Ice and Snow---Take it Slow
Winter Weather is quickly approaching. Now is the time to make preparations.
Here are some tips to be ready when the winter weather comes.
- Have an emergency kit in your car.
- Look at the forecast before you head out on the roads.
- Slow down. Roads can be slippery even if treated.
The National Weather Service is predicting an El Nino weather pattern. This means Ohio will have a warmer and dryer winter than average. It does not mean no snow, ice, or severe cold snaps, but it should limit our 'polar vortex' experience of the past few winters. Go to NWS Wilmington at http://www.weather.gov/iln/ for additional information on this year's seasonal forecast.
Winter Weather Preparedness
Traffic and Road Conditions: http://www.ohgo.com/dashboard/dayton
Winter Preparedness Tips: http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather
Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a winter storm hazard:
Freezing Rain- Rain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads, walkways, trees, and power lines.
Sleet- Rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the groud. Sleet also causes moisture on raods to freeze and beocme slippery.
Winter Storm Watch- A winter storm is possible in your area. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commerical radio, or television for more information.
Winter Storm Warning- A winter storm warning is occuring or will soon occur i your area.
Blizzard Warning- Sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles per hour or greater and considerable amounts of falling or blowing snow (reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile) are expected to prevail for a period of three hours or longer.
Frost/Freeze Warning- Below freezing temperatures are expected.
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