To help residents of Minnesota minimize risks and mitigate the hazards of winter, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety - in collaboration with the National Weather Service and other agencies - sponsor "Winter Hazard Awareness Week". Each fall this week is designed to educate, inform, remind, and reinforce the behaviors that lead to a safe and enjoyable winter season.
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.
Average annual snowfall across Minnesota
Winter Weather Preparations
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 or go to the NWS Sioux Falls Winter Weather Page.
Attention southwest Minnesota media: If you would like to schedule an interview concerning Winter Weather Preparedness, please contact Todd Heitkamp at (605) 330-4247 or to schedule an interview, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.