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Winter Survival:

Don’t be caught unprepared when the snow, ice and cold of winter strikes. Get ready before winter with advice, information and articles from Know It: Winter Survival. Because putting off preparing can have deadly consequences.
In "know it: Winter survival," you get expert tips and suggestions, as well as other shared information from those who have experience in handling winter conditions. They will help you prepare your vehicles, your home and your family members for those severe winter conditions with advice from experts in all three areas.

You get useful tips to help you avoid major problems and survive the challenges of winter weather. You'll learn what equipment they recommend that you carry in your vehicle, as well as how to drive in snow and ice.

They also will tell you what you should do to make sure your home is ready for the cold, and how to dress if you have to be outside. Whether you plan to make a trip, or just stay around the house, “know it: Winter survival” can help you.

Oklahoma’s February ends on the cold, wet side

Updated: Mon, Mar 1, 2010
Climatologist Gary McManus at the National Weather Service on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 in Norman, Okla.    Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

Preliminary numbers from the Oklahoma Mesonet, the state’s weather network, indicate the average statewide temperature during February was 35.4 degrees, 6.3 degrees below normal and the 14th coolest since records began in 1895.

Another winter storm has crews prepared

News | Updated: Thu, Feb 25, 2010
Hiet Tran, of Oklahoma City, is bundled up and facing away from the wind while fishing Thursday at Dolese Youth Pond. Photo by Paul B. Southerland, The Oklahoman

Salt crews were ready Thursday night for the sleet and snow predicted, Oklahoma City spokeswoman Kristy Yager said. Know It: Severe Weather

Oklahoma’s severe winter explained

Updated: Wed, Feb 24, 2010

Two significant ice storms and several heavy snows, including a record-setting 13.5 inches in Oklahoma City during the historic Christmas Eve blizzard, have left Oklahomans wondering where the warm winters of the past 20 years have gone.

Oklahoma snow given warm shoulder

News | Updated: Tue, Feb 9, 2010

Although snow hit many parts of the state earlier than expected Monday, temperatures stayed above freezing most of the day, keeping roads from icing and sparing residents from further power outages.
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Cards-Cubs called off, MLB's 25th postponement in 3 weeks
CHICAGO (AP) — The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday was called off because of wintry weather, the 25th postponement in the first three weeks of the major league season. The total matched 2007 for the most weather-related postponements through April since Major League Baseball... Read More
Sun Country to cover some added costs for stranded travelers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sun Country Airlines says it will cover some additional costs for travelers stranded in Mexico after the airline canceled flights due to a weekend snowstorm battering the Midwest. An estimated 250 people were stuck when Minnesota-based Sun Country couldn't provide planes because the airline was... Read More
Blue Jays game PPD because of falling ice, hole in roof
TORONTO (AP) — Even moving indoors couldn't get the Blue Jays back on the field. Toronto postponed Monday's series opener against Kansas City after chunks of ice crashed down from the nearby CN Tower following a weekend of freezing rain, including one that punctured a hole in the Rogers Centre roof. Andrew... Read More
Spring storm spawns tornado that kills 1, dumps heavy snow
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Minnesota began digging out from a mid-April snowstorm, one North Carolina city was cleaning up the damage Monday from a deadly tornado spawned from the same vast storm system that pushed across the U.S. and ended with drenching rains in the Northeast. The National Weather Service in... Read More
Snow records toppled in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Records fell as an April snowstorm blanketed the Upper Midwest. The National Weather Service says the 14.9 inches (37.8 centimeters) at Minneapolis airport from Friday through Sunday set a record for the largest April snowstorm ever there. It's also the snowiest April on record in the Twin... Read More
Twins-White Sox rescheduled for June 5, Aug. 20, Sept. 28
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have rescheduled three games with the Chicago White Sox that were postponed by wintry weather. The Twins set a straight doubleheader for June 5, when the White Sox return to Minnesota for what will now be a four-game series. The original game will start a half-hour after the... Read More
Minnesota firehouse opens doors during blizzard for prom
FOREST LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom. The Forest Lake Fire Department opened its firehouse for three hours on Saturday so the students could pose for prom pictures. With as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters)... Read More
Spring storm moves east after blanketing central US in snow
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota residents slogged through a mid-April storm Sunday that dumped 2 feet (half a meter) of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest, coated roads with ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and tornadoes before plowing toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. The storm... Read More
The Latest: State of emergency issued in North Carolina city
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a spring storm that dumped heavy snow on Upper Midwest, Plains states (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Authorities say they've declared a local state of emergency in Greensboro, North Carolina, after an apparent tornado caused damage in several locations around that city.... Read More
No Game Today: Wintry weather, plenty of MLB postponements
CHICAGO (AP) — April showers — and snow, sleet and wind — are wreaking havoc on major league baseball. No Ohtani in Kansas City. No Judge in Detroit. One less off day for a couple more teams this summer. Six more games were wiped out Sunday, running baseball's total number of postponements to 21 just 2 1/2 weeks... Read More



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