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Winter Storm Words to Know

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

In Monroe County, winter is coming. And with it, winter storms. You'll hear a lot about them, so it's important to know exactly what all of the commonly used phrases are referring to.

Here is a list of the top winter storm words to know:

Freezing Rain: Rain that freezes when it hits the ground. This makes a layer of ice on roads, walkways, trees, and power lines.

Sleet: Rain that turns to ice before reaching the ground.

Frostbite: A medical condition when skin or body tissue is damaged from freezing. Hypothermia: A sickness when your body temperature drops below what is needed to be healthy and work properly. Winter Weather: A warning issued when conditions could cause dangerous situations (such as icy roads or sidewalks). Winter Storm Watch: A warning issued when severe winter conditions may affect your area. Winter Storm Warning: A warning issued when a lot of snow or sleet is expected in the next few hours or day.

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