Winter Weather Awareness Day - 2010
The National Weather Service and Nebraska Emergency Management has declared November 4, 2010 as Winter Weather Awareness Day in Nebraska. The National Weather Service in conjuction with the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency has declared November 9, 2010 as Winter Weather Awareness Day in Iowa.
As winter returns to Nebraska and Iowa, 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 be life threatening. Winter Weather Awareness Day reminds us of the dangers of extreme winter weather and that now is the time to prepare for it.
That National Weather Service has put together two informative Winter Weather Awareness Packets. These packets 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.
Iowa Winter Weather Awareness Packet (1MB file)
Includes: Winter Weather Terms, Frozen Precipitation Types, Cold Weather Emergencies, and Driving and Winter Weather.
Other Downloads and Links
Red Cross: Preparing for a Winter Storm, pdf