DCWS COLD WEATHER ALERT INFORMATION


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT DUBLIN COFFMAN WEATHER SERVICE DUBLIN OH 1200 AM EDT 18 SEPTEMBER 2012 *SEASONAL COLD-WEATHER WARNING PROGRAM* CERTAIN WARNINGS... WATCHES... AND ADVISORIES ARE ISSUED ONLY DURING THE PRE-WINTER SEASON AND POST-WINTER SEASON. THESE ALERTS ARE NOT ISSUED FROM DECEMBER 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28 OR 29 BECAUSE DURING THIS TIME... KNOWN AS THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER... THE CRITERIA FOR THESE ALERTS ARE VERY FREQUENTLY MET AND ARE NOT WORTHY OF ALERTS. THESE ALERTS ARE LISTED BELOW. *HARD FREEZE WARNING *HARD FREEZE WATCH *FREEZE WARNING *FREEZE WATCH *FROST ADVISORY *WINTER SEASON WARNING *WINTER SEASON WATCH *WINTER SEASON ADVISORY *SNOW WARNING *SNOW WATCH *SNOW ADVISORY ALERT DESCRIPTIONS AND NOTES ARE PROVIDED BELOW. ***HARD FREEZE WARNING*** ISSUER: DCWS LFO MEANING: TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW 28 DEGREES F ARE EXPECTED... IMMINENT... OR OCCURRING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: BRING PLANTS INDOORS OR COVER THOROUGHLY. EMPTY BIRDBATHS AND OTHER WATER-BEARING OUTDOOR CONTAINERS. COVER POOLS. TAKE ANY OTHER NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM FREEZING CONDITIONS. NOTES: REGARDLESS OF TIME OF YEAR... THE FIRST FEW HARD FREEZES OF THE YEAR WILL ALWAYS RESULT IN A HARD FREEZE WARNING... EVEN IF THEY TAKE PLACE DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER. ***HARD FREEZE WATCH*** ISSUER: DCWS LFO MEANING: TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW 28 DEGREES F ARE POSSIBLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: BRING PLANTS INDOORS OR COVER THOROUGHLY. EMPTY BIRDBATHS AND OTHER WATER-BEARING OUTDOOR CONTAINERS. COVER POOLS. TAKE ANY OTHER NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM FREEZING CONDITIONS. NOTES: REGARDLESS OF TIME OF YEAR... THE FIRST FEW HARD FREEZES OF THE YEAR WILL ALWAYS RESULT IN A HARD FREEZE WARNING... EVEN IF THEY TAKE PLACE DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER. ***FREEZE WARNING*** ISSUER: DCWS LFO MEANING: TEMPERATURES 29-32 DEGREES F ARE EXPECTED... IMMINENT... OR OCCURRING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: BRING PLANTS INDOORS OR COVER THOROUGHLY. EMPTY BIRDBATHS AND OTHER WATER-BEARING OUTDOOR CONTAINERS. COVER POOLS. TAKE ANY OTHER NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM FREEZING CONDITIONS. NOTES: REGARDLESS OF TIME OF YEAR... THE FIRST FEW FREEZES OF THE YEAR WILL ALWAYS RESULT IN A FREEZE WARNING... EVEN IF THEY TAKE PLACE DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER. ***FREEZE WATCH*** ISSUER: DCWS LFO MEANING: TEMPERATURES 29-32 DEGREES F ARE POSSIBLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: BRING PLANTS INDOORS OR COVER THOROUGHLY. EMPTY BIRDBATHS AND OTHER WATER-BEARING OUTDOOR CONTAINERS. COVER POOLS. TAKE ANY OTHER NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM FREEZING CONDITIONS. NOTES: REGARDLESS OF TIME OF YEAR... THE FIRST FEW FREEZES OF THE YEAR WILL ALWAYS RESULT IN A FREEZE WARNING... EVEN IF THEY TAKE PLACE DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER. ***FROST ADVISORY*** ISSUER: DCWS LFO MEANING: TEMPERATURES 33-36 DEGREES F ARE LIKELY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: BRING PLANTS INDOORS OR COVER THEM... AS FROST AND POSSIBLY MINOR FREEZE CONDITIONS CAN DAMAGE THEM. NOTES: REGARDLESS OF TIME OF YEAR... THE FIRST FEW FROSTS OF THE YEAR WILL ALWAYS RESULT IN A FROST ADVISORY... EVEN IF THEY TAKE PLACE DURING THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER. ***WINTER SEASON WARNING*** ISSUER: DCWS LFO MEANING: CONDITIONS TYPICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH WINTER ARE EXPECTED... IMMINENT... OR OCCURRING... AND ARE NOT CURRENTLY EXPECTED TO END PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GENERAL WINTRY CONDITIONS... OR WINTRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE BEYOND MARCH 1. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: BRING PLANTS INDOORS OR COVER THOROUGHLY. EMPTY BIRDBATHS AND OTHER WATER-BEARING OUTDOOR CONTAINERS. COVER POOLS. TAKE ANY OTHER NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM FREEZING CONDITIONS. BE CERTAIN YOU OWN PROPER WINTERTIME GEAR SUCH AS COATS... GLOVES... HATS... SNOWPANTS... ETC. BRING INDOORS ANY OBJECT WHICH SHOULD NOT BE SNOWED ON. NOTES: REGARDLESS OF TIME OF YEAR... THE ONSET OF WINTRY CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN AT LEAST A ONE-WEEK WINTER SEASON WARNING. ***WINTER SEASON WATCH*** ISSUER: DCWS LFO MEANING: CONDITIONS TYPICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH WINTER ARE POSSIBLE AND ARE NOT LIKELY TO END PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GENERAL WINTRY CONDITIONS... OR WINTRY CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE BEYOND MARCH 1. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: BRING PLANTS INDOORS OR COVER THOROUGHLY. EMPTY BIRDBATHS AND OTHER WATER-BEARING OUTDOOR CONTAINERS. COVER POOLS. TAKE ANY OTHER NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM FREEZING CONDITIONS. BE CERTAIN YOU OWN PROPER WINTERTIME GEAR SUCH AS COATS... GLOVES... HATS... SNOWPANTS... ETC. BRING INDOORS ANY OBJECT WHICH SHOULD NOT BE SNOWED ON. NOTES: REGARDLESS OF TIME OF YEAR... THE ONSET OF WINTRY CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN AT LEAST A ONE-WEEK WINTER SEASON WARNING. ***WINTER SEASON ADVISORY*** ISSUER: DCWS LFO MEANING: CONDITIONS TYPICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE FALL TO WINTER TRANSITION LIKE FREQUENT FREEZES AND/OR LIGHT SNOW ARE LIEKLY... EXPECTED... IMMINENT... OR OCCURRING. THESE CHANGES ARE PART OF THE SEASONAL TRANSITION TO WINTER. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: BRING PLANTS INDOORS OR COVER THOROUGHLY. EMPTY BIRDBATHS AND OTHER WATER-BEARING OUTDOOR CONTAINERS. COVER POOLS. TAKE ANY OTHER NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM FREEZING CONDITIONS. BE CERTAIN YOU OWN PROPER WINTERTIME GEAR SUCH AS COATS... GLOVES... HATS... SNOWPANTS... ETC. BRING INDOORS ANY OBJECT WHICH SHOULD NOT BE SNOWED ON. NOTES: REGARDLESS OF TIME OF YEAR... THE ONSET OF WINTRY CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN AT LEAST A ONE-WEEK WINTER SEASON WARNING. ***SNOW WARNING*** ISSUER: DCWS WINTER STORM CENTER MEANING: SNOW IS EXPECTED... IMMINENT... OR OCCURRING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: BRING PLANTS INDOORS OR COVER THOROUGHLY. EMPTY BIRDBATHS AND OTHER WATER-BEARING OUTDOOR CONTAINERS. COVER POOLS. TAKE ANY OTHER NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM FREEZING CONDITIONS. BE CERTAIN YOU OWN PROPER WINTERTIME GEAR SUCH AS COATS... GLOVES... HATS... SNOWPANTS... ETC. BRING INDOORS ANY OBJECT WHICH SHOULD NOT BE SNOWED ON. NOTES: REGARDLESS OF TIME OF YEAR... THE FIRST FEW SNOWS WILL RESULT IN SNOW WARNINGS. ***SNOW WATCH*** ISSUER: DCWS WINTER STORM CENTER MEANING: SNOW IS POSSIBLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: BRING PLANTS INDOORS OR COVER THOROUGHLY. EMPTY BIRDBATHS AND OTHER WATER-BEARING OUTDOOR CONTAINERS. COVER POOLS. TAKE ANY OTHER NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM FREEZING CONDITIONS. BE CERTAIN YOU OWN PROPER WINTERTIME GEAR SUCH AS COATS... GLOVES... HATS... SNOWPANTS... ETC. BRING INDOORS ANY OBJECT WHICH SHOULD NOT BE SNOWED ON. NOTES: REGARDLESS OF TIME OF YEAR... THE FIRST FEW SNOWS WILL RESULT IN SNOW WARNINGS. ***SNOW ADVISORY*** ISSUER: DCWS WINTER STORM CENTER MEANING: FLURRIES ARE LIKELY... EXPECTED... IMMINENT... OR OCCURRING... BUT ALL SNOW WILL MELT ON CONTACT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: BRING PLANTS INDOORS OR COVER THOROUGHLY. EMPTY BIRDBATHS AND OTHER WATER-BEARING OUTDOOR CONTAINERS. COVER POOLS. TAKE ANY OTHER NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM FREEZING CONDITIONS. BE CERTAIN YOU OWN PROPER WINTERTIME GEAR SUCH AS COATS... GLOVES... HATS... SNOWPANTS... ETC. BRING INDOORS ANY OBJECT WHICH SHOULD NOT BE SNOWED ON. NOTES: REGARDLESS OF TIME OF YEAR... THE FIRST FEW SNOWS WILL RESULT IN SNOW WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. THESE ALERTS WILL GENERALLY BE ISSUED FOR THE FIRST FEW OCCURRENCES OF THEIR CRITERIA EVERY SEASON REGARDLESS OF THE TIME OF YEAR. OTHER TIMES... THEY WILL ONLY BE ISSUED OUTSIDE OF THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER. && /O.KDUB.ALT.PBL.S.201209180000.201212010000.0/ $$ STAR