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 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

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 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

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 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

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 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

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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Oklahoma winter weather: Event cancellations
We'll be updating this article throughout the day with closings and event cancellations. If you have an event this weekend that you would like to reschedule or cancel, email News Web Editor Tiffany Gibson at Read More
Oklahoma weather: Winter storm updates
Read updates below of winter weather and hazardous road conditions across central Oklahoma. Read More
5 winter weather photos every Oklahoman takes
Winter weather in Oklahoma usually means a few things: school and church closings, everyone getting cabin fever, and a bunch of photos of the same five things. Here are the 5 types of winter weather photos every Oklahoman takes. No. 5 – The random YARD We’re all guilty of this: We wake up and look […] Read More
Tulsa, area schools cancel Tuesday classes
A number of area schools canceled classes Tuesday after weather experts said snowfall that accumulated early Monday was expected to refreeze overnight. Tulsa Public Schools announced at 4 p.m. Monday that Tuesday classes were canceled, and other school systems, like Jenks, Union, Sand Springs and Sapulpa, soon... Read More
Meteorologist's over-the-top storm reaction
The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore was excited to hear thundersnow during Sunday's blizzard in Massachusetts. How excited? Well, judge for yourself. The veteran meteorologist was covering the storm in Plymouth, Mass., early Sunday morningwhen a winter weather phenomenon made him react like he had just scored... Read More


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