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000
NOUS42 KMHX 300949
PNSMHX
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-301400-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
549 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

...NORTH CAROLINA HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK FOR 2015...

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN DECLARED NORTH CAROLINA`S HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
WEEK FOR 2015. ALL WEEK LONG THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS BEEN
ISSUING INFORMATIVE MESSAGES TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR HURRICANE
SEASON.

EACH DAY WE HAVE COVERED A DIFFERENT TOPIC. TODAY WE WILL TALK
ABOUT DEALING WITH A WEATHER DISASTER.

DISASTER PREVENTION INCLUDES DEVELOPING A FAMILY PLAN...CREATING
A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT...HAVING A PLACE TO GO...SECURING YOUR
HOME...AND HAVING A PET PLAN.

YOUR FAMILY PLAN...YOUR FAMILY`S DISASTER PLAN SHOULD BE BASED ON
YOUR VULNERABILITY TO HURRICANE HAZARDS SUCH AS RAINFALL
FLOODING AND HIGH WINDS. YOU SHOULD KEEP A WRITTEN PLAN AND BE
SURE TO SHARE IT NOT ONLY WITH YOUR FAMILY...BUT ALSO WITH YOUR
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. THAT WAY EVERYONE WILL KNOW WHAT YOU ARE
GOING TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE THREATENS.

CREATING A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT...THERE ARE CERTAIN ITEMS THAT YOU
NEED TO HAVE IN YOUR KIT REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU RIDE THE
HURRICANE OUT. A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT IS A USEFUL TOOL WHEN YOU
EVACUATE...AS WELL AS MAKING YOUR FAMILY AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE IN
YOUR HOME. YOUR KIT SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING...

1)  AT LEAST 1 GALLON OF WATER PER PERSON PER DAY FOR 3 TO 7 DAYS.
2)  ABOUT 3 TO 7 DAYS WORTH OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD.
3)  BLANKETS AND PILLOWS.
4)  SEASONAL CLOTHING INCLUDING RAIN GEAR AND STURDY SHOES.
5)  SPECIAL ITEMS FOR CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY.
6)  FIRST AID BANDAGES...MEDICINE...AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
7)  TOILETRIES.
8)  FLASHLIGHTS WITH BATTERIES.
9)  A BATTERY POWERED RADIO AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS.
10) CASH (BANKS AND A T M`S MAY BE CLOSED FOR EXTENDED PERIODS)
11) KEYS
12) TOYS...BOOKS AND GAMES.
13) IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS IN A WATERPROOF CONTAINER (INSURANCE PAPERS)
14) TOOLS
15) A VEHICLE WITH ITS GAS TANK FILLED.
16) PET CARE ITEMS.

SECURE YOUR HOME...THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO
REDUCE YOUR HOMES VULNERABILITY. BE SURE TO PICK UP ALL LOOSE
ITEMS IN AND AROUND YOUR YARD SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS...TOYS...LAWN
FURNITURE...POTTED PLANTS... AND SO ON. IF YOU WISH TO COVER YOUR
WINDOWS BE SURE TO USE  HURRICANE SHUDDERS OR AT LEAST 5/8 INCH
PLYWOOD. THIS WILL KEEP THE WIND OUT OF YOUR HOUSE. ALSO BE SURE
TO REINFORCE YOU GARAGE DOOR.

EVACUATION...IF YOU ARE ASKED TO EVACUATE...YOU SHOULD DO SO
WITHOUT DELAY. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO EVACUATE EVEN IF NOT ASKED TO
DO SO IF THE AREA AROUND YOUR HOME IS PRONE TO FLOODING. IT IS
VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU EVALUATE YOUR HOMES VULNERABILITY. YOU
COULD BECOME CUT OFF TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD BY FLOOD WATERS...OR
FALLING TREES MAY THREATEN YOUR FAMILY. ALSO IT IS VERY IMPORTANT
TO REMEMBER THAT IN AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN TOLD TO EVACUATE...
VARIOUS EMERGENCY SERVICES MAY BE HINDERED...MEANING THAT FIRE...
E M S...AND POLICE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO REACH YOU.

PREVENTING THE LOSS OF LIFE AND MINIMIZING THE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
FROM HURRICANES ARE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT ARE SHARED BY ALL. THE
MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU CAN DO IS TO BE INFORMED AND
PREPARED.

$$





000
NOUS42 KMHX 300949
PNSMHX
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-301400-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
549 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

...NORTH CAROLINA HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK FOR 2015...

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN DECLARED NORTH CAROLINA`S HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
WEEK FOR 2015. ALL WEEK LONG THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS BEEN
ISSUING INFORMATIVE MESSAGES TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR HURRICANE
SEASON.

EACH DAY WE HAVE COVERED A DIFFERENT TOPIC. TODAY WE WILL TALK
ABOUT DEALING WITH A WEATHER DISASTER.

DISASTER PREVENTION INCLUDES DEVELOPING A FAMILY PLAN...CREATING
A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT...HAVING A PLACE TO GO...SECURING YOUR
HOME...AND HAVING A PET PLAN.

YOUR FAMILY PLAN...YOUR FAMILY`S DISASTER PLAN SHOULD BE BASED ON
YOUR VULNERABILITY TO HURRICANE HAZARDS SUCH AS RAINFALL
FLOODING AND HIGH WINDS. YOU SHOULD KEEP A WRITTEN PLAN AND BE
SURE TO SHARE IT NOT ONLY WITH YOUR FAMILY...BUT ALSO WITH YOUR
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. THAT WAY EVERYONE WILL KNOW WHAT YOU ARE
GOING TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE THREATENS.

CREATING A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT...THERE ARE CERTAIN ITEMS THAT YOU
NEED TO HAVE IN YOUR KIT REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU RIDE THE
HURRICANE OUT. A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT IS A USEFUL TOOL WHEN YOU
EVACUATE...AS WELL AS MAKING YOUR FAMILY AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE IN
YOUR HOME. YOUR KIT SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING...

1)  AT LEAST 1 GALLON OF WATER PER PERSON PER DAY FOR 3 TO 7 DAYS.
2)  ABOUT 3 TO 7 DAYS WORTH OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD.
3)  BLANKETS AND PILLOWS.
4)  SEASONAL CLOTHING INCLUDING RAIN GEAR AND STURDY SHOES.
5)  SPECIAL ITEMS FOR CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY.
6)  FIRST AID BANDAGES...MEDICINE...AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
7)  TOILETRIES.
8)  FLASHLIGHTS WITH BATTERIES.
9)  A BATTERY POWERED RADIO AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS.
10) CASH (BANKS AND A T M`S MAY BE CLOSED FOR EXTENDED PERIODS)
11) KEYS
12) TOYS...BOOKS AND GAMES.
13) IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS IN A WATERPROOF CONTAINER (INSURANCE PAPERS)
14) TOOLS
15) A VEHICLE WITH ITS GAS TANK FILLED.
16) PET CARE ITEMS.

SECURE YOUR HOME...THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO
REDUCE YOUR HOMES VULNERABILITY. BE SURE TO PICK UP ALL LOOSE
ITEMS IN AND AROUND YOUR YARD SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS...TOYS...LAWN
FURNITURE...POTTED PLANTS... AND SO ON. IF YOU WISH TO COVER YOUR
WINDOWS BE SURE TO USE  HURRICANE SHUDDERS OR AT LEAST 5/8 INCH
PLYWOOD. THIS WILL KEEP THE WIND OUT OF YOUR HOUSE. ALSO BE SURE
TO REINFORCE YOU GARAGE DOOR.

EVACUATION...IF YOU ARE ASKED TO EVACUATE...YOU SHOULD DO SO
WITHOUT DELAY. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO EVACUATE EVEN IF NOT ASKED TO
DO SO IF THE AREA AROUND YOUR HOME IS PRONE TO FLOODING. IT IS
VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU EVALUATE YOUR HOMES VULNERABILITY. YOU
COULD BECOME CUT OFF TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD BY FLOOD WATERS...OR
FALLING TREES MAY THREATEN YOUR FAMILY. ALSO IT IS VERY IMPORTANT
TO REMEMBER THAT IN AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN TOLD TO EVACUATE...
VARIOUS EMERGENCY SERVICES MAY BE HINDERED...MEANING THAT FIRE...
E M S...AND POLICE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO REACH YOU.

PREVENTING THE LOSS OF LIFE AND MINIMIZING THE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
FROM HURRICANES ARE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT ARE SHARED BY ALL. THE
MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU CAN DO IS TO BE INFORMED AND
PREPARED.

$$




000
NOUS42 KMHX 291054
PNSMHX
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-292300-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
654 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

...NORTH CAROLINA HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK FOR 2015...

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN DECLARED NORTH CAROLINA`S HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
WEEK FOR 2015. ALL WEEK LONG THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS BEEN
ISSUING INFORMATIVE MESSAGES TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR HURRICANE
SEASON.

EACH DAY WE HAVE COVERED A DIFFERENT TOPIC. TODAY WE WILL TALK
ABOUT DEALING WITH A WEATHER DISASTER.

DISASTER PREVENTION INCLUDES DEVELOPING A FAMILY PLAN...CREATING
A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT...HAVING A PLACE TO GO...SECURING YOUR
HOME...AND HAVING A PET PLAN.

YOUR FAMILY PLAN...YOUR FAMILY`S DISASTER PLAN SHOULD BE BASED ON
YOUR VULNERABILITY TO HURRICANE HAZARDS SUCH AS RAINFALL
FLOODING AND HIGH WINDS. YOU SHOULD KEEP A WRITTEN PLAN AND BE
SURE TO SHARE IT NOT ONLY WITH YOUR FAMILY...BUT ALSO WITH YOUR
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. THAT WAY EVERYONE WILL KNOW WHAT YOU ARE
GOING TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE THREATENS.

CREATING A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT...THERE ARE CERTAIN ITEMS THAT YOU
NEED TO HAVE IN YOUR KIT REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU RIDE THE
HURRICANE OUT. A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT IS A USEFUL TOOL WHEN YOU
EVACUATE...AS WELL AS MAKING YOUR FAMILY AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE IN
YOUR HOME. YOUR KIT SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING...

1)  AT LEAST 1 GALLON OF WATER PER PERSON PER DAY FOR 3 TO 7 DAYS.
2)  ABOUT 3 TO 7 DAYS WORTH OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD.
3)  BLANKETS AND PILLOWS.
4)  SEASONAL CLOTHING INCLUDING RAIN GEAR AND STURDY SHOES.
5)  SPECIAL ITEMS FOR CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY.
6)  FIRST AID BANDAGES...MEDICINE...AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
7)  TOILETRIES.
8)  FLASHLIGHTS WITH BATTERIES.
9)  A BATTERY POWERED RADIO AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS.
10) CASH (BANKS AND A T M`S MAY BE CLOSED FOR EXTENDED PERIODS)
11) KEYS
12) TOYS...BOOKS AND GAMES.
13) IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS IN A WATERPROOF CONTAINER (INSURANCE PAPERS)
14) TOOLS
15) A VEHICLE WITH ITS GAS TANK FILLED.
16) PET CARE ITEMS.

SECURE YOUR HOME...THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO
REDUCE YOUR HOMES VULNERABILITY. BE SURE TO PICK UP ALL LOOSE
ITEMS IN AND AROUND YOUR YARD SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS...TOYS...LAWN
FURNITURE...POTTED PLANTS... AND SO ON. IF YOU WISH TO COVER YOUR
WINDOWS BE SURE TO USE  HURRICANE SHUDDERS OR AT LEAST 5/8 INCH
PLYWOOD. THIS WILL KEEP THE WIND OUT OF YOUR HOUSE. ALSO BE SURE
TO REINFORCE YOU GARAGE DOOR.

EVACUATION...IF YOU ARE ASKED TO EVACUATE...YOU SHOULD DO SO
WITHOUT DELAY. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO EVACUATE EVEN IF NOT ASKED TO
DO SO IF THE AREA AROUND YOUR HOME IS PRONE TO FLOODING. IT IS
VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU EVALUATE YOUR HOMES VULNERABILITY. YOU
COULD BECOME CUT OFF TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD BY FLOOD WATERS...OR
FALLING TREES MAY THREATEN YOUR FAMILY. ALSO IT IS VERY IMPORTANT
TO REMEMBER THAT IN AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN TOLD TO EVACUATE...
VARIOUS EMERGENCY SERVICES MAY BE HINDERED...MEANING THAT FIRE...
E M S...AND POLICE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO REACH YOU.

PREVENTING THE LOSS OF LIFE AND MINIMIZING THE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
FROM HURRICANES ARE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT ARE SHARED BY ALL. THE
MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU CAN DO IS TO BE INFORMED AND
PREPARED.

$$




000
NOUS42 KMHX 281022
PNSMHX
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-281500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
622 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...NORTH CAROLINA HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK FOR 2015...

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN DECLARED NORTH CAROLINA`S HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
WEEK FOR 2015. ALL WEEK LONG THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE
ISSUING INFORMATIVE MESSAGES TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR HURRICANE
SEASON.

EACH DAY WE WILL COVER A DIFFERENT TOPIC. TODAY WE WILL TALK ABOUT
THE FORECAST PROCESS.

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...PART OF THE MISSION OF THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE`S TROPICAL PREDICTION CENTER IS TO SAVE
LIVES AND PROTECT PROPERTY BY ISSUING WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND
FORECASTS FOR HAZARDOUS WEATHER IN THE TROPICS.

OBSERVATIONS...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USES ALL OF THE TOOLS
IN ITS ARSENAL WHEN TRACKING HURRICANES. SATELLITES...BUOYS...
AIRCRAFT...AND RADAR ARE ALL IMPORTANT TOOLS USED FOR HURRICANE
FORECASTING.

CENTRAL MODEL GUIDANCE/INTERPRETATION...COMPUTER MODELS TAKE ALL
THE VARIOUS OBSERVATIONS AND PERFORM MILLIONS OF CALCULATIONS TO
GENERATE PREDICTIONS OF HURRICANE BEHAVIOR. THE ATMOSPHERE IN
WHICH THE HURRICANE IS MOVING IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HURRICANE
INTENSITY AND MOTION. THE OUTPUT FROM ALL OF THESE COMPUTER
MODELS ARE PACKAGED AS GUIDANCE AND IS EVALUATED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AS WELL AS LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICES.

PRODUCT GENERATION...ONCE FORECASTS...WATCHES...AND WARNINGS HAVE
BEEN COORDINATED ALONG THE COAST BETWEEN THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AND LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES...THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER GENERATES THE HURRICANE FORECAST AND WARNING
PRODUCTS. HURRICANE FORECASTS ARE CREATED FOUR TIMES A DAY WHEN
HURRICANES ARE PRESENT IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN...CARIBBEAN SEA...OR
GULF OF MEXICO...AT 5 AM... 11 AM...5 PM...AND 11 PM EDT.

INFORMATION DISSEMINATION...HURRICANE FORECAST AND WARNING
INFORMATION IS SENT OUT TO ALL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR RELAY TO
EVERYONE. TELEVISION AND RADIO AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO ARE SOME OF
THE BEST MEANS TO GET THE MOST UP TO DATE HURRICANE INFORMATION.
THE INTERNET CAN ALSO BE A GOOD SOURCE OF INFORMATION. YOU CAN
VISIT THE NEWPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT
WEATHER.GOV/NEWPORT TO GET LOCAL FORECASTS AND HURRICANE
FORECASTS AND WARNINGS.

YOUR LOCAL NEWPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...THE ROLE OF
THE NEWPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IS TO TAKE THE
HURRICANE FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AND
LOCALIZE THE THREAT TO EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA. THE NEWPORT OFFICE
CLOSELY EXAMINES THE THREATS OF WIND...TORNADOES...RAINFALL...AND
FLOODING. THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO LOCAL AND STATE
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS THE MEDIA. THE NEWPORT WEATHER
OFFICE WILL ISSUE RIVER FLOOD AND FLOOD WARNINGS TO HELP
SAVE LIVES FROM FLOOD WATERS THAT OCCUR WHEN A HURRICANE PRODUCES
TORRENTIAL RAIN. TORNADO WARNINGS WILL ALSO BE ISSUED BY THE
NEWPORT OFFICE WHEN FORECASTERS DETECT THEM ON NEXRAD DOPPLER RADAR.

$$




000
NOUS42 KMHX 281022
PNSMHX
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-281500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
622 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...NORTH CAROLINA HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK FOR 2015...

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN DECLARED NORTH CAROLINA`S HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
WEEK FOR 2015. ALL WEEK LONG THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE
ISSUING INFORMATIVE MESSAGES TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR HURRICANE
SEASON.

EACH DAY WE WILL COVER A DIFFERENT TOPIC. TODAY WE WILL TALK ABOUT
THE FORECAST PROCESS.

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...PART OF THE MISSION OF THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE`S TROPICAL PREDICTION CENTER IS TO SAVE
LIVES AND PROTECT PROPERTY BY ISSUING WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND
FORECASTS FOR HAZARDOUS WEATHER IN THE TROPICS.

OBSERVATIONS...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USES ALL OF THE TOOLS
IN ITS ARSENAL WHEN TRACKING HURRICANES. SATELLITES...BUOYS...
AIRCRAFT...AND RADAR ARE ALL IMPORTANT TOOLS USED FOR HURRICANE
FORECASTING.

CENTRAL MODEL GUIDANCE/INTERPRETATION...COMPUTER MODELS TAKE ALL
THE VARIOUS OBSERVATIONS AND PERFORM MILLIONS OF CALCULATIONS TO
GENERATE PREDICTIONS OF HURRICANE BEHAVIOR. THE ATMOSPHERE IN
WHICH THE HURRICANE IS MOVING IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HURRICANE
INTENSITY AND MOTION. THE OUTPUT FROM ALL OF THESE COMPUTER
MODELS ARE PACKAGED AS GUIDANCE AND IS EVALUATED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AS WELL AS LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICES.

PRODUCT GENERATION...ONCE FORECASTS...WATCHES...AND WARNINGS HAVE
BEEN COORDINATED ALONG THE COAST BETWEEN THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AND LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES...THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER GENERATES THE HURRICANE FORECAST AND WARNING
PRODUCTS. HURRICANE FORECASTS ARE CREATED FOUR TIMES A DAY WHEN
HURRICANES ARE PRESENT IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN...CARIBBEAN SEA...OR
GULF OF MEXICO...AT 5 AM... 11 AM...5 PM...AND 11 PM EDT.

INFORMATION DISSEMINATION...HURRICANE FORECAST AND WARNING
INFORMATION IS SENT OUT TO ALL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR RELAY TO
EVERYONE. TELEVISION AND RADIO AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO ARE SOME OF
THE BEST MEANS TO GET THE MOST UP TO DATE HURRICANE INFORMATION.
THE INTERNET CAN ALSO BE A GOOD SOURCE OF INFORMATION. YOU CAN
VISIT THE NEWPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT
WEATHER.GOV/NEWPORT TO GET LOCAL FORECASTS AND HURRICANE
FORECASTS AND WARNINGS.

YOUR LOCAL NEWPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...THE ROLE OF
THE NEWPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IS TO TAKE THE
HURRICANE FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AND
LOCALIZE THE THREAT TO EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA. THE NEWPORT OFFICE
CLOSELY EXAMINES THE THREATS OF WIND...TORNADOES...RAINFALL...AND
FLOODING. THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO LOCAL AND STATE
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS THE MEDIA. THE NEWPORT WEATHER
OFFICE WILL ISSUE RIVER FLOOD AND FLOOD WARNINGS TO HELP
SAVE LIVES FROM FLOOD WATERS THAT OCCUR WHEN A HURRICANE PRODUCES
TORRENTIAL RAIN. TORNADO WARNINGS WILL ALSO BE ISSUED BY THE
NEWPORT OFFICE WHEN FORECASTERS DETECT THEM ON NEXRAD DOPPLER RADAR.

$$





000
NOUS42 KMHX 281022
PNSMHX
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-281500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
622 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

...NORTH CAROLINA HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK FOR 2015...

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN DECLARED NORTH CAROLINA`S HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
WEEK FOR 2015. ALL WEEK LONG THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE
ISSUING INFORMATIVE MESSAGES TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR HURRICANE
SEASON.

EACH DAY WE WILL COVER A DIFFERENT TOPIC. TODAY WE WILL TALK ABOUT
THE FORECAST PROCESS.

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...PART OF THE MISSION OF THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE`S TROPICAL PREDICTION CENTER IS TO SAVE
LIVES AND PROTECT PROPERTY BY ISSUING WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND
FORECASTS FOR HAZARDOUS WEATHER IN THE TROPICS.

OBSERVATIONS...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USES ALL OF THE TOOLS
IN ITS ARSENAL WHEN TRACKING HURRICANES. SATELLITES...BUOYS...
AIRCRAFT...AND RADAR ARE ALL IMPORTANT TOOLS USED FOR HURRICANE
FORECASTING.

CENTRAL MODEL GUIDANCE/INTERPRETATION...COMPUTER MODELS TAKE ALL
THE VARIOUS OBSERVATIONS AND PERFORM MILLIONS OF CALCULATIONS TO
GENERATE PREDICTIONS OF HURRICANE BEHAVIOR. THE ATMOSPHERE IN
WHICH THE HURRICANE IS MOVING IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HURRICANE
INTENSITY AND MOTION. THE OUTPUT FROM ALL OF THESE COMPUTER
MODELS ARE PACKAGED AS GUIDANCE AND IS EVALUATED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AS WELL AS LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICES.

PRODUCT GENERATION...ONCE FORECASTS...WATCHES...AND WARNINGS HAVE
BEEN COORDINATED ALONG THE COAST BETWEEN THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AND LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES...THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER GENERATES THE HURRICANE FORECAST AND WARNING
PRODUCTS. HURRICANE FORECASTS ARE CREATED FOUR TIMES A DAY WHEN
HURRICANES ARE PRESENT IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN...CARIBBEAN SEA...OR
GULF OF MEXICO...AT 5 AM... 11 AM...5 PM...AND 11 PM EDT.

INFORMATION DISSEMINATION...HURRICANE FORECAST AND WARNING
INFORMATION IS SENT OUT TO ALL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR RELAY TO
EVERYONE. TELEVISION AND RADIO AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO ARE SOME OF
THE BEST MEANS TO GET THE MOST UP TO DATE HURRICANE INFORMATION.
THE INTERNET CAN ALSO BE A GOOD SOURCE OF INFORMATION. YOU CAN
VISIT THE NEWPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT
WEATHER.GOV/NEWPORT TO GET LOCAL FORECASTS AND HURRICANE
FORECASTS AND WARNINGS.

YOUR LOCAL NEWPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...THE ROLE OF
THE NEWPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IS TO TAKE THE
HURRICANE FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AND
LOCALIZE THE THREAT TO EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA. THE NEWPORT OFFICE
CLOSELY EXAMINES THE THREATS OF WIND...TORNADOES...RAINFALL...AND
FLOODING. THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO LOCAL AND STATE
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS THE MEDIA. THE NEWPORT WEATHER
OFFICE WILL ISSUE RIVER FLOOD AND FLOOD WARNINGS TO HELP
SAVE LIVES FROM FLOOD WATERS THAT OCCUR WHEN A HURRICANE PRODUCES
TORRENTIAL RAIN. TORNADO WARNINGS WILL ALSO BE ISSUED BY THE
NEWPORT OFFICE WHEN FORECASTERS DETECT THEM ON NEXRAD DOPPLER RADAR.

$$





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