Public Information Statement

November 13th, 2021  / Author: kc9qew

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
630 AM EST Sat Nov 13 2021

This has been Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. The National Weather Service, with our partners in state and local government and the Red Cross urge you to be prepared for winter. It is your responsibility to ensure you have plans and act safely when hazardous weather occurs. We encourage all Hoosiers to be prepared and do your part for a Weather-Ready Nation.

Though we do not know how bad this winter will be, we do know cold and some snow or freezing rain events will cause problems for us. Being prepared and having a plan and reacting properly will help minimize the impact of weather.

Remember National Weather Service Outlooks and Watches give you early notice on storm potential days in advance. National Weather Service Warnings and Advisories mean weather is likely to cause you problems and you should consider if this may require you to change plans.

Some winter weather related deaths result from exposure to cold so dress appropriately. Most winter weather related deaths are from auto accidents on slippery roads so drive with more caution when roads are bad. Other deaths result from fires due to overloaded electrical circuits so do not plug too many items into an outlet. Poorly maintained heating systems also lead to deaths by fire or by carbon monoxide poisoning. Have your furnace and chimney checked by professionals for proper operation and venting.

Have adequate supplies available at home, at work, on the farm, or in your vehicle to last at least three days. Have alternate sources of heat and power available. Have multiple sources of weather information available. Always consider changing plans when the weather is expected to turn bad.

The best way to stay safe during winter is to be prepared, use common sense and caution. Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio or television for the latest information. Take action when the National Weather Service issues a Watch or a Warning or Advisory.

Visit getprepared.in.gov for more information about winter safety.

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Special Weather Statement

November 12th, 2021  / Author: kc9qew

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
106 PM EST Fri Nov 12 2021

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Including the cities of Delphi, Flora, Williamsport,
West Lebanon, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Frankfort, Kokomo,
Attica, Covington, Veedersburg, Crawfordsville, Lebanon,
Zionsville, Tipton, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Anderson,
Muncie, Winchester, Union City, Farmland, Parker City, Clinton, Fairview Park, Rockville, Montezuma, Rosedale, Greencastle,
Plainfield, Brownsburg, Danville, Indianapolis, Greenfield,
New Castle, Terre Haute, Brazil, Spencer, Gosport, Martinsville, Mooresville, Greenwood, Franklin, Shelbyville, Rushville,
Sullivan, Carlisle, Shelburn, Farmersburg, Linton, Bloomfield, Jasonville, Worthington, Bloomington, Nashville, Columbus,
Greensburg, Vincennes, Washington, Loogootee, Shoals, Bedford, Mitchell, Seymour, and North Vernon
106 PM EST Fri Nov 12 2021

…GUSTY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON…

Gusty winds will continue this afternoon as some colder air begins to move into the area. Frequent gusts into the 30 to 40 mph range are likely, with isolated gusts up to 45 mph possible.

Gusty winds will be capable of blowing about unsecured outdoor objects and down some tree limbs.

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Public Information Statement

November 11th, 2021  / Author: kc9qew

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
630 AM EST Thu Nov 11 2021

This week is Indiana Winter Weather Preparedness Week.

The outlook for winter indicates a slightly increased potential for above normal temperatures and precipitation for Indiana.

Every winter carries the threat for a blizzard, major ice storm, extreme cold, extreme flooding, and even tornadoes. Thus it is important to always be prepared.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Red Cross stress having your disaster plans and emergency preparedness kits ready as your best way to stay safe from winter weather. Your primary concerns are loss of heat, power or a lack of supplies.

At home or work, have at least a three day supply of food that requires no refrigeration or cooking in case of power failure. Have an emergency water supply in case water pipes freeze. Have extra batteries available for flashlights, radios, smoke alarms and cell phones. Have adequate medicine, first aid, and other supplies you may need in case you cannot leave home for a few days.

Have an alternate heating source, like a fireplace, wood stove, space heater, or warm blankets available, in case your primary heating source fails. Have a professional check all heating sources for correct operation and ventilation and follow all manufacturer’s operating instructions. If your home requires heating fuel or propane, ensure you have plenty of fuel in case your supplier can not reach you during or after a winter storm. Make sure your fire extinguishers and smoke alarms are working properly.

On the farm, move your animals to sheltered areas, ensuring they have ample food and a water source that will not freeze. Most animal deaths in winter are from dehydration.

In vehicles, items to carry should include blankets or extra clothing for warmth; a first aid kit, flashlight, and booster cables; a shovel and non-clumping cat litter sand to create tire traction if your vehicle gets stuck; bottled water and protein bars for nourishment. You may wish to carry paper products for sanitary purposes; water proof matches, a metal can and candle, for heat and light.

Heed weather forecasts and take action when the National Weather Service issues a watch…warning or advisory. Let’s be a
Weather-Ready Nation.

On Friday we will discuss outdoor winter weather safety.

Visit getprepared.in.gov for more information about winter safety.

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Special Weather Statement

November 11th, 2021  / Author: kc9qew

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
424 AM EST Thu Nov 11 2021

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Including the cities of Delphi, Flora, Williamsport,
West Lebanon, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Frankfort, Kokomo,
Attica, Covington, Veedersburg, Crawfordsville, Lebanon,
Zionsville, Tipton, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Anderson,
Muncie, Winchester, Union City, Farmland, Parker City, Clinton, Fairview Park, Rockville, Montezuma, Rosedale, Greencastle,
Plainfield, Brownsburg, Danville, Indianapolis, Greenfield,
New Castle, Terre Haute, Brazil, Spencer, Gosport, Martinsville, Mooresville, Greenwood, Franklin, Shelbyville, Rushville,
Sullivan, Carlisle, Shelburn, Farmersburg, Linton, Bloomfield, Jasonville, Worthington, Bloomington, Nashville, Columbus,
Greensburg, Vincennes, Washington, Loogootee, Shoals, Bedford, Mitchell, Seymour, and North Vernon
424 AM EST Thu Nov 11 2021

…Strong fall storm to produce gusty south winds up to 40 mph through midday…

Winds will increase from the southeast turning south after 11 am this morning. Wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible as rain overspreads the state later this morning. Timing for highest wind gusts will be between 9 AM and 2 PM. The highest wind gusts will begin to diminish later this afternoon and continue into the evening hours.

Gusty winds will be capable of blowing about unsecured outdoor objects and down some tree limbs.

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Non-Precipitation Message

November 10th, 2021  / Author: kc9qew

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
855 AM EST Wed Nov 10 2021

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West Lebanon, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Frankfort, Kokomo,
Attica, Covington, Veedersburg, Crawfordsville, Lebanon,
Zionsville, Tipton, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Anderson,
Muncie, Winchester, Union City, Farmland, Parker City, Clinton, Fairview Park, Rockville, Montezuma, Rosedale, Greencastle,
Plainfield, Brownsburg, Danville, Indianapolis, Greenfield,
New Castle, Terre Haute, Brazil, Spencer, Gosport, Martinsville, Mooresville, Greenwood, Franklin, Shelbyville, Rushville,
Sullivan, Carlisle, Shelburn, Farmersburg, Linton, Bloomfield, Jasonville, Worthington, Bloomington, Nashville, Columbus,
and Vincennes
855 AM EST Wed Nov 10 2021

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 9 AM EST THIS MORNING…

The worst of the fog has come to an end, but isolated pockets of dense fog may persist for the next 30 to 45 minutes. Continue to take precautions if you encounter these patchy areas of fog.

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Public Information Statement

November 10th, 2021  / Author: kc9qew

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
630 AM EST Wed Nov 10 2021

This week is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.

Today we will look at winter weather safety for schools. Is your school weather-ready?

The Indiana Department of Education plans provide for as safe an environment as possible for school children. Most school systems have several sources for weather information including NOAA weather radio, local radio and television and internet or paging services.

Schools have a plan for delaying, early dismissal or cancelling school, based on forecast or observed weather and road conditions. Weather Watches usually prompt discussion of plans. Actual
conditions or Winter Weather Warnings or Winter Weather Advisories will usually prompt delays, early closures or cancellations. Temperature, snow, freezing rain or road conditions determine a school’s course of action.

Local radio and television stations carry information on school closings or delays, as well as planned closings or delays for other organizations. Often school officials will test road conditions before making decisions.

Most schools have mobile communications for bus drivers, and announce to teachers and students at school, any plans differing from normal. School officials and bus drivers are in communication if weather or road conditions require an alternate route of travel. School officials and bus drivers are also aware of the signs of hypothermia or frostbite in case children have to wait a long time at bus stops. Many schools have automated phone messaging or texting ability to inform you of changes in busing or school activities.

So monitoring weather forecasts and school plans, through the media, or school web sites, phone or text message services, will keep you updated on school plans.

Drivers are advised to be especially cautious when traveling through neighborhoods or near bus stops and schools. Falling snow or dense fog can make it difficult to see children heading to or from school, especially during dark hours before and after school.

On Thursday, we will review having safety plans and how you can be prepared.

Visit getprepared.in.gov for more information about winter safety.

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Non-Precipitation Message

November 10th, 2021  / Author: kc9qew

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
609 AM EST Wed Nov 10 2021

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Including the cities of Indianapolis, Greenfield, New Castle, Spencer, Gosport, Martinsville, Mooresville, Greenwood, Franklin, Shelbyville, Rushville, Sullivan, Carlisle, Shelburn,
Farmersburg, Linton, Bloomfield, Jasonville, Worthington,
Bloomington, Nashville, Columbus, and Vincennes
609 AM EST Wed Nov 10 2021

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST THIS MORNING…

* WHAT…Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog.

* WHERE…Much of Central Indiana.

* WHEN…Until 9 AM EST this morning.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

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Including the cities of Delphi, Flora, Williamsport,
West Lebanon, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Frankfort, Kokomo,
Attica, Covington, Veedersburg, Crawfordsville, Lebanon,
Zionsville, Tipton, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Anderson,
Muncie, Winchester, Union City, Farmland, Parker City, Clinton, Fairview Park, Rockville, Montezuma, Rosedale, Greencastle,
Plainfield, Brownsburg, Danville, Terre Haute, and Brazil
609 AM EST Wed Nov 10 2021

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST THIS
MORNING…

* WHAT…Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog.

* WHERE…Much of Central and North Central Indiana.

* WHEN…Until 9 AM EST this morning.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

&&

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Public Information Statement

November 9th, 2021  / Author: kc9qew

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
630 AM EST Tue Nov 9 2020

This week is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. How should you drive when snow occurs? What should you do if stranded by a blizzard or ice storm? Are you weather ready?

When Winter Storm Warnings or Winter Weather Advisories are issued consider changing your plans before you leave. If you travel, provide others your planned travel route, expected arrival time, and a phone number to be reached at.

The Indiana State Police reminds drivers the following: always obey all posted signs; adjust vehicle speed according to weather, road and traffic conditions; allow plenty of space between vehicles for extra stopping distance necessary when roads are slippery.

The Indiana Department of Transportation reminds you to keep a safe distance behind snow plow operators. If salt is hitting your vehicle, you are following too close. Avoid passing snow plows on two lane roads. Also keep in mind bridges and overpasses often become icy first. Snow and blowing snow can cause sudden
restrictions in visibility. Remember, ice and snow, keep it slow.

If you are stranded in a snow or ice storm stay with your vehicle as it provides dry shelter and protection from the cold and wind. You are also more likely to be found with your vehicle than if you leave it to seek shelter. Walking even a short distance in blinding snow storm may quickly get you lost. Damp clothes and bitter wind chills quickly lead to frostbite or hypothermia.

While stranded with your vehicle, run the motor and heater just enough to warm the vehicle. Keep the exhaust pipe snow-free and a window open slightly to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Make your vehicle more visible by attaching a bright colored cloth on the antenna. At night, turn the dome light on.

On Wednesday we will look at winter weather safety considerations for schools.

Visit getprepared.in.gov for more information about winter safety.

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Public Information Statement

November 8th, 2021  / Author: kc9qew

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
630 AM EST Mon Nov 8 2020

This week is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.

Let’s do our part as Hoosiers to become a Weather-Ready Nation.

The weather outlook for Indiana this winter slightly favors above normal precipitation and temperatures. Expect mild and cold periods, snow and rain. Ice storms or a blizzard are possible. Snowfall may end near average.

Whatever weather occurs, everyone must take responsibility for their own safety. Here are typical winter conditions in Indiana.

In mid-winter across Indiana…high temperatures average between 25 and 35 degrees while lows average between 15 and 25 degrees. Record low temperatures are well below zero while record highs are in the 70s. Average winter snowfalls range from 15 inches in the south to over 30 inches in the north with locations near Lake Michigan often receiving more than 60 inches of snow.

Frequent weather systems may occur, perhaps bringing large swings in temperatures as well as potential for large amounts of rain, snow or ice. Minor rain, snow and ice events are more likely. A crippling blizzard, ice storm, major flood or tornado is always a possibility.

In addition to cold temperatures being the norm, wind chill is almost always present, and can be dangerous. Wind chill is the temperature it “feels like” due to the wind carrying heat away from your body. Air temperatures near zero and 20 mph winds create wind chills near 20 below zero leading to frostbite in 30 minutes.

Extremely cold conditions can also cause a number of health and safety concerns including frostbite and hypothermia. Frostbite occurs when skin freezes resulting in numbness and a pale white appearance to the affected area. Slowly re-warm the affected skin. Hypothermia is identified by uncontrollable shivering, slurred speech,
drowsiness or disorientation. If medical care is not available, warm the person with a blanket and warm liquids. Do not try to warm the arms or legs first, it drives cold blood to the heart and may lead to heart failure.

Taking preventive action is your best defense against winter cold: dress in several layers of lightweight clothing which keeps you warmer than a single heavy layer or coat; mittens are warmer than gloves; a hat or scarf minimizes exposed skin; a scarf over your mouth protects your lungs from cold. Waterproof, insulated boots keep your feet dry and warm and can help you maintain your footing on ice and snow. When shoveling snow, take breaks to reduce over-exertion.

For heating sources, never use a stove or oven to heat your home. Fire causes carbon monoxide, a poisonous, colorless, odorless gas often leading to death, and often from these alternate heating sources. Never leave fires in fireplaces unattended. Keep a metal fire screen in front of active fires to keep sparks in and hot glass doors from being touched. If using a space heater, follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to safely use it. Ensure the heater is on a hard, non-flammable surface. Turn the space heater off when you leave the room or go to sleep. Keep children and pets away from your space heater to prevent burns and do not use the heater to dry clothing, which if left unattended, could catch fire.

On Tuesday, we will discuss winter weather travel safety.

Visit getprepared.in.gov for more information about winter safety.

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Public Information Statement

November 7th, 2021  / Author: kc9qew

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
630 AM EST Sun Nov 7 2021

Governor Eric Holcomb has proclaimed November 7 through November 13 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.

The National Weather Service, working with our partners, the State Police, the Indiana Departments of Homeland Security, Transportation and Education, and the Red Cross, will provide information on winter weather safety. Media outlets will continue their important role by carrying messages in newspapers, on the radio and on television.

The key to being safe during hazardous winter weather is
understanding your role in preserving your own safety. This ties to the National Weather Service vision of a Weather-Ready Nation where everyone plans for, prepares for, and responds to hazardous weather. All Hoosiers need to be hazard ready. Winter Weather Preparedness Week reviews safety planning for winter weather hazards.

Knowing winter weather terms and winter weather safety tips can reduce weather related problems. Remember when watches are issued you review your plans. When warnings are issued, you need to take action to remain safe from the dangers winter may bring.

The National Weather Service Indianapolis office will issue daily Public Information Statements that will contain the following information…

Monday…the NWS outlook for this winter, what is normal for winter temperatures and precipitation and preparing for cold.

Tuesday…winter weather travel safety.

Wednesday…winter safety considerations for schools.

Thursday…emergency kits for preparedness.

Friday…outdoor safety during winter.

Saturday…summarizing winter weather points for the week.

Winter weather information will be on NOAA radio broadcasts and on National Weather Service websites.

Visit Getprepared.In.Gov for more information about winter safety.

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