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Dressing for the Cold Weather

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and other Weather Tips/Info

Bundling up in layers and staying dry is one of the best things you can do to stay safe this winter. Protect yourself from the cold this winter. weather.gov/cold#WinterSafety

 

Do you know the signs for Hyperthermia?

Hypothermia 

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If you notice someone with warning signs of hypothermia, get them to a warm place right away. Protect yourself from the cold this winter at weather.gov/cold#WinterSafety

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Do you know the signs of hypothermia? weather.gov/cold #WinterSafety

Hypothermia Infographic

Snow Water Cycle

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During winter months, falling snow serves as an important source of fresh water across the world. When spring arrives, melting snow helps replenish rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. The melting snow adds much needed moisture to the soil and helps refill underground aquifers, which are vital for growing crops and for drinking water. http://www.weather.gov/jetstream/hydro #WinterScience

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During winter months, falling snow serves as an important source of fresh water. http://www.weather.gov/jetstream/hydro #WinterScience

Snow Water Cycle

Science of Wind Chill

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Extremely cold air comes every winter in at least part of the country and affects millions of people across the United States. The arctic air, together with brisk winds, can lead to dangerously cold wind chill values. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/cold/ #WinterScience

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Arctic air, together with brisk winds, can lead to dangerously cold wind chill values. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/cold/ #WinterScience

Science of Wind Chill

Winter Driving

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Winter driving can be hazardous. One simple way to keep yourself and everyone on the road safe is to slow down. Remember, “Ice and snow, take it slow”. Learn more at weather.gov/winter #WinterSafety

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Do your part to keep everyone safe on the roads this winter. Learn more at weather.gov/winter #WinterSafety

Winter Driving

Winter and Pets

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Don't forget about your pets this winter! Make sure they have a warm, dry place to rest with plenty of food and water. weather.gov/winter #WinterSafety

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You love your pets, so keep them warm, dry, and well-fed this winter. weather.gov/winter #WinterSafety

Winter and Pets

Winter Injuries and Fatalities

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Slippery sidewalks and roads aren’t the only things to look out for this winter. Shoveling snow can be a health risk as well. Remember to stay hydrated, take frequent breaks, and only move small amounts with each shovel pass. Learn more at weather.gov/winter #WinterSafety

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Shoveling snow can be a health risk, so remember to take it easy. Learn more at weather.gov/winter #WinterSafety

Winter Injuries and Fatalities

Winter Precipitation

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Will there be rain, ice or snow? This graphic explains how having different layers of warm and cold air between the clouds and the ground determines the type of precipitation that hits the ground. http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/winter/types/

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Will there be rain, ice or snow? Find out how wintry precipitation forms! http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/winter/types/

Winter Precipitation

Nor’easter

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Nor’easters impact millions of people in the eastern U.S. with heavy snow and strong winds. What will you do if one approaches your region? weather.gov/winter#WinterSafety

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Nor’easters impact millions in the eastern U.S. with heavy #snow and strong winds. Are you prepared? weather.gov/winter #WinterSafety

Nor’easter

Winter Storm Advisory, Watch, and Warning

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Do you know the difference between a Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory? When a warning is issued: TAKE ACTION! When a watch is issued: Get Prepared! When an advisory is issued: Take Precautions! Find out more at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/ww.shtml

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What’s the difference between a Winter Storm Watch and a Winter Storm Warning? http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/ww.shtml

Winter Storm Advisory, Watch, and Warning