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Statement as of 9:03 AM EDT on April 28, 2015

... Record low daily temperatures set at Binghamton NY...

A record low daily maximum temperature of 34 degrees was set at
Binghamton NY yesterday. This breaks the old record of 36 degrees
set in 1967.

The average temperature on April 24th was 31 degrees. This breaks the
daily record for that day of 32.5 set in 1967.

The low temperature of 28 on April 24th did not break the daily record
low temperature of 26 set in 1956.

Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:45 AM EDT on April 28, 2015

This is the second of a five part series on severe weather safety which
will run each day during New York/S severe weather awareness

Today we discuss what classifies a thunderstorm as severe... and
what the differences are between a Severe Thunderstorm Watch
and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. We also give you information
on what to do when a watch or warning is issued for your area.

... What is a severe thunderstorm?...
a severe thunderstorm is any thunderstorm that produces wind
gusts of 58 miles an hour or higher... and/or hail one inch in diameter
or larger. Those hailstones are about the width of a quarter. Severe
thunderstorms are often accompanied by torrential downpours and frequent
cloud-to-ground lightning. They occasionally produce tornadoes with little
or no advance warning. Sometimes very strong winds in severe thunderstorms
produce damage that people mistake for tornado damage.

... What is a severe thunderstorm watch?...
a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means severe thunderstorms are
possible in and close to the watch area. The watch is issued to alert
you to the possibility that thunderstorms with damaging winds and
large hail may develop. A watch does not mean severe weather is
occurring. The National Weather Service/S Storm Prediction Center
issues a watch for many counties and for several hours at a time.

... What you should do when a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued...
go about your normal activities... but watch the sky around you
for developing storms. Periodically check NOAA Weather Radio... or
TV and radio stations for updates and possible warnings. Know
which County you live in... and which ones border your community. If
you are on vacation... or driving through an unfamiliar area...
remember the name of the County you are in. Know where you
are in relation to other towns or cities. Plan how to get to a safe
place quickly if a warning is issued for your area... or if severe
weather is observed.

... What is a severe thunderstorm warning?...
a Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm is
going to move through your County soon... so you need to take quick
action to protect your life and property. Severe thunderstorm
warnings are issued by the National Weather Service when Doppler
weather radar has detected a severe thunderstorm... or when one
has been reported by Skywarn severe weather spotters... County
emergency officials... the police... or the public. Typically the
warning is issued for one or two counties at a time for a period of up
to one hour.

... What to do when a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued...
if you are outdoors... get inside your home... a strong building...
or in your car. If there is no building nearby... your best
protection is in a cave or ditch. Boaters should head to shore

When indoors... go to an interior room on the lowest level. Stay
away from windows and doors. Do not use electrical appliances.
Also do not use the telephone... except in an emergency.

If you are driving... pull over to the side of the Road until the
storm passes. Heavy rain with any thunderstorm can flood roads
quickly... so never try to drive through an area where water
covers the Road... even if you think it is shallow. This water may
sweep your vehicle away.

For additional severe thunderstorm weather safety and information on
severe weather awareness week check out the NWS Binghamton internet web site at:

Http://www.Weather.Gov/bgm (all lower case)

the weather safety topics for the remainder of the week will be as follows:

Wednesday... severe weather preparedness and safety.
Thursday... tornadoes.
Friday... flooding.

You can also contact David nicosia warning coordination meteorologist
for NOAA/S National Weather Service in Binghamton at 607-770-9531 x 223
or via email at David.Nicosia@noaa.Gov

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