Winter Weather Preparedness
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NWS Winter Watches, Warnings & Winter Storms: The Deceptive Killers (PDF)
Winter Preparedness Guide (PDF) Winter Storm Survival Kit
Items for Travelers (PDF)
Carbon Monoxide Safety Fact Sheet (PDF) Click the image above for the
WInd Chill Chart
EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT
Some storms produce power outages that will last for several days. Having the following items will help you cope with the disaster:
"By failing to prepare you
are preparing to fail."
-- Ben Franklin
Disaster Supply Kit (pdf)
NWS Winter Safety and State of Illinois American Red Cross: WInter
Preparedness Preparedness Page Storm Preparedness
Average Snowfall for a Calendar Year (Jan -- Dec) Average Snowfall during Winter (Dec - Feb)
Average High Temperature in Winter (Dec - Feb) Average Low Temperature in Winter (Dec - Feb)
Average Liquid Precipitation in Winter (Dec - Feb) Number of Days with Ice (Freezing Rain) in a Year
There is no trend indicating extremely cold or warm temperatures.
There is also no trend incdicating very dry or wet conditions.
This typically yields periods of cold outbreaks followed by brief
warm-ups, as well as several periods of snow, rain, and mixed
precipitation during the Winter months.