n many areas of the country, winters bring heavy snowfall and very
cold temperatures. Heavy snow can block roads and cause power lines
to fall down. The cold temperatures can be dangerous if you are
not dressed correctly.
Freezing rain: Rain that freezes when
it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads and walkways.
Sleet: Rain that turns to ice pellets
before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes roads to freeze and
Winter Weather Advisory: Cold, ice
and snow are expected.
Winter Storm Watch: Severe weather
such as heavy snow or ice is possible in the next day or two.
Winter Storm Warning: Severe winter
conditions have begun or will begin very soon.
Blizzard Warning: Heavy snow and strong
winds will produce a blinding snow, near zero visibility, deep drifts
and life-threatening wind chill.
Frost/Freeze Warning: Below freezing
temperatures are expected.