WINTER WEATHER

  • Black Ice


    COLD RAIN

    droplets can sometimes form a dangerous film of clear ice on roadways

  • POWER LINES


    HEAVY ICE

    can bring down power lines resulting in outages that can last several days

  • HYPOTHERMIA


    MEDICAL EMERGENCY

    that occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it

  • EL NIÑO


    RESEARCH

    reveals that El Nino plays a significant role in the weather conditions we experience

EL NIÑO

OCCURS WHEN WATER IN THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL TROPICAL PACIFIC OCEANS ARE WARMER THAN NORMAL.


North Texas Region typically experiences cool but not exceptionally cold temperatures. The area also tends to receive above-normal precipitation.

LA NIÑA

OCCURS WHEN THE WATER IN THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL TROPICAL PACIFIC OCEANS ARE COOLER THAN NORMAL.


Characterized by warmer than normal temperatures and below-average precipitation over North Texas Region.

SAFETY TIPS

WHEN ENCOUNTERING WINTER WEATHER

  • CLOTHING


    WARM
    CLOTHING

    Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing, instead of one heavy layer of clothing. Make sure that outer garments are water-repellent.

  • PIPES


    INSULATE

    Winterize your pipes. Keep faucets dripping when the temperature drops below freezing.

  • HEAT


    GOOD VENTILATION

    Ensure that your heating source is working properly and well ventilated. Have it serviced regularly. Put a carbon monoxide detector near gas heating systems and water heaters.

  • DRIVING


    AVOID
    OVERPASSES

    Avoid driving on overpasses and bridges- they often freeze more quickly than roads. Winterize your car. Flush the cooling system, replace the coolant, replace the wiper blades, etc. Create a Winter Weather Kit in case you’re stranded.

  • PETS


    SAFE
    SHELTER

    Take extra precautions to ensure the well-being of your animals by providing plenty of water and food, as well as appropriate shelter.

Take the Quiz

  • Question 1

    La Niña typically recognized when water temperature in eastern and central tropical pacific oceans are...

    Correct!

    Cool Water is the cause of La Niña

    Incorrect

    Cool Water is the cause of La Niña

  • Question 2

    When dressing for winter weather it is best to...?

    Correct!

    Multiple Layers is best for insulation

    Incorrect

    Multiple Layers is best for insulation

  • Your Results

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  • Make a Plan

    A little preparation could protect your life and the lives of those around you. It only takes a few minutes to develop a plan. When finished, you'll have a pocket-size emergency plan at hand.

  • Build a Kit

    Remember how long it took to pack for your last vacation? The last thing you want to worry about in a disaster is packing. That’s why everyone should have an Emergency Supply Kit ready to go. Use this checklist to help you assemble your kit.

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