Winter Weather Awareness Day

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

National Winter Weather Preparedness Page

The Winter Storms and Inclement Weather of December 2009

Iowa Snow Depth on January 12, 2010

The Fall 2010 Omaha Valley Weather Wind Newsletter

The Winter 2009-2010 Weather Whisper Newsletter

 Owlie Skywarn: Winter Storms, pdf

Winter Storms...The Deceptive Killers, pdf

Red Cross: Preparing for a Winter Storm, pdf



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