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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
900 AM CST SAT NOV 22 2014

...THIS IS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK...

THE KEY TO A GOOD WINTER WEATHER FORECAST...WARNING...OR ADVISORY
STARTS WITH GOOD OBSERVATIONS. AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF THIS IS THE
REPORTS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RECEIVES FROM CITIZEN
OBSERVERS. HELP THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY PROVIDING REPORTS OF
SNOW...SLEET...FREEZING RAIN...AND ICE JAM FLOODING.

TO LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY MEASURE WINTER PRECIPITATION...VISIT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CHICAGO...WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSCHICAGO OR
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSCHICAGO

THERE IS ALSO A SMART PHONE APPLICATION THAT ALLOWS CITIZEN
OBSERVERS TO PROVIDE REPORTS OF WINTER PRECIPITATION TO THE NATIONAL
SEVERE STORMS LABORATORY. VISIT HTTP://MPING.NSSL.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE
INFORMATION.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO HAS A NETWORK OF VOLUNTEER ICE
SPOTTERS THAT PROVIDE OBSERVATIONS OF ICE FORMATION...AND THE
EXTENT OF THAT FORMATION ON AREA RIVERS. THIS INFORMATION IS VITAL
IN THE EVENT OF ICE JAM FLOODING. VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CHICAGO FOR
INFORMATION ON BECOMING AN ICE SPOTTER.

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