Winter Weather Safety

Winter Weather 101: Snow Squalls and Blizzards

A snow squall is an intense short-lived burst of heavy snowfall that leads to a quick reduction in visibilities and is often accompanied by gusty winds. They may be characterized by one main squall or multiple squalls. Squalls can be particularly dangerous because they often occur with little warning. The combination of quick reductions in visibilities and sudden slick conditions …

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Winter Weather 101 – Precipitation Types

Winter weather is certainly not a stranger to the east-central Ohio region from late fall through early spring.  More often than not, the main precipitation type that we experience is snow.  However, sleet and occasionally freezing rain and graupel also affect the region. What causes these different types of precipitation?  The vertical temperature profile in …

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