June 9, 2023

Prepare for Winter Weather

Leonardtown, MD – Winter storms can range from a moderate snowfall over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

One of the primary concerns is the winter weather’s ability to knock out heat, power and communications services to your home or office, sometimes for days at a time. Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region.

The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as the “Deceptive Killers” because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads and of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold. It is important to be prepared for winter weather before it strikes.

Know the Difference

Winter Storm Outlook – Winter storm conditions are possible in the next 2 to 5 days.

 Winter Weather Advisory – Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous.

 Winter Storm Watch – Winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36 to 48 hours. People in a watch area should review their winter storm plans and stay informed about weather conditions.

 Winter Storm Warning – Life threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours. People in a warning are should take precautions immediately.

For more information please visit prepare.stmarysmd.com.

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