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Winter Hazard Awareness Week in Minnesota
November 4th through the 8th is Winter Hazard Awareness Week in Minnesota. Each year the National Weather Service and the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management promote winter safety and individual preparedness for all citizens wherever they are: in their homes, on the road, at work, and at play. Unfortunately, many people each year suffer needlessly because they are unaware of the potential dangers of the winter season.
Snowfall totals for Minnesota during the winter of 2012-2013
Average annual snowfall across Minnesota
During Winter Hazard Awareness Week the National Weather Service, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will issue daily statements pertaining to winter safety. These statements are available below, and will also be broadcast over NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio and sent over the NOAA Weather Wire.
In summary, we offer these basic reminders:
Winter Weather Preparations
In addition to these brief reminders, daily statements will be issued November 4th through the 8th. They will provide more detailed information pertaining to winter safety. The following is a list of the daily topics for our Winter Hazard Awareness Campaign:
Monday, November 4 - Winter Weather Overview
Tuesday, November 5 - Outdoor Winter Safety
Wednesday, November 6 - Winter Fire Safety
Thursday, November 7 - Indoor Air Issues
Friday, November 8 - Winter Automobile Safety
Winter Hazard Awareness Week Is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. It is sponsored by nine different organizations across Minnesota, including the National Weather Service. For additional information, contact the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at (651) 201-7400.