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Descriptions of various types of severe winter weather, from the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory.

Store a multipurpose, dry chemical fire extinguisher near the area to be heated
Do not burn paper in a fireplace.
Ensure adequate ventilation by opening an interior door or slightly opening a window if you must use a kerosene heater.
Use only the type of fuel your heater is designed to use, don’t substitute.
If your heater has a damaged electrical cord or produces sparks, don’t use it.
Use fireplaces, wood stoves, and other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to…

Blizzard Warnings are issued for frequent gusts greater than or equal to 35 mph accompanied by falling and/or blowing snow, frequently reducing visibility to less than 1/4 mile for three hours or more. A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely, leading to whiteout conditions making travel extremely difficult. Do…

posted December 5, 2016 5:38 AM
The snow that started to fall during the morning hours of Sunday, December 4, 2016, stopped before midnight. All snow and ice that accumulated from this event shall be removed the public sidewalks by 12:00 noon on Monday, December 5, … more »

From snowman building and snow forts to tubing and togetherness, enjoy all the moments that will make for the perfect snow day, right at home in Atlanta!

Play it cool in these scenic small towns that know just how to embrace winter
You don’t need to find a beach to beat the winter blues. There’s an invigorating, rosy-cheek feeling that comes from a day out among fresh air and snow—followed by something hot to drink
That’s the promise of America’s prettiest winter towns, where you can wander among beautiful historic streets with eclectic…

The purpose of these experimental probabilistic snowfall products is to provide customers and partners a range of snowfall possibilities, in complement to existing NWS deterministic snowfall graphics, to better communicate forecast uncertainties during winter weather events. For more information visit this project's Product/Service Description Document , and please provide us your feedback here
Minimum Potential Accumulation
Expect at least this much. This is…

The Highway Safety Division would like to thank Prime Buick GMC in Hanover, for their assistance in making this spot.

We're going to go out on a limb here and predict that the zombie apocalypse will not happen in 2014. This doesn't mean, however, that hordes of shambling strangers can't infect you and make you feel like the walking dead. After all, this is the cold and flu season. Or rather, it's the cold, flu, strep, bronchitis, and pneumonia season. Your concern is hacking coughs, not hacking limbs. And i

Help protect the inside and outside of your home from winter weather damage. Read these winter home maintenance tips from Travelers.

Are you ready for winter weather? Know how to keep you and your family safe during winter.

New Street Alerts AppThis season we are introducing our Street Alerts app. Simply enter the closest address to where you park and the app will return the exact regulations for parking in front of that address.

Find the top winter events, performances, and activities going on in Minneapolis, MN. From live music and theater to the boat show and auto show, there's something for everyone!

Help prepare your car for winter with a well-packed winter car survival kit. Learn how to build a winter car survival kit with this infographic from Travelers.

Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions. By preparing your home and car in advance for winter emergencies, and by observing safety precautions during times of extremely cold weather, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems.