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.
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.
Can’t go to work, kids are at home and there is no place to go due to the winter blizzard? This is when cabin fever begins to kick in.
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.
Salt crews were ready Thursday night for the sleet and snow predicted, Oklahoma City spokeswoman Kristy Yager said. Know It: Severe Weather
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.
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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Winter Survival Resources
- U.S. Winter Weather slideshow
- Listen to Oklahoma police, fire scanners
- Facts on winter weather
- Prepare for the extreme cold
- Wind Chill Chart
- Do I have frostbite?
- Do I have hypothermia?
- How quick can I get frostbite?
- Climate Change Timeline (AP Interactive)
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