Severe Winter Weather

The winter season can be filled with fun for the whole family. Yet danger lurks when a winter storm hits. Blizzards, rain, sleet, freezing temperatures, and wind speeds can put a damper on any family outing, or traveling adventure.

Not only can winter storms be dangerous, but they can also be deceiving. Even a small amount of snow or rain can cause problems, especially in areas where precipitation of this kind is unusual. Slippery road conditions can result in accidents and fatalities. Ice storms or heavy, wet snow can cause power outages and downed trees and power lines.

Do you know the differences between types of wintry precipitation, such as freezing rain, sleet, and snow? If you’re unsure of the different types of precipitation most common in the winter season, visit for an explanation of each.

Interested in the most common types of storms during the winter season? Check out’s Winter Storms: Storm Encyclopedia for more information.

Visit the links to the right for more information on preparing for winter weather in your area.
Winter Weather Resources
Winter Weather from NOAA
Preparing for Winter Weather
What to Do in a Winter Storm
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