Wednesday, February 2, 2011


It's already February; how did that happen so quickly?  Well, nothing like starting the month off with a few freezing cold days.  Bundle up, and while you stay distracted at work, don't forget to sign up for the Ready. Set. Red! Cross City Challenge on March 5th at

Are you ready to brave the elements?  Prepare yourself for the Texas Running Company's indoor obstacle course!  It will simulate a flood, windstorm, and other conditions of a natural disaster.  Stay tuned as we announce additional activities from the challenge.

And on that note...this week's fun fact hint is very pertinent to our weather this week.  Staying calm and using this information in a disaster can save your life (and earn you some extra points in the Ready. Set. Red! Cross City Challenge).  Your friends at the Red Cross are here for you.

"Winter storm" can have many different meanings from dangerously low temperatures to strong winds, ice, sleet and freezing rain.
  • When the weatherman warns of a "Winter Storm Outlook", this means that winter storm conditions are possible in the next 2 to 5 days.
  • A "Winter Weather Advisory" means that winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous.  When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening.
  • The days that you hear about a "Winter Storm Watch", you should review your winter storm plans and stay informed about weather conditions.  Winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36 to 48 hours.
  • A "Winter Storm Warning" means that life threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours.  People in a warning area should take precautions immediately.
Knowing the difference will help you better prepare for weather conditions ahead and possibly have the winning edge on March 5th.  Good luck at the Cross City Challenge...and navigating through the weather this week! 

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