Nancy's Almanac, Nov. 5, 2013: Is winter here? - Omaha.com
Published Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 9:25 am
Nancy's Almanac, Nov. 5, 2013: Is winter here?

Today's rain-snow mix in Nebraska and Iowa is an in-your-face reminder that the seasons are indeed shifting.

To help Midlanders get ready for the coming months, the National Weather Service has scheduled its Nebraska and Iowa Winter Weather Awareness Day for Thursday.

The weather service has compiled PDFs, websites, newsletters and coloring books to educate people. That's because, when it comes to deadly weather, preparation is the best protection.

Each of the National Weather Service offices, below, is posting literature related to winter safety:

Omaha-Valley:

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/oax/news/WWAD2013%20_NEIA.pdf

Hastings: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/gid/?n=winterawareness

North Platte and Cheyenne: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lbf/?n=wwad2013

Des Moines: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dmx/?n=preparewinterintro

National Weather Service children's coloring book: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/owlie-winter.pdf

Minnesota/Twin Cities: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx/

And the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency: http://www.nema.ne.gov/response-recovery/winter-weather.html


Current conditions and forecast

Contact the writer: Nancy Gaarder

nancy.gaarder@owh.com    |   402-444-1102    |  

Nancy writes about weather, including a blog, Nancy's Almanac. She enjoys explaining the science behind weather and making weather stories relevant in daily life.

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