Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 1:37 PM CST on December 09, 2013
... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight CST
* blowing snow this afternoon and evening.
* Impact due to blowing snow... hazardous travel with gusty winds
to 35 mph... and reduced visibilities to around one half mile.
Precautionary/preparedness actions... snow and blowing snow will
cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and
reduced visibilities. Use extra caution when traveling. The North
Dakota state patrol advises... do not use the cruise control in
these winter driving conditions.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 12:31 PM CST on December 9, 2013
... Public information statement...
... Safety rules for blizzard warnings...
A Blizzard Warning has been issued by your National Weather
Service in North Dakota. The following safety rules should insure
A brief reminder... a warning means the storm is actually occurring
or is imminent.
Do not venture out into the storm unless absolutely necessary.
Most winter storm fatalities involve people who left a place of
safety while the storm was in progress.
If you must go out... dress warmly. It is very important to keep your
head... hands and feet protected. Most of the bodys heat is lost
through the outer extremities... especially the head.
On the Road... you should have winter survival gear in your
vehicle. If stranded in the storm... stay in your vehicle. Run the
engine sparingly to conserve fuel. Keep your exhaust pipe clear of
Circulate fresh air in the car by opening one of the windows
slightly. Turn on the dome light at night. Maintain a continuous
watch and do not let everyone in the vehicle sleep at the same time.
If you must get out of your vehicle during the storm... tie a
lifeline to you and the vehicle.
Monitor the latest weather reports... if possible... and wait
patiently for the storm to subside.
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