Winter Safety Tips

For Everyone From The USA’s NWS

Temperature Outlook - Image Credit NOAA - Click for larger image

Temperature Outlook – Image Credit NOAA
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Online?? –?? Winter storms, snow, windchill, frost, ice and extreme cold are a coast-to-coast threat to the United States and its territories. Even Hawaii gets snow on its Big Island and frost is a major threat to crops in Southern states.

Major cities as far south as Atlanta and Dallas have been paralyzed by snow and ice.

Extreme cold is a relative term. In Miami it is defined very differently than in Fairbanks.

There is a National Weather Service (NWS)?? webpage is designed to teach you how to stay safe in a winter storm or in abnormally cold weather for your area.

If you know what to do before, during, and after a winter event, you can increase your chances of survival.

On the NWS web site, you will find information on winter alerts, science and hazards, as well as snow coverage maps, and information describing the different types of winter storms as well as how to deal with extreme cold.

NWS – The National Weather Service is a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is an Operating Unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Their mission is to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

US Dept of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/winter/

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