Winter Weather Hazards

Winter weather hazardsWinter weather hazards  – on average, a major winter storm hits some part of Michigan at least once per month between October and April. The last few winters in Michigan have been cold and harsh. While last year wasn’t as record-setting as the previous winter, there were memorable moments of snow and cold. Especially true for February which started with a massive snowstorm that was Detroit’s third largest in history. By the time the month was over, continuous surges of Arctic air had made February one of the coldest months in the state’s history. Winter weather hazards to victims are a serious threat to everyone. January 2014, remembered for the “Polar Vortex” striking the state. It is important to note that the Polar Vortex is always around the earth’s two poles. Furthermore Michigan gets into Arctic air masses when a piece of the Polar Vortex breaks away from the primary system.

Winter weather hazards - survival itemsWhile thunderstorms and tornadoes can occur in fall and winter, this time of year adds further dangers caused by cold, ice, and snow. Being prepared for winter hazards requires that you provide for ways to keep warm if the heat goes off. Consequently, people can also get stranded in a snowstorm. So, everyone needs to ensure their cars and homes properly prepared. Therefore taking measures to ensure that pipes will not freeze and that snow and ice do not pose a hazard to the roof.

Consequently, people can also get stranded in a snowstorm. So, everyone needs to ensure their cars and homes properly prepared. Therefore taking measures to ensure that pipes will not freeze and that snow and ice do not pose a hazard to the roof.

Winter Weather Hazards Packet