Winter Weather Advisories and Warnings

Be safe, be smart! Stay alert to weather signs when the following advisories, watches or warnings are issued.

  1. SNOW ADVISORY means 3–5 inches of snow is expected to fall.
  2. BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY means visibility is 1/4 mile or less.
  3. WIND CHILL ADVISORY means wind chill values are expected to be minus 35 F to minus 50 F.
  4. WIND CHILL WARNING means wind chill values are expected to be minus 50 F or lower.
  5. FREEZING RAIN / FREEZING DRIZZLE ADVISORY means driving conditions are hazardous and power lines and tree branches could become heavy and break due to freezing rain.
  6. ICE STORM WARNING means freezing rain/drizzle is occurring with an expected accumulation of either 1/4 inch or more of ice or 1/2 inch of sleet.
  7. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY means cold, ice and snow are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. The greatest hazard is often to motorists.
  8. WINTER STORM WATCH means a winter storm is possible in your area within the next day or two.
  9. WINTER STORM WARNING means a winter storm is headed for your area, with severe weather conditions beginning or about to begin. Prepare for low wind chill, heavy snow and strong winds.
  10. BLIZZARD WARNING means heavy snow and strong winds are expected to produce a blinding snow, near zero visibility, deep drifts and life- threatening wind chill.
  11. HEAVY SNOW WARNING means six (6) or more inches of snow is expected in a 12-hour period.