Today starts Winter Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. With temperatures in the 60s, it’s hard to believe that chilly temps (and perhaps some snow and ice) are just around the corner. However, if you remember the winter storm we experienced in January, you don’t need me to tell you that ice is one of the major winter weather problems in the state and across the Southeast. Even though the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a warmer and drier winter in the coming months, we will have to wait and see what this year brings.
For more information on Winter Weather Awareness Week (December 5-9, 2011) and what you can do to prepare for winter weather emergencies, check out the National Weather Service’s Winter Weather Awareness Week page.