The National Weather Service, along with the State Office's of Emergency Management, has declared October 27, 2010 as Winter Weather Awareness Day in South Dakota and November 4, 2010 as Winter Weather Awareness Day in Nebraska.
As winter returns to the upper Midwest, it produces winter storms, blizzards, ice storms, bitter cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills. A winter storm can last for hours or days and can even be life threatening. Winter Weather Awareness Days remind us of the dangers of extreme winter weather and that now is the time to prepare for it.
The National Weather Service offices that serve the state of Nebraska have put together an informative Winter Weather Awareness Packets. This packet can be downloaded in PDF form here:
Nebraska Winter Weather Awareness Packet (2.5MB file)
Includes: Winter Weather Terms, Statewide National Weather Service Office Contact Information, NOAA Weather Radio Information, Winter Weather Safety Information, 2009-2010 Nebraska Winter Road Crash Statistics, Road Information Numbers, 2009-2010 Statewide Snowfall Map, and 2009-2010 Winter Weather Summaries from each office with responsibility in Nebraska.
For more information concerning winter weather safety, feel free to contact Todd Heitkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org.