Winter Terms to Know!
Winter Terms to Know to keep you and your family safe this winter season!
- Watch: Dangerous weather conditions may develop. Keep up with the forecast.
- Warning: Dangerous weather conditions are expected or occurring, and could become life-threatening. Put your safety plan in motion!
- Advisory: Weather conditions may cause an inconvenience, but if care is taken, should not become life-threatening.
- Blizzard: Blowing and/or falling snow with winds of at least 35 mph, reducing visibility to a quarter of a mile or less for at least three hours. Winds lofting the current snow pack and reducing visibility without any falling snow is called a ground blizzard.
- Freezing Rain: Caused by rain falling on surfaces with a temperature below freezing. The rain freezes upon contact with the ground. Large build-ups of ice can down trees and power lines and coat roads.
- Sleet: Rain/melted snow that has begun refreezing when it reaches the ground. Sleet tends to be softer than hail and is easily compacted. Sleet can make roads slippery very quickly.
- Wind Chill: The apparent temperature the body feels when wind is factored into the equation.
For more information visit: https://www.weather.gov/grb/winter0