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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
910 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-211600-
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
910 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

...WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS IN ARKANSAS...

GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE HAS PROCLAIMED NOVEMBER 17TH THROUGH 21ST AS WINTER
WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN ARKANSAS.  PEOPLE ARE ASKED TO TAKE SOME TIME
AND PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER SEASON.

TODAYS TOPIC IS THE COLD OF WINTER.

WHEN ARKANSANS THINK OF WINTER...USUALLY A PICTURE OF FALLING SNOW OR
FREEZING RAIN AND TEMPERATURES IN THE 20S AND 30S COMES TO MIND.  HOWEVER...
WINTER WEATHER CAN BE NOT ONLY DANGEROUS...BUT POSSIBLY DEADLY IN SOME
CASES.

WINTER STORMS ARE CONSIDERED DECEPTIVE KILLERS BECAUSE MOST DEATHS ARE
INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE STORM.  TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON ICY ROADS ACCOUNT
FOR A VAST MAJORITY OF DEATHS INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE WINTER WEATHER.
HEART ATTACKS CAUSED BY SHOVELING SNOW AND HYPOTHERMIA FROM PROLONGED
EXPOSURE TO THE COLD ARE ALL CONSEQUENCES OF SEVERE WINTER WEATHER.

HYPOTHERMIA IS THE LOWERING OF BODY TEMPERATURE.  IT CAN BE BROUGHT ON IN
MANY WAYS INCLUDING EXPOSURE TO PERIODS OF BITTERLY COLD WEATHER OR
IMMERSION IN COLD LAKE OR RIVER WATER.  HYPOTHERMIA IS THE MOST DANGEROUS
AND LIFE-THREATENING RESULT OF EXPOSURE TO EXTREMELY COLD AIR.

SOME OF THE WARNING SIGNS ASSOCIATED WITH HYPOTHERMIA ARE
UNCONTROLLABLE SHIVERING...MEMORY LOSS...DISORIENTATION... INCOHERENCE...
SLURRED SPEECH...DROWSINESS...AND APPARENT EXHAUSTION.  A GOOD WAY TO
DETECT HYPOTHERMIA IS TO TAKE THE PERSONS TEMPERATURE.  IF IT IS BELOW 95
DEGREES...SEEK MEDICAL CARE IMMEDIATELY.  IF MEDICAL CARE IS NOT
AVAILABLE...BEGIN WARMING THE PERSON SLOWLY BY WARMING THE BODY CORE
FIRST AND THEN WARM THE EXTREMITIES.

FROSTBITE IS DAMAGE TO BODY TISSUE DUE TO IT BEING FROZEN.  FROSTBITE CAUSES
A LOSS OF FEELING AND A WHITE OR PALE APPEARANCE IN EXTREMITIES.  IF SYMPTOMS
ARE DETECTED...GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY.  IF YOU MUST WAIT FOR HELP...
BEGIN TO TREAT THE AFFECTED AREA BY WARMING IT SLOWLY.

WIND CHILL IS BASED ON THE RATE OF HEAT LOSS FROM EXPOSED SKIN CAUSED BY
THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF WIND AND COLD.  AS THE WIND INCREASES...HEAT IS
CARRIED AWAY FROM THE BODY...DRIVING DOWN THE BODY TEMPERATURE.  AT A
WIND CHILL OF 18 DEGREES BELOW ZERO...FROSTBITE CAN DEVELOP ON EXPOSED
SKIN WITHIN 30 MINUTES.  REMEMBER THAT ANIMALS ARE AFFECTED BY WIND CHILL
AS WELL.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
IN TULSA AT 918-838-7838 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TULSA

$$







000
NOUS44 KTSA 211510
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ZCZC OKCPNSTSA
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
910 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-211600-
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
910 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

...WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS IN ARKANSAS...

GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE HAS PROCLAIMED NOVEMBER 17TH THROUGH 21ST AS WINTER
WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN ARKANSAS.  PEOPLE ARE ASKED TO TAKE SOME TIME
AND PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER SEASON.

TODAYS TOPIC IS THE COLD OF WINTER.

WHEN ARKANSANS THINK OF WINTER...USUALLY A PICTURE OF FALLING SNOW OR
FREEZING RAIN AND TEMPERATURES IN THE 20S AND 30S COMES TO MIND.  HOWEVER...
WINTER WEATHER CAN BE NOT ONLY DANGEROUS...BUT POSSIBLY DEADLY IN SOME
CASES.

WINTER STORMS ARE CONSIDERED DECEPTIVE KILLERS BECAUSE MOST DEATHS ARE
INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE STORM.  TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON ICY ROADS ACCOUNT
FOR A VAST MAJORITY OF DEATHS INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE WINTER WEATHER.
HEART ATTACKS CAUSED BY SHOVELING SNOW AND HYPOTHERMIA FROM PROLONGED
EXPOSURE TO THE COLD ARE ALL CONSEQUENCES OF SEVERE WINTER WEATHER.

HYPOTHERMIA IS THE LOWERING OF BODY TEMPERATURE.  IT CAN BE BROUGHT ON IN
MANY WAYS INCLUDING EXPOSURE TO PERIODS OF BITTERLY COLD WEATHER OR
IMMERSION IN COLD LAKE OR RIVER WATER.  HYPOTHERMIA IS THE MOST DANGEROUS
AND LIFE-THREATENING RESULT OF EXPOSURE TO EXTREMELY COLD AIR.

SOME OF THE WARNING SIGNS ASSOCIATED WITH HYPOTHERMIA ARE
UNCONTROLLABLE SHIVERING...MEMORY LOSS...DISORIENTATION... INCOHERENCE...
SLURRED SPEECH...DROWSINESS...AND APPARENT EXHAUSTION.  A GOOD WAY TO
DETECT HYPOTHERMIA IS TO TAKE THE PERSONS TEMPERATURE.  IF IT IS BELOW 95
DEGREES...SEEK MEDICAL CARE IMMEDIATELY.  IF MEDICAL CARE IS NOT
AVAILABLE...BEGIN WARMING THE PERSON SLOWLY BY WARMING THE BODY CORE
FIRST AND THEN WARM THE EXTREMITIES.

FROSTBITE IS DAMAGE TO BODY TISSUE DUE TO IT BEING FROZEN.  FROSTBITE CAUSES
A LOSS OF FEELING AND A WHITE OR PALE APPEARANCE IN EXTREMITIES.  IF SYMPTOMS
ARE DETECTED...GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY.  IF YOU MUST WAIT FOR HELP...
BEGIN TO TREAT THE AFFECTED AREA BY WARMING IT SLOWLY.

WIND CHILL IS BASED ON THE RATE OF HEAT LOSS FROM EXPOSED SKIN CAUSED BY
THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF WIND AND COLD.  AS THE WIND INCREASES...HEAT IS
CARRIED AWAY FROM THE BODY...DRIVING DOWN THE BODY TEMPERATURE.  AT A
WIND CHILL OF 18 DEGREES BELOW ZERO...FROSTBITE CAN DEVELOP ON EXPOSED
SKIN WITHIN 30 MINUTES.  REMEMBER THAT ANIMALS ARE AFFECTED BY WIND CHILL
AS WELL.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
IN TULSA AT 918-838-7838 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TULSA

$$








000
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PNSTSA

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1235 PM CST THU NOV 20 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-202030-
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
PUSHMATAHA-CHOCTAW-OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-CRAIG-OTTAWA-PAWNEE-
TULSA-ROGERS-MAYES-DELAWARE-CREEK-OKFUSKEE-OKMULGEE-WAGONER-
CHEROKEE-ADAIR-MUSKOGEE-MCINTOSH-SEQUOYAH-PITTSBURG-HASKELL-
LATIMER-LE FLORE-
1235 PM CST THU NOV 20 2014

...NOAA WEATHER RADIO BROADCAST TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED...

THE NOAA ALL HAZARDS RADIO WILL BE OFF THE AIR FROM APPROXIMATELY
200 TO 230 PM THIS AFTERNOON FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE...AND THAT WILL
INCLUDE ALL TRANSMITTERS THAT SERVE THE LISTENING AREA. EASTERN
OKLAHOMA...NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AND ADJACENT COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST
KANSAS AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI WILL SEE A TEMPORARY INTERRUPTION OF
SERVICE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY CONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

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000
NOUS44 KTSA 201835
PNSTSA

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1235 PM CST THU NOV 20 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-202030-
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
PUSHMATAHA-CHOCTAW-OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-CRAIG-OTTAWA-PAWNEE-
TULSA-ROGERS-MAYES-DELAWARE-CREEK-OKFUSKEE-OKMULGEE-WAGONER-
CHEROKEE-ADAIR-MUSKOGEE-MCINTOSH-SEQUOYAH-PITTSBURG-HASKELL-
LATIMER-LE FLORE-
1235 PM CST THU NOV 20 2014

...NOAA WEATHER RADIO BROADCAST TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED...

THE NOAA ALL HAZARDS RADIO WILL BE OFF THE AIR FROM APPROXIMATELY
200 TO 230 PM THIS AFTERNOON FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE...AND THAT WILL
INCLUDE ALL TRANSMITTERS THAT SERVE THE LISTENING AREA. EASTERN
OKLAHOMA...NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AND ADJACENT COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST
KANSAS AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI WILL SEE A TEMPORARY INTERRUPTION OF
SERVICE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY CONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

$$







000
NOUS44 KTSA 201309
PNSTSA

ZCZC OKCPNSTSA
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
710 AM CST THU NOV 20 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-201600-
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
710 AM CST THU NOV 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS IN ARKANSAS...

GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE HAS PROCLAIMED NOVEMBER 17TH THROUGH 21ST AS
WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN ARKANSAS.  PEOPLE ARE ASKED TO TAKE
SOME TIME AND PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER SEASON.

TODAYS TOPIC IS WINTER WEATHER SAFETY RULES.

WINTER STORMS ARE CONSIDERED DECEPTIVE KILLERS BECAUSE MOST DEATHS
ARE INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE STORM.  PEOPLE DIE IN TRAFFIC
ACCIDENTS...FROM HEART ATTACKS WHILE SHOVELING SNOW...AND FROM
HYPOTHERMIA FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE COLD.  EVERYONE IS
POTENTIALLY AT RISK DURING WINTER STORMS.  THE ACTUAL THREAT DEPENDS
ON YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION.  MOST OF THE DEATHS THAT ARE RELATED TO
ICE AND SNOW OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES AND MANY OTHERS OCCUR BECAUSE
PEOPLE ARE CAUGHT OUT IN THE STORM.  ABOUT HALF OF THE PEOPLE THAT
DIE AS A RESULT OF PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE COLD ARE OVER 60 YEARS
OF AGE AND ABOUT ONE QUARTER OF THOSE VICTIMS ARE AT HOME.

EARLY PREPARATION FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER WILL IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES
OF BEING ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY AVOID WINTER WEATHER RELATED
COMPLICATIONS.

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS THAT WILL HELP KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE
THIS WINTER SEASON...

AT HOME OR AT WORK...THE PRIMARY CONCERNS ARE THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF
HEAT...POWER...TELEPHONE SERVICE...AND A SHORTAGE OF SUPPLIES IF
STORM CONDITIONS ARE PROLONGED FOR SEVERAL DAYS.  KEEPING EXTRA
FOOD... WATER.BATTERIES. EXTRA MEDICINE.FIRST AID SUPPLIES.AND EXTRA
BABY ITEMS ON HAND WILL ENABLE YOU TO WITHSTAND MOST WINTER WEATHER
SITUATIONS.

IF POWER IS LOST...NEVER USE A GASOLINE OR DIESEL POWERED GENERATOR
INSIDE THE HOUSE...IN THE GARAGE OR ANY OTHER ENCLOSED SPACE.
GENERATORS CAN CAUSE CARBON MONOXIDE TO BUILD UP TO DEADLY LEVELS IN
ENCLOSED SPACES.  OPERATE SUCH GENERATORS OUTDOORS ONLY.

TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS ANTICIPATED.
HOWEVER.CERTAIN PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN DURING THE WINTER MONTHS
IN CASE A STORM DEVELOPS SUDDENLY OR TRAVEL IN BAD WEATHER IS
UNAVOIDABLE. IN YOUR VEHICLE...CARRY A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT
THAT INCLUDES A FLASH LIGHT...EXTRA BATTERIES...BLANKETS... BOTTLED
WATER...NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS...A TOOL KIT...AND FIRST-AID
SUPPLIES.  FULLY CHECK AND WINTERIZE YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE THE WINTER
SEASON BEGINS.

FINALLY...PLAN FOR YOUR PETS AS THEY ARE JUST AS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE
COLD AS YOU ARE.  KEEP TRACK OF THE LATEST WEATHER REPORTS...
ESPECIALLY WHEN TRAVELING AWAY FROM YOUR HOME.  DRESS FOR THE
WEATHER BY WEARING SEVERAL LAYERS OF LOOSE-FITTING CLOTHING RATHER
THAN A SINGLE OVERCOAT.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS CAN PROVIDE A
FREE INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE TO ASSIST YOU IN PREPARING FOR THIS
YEARS WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN TULSA AT 918-838-7838 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TULSA

$$







000
NOUS44 KTSA 201309
PNSTSA

ZCZC OKCPNSTSA
TTAA00 KTSA DDHHMM

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
710 AM CST THU NOV 20 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-201600-
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
710 AM CST THU NOV 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS IN ARKANSAS...

GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE HAS PROCLAIMED NOVEMBER 17TH THROUGH 21ST AS
WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN ARKANSAS.  PEOPLE ARE ASKED TO TAKE
SOME TIME AND PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER SEASON.

TODAYS TOPIC IS WINTER WEATHER SAFETY RULES.

WINTER STORMS ARE CONSIDERED DECEPTIVE KILLERS BECAUSE MOST DEATHS
ARE INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE STORM.  PEOPLE DIE IN TRAFFIC
ACCIDENTS...FROM HEART ATTACKS WHILE SHOVELING SNOW...AND FROM
HYPOTHERMIA FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE COLD.  EVERYONE IS
POTENTIALLY AT RISK DURING WINTER STORMS.  THE ACTUAL THREAT DEPENDS
ON YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION.  MOST OF THE DEATHS THAT ARE RELATED TO
ICE AND SNOW OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES AND MANY OTHERS OCCUR BECAUSE
PEOPLE ARE CAUGHT OUT IN THE STORM.  ABOUT HALF OF THE PEOPLE THAT
DIE AS A RESULT OF PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE COLD ARE OVER 60 YEARS
OF AGE AND ABOUT ONE QUARTER OF THOSE VICTIMS ARE AT HOME.

EARLY PREPARATION FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER WILL IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES
OF BEING ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY AVOID WINTER WEATHER RELATED
COMPLICATIONS.

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS THAT WILL HELP KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE
THIS WINTER SEASON...

AT HOME OR AT WORK...THE PRIMARY CONCERNS ARE THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF
HEAT...POWER...TELEPHONE SERVICE...AND A SHORTAGE OF SUPPLIES IF
STORM CONDITIONS ARE PROLONGED FOR SEVERAL DAYS.  KEEPING EXTRA
FOOD... WATER.BATTERIES. EXTRA MEDICINE.FIRST AID SUPPLIES.AND EXTRA
BABY ITEMS ON HAND WILL ENABLE YOU TO WITHSTAND MOST WINTER WEATHER
SITUATIONS.

IF POWER IS LOST...NEVER USE A GASOLINE OR DIESEL POWERED GENERATOR
INSIDE THE HOUSE...IN THE GARAGE OR ANY OTHER ENCLOSED SPACE.
GENERATORS CAN CAUSE CARBON MONOXIDE TO BUILD UP TO DEADLY LEVELS IN
ENCLOSED SPACES.  OPERATE SUCH GENERATORS OUTDOORS ONLY.

TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS ANTICIPATED.
HOWEVER.CERTAIN PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN DURING THE WINTER MONTHS
IN CASE A STORM DEVELOPS SUDDENLY OR TRAVEL IN BAD WEATHER IS
UNAVOIDABLE. IN YOUR VEHICLE...CARRY A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT
THAT INCLUDES A FLASH LIGHT...EXTRA BATTERIES...BLANKETS... BOTTLED
WATER...NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS...A TOOL KIT...AND FIRST-AID
SUPPLIES.  FULLY CHECK AND WINTERIZE YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE THE WINTER
SEASON BEGINS.

FINALLY...PLAN FOR YOUR PETS AS THEY ARE JUST AS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE
COLD AS YOU ARE.  KEEP TRACK OF THE LATEST WEATHER REPORTS...
ESPECIALLY WHEN TRAVELING AWAY FROM YOUR HOME.  DRESS FOR THE
WEATHER BY WEARING SEVERAL LAYERS OF LOOSE-FITTING CLOTHING RATHER
THAN A SINGLE OVERCOAT.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS CAN PROVIDE A
FREE INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE TO ASSIST YOU IN PREPARING FOR THIS
YEARS WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN TULSA AT 918-838-7838 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TULSA

$$






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