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High Wind Warning

Statement as of 2:53 PM PST on February 05, 2016

Expires 10:00 PM EST on February 05, 2016


... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 7 PM PST this evening...

* timing... very strong south winds will continue through early
this evening.

* Winds... south wind 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph.

* Impacts... winds of this strength usually blow down weak trees and
break large tree limbs. In addition to causing power outages...
falling trees and limbs can result in serious injury or death.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or
occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of
58 mph or more can lead to property damage.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:30 AM PST on February 05, 2016


... February 5th is National weatherperson's day...

Today is National weatherperson's day. This day commemorates the
birth of John Jeffries in 1744 who was one of america's first
weather observers. Jeffries began taking daily weather observations
in Boston in 1774 and took the first balloon observation in 1784.

This is a day to recognize the men and women who collectively
provide americans with the best weather... water... and climate
forecasts and warning services of any nation.

Many take weather information for granted. Turn on a light
switch... you get light. Turn on your television or radio... or check
a web site or a smart phone app and you get the weather forecast.
Behind those forecasts are dedicated meteorologists and
weathercasters vigilantly helping you plan your day and issuing
warnings to help keep everyone safe.

The primary mission of the National Weather Service (nws) is to
provide the American public with the best possible warning service
to help save lives and property. Your local NWS forecast office
staff gather weather data and forecast guidance to issue weather and
river forecasts and warnings. This effort also includes marine and
aviation forecasts... and forecasts to help firefighters control
wildfires and emergency management officials address all kinds of
hazards. Extensive climate records help
engineers... architects... researchers... insurance
companies... utilities and many more.

NWS staff are quite dedicated. As an example... during the East Coast
snow storm two weeks ago, many NWS staff were unable to go home or
other staff were unable to relieve them due to the heavy snow. These
staff remained in their forecast offices... taking naps while working
long hours... all to serve their community with the latest forecast
and warning information.

The NWS couldn't accomplish its mission without a diverse group of
partners. Nationwide... more than 9000 volunteer cooperative
observers take regular measurements of temperature... precipitation
and other data used by forecasters and climatologists. Over 400000
volunteer storm spotters are trained by the NWS to provide visual
reports of severe weather conditions to forecast offices and local
emergency management officials.

Volunteer amateur radio operators provide critical emergency
communications during severe weather. In addition... there are
numerous supplemental snow and rainfall observers that report via
the community collaborative rain... hail... and snow (cocorahs)
network.

Most of the colorful weather graphics seen on television and other
sources come from a valuable member of america's weather team.
Commercial weather companies enhance the presentation of the NWS
data and information for their clients in the media and in many
weather-sensitive industries... and provide customized forecasts and
services for clients.

Television weathercasters are the most visible members of america's
weather team. They are the trusted faces people turn to for weather
information... and relay official NWS watches and warnings for
hazardous weather. Finally... researchers develop ways to enhance
forecast and warning accuracy further.

So on this February 5th National weatherperson's day... thank all
those in the NWS... the volunteers... researchers and partners in
television and commercial weather services for their contributions
in keeping everyone safe from whatever nature offers. This joint
effort helps achieve a weather-ready nation.


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Flood Warning , Freeze Warning
Alaska - Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
California - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , Freeze Warning , Record Report
Georgia - Flood Warning , Freeze Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory , Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Blizzard Watch
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Maine - Winter Weather Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - High Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Flood Advisory
Minnesota - Blizzard Watch , Winter Storm Watch
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Montana - High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Nevada - Record Report
New Hampshire - Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Record Report , Public Information Statement
New York - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Watch , High Wind Watch , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - High Wind Watch , High Wind Warning , Blizzard Watch
Oregon - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning
Pennsylvania - Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - High Wind Watch , High Wind Warning , Blizzard Watch
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch
Utah - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Washington - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Record Report
Wyoming - High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch

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