Winter Weather Safety

Winter Weather 101: Winter Driving

Love it or hate it – winter is here! It’s no secret that driving in the winter can be an absolute nightmare, and it seems every year motorists have to relearn what it takes to remain prepared and safe on the road. But the truth is, traveling in snow, ice, fog or soaking rain can …

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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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