The National Weather Service has named today (WED) Winter Weather Awareness Day for the state of Kansas. The onset of snow, ice and cold weather can often catch people by surprise...and people who have not made adequate preparations for the home and the car could end up in trouble. Kris Craven is a meteorologist with the Topeka office of the National Weather Service. She says that in the last few years, 24-hour winter weather forecasts have been greatly improved...but that predicting the overall severity of this coming winter has been a challenge.
Craven urges Kansans to get their winter supplies ready, to stock a winter-weather emergency kit and to get their cars winterized. The official winter weather forecast is available online at NOAA.gov...just type "winter outlook" in the search bar.