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A Winter Storm Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for hazardous winter weather conditions.  Watches are usually issued 12 to 36 hours in advance.
A   Winter Storm Warning is issued when winter weather conditions that pose a threat to life and/or property are occurring, imminent or likely. It is used for a combination of two or more winter weather events.
A Blizzard Warning is issued when the following conditions are expected to last for 3 hours or longer: 1)sustained winds or frequent wind gusts of 35 mph or greater and 2) considerable falling and/or blowing snow reducing visibility to less than 1/4 mile.
A Heavy Snow Warning is  issued when snowfall is expected to accumulate to a depth of 4-6 inches  in 12 hours  or less or a depth of 6 inches or more in 24 hours or less.  Some variation in criteria occurs in certain sections of the country ( lower amounts in areas where lesser accumulations can cause significant impact and higher amounts in areas that are accustomed to snow.)
An Ice Storm Warning is issued for accumulation of 1/4 inch or more of freezing rain or at least 1/2 inch of sleet. Some variation in criteria occurs in certain sections of the country ( lower amounts in areas where lesser accumulations can cause significant impact and higher amounts in areas that are accustomed to ice events.)
A Snow Advisory is issued when snowfall of 2-5 inches is expected.
Freezing Rain/Drizzle, Sleet Advisory is issued when accumulations of less than 1/4 inch of freezing rain or freezing drizzle is expected or less than 1/2 inch of sleet is expected.
Blowing and/or Drifting Snow Advisory is issued when considerable blowing and or drifting of snow across roads will produce hazardous travel.

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