Winter Weather Preparedness

 

 

             

    Photo by Scott Leopold                   Photo by Steve Hardesty                    Photo by Tom Gover                    Photo by Larry Estep

 

 

Winter Preparedness Resources

Winter Preparedness Topics

Winter Preparedness: Links to More Information

Winter
Weather Climatology

2013-14 Winter Outlook

 

 


 

 


 Winter Preparedness Resources

 

           

 

     NWS Winter Watches, Warnings &                  Winter Storms: The Deceptive Killers (PDF)

                     Advisories (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:

    • Bottled water
    • Non-perishable food
    • Flashlights & extra batteries
    • Extra clothing & blankets
    • An extra set of keys & cash
    • Medications & a first aid kit 
    • Personal hygiene items
    • Pet supplies
    • A weather alert radio or portable 
      AM/FM radio

 

 

"By failing to prepare you

are preparing to fail."

-- Ben Franklin 

   Disaster Supply Kit (pdf)

 

 

 


 Winter Preparedness Topics

 

 

   Winter Weather Definitions / Terms 

 

Cold Weather Safety    

 

 

    Winter Weather & Your Health

 

Preparing Your Vehicle for WInter    

 

 

    Winter Weather Travel

 

Fire / Home Heating Safety     

 


 

 Winter Weather Resource Links

                  

NWS Winter Safety and                       State of Illinois                   American Red Cross: WInter
       Preparedness                             Preparedness Page                   Storm Preparedness 

 


                                                

Click the logo above for              Illinois State Fire Marshall:        Portable Generator Safety
NOAA Weather Radio                           Fire Safety Page
information for central 
and southeast Ilinois
 

 


 Winter Weather Climatology

              

 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

 


 2013-14 Winter Weather Outlook

           

 

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.

 

  



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