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NOUS44 KOHX 060906
PNSOHX
TNZ005>011-023>034-056>066-075-077>080-093>095-070000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
406 AM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...UPDATED WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA FOR MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
NASHVILLE WILL BEGIN ISSUING WIND ADVISORY PRODUCTS BASED ON
UPDATED THRESHOLDS.

THESE THRESHOLDS WERE UPDATED IN COORDINATION WITH SURROUNDING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES AND TO BRING CRITERIA BETTER IN
LINE WITH REGIONAL AND NATIONAL STANDARDS.

THE UPDATED CRITERIA ARE AS FOLLOWS...

WIND ADVISORY:

SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 39 MPH AND/OR WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 57 MPH
FOR ANY DURATION.

NO CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO HIGH WIND WATCH/WARNING CRITERIA
WHICH IS AS FOLLOWS...

HIGH WIND WATCH/WARNING:

SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH OR HIGHER AND/OR WIND GUSTS OF 58 MPH
OR HIGHER FOR ANY DURATION.

WIND ADVISORY PRODUCTS ARE DESIGNED TO ALERT THE PUBLIC TO STRONG
AND GUSTY WINDS THAT MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE...BLOW DOWN
A FEW TREES OR POWER LINES...CAUSE ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES...OR
CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

HIGH WIND WATCH/WARNING PRODUCTS ARE DESIGNED TO ALERT THE PUBLIC
FOR STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS THAT MAY CAUSE
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES...BLOW DOWN NUMEROUS TREES OR
POWER LINES...CAUSE WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES...OR CREATE VERY
HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT:

KRISSY HURLEY
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
WFO NASHVILLE TN
EMAIL: KRISSY.HURLEY@NOAA.GOV
PHONE: 615-754-8500 X223

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NOUS44 KOHX 052122
PNSOHX
TNZ009>011-029>034-064>066-078-080-060930-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE, TN
422 PM CDT THU MAY 5 2016

...COOKEVILLE NOAA WEATHER RADIO IS OFF THE AIR...

THE COOKEVILLE NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER...BROADCASTING ON A
FREQUENCY OF 162.400 MHZ...IS OFF THE AIR.

WE ARE WORKING WITH TECHNICIANS TO GET IT BACK UP AND RUNNING AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE. BACKUP NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTERS ARE:

LAFOLLETTE, TN...BROADCASTING ON A FREQUENCY OF 162.450 MHZ...OR
CHANNEL 3 ON MOST NOAA WEATHER RADIOS...AND LAFAYETTE...BROADCASTING
ON A FREQUENCY OF 162.525 MHZ...OR CHANNEL 6 ON MOST NOAA WEATHER
RADIOS.

KEEP IN MIND THAT NOT ALL BACKUP TRANSMITTERS WILL TONE FOR YOUR
SPECIFIC COUNTY...SO PLEASE STAY WEATHER AWARE DURING THE OUTAGE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS
OUTAGE MAY CAUSE.

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