Get ready for winter driving!

Hurricane Sandy brought feet of snow to West Virginia and accumulating snows as close as Indiana and Ohio today!

I guess it’s that time of year when we have to start thinking about safe driving. Once again, we will give you the “Impact” when winter storms are forecast. On the side bar of our blog, you’ll notice a traffic signal.

For most days this winter season, the traffic signal here will be green. Keep in mind that even though we may indicate a green light, you could encounter some adverse driving conditions. Snows that accumulate but aren’t enough to satisfy the criteria for a Winter Weather Advisory will be green. You should be able to get to your destination but make sure you drive safely.

The signal will change to yellow when we’re forecasting dangerous driving conditions in the next few days. It may not be yellow for that day’s weather, but rather for a system that is in the forecast. Generally, Winter Weather Advisories of 2-5 inches of snow will be given a yellow light. However, possible winter storms in the future will also be given the yellow. Check back for updates here.

When the red signal is displayed, travel is discouraged. This will coincide with Winter Storm Warnings, Ice Storm Warnings, and Blizzard Warnings. Significant accumulations of snow or ice are likely which will have adverse effects on road conditions. Make plans to travel at another time and watch for updates here on the blog.

We want to make it easy for you to understand the forecast and make plans when severe winter weather is in the forecast. Check back often to see what Mother Nature has in store! -Eric

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This post was written by qni_it on October 30, 2012

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