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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 3:05 AM CST on March 03, 2015

Expires 7:00 AM EST on March 05, 2015


... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
late Wednesday night...

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Winter
Storm Watch... which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
late Wednesday night.

* Event... temperatures to fall rapidly as an Arctic airmass moves
across the region on Wednesday afternoon. Lingering
precipitation within the cold airmass will quickly transition to
freezing rain and eventually to sleet and snow causing hazardous
driving conditions.

* Timing... winter precipitation in the form of freezing rain is
expected during the late afternoon hours followed by a
transition to sleet and snow during the evening and overnight
hours.

* Impact... main threat will be freezing rain accumulations of up
to a quarter of an inch... which will make for hazardous driving
conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.




Dense Fog Advisory

Statement as of 3:04 AM CST on March 03, 2015

Expires 11:00 AM EST on March 03, 2015


... Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am CST this morning...

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a dense fog
advisory... which is in effect until 10 am CST this morning.

* Event... areas of fog continue over much of the area. The fog is
expected to reduce visibilities to near or less than one quarter
of a mile as warmer air shifts north across a much colder
ground surface.

* Impact... reduced visibilities will make driving hazardous
through mid morning Tuesday... especially where roads are wet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving... slow down...
use your headlights... and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:16 AM CST on March 03, 2015


... Continuing severe weather awareness week in Texas... Oklahoma...
Louisiana... and Arkansas...

Today's topic is tornadoes and tornado safety...

Tornadoes are one of natures most violent storms. In an average
year... about 1000 tornadoes are reported across the United States...
resulting in 85 deaths and over 1500 injuries. A tornado is a
violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the
ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous
destruction... with wind speeds of 250 mph or more. Damage paths can
exceed a mile in width and 50 miles in length.

Tornadoes can occur anywhere in your state ... and at any
time of the year. However... peak tornado season is during the months
of March through may... with nearly 70 percent of all tornadoes
occurring during this time period. April is the single most active
tornado producing month in our region. Incidentally... Texas...
Oklahoma... Louisiana... and Arkansas rank among the top states in the
nation in the number of reported tornadoes.

Tornadoes can travel at over 50 mph... and can destroy a building in a
few seconds. Therefore... it is important to know the safety rules for
surviving a tornado.

When inside homes and small buildings... you should go to the basement
or the lowest level of the building. If no basement is available... go
to a closet... bathroom... or an interior hallway away from any
windows. Protect yourself from flying debris with thick blankets...
pillows... cushions... sleeping bags or mattresses.

When at schools... hospitals... factories or shopping malls... go to the
designated shelter areas... usually an interior hallway on the lowest
floor level. Always stay away from windows. Kneel on the floor
against the wall and place hands over your head to provide some
protection for your head.

When in Mobile homes or portable buildings... leave these
structures and go inside a strong building for shelter. If there is
no shelter nearby... get into the nearest ditch or depression. Lie
flat with your hands shielding your head.

When in a vehicle... buckle your seat belt and try to drive away from
the tornado or to the closest sturdy shelter. If there is no shelter
nearby... you have the following options... stay in the car with your
seat belt on... putting your head below windows... and covering your
head with your hands or blankets if possible... or exit the car and
get into a ditch or low lying area.

Planning ahead and knowing the safety rules is essential in being
prepared when a tornado strikes.

The National Weather Service would like to thank everyone involved in
making severe weather awareness week a Success.


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Alabama - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Alaska - Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
California - Freeze Watch, Frost Advisory , Frost Advisory , Record Report
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Blizzard Warning , Avalanche Warning , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Delaware - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
District of Columbia - Winter Weather Advisory
Florida - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory
Illinois - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Indiana - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Storm Watch, Freezing Rain Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory, Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Freezing Rain Advisory, Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
Maine - Winter Weather Advisory
Maryland - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory
Michigan - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Minnesota - Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Blizzard Warning, Winter Weather Advisory
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning
Montana - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Nebraska - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Hampshire - Winter Weather Advisory
New Jersey - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
New Mexico - Special Statement
New York - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Ohio - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Storm Watch, Freezing Rain Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory, Winter Storm Watch
Oklahoma - Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Flood Advisory, Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Rhode Island - Winter Weather Advisory
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Winter Storm Warning
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Avalanche Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Winter Weather Advisory
Virginia - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
West Virginia - Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Watch, Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement
Wisconsin - Winter Weather Advisory
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement