Winter Survival

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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