Have you ever seen a "Teletype"?

Have you ever seen a winter weather advisory "teletype" from the National Weather Service?

This is what comes across the "Police Teletype" when weather gets like it has this weekend.

It's not some super-secret thing.. these teletypes... The text can be found at the National Weather Services's Website.

Check under Warnings by state, then Minnesota (or your state), and then Hennepin (or your county) to find any warnings for your area.

This teletype can actually be located HERE.

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06:22 02/10/2008 20187
06:22 02/10/2008 24811 MNNWS0000
TXT
000
WWUS43 KMPX 101323
WSWMPX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
723 AM CST SUN FEB 10 2008

...DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS COVER THE REGION THIS MORNING...
.A WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY FOR
CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.
ARCTIC AIR AND HARSH NORTHWEST WINDS COVERED THE REGION THIS
MORNING. OBSERVED WIND CHILL READINGS ACROSS THE WARNING AREA
WERE BETWEEN 40 BELOW AND 45 BELOW ZERO.

THE DANGEROUS WIND CHILL READINGS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE MORNING
BEFORE MODERATING IN THE AFTERNOON AS NORTHWEST WINDS BEGIN TO
DECREASE AND TEMPERATURES RISE A LITTLE. MAKE SURE TO COVER AS MUCH
FLESH AS POSSIBLE WHEN GOING OUTDOORS TODAY.

MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028-
101800-/O.CON.KMPX.WC.W.0003.000000T0000Z-080210T1800Z/

DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEVENS-POPE-STEARNS-
BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-
KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-
REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-
WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-
ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-EAU CLAIRE-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...LONG PRAIRIE...
LITTLE FALLS...PRINCETON...MORA...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...ST. CLOUD...
FOLEY...ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...CENTER CITY...MADISON...BENSON...
MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR...LITCHFIELD...MONTICELLO...MINNEAPOLIS...
BLAINE...ST. PAUL...STILLWATER...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...
HUTCHINSON...GAYLORD...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...BURNSVILLE...
REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...FARIBAULT...
RED WING...ST. JAMES...MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...FAIRMONT...
BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA...AMERY...BALSAM LAKE...RICE LAKE...
BARRON...LADYSMITH...HUDSON...NEW RICHMOND...RIVER FALLS...
PRESCOTT...MENOMONIE...BOYCEVILLE...DURAND...PEPIN...
CHIPPEWA FALLS...BLOOMER...EAU CLAIRE...ALTOONA

723 AM CST SUN FEB 10 2008
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

A WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY.
WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 40 BELOW ZERO WILL BE COMMON THROUGH
THE MORNING ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL
WISCONSIN. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 45 BELOW WILL BE COMMON OVER
WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA.

THE DANGEROUS WIND CHILL READINGS WILL BEGIN TO MODERATE IN THE
AFTERNOON AS NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASE SOME AND TEMPERATURES RISE
A LITTLE. MAKE SURE TO COVER AS MUCH FLESH AS POSSIBLE WHEN GOING
OUTDOORS TODAY.

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

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6 comments:

  1. This would explain my complete lack of desire to go outside today. What happened to global warming? I want it back. :-)

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  2. ...and you should point out the random text

    (MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028-
    101800-/O.CON.KMPX.WC.W.0003.000000T0000Z-080210T1800Z/)

    is the computer coding that sets off civilian weather alert radios!

    Bill

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  3. THAT's pretty chilly isn't it?

    Makes our 2 degrees sound like a heatwave!

    Stay indoors I say!

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  4. This looks suspiciously like the TTY we get in intake at work.......WAIT A MINUTE it is the same format!!

    Wierd to see it talking about weather instead of warrents!!

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  5. You will have to save some of these for me, I will miss them! :(

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  6. Are you kidding??? I used to play Oregon Trail on a teletype when I was in fourth grade! It was the 'first kiss' in my love affair with computers.

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