In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable winter, it is critical to be informed and aware of the potential risks and hazards associated with winter weather and how to avoid them. During winter snow and dropping temperatures are concerns, as well as ice that may form on roads or bridges.
It is important that we are informed about winter weather to protect ourselves from it. Here are a few common winter storm warning terms and what they mean:
- Winter Weather Advisory: Expect winter weather conditions to cause inconvenience and hazards.
- Frost/Freeze Warning: Expect below-freezing temperatures.
- Winter Storm Watch: Be alert; a storm is likely.
- Winter Storm Warning: Take action; the storm is in or entering the area.
- Blizzard Warning: Seek refuge immediately! Snow and strong winds, near-zero visibility, deep snow drifts, and life-threatening wind chill.
In addition to being aware of winter storm terms; there are many preventative steps you can take to help prepare for winter weather. For more information, check out the Center for Disease Control’s winter information page at https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/
We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable winter.
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