For a Warning or Watch

Winter Weather Tips During a Winter Storm Watch

  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, local radio, and tv stations, or The Weather Channel for further updates
  • Be alert to changing weather conditions
  • Avoid unnecessary travel

Winter Weather Tips During a Winter Storm Warning

  • Stay indoors during the storm
  • Wear several layers of clothing to ward off the cold
  • Wear gloves or mittens
  • Wear a hat to conserve valuable body heat
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Understand the hazards of wind chill, which combines the cooling effect of wind and cold on exposed skin; the results can be frostbite and hypothermia
  • Walk carefully on snow or ice-covered surfaces
  • Avoid overexertion while walking in heavy snow or while shoveling snow; a common killer during winter storms is a heart attack