Winter Weather Awareness Day - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/10/09

Winter Weather Awareness Day

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - November 10th has been designated Winter Weather Awareness Day in Texas by the National Weather Service and the State of Texas Division of Emergency Management. This is an annual safety campaign designed to promote winter weather awareness and safety.

With El Nino conditions present in the central and eastern Pacific, this year could mean above average precipitation across much of Texas, and above average ice and snow accumulations for residents in West Texas. Thus, residents across the South Plains, southern Panhandle, and Rolling Plains should be prepared in the coming months for hazardous winter weather conditions.

The keys to avoiding serious injury or death during a major winter storm include knowing the safety rules to survive cold weather, knowing how to stay informed of forecasts and warnings for winter storm conditions, and preparing ahead of time to handle difficult travel conditions and other exposure to harsh cold weather conditions.

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