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NOUS44 KMAF 180206
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NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-
075-079>082-258-181327-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
905 PM CDT THU JUL 17 2014


...PRELIMINARY RAINFALL REPORTS FOR JULY 17...

LOCATION                       AMOUNT    TIME/DATE

...NEW MEXICO...

...EDDY...
HOPE CO-OP                     0.02 IN   0900 AM 07/17

...LEA...
JAL CO-OP                      0.08 IN   0900 AM 07/17
NADINE 2E                      0.03 IN   0900 AM 07/17
18 NE RED BLUFF LAKE           0.02 IN   0739 PM 07/17

...TEXAS...

...ANDREWS...
ANDREWS 2E MESONET             0.23 IN   0700 PM 07/17

...BREWSTER...
5 E ALPINE                     1.31 IN   0811 PM 07/17
1 ENE ALPINE                   0.84 IN   0755 PM 07/17
PERSIMMON GAP MESONET          0.81 IN   0700 PM 07/17
ALPINE-CASPARIS AWOS           0.69 IN   0800 PM 07/17
6 N PAISANO PASS               0.41 IN   0820 PM 07/17
STUDY BUTTE                    0.15 IN   0818 PM 07/17
PANTHER JUNCTION               0.02 IN   0800 PM 07/17
CHISOS BASIN                   0.01 IN   0753 PM 07/17

...CRANE...
GIRVIN 4NW GAGE                0.02 IN   0745 PM 07/17

...CULBERSON...
1 E MCKITTRICK CANYON          0.18 IN   0804 PM 07/17
2 NNW PINE SPRINGS             0.11 IN   0738 PM 07/17
3 WNW MCKITTRICK CANYON        0.10 IN   0654 PM 07/17
PINE SPRINGS MESONET           0.01 IN   0700 PM 07/17
GUADALUPE PASS ASOS            0.01 IN   0551 PM 07/17

...ECTOR...
ODESSA SCHLEMEYER ASOS         0.05 IN   0553 PM 07/17

...GLASSCOCK...
SAINT LAWRENCE 5SW MESONET     0.06 IN   0700 PM 07/17

...HOWARD...
LOMAX 1SSE MESONET             0.04 IN   0700 PM 07/17

...JEFF DAVIS...
1 NE FORT DAVIS                0.50 IN   0703 PM 07/17

...MIDLAND...
MIDLAND 4ENE CO-OP             0.40 IN   0500 PM 07/17
MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL ASOS     0.28 IN   0553 PM 07/17
MIDLAND RAWS                   0.19 IN   0703 PM 07/17
MIDLAND AIRPARK                0.01 IN   0800 PM 07/17

...MITCHELL...
BEALS CREEK NEAR WESTBROOK GAG 0.24 IN   0730 PM 07/17

...PECOS...
COYANOSA 2N MESONET            0.15 IN   0700 PM 07/17
FORT STOCKTON-PECOS CO ARPT AS 0.01 IN   0553 PM 07/17
PECOS RIVER  NR GRANDFALLS     0.03 IN   0745 PM 07/17

...PRESIDIO...
MARFA AWOS                     0.59 IN   0555 PM 07/17
1 SW SHAFTER                   0.15 IN   0820 PM 07/17
PRESIDIO INTERNATIONAL         0.04 IN   0800 PM 07/17
5 ESE PRESIDIO                 0.02 IN   0815 PM 07/17

...REAGAN...
BIG LAKE 1WNW MESONET          0.08 IN   0700 PM 07/17

...REEVES...
10 WNW COYANOSA                0.29 IN   0820 PM 07/17

...SCURRY...
SNYDER AWOS                    0.03 IN   0700 PM 07/17
SNYDER 3E MESONET              0.01 IN   0700 PM 07/17

...TERRELL...
BROTHERTON RANCH RIVER GAGE    0.12 IN   0800 PM 07/17
TERRELL COUNTY ASOS            0.15 IN   0553 PM 07/17
17 SE DRYDEN                   0.12 IN   0815 PM 07/17
DRYDEN 16S                     0.03 IN   0800 PM 07/17

...WARD...
MONAHANS 6ENE                  0.05 IN   0800 PM 07/17
PECOS RIVER GAGE               0.02 IN   0800 PM 07/17

...WINKLER...
WINKLER COUNTY AIRPORT ASOS    0.14 IN   0553 PM 07/17

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

$$

HUFFMAN
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NOUS44 KMAF 171839
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NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-
075-079>082-258-180636-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
139 PM CDT THU JUL 17 2014


...PRELIMINARY RAINFALL REPORTS FOR JULY 17...

LOCATION                       AMOUNT    TIME/DATE

...NEW MEXICO...

...LEA...
18 NE RED BLUFF LAKE           0.02 IN   1239 PM 07/17

...TEXAS...

...ANDREWS...
ANDREWS 2E MESONET             0.23 IN   0100 PM 07/17

...BREWSTER...
PERSIMMON GAP                  0.04 IN   0100 PM 07/17
PANTHER JUNCTION               0.02 IN   0100 PM 07/17
STUDY BUTTE                    0.01 IN   0107 PM 07/17
6 N PAISANO PASS               0.01 IN   0110 PM 07/17
1 ENE ALPINE                   0.01 IN   0109 PM 07/17

...CRANE...
GIRVIN 4NW GAGE                0.01 IN   1245 PM 07/17

...CULBERSON...
2 NNW PINE SPRINGS             0.01 IN   1238 PM 07/17
3 WNW MCKITTRICK CANYON        0.01 IN   1254 PM 07/17
DOG CANYON RAWS                0.01 IN   0100 PM 07/17
GUADALUPE BOWL RAWS            0.01 IN   0100 PM 07/17
PINE SPRINGS MESONET           0.01 IN   0100 PM 07/17

...ECTOR...
ODESSA SCHLEMEYER ASOS         0.05 IN   0100 PM 07/17

...GLASSCOCK...
ST LAWRENCE 5SW MESONET        0.05 IN   0100 PM 07/17

...JEFF DAVIS...
1 NE FORT DAVIS RAWS           0.21 IN   0103 PM 07/17

...MIDLAND...
MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL ASOS     0.28 IN   0100 PM 07/17
MIDLAND RAWS                   0.19 IN   0103 PM 07/17
MIDLAND AIRPARK                0.01 IN   0100 PM 07/17

...PECOS...
PECOS RIVER  NR GRANDFALLS     0.03 IN   1245 PM 07/17
FORT STOCKTON ASOS             0.01 IN   0100 PM 07/17

...PRESIDIO...
1 SW SHAFTER                   0.06 IN   0104 PM 07/17
5 ESE PRESIDIO                 0.02 IN   1215 PM 07/17
PRESIDIO ASOS                  0.01 IN   0100 PM 07/17

...REAGAN...
BIG LAKE 1WNW MESONET          0.08 IN   0100 PM 07/17

...REEVES...
10 WNW COYANOSA                0.05 IN   0104 PM 07/17

...SCURRY...
SNYDER AWOS                    0.03 IN   0100 PM 07/17

...TERRELL...
BROTHERTON RANCH RIVER GAGE    0.12 IN   0100 PM 07/17
17 SE DRYDEN                   0.12 IN   1215 PM 07/17
TERRELL COUNTY ASOS            0.09 IN   0100 PM 07/17
DRYDEN 16S                     0.03 IN   0100 PM 07/17

...WARD...
PECOS RIVER GAGE               0.02 IN   0100 PM 07/17

...WINKLER...
WINK AIRPORT ASOS              0.14 IN   0100 PM 07/17

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

$$

HUFFMAN
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NOUS44 KMAF 271342
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NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-280145-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
842 AM CDT Fri Jun 27 2014 /742 AM MDT Fri Jun 27 2014/

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

The National Weather Service has declared the week of June 22nd
through 28th as LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK.  This is the last in
a series of five public information statements issued by the National
Weather Service office in Midland, TX containing information on
lightning and lightning safety.

LIGHTNING SAFETY AROUND THE HOME

Although houses and other substantial building offer the best
protection from lightning, each year many homes across the United
States are struck by lightning.  In fact, lightning causes about 4400
house fires and 1800 other structural fires each year, some of which
are deadly.  All totaled, lightning causes nearly $1 billion of
damage every year.

There are three main ways lightning enters homes and buildings:

  * a direct strike,
  * through wires or pipes that extend outside the structure, and
  * through the ground.

Regardless of the method of entrance, once in a structure, the
electrical current from a lightning strike can flow through your
home wiring, indoor plumbing, and your cable, satellite, and
telephone lines.

Before thunderstorm season approaches, here are a few tips:

  * If needed, have a licensed electrician check the wiring in your
    home and make sure your wiring is up to the codes in your area.
  * Make sure all smoke detectors are powered and operating properly.
    Test smoke alarms monthly and replace the batteries at least
    once every year.

Indoor safety depends on avoiding contact with items which could
conduct lightning inside the home.  Here are some indoor safety tips
to follow when a thunderstorm is nearby or thunder is heard:

  * Stay off porches and get inside.  Lightning can strike you
    if you`re standing or sitting on a covered porch or deck.
  * Don`t touch electrical equipment or cords.  If you plan to
    unplug any electronic equipment, do so WELL BEFORE the storm
    arrives.
  * Stay off corded phones.
  * Avoid contact with plumbing.  Do not wash your hands, take a
    shower, wash dishes, or do laundry.
  * Stay away from windows and doors.

In case your home is struck by lightning:

  * If you smell smoke, evacuate your home immediately and call 911.
  * Ask the fire department to check for hot spots in your walls
    with thermal imaging equipment. Some lightning-caused fires can
    smolder for hours.

Lightning Question of the Day:  What are lightning rods and how do
they work?

Lightning rods may protect a home from a direct lightning strike,
but they do not prevent a home from being struck.  They are designed
to intercept lightning, to provide a conductive path for the harmful
electrical discharge to follow, and to disperse the energy safely
into the ground.  While lightning rods may help protect a structure
from a direct lightning strike, a complete lightning protection
system is recommended to help protect wiring, pipes, appliances and
electronic equipment from the powerful electrical current produced
from a direct lightning strike.  Lightning protection systems should
be purchased from and installed by a certified lightning protection
specialist.

Here`s a list of topics that were covered earlier this week:

MONDAY - Lightning and Lightning Safety:  An Introduction
TUESDAY - Lightning`s Most Deadly Activities
WEDNESDAY - Lightning Safety and Sports Activities
THURSDAY - Lightning Safety at Work

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety,
visit NOAA`s Lightning Safety Awareness web site at:

      http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

$$
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NOUS44 KMAF 261428
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NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-270230-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
928 AM CDT Thu Jun 26 2014 /828 AM MDT Thu Jun 26 2014/

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

The National Weather Service has declared the week of June 22nd
through 28th as LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK.  This is the fourth
in a series of five public information statements to be issued by the
National Weather Service office in Midland, TX containing information
on lightning and lightning safety.

THURSDAY - LIGHTNING SAFETY AT WORK

For those working outside, lightning is potentially a deadly threat,
especially during the spring and summer months.  While summer is a
good time to work outdoors, it is very important to work in a safe
environment.  Anytime a thunderstorm is in the area, no place
outside is safe!  Between 2006 and 2013, 38 people were struck and
killed by lightning while at work in the United States. About two-
thirds of those killed were farmers, ranchers, roofers, lawn care
workers, or construction workers.  Many of those killed were
seeking shelter at the time of the deadly strike, but just hadn`t
started soon enough.

Many work activities require extra time to shut down.  In these
cases, it is important to monitor weather conditions so that the
work activities can end and workers can get to a safe place before
the lightning threat arrives.  As with all outdoor activities,
workers need to stop what they are doing immediately and get to a
safe place if they see lightning or hear thunder.  When thunder
roars, go indoors!

Lightning question of the day:  What do I do if someone is struck by
lightning?

Lightning victims do not carry an electrical charge.  They are safe
to touch and will need immediate medical attention!  For those killed
by lightning, cardiac arrest is generally the immediate cause of
death.  Some deaths can be prevented with proper first aid.  Call 911
and then give first aid.  Be prepared to give extended rescue
breathing.  CPR and use of an AED (Automatic External Defribrillator)
may also be needed.

Here`s Friday`s topic:

FRIDAY -  Lightning Safety Around the Home

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety, visit
NOAA`s Lightning Safety Awareness web site at:

     http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

$$
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NOUS44 KMAF 251315
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NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-260115-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
815 AM CDT Wed Jun 25 2014 /715 AM MDT Wed Jun 25 2014/

...LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK...

The National Weather Service has declared the week of June 22nd
through 28th as LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK.  This is the third
in a series of five public information statements to be issued by
the National Weather Service office in Midland, TX containing
information on lightning and lightning safety.

LIGHTNING SAFETY AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES

Whether you`re out kicking a ball around with a friend, attending an
outdoor concert, or at an outdoor sports event, you should be prepared
to get to a safe place in case thunderstorms threatens.  Since 2006,
sports activities, such as golf, soccer, running, baseball, and
football, contributed to 29 lightning deaths in the United States.
In many cases, those involved in the activities failed to realize the
developing danger.

For anyone outside, whether you`re involved in sports or some other
activity, keep an eye on the sky and head to safety at the first sign
of a developing or approaching storm.  If you hear thunder, you`re
already in danger!  You and your family and friends should head
inside a substantial building or hard-topped vehicle immediately.

Officials in charge of organized sports should have a lightning
safety plan, and those involved in the sport (parents, coaches,
managers, and umpires) should understand the plan and know what to do.
The plan should include where participants and spectators go for
safety, when the event should be stopped, when the event should be
resumed, and who is in charge of making weather-related safety
decisions. It`s also important to designate a person to monitor
conditions and to keep those in charge informed of weather-related
threats. The plan should also account for the time required to get
everyone to safety.

For stadiums, ballparks, and other large outdoor venues, the
National Weather Service has toolkits that provide templates to
help design a safety plan.  Those toolkits can be found at:

http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/more.htm

Whether you`re out for a run, watching your child`s game, or
participating or attending an outdoor sports event, remember that
there`s no safe place outside in a thunderstorm.  When thunder roars,
go indoors!

Question of the day:  Are there more golfers killed by lightning than
by any other activity?

While golfing is very dangerous when a thunderstorm is in the area,
during the past eight years, soccer has contributed to more sports-
related lightning fatalities than golf.  During that time, golf led
to eight fatalities.  This compares with 12 for soccer, five for
running, three for baseball, and one for football

Here`s a list of topics for the rest of this week:

THURSDAY - Lightning Safety at Work
FRIDAY -  Lightning Safety Around the Home

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety, visit
NOAA`s Lightning Safety Awareness web site at:

    http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

$$

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