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Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week 2013


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November 4th through the 8th, 2013, 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.

Get ready for a real  Minnesota Winter!  The winter of 2012-2013 was one long and often difficult winter, with 60+ inches of snow common across the state (and the latest Red River Basin thaw on record!), yet the previous winter of 2011-2012 was relatively mild and dry for Minnesota.  Oh wait, the winter of 2010-2011 was the fourth snowiest winter in Minnesota history.

So don't be fooled - be prepared!  We will have winter again this year, and everyone in Minnesota still needs to prepare for the outdoor hazards of a cold, snowy, and icy winter and the indoor hazards that occur every winter.   

Average Annual Snowfall across Minnesota

Minnesota Snowfall during the winter of 2012-2013

Minnesota Snowfall during the winter of 2010-2011

Minnesota Snowfall during the winter of 2010-2011

Average annual snowfall across Minnesota

Snowfall totals during the winter of 2012-2013

Snowfall totals during the winter of 2011-2012

Snowfall totals during the winter of 2010-2011

Throughout the week your NWS in Grand Forks will highlight safety tips, winter weather terminology and the various products we issue to help keep you informed.  Now is the time to re-familiarize yourself with winter terms and safety rules.  Prepare yourself, your family, your home and vehicles for winter today!  Click on each day above for specific information. 

The following is a list of the daily topics for our Winter Hazard Awareness Campaign:

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.

Below are many helpful links to get you through this winter season.

 



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