEVELOPMENT OF TORNADOES IS POSSIBLE IN YOUR
AREA. THIS GIVES YOU THE TIME TO MAKE PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR MOVING TO A
SAFE SHELTER QUICKLY IF A TORNADO IS SIGHTED.

A TORNADO WARNING IS AN URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT THAT A TORNADO HAS BEEN
REPORTED BY SOMEONE OR INDICATED ON RADAR...AND WARNS YOU TO TAKE
IMMEDIATE ACTION. WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED..MOVE QUICKLY. SECONDS SAVE
LIVES.

ALWAYS MONITOR THE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN YOUR AREA. IF SEVERE WEATHER IS
A THREAT...STAY TUNED TO YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO...AND LOCAL TV AND
RADIO STATIONS...FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN
YOUR AREA.

IN THE HOME OR LARGE BUILDING...YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR SAFETY IN A TORNADO
IS AN INTERIOR ROOM WITH NO WINDOWS...ON THE LOWEST LEVEL...PREFERABLY A
BASEMENT. IF POSSIBLE...GET UNDER A STURDY TABLE OR WORK BENCH. IF A
BASEMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE...YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SUGGESTS THAT
YOU TAKE COVER IN AN INTERIOR CLOSET...HALLWAY OR BATHROOM ON THE LOWEST
LEVEL OF THE BUILDING.

IF YOU LIVE IN A MOBILE HOME...YOU SHOULD BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS DURING
TIMES OF POSSIBLE SEVERE WEATHER. MOST MOBILE HOMES ARE NOT SAFE IN
SEVERE WEATHER...ESPECIALLY TORNADOES. THE SIZE AND CONSTRUCTION OF
MOBILE HOMES MAKES THEM PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO OVERTURNING IN HIGH
WINDS. WHEN HIGH WINDS OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY ARE IMMINENT...MOBILE HOMES
SHOULD BE EVACUATED FOR A STURDY SHELTER.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER...AND THE LATEST WEATHER
FORECAST...GO TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WEB SITE AT...
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GRB

$$
JKL
WEATHER.GOV/GRB







000
NOUS43 KGRB 211309
PNSGRB
WIZ005-010>013-018>022-030-031-035>040-045-048>050-073-074-220000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
810 AM CDT MON APR 21 2014

...THIS WEEK IS TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN
WISCONSIN...

TORNADOES ARE ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL AND VIOLENT STORMS THAT NATURE
CAN PRODUCE.  THEY COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES AND CAN OCCUR IN EVERY
STATE...ON ANY DAY OF THE YEAR AND AT ANY HOUR OF THE DAY.

A TORNADO IS A VIOLENTLY ROTATING COLUMN OF AIR THAT EXTENDS FROM THE
BASE OF A THUNDERSTORM DOWN TO THE GROUND.  THE VISIBLE FUNNEL CLOUD
THAT EXTENDS FROM THE BASE OF THE STORM CLOUD IS NOT ALWAYS VISIBLE DOWN
TO THE GROUND. THE WHIRL OF DEBRIS ON THE GROUND...HOWEVER...IS A SURE
INDICATION THAT A TORNADO HAS FORMED.

IN WISCONSIN...THE PEAK TORNADO SEASON IS MAY THROUGH JULY.  THE PEAK
TIME PERIOD IS BETWEEN 2 PM AND 10 PM. ON AVERAGE...WISCONSIN
EXPERIENCES 23 TORNADOES EACH YEAR...WITH AN AVERAGE OF 1 FATALITY DUE
TO TORNADO-RELATED INJURIES. LAST YEAR THE STATE WAS HIT BY 16
TWISTERS...BUT NO FATALITIES WERE REPORTED. 2005 HAD A RECORD 62
TORNADOES.

THERE WERE 10 TORNADOES IN NORTHEAST AND NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN LAST
YEAR...INCLUDING 6 DURING THE LATE NIGHT HOURS OF AUGUST 6-7. IN 2005...
A RECORD 23 TORNADOES WERE REPORTED IN NORTHEAST AND NORTH-CENTRAL
WISCONSIN. THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF TORNADOES DURING THE YEAR IN THIS PART
OF THE STATE IS 7.

-----------------

NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A TORNADO WATCH TO GIVE YOU
ADVANCE NOTICE THAT THE DEVELOPMENT OF TORNADOES IS POSSIBLE IN YOUR
AREA. THIS GIVES YOU THE TIME TO MAKE PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR MOVING TO A
SAFE SHELTER QUICKLY IF A TORNADO IS SIGHTED.

A TORNADO WARNING IS AN URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT THAT A TORNADO HAS BEEN
REPORTED BY SOMEONE OR INDICATED ON RADAR...AND WARNS YOU TO TAKE
IMMEDIATE ACTION. WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED..MOVE QUICKLY. SECONDS SAVE
LIVES.

ALWAYS MONITOR THE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN YOUR AREA. IF SEVERE WEATHER IS
A THREAT...STAY TUNED TO YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO...AND LOCAL TV AND
RADIO STATIONS...FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN
YOUR AREA.

IN THE HOME OR LARGE BUILDING...YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR SAFETY IN A TORNADO
IS AN INTERIOR ROOM WITH NO WINDOWS...ON THE LOWEST LEVEL...PREFERABLY A
BASEMENT. IF POSSIBLE...GET UNDER A STURDY TABLE OR WORK BENCH. IF A
BASEMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE...YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SUGGESTS THAT
YOU TAKE COVER IN AN INTERIOR CLOSET...HALLWAY OR BATHROOM ON THE LOWEST
LEVEL OF THE BUILDING.

IF YOU LIVE IN A MOBILE HOME...YOU SHOULD BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS DURING
TIMES OF POSSIBLE SEVERE WEATHER. MOST MOBILE HOMES ARE NOT SAFE IN
SEVERE WEATHER...ESPECIALLY TORNADOES. THE SIZE AND CONSTRUCTION OF
MOBILE HOMES MAKES THEM PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO OVERTURNING IN HIGH
WINDS. WHEN HIGH WINDS OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY ARE IMMINENT...MOBILE HOMES
SHOULD BE EVACUATED FOR A STURDY SHELTER.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER...AND THE LATEST WEATHER
FORECAST...GO TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WEB SITE AT...
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GRB

$$
JKL
WEATHER.GOV/GRB






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