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Winter Weather Safety

Winter Weather Safety

Dec 20, 2016

Forsyth County, like much of North Carolina, has encountered unpredictable winter weather during recent years. Winter storms can be very deceptive as they create conditions that lead to dangerous and deadly situations; most deaths are unrelated to the actual storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads or of hypothermia from lengthy exposure to...

Get Ready for Cold Weather

Get Ready for Cold Weather

Nov 23, 2015

Forsyth County, like much of North Carolina, has encountered unpredictable winter weather during recent years. Just this year, North Carolina dealt with back-to-back snow and ice storms that downed trees and power lines, closed schools, and caused numerous traffic accidents. Our state also has seen heavy winter rains, flooding and even tornadoes. With the...

Be Aware and Prepare, Forsyth County!

Be Aware and Prepare, Forsyth County!

Aug 31, 2015

September is North Carolina Preparedness Month There are many weather-related emergencies that impact Forsyth County throughout the year from severe thunder storms, to lightning, tornadoes, flooding, or ice and snow storms that cause dangerous driving conditions.  This time of year also is prime season for hurricanes which, at some point, have impacted every...

Prepare for Winter Weather NOW

Prepare for Winter Weather NOW

Dec 1, 2014

Governor Pat McCrory has declared November 30 through December 6 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina. He urged all residents to update their emergency plans and stock their emergency supplies kits.   “The four back-to-back winter storms we experienced earlier this year are good reminders that North Carolina winters can pack a punch,”...

Winter Weather Preparedness Week 2011: Nov. 27 – Dec 3

Winter Weather Preparedness Week 2011: Nov. 27 – Dec 3

Nov 23, 2011

Although it is difficult for even the experts to predict the severity of the coming Winter season’s weather in North Carolina, it is time for us to prepare for it. There are many ways in which you can prepare for freezing temperatures, possible snow, sleet and freezing rain. Learn more about winter storms and how to prepare for them on NOAA’s...

Spring 2011 Edition of the “Changing Skies Newsletter”

Spring 2011 Edition of the “Changing Skies Newsletter”

Mar 14, 2011

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has just released their Spring 2011 Newsletter, “Changing Skies Over Central North Carolina.” The newsletter includes the following topics: 2010-2011 Winter Season Review NWS on Twitter Forecasters Study Lightning Severe Weather Safety Experimental Webpage Stormfest 2011 Drought Status NWS Hires New...

Winter Driving Tips & The Dangers of Ice

Winter Driving Tips & The Dangers of Ice

Jan 10, 2011

Although the best course of action to take during winter storms is to stay home, there are some circumstances that force citizens to take to the roads. The National Weather Service has provided the following information regarding winter driving tips and the dangers of ice…….. Ice falling in the form of freezing rain is particularly dangerous and...

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Jan 4, 2011

Stay safe and informed during the cold winter months. Hover over the banner above and widget below and click on the links to explore fire safety tips provided by the US Fire Administration. More winter preparedness tips <a href=”http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/”>Fire Safety Tips from the U.S. Fire Administration...

Put A Freeze On Winter Fires

Put A Freeze On Winter Fires

Dec 17, 2010

Citing recent fires in Pennsylvania and Florida which claimed the lives of nine children and one adult and may have been caused by space heaters, the United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are jointly sponsoring the special initiative, “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires.” USFA and NFPA want to remind...

Near Record Cold Keeps Its Grip On North Carolina

Near Record Cold Keeps Its Grip On North Carolina

Dec 10, 2010

A look ahead at the forecast and cold weather dangers: Near Record Cold To Keep Its Grip On North Carolina, by Jeff Orrock, NWS – Raleigh, Warning Coordination...