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Posted:  2/8/2013 12:35 PM #36418
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Subject: Winter Storms & Extreme Cold
(ready.gov/winter) While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. Winter storms can range from a moderate snow 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.



Posted:  2/8/2013 1:40 PM #36420
horselips


Joined: 5/2/2012
Posts: 2062
Last Post: 8/19/2014
YES! Winter can be a *****. It's only going to be 75 degrees here today, too cold to go skinnydipping, and tonight it will plummet into the low 40s. Definitely a 1-dog night to say the least. What's a boy to do? 


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