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December 7, 2023

Understanding Winter Storm Warnings

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There are 3 types of winter alerts issued by the National Weather Service. Learn the differences, and share these tips with your neighbors.

In an effort to support public safety, the National Weather Service issues 3 types of winter alerts when a storm is impending. Understanding the differences between these alerts is critical for your safety, and the safety as others. Read on to understand the differences, and be sure to share these tips with your neighbors!

1️⃣ Blizzard Warning - Take Action

Severe winter weather is expected within the next 12 to 36 hours or is occurring - including whiteout conditions. Do NOT travel.

2️⃣ Winter Storm Warning - Take Action

Dangerous winter weather is expected within the next 12 to 36 hours, or is actively occurring. Considerable travel problems are expected.

3️⃣ Winter Storm Advisory - Be aware

Potentially dangerous winter weather is expected within the next 12 to 36 hours, or is actively occurring. Travel difficulties are expected.

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