Getting to and from campus during severe winter conditions can be challenging. The safest choice is to avoid traveling until the threat has passed. If you don't have that option, or if you simply choose to travel despite the winter weather, listen to forecasts, road reports, and storm warnings. Allow extra time for your trip. A few links to weather-related sites are provided below.
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 ground. Sleet also causes moisture on roads to freeze and become slippery.
Winter Storm Watch- A winter storm is possible in your area. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for more information.
Winter Storm Warning- A winter storm warning is occurring or will soon occur in 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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