Chapter 1: Getting Started with Quick Tips – Redfora
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Chapter 1: Getting Started with Quick Tips

Know the Different Winter Advisory Terms & Risks:


Winter Storm Warning:
Issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin


Winter Storm Watch:
Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm.


Winter Storm Advisory:
Issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet which will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.


Know your Risks:

Stay alert. Use a NOAA radio to listen to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Sign up for your community’s warning system.


Be Prepared for Anything: 

Winter weather changes quickly and sometimes a temperature drop isn’t forecasted but happens fast, creating slick road conditions or downed power lines.