Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
733 AM CST Mon Nov 14 2016

...Winter Weather Awareness Week...

This is Winter Weather Awareness Week in both Minnesota and
Wisconsin. Along with state Emergency Management officials, the
National Weather Service uses this week to remind people the dangers
of hazardous winter weather.

Some of the best things you can do when severe winter weather is
expected includes:

* Check ahead before traveling. Sometimes delaying your departure or
  leaving earlier can make a big difference. Or taking a different
  route can keep you from traveling into the worst of the storm.

* Use technology to keep up on weather forecasts. There are many
  ways to track the weather these days so you are not caught off
  guard.

* When outdoors dress for the worst expected conditions. It is
  better to be over dressed than not enough when extreme cold hits.
  Wind chills can catch people off guard as well.

* If you live in more remote areas, ensure you have ample food ahead
  of major winter or ice storms. Have prescriptions filled and be
  sure you have baby items in case travel is hampered for days.

For more information, use our winter safety page at

weather.gov/arx/wintersafety

$$

Shea
NWS La Crosse



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