WINTER STORM WATCH
Means severe winter weather conditions may affect the area. This includes heavy snow of more than two inches, accumulations of freezing rain or freezing drizzle, heavy sleet, or any combination of these events. A watch is usually issued first and gives a longer notice of the potential for winter weather.
WINTER STORM WARNING
Means a winter storm has formed and is approaching the area. Immediate action should be taken to protect life an property. People in the Bossier warning area should listen for the latest information over radio and television or the National Weather Service’s own continuous VHF-FM broadcasts on NOAA Weather Radio, and begin to prepare for the winter weather.
HEAVY SNOW WARNING
Means snowfall of at least 2-4 inches or more is expected. (Under certain conditions, heavy snow may be included in Winter Storm Warnings.)
Refers to a considerable amount of falling an/or blowing snow and winds of at least 35 miles per hour expected for several hours.
HIGH WIND WARNING
Refers to the expectation of sustained winds of at least 35 miles per hour or greater.
WIND CHILL WARNING
Used with wind chills that are below zero in Louisiana.
SNOW: Flurries – Light snow falling for short duration. No accumulation or light dusting is all that is expected. Showers – Snow falling at varying intensities for brief periods of time. Some accumulation is possible.
SLEET: Rain drops that freeze into ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet usually bounces when hitting a surface and does not stick to objects. However, it can accumulate like snow and cause a hazard to motorists.
FREEZING RAIN: Rain that falls onto a surface with a temperature below freezing. This causes it to freeze to surfaces, such as trees, cars, and roads, forming a coating or glaze of ice. Even small accumulations of ice can cause a significant hazard.
ICE STORMS: Heavy accumulations of ice can bring down trees, electrical wires, telephone poles and lines, and communication towers.
EXTREME COLD: Extreme cold often accompanies a winter storm or is left in its wake. In the Bossier area, near freezing temperatures are considered “extreme cold.”
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