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Winter Safety

Blizzards - U.S. Search and Rescue Task Force
The United States Search and Rescue Task Force discusses what blizzards are, why they are dangerous, and how they may affect different regions of the country. There is also information about what to do if caught in a blizzard outside, including how to build a snow cave shelter.
CDC - Winter Weather
Information on handling extreme cold and winter storms from the Centers for Disease Control.
Cold Weather Pet Safety - AVMA
This American Veterinary Medical Association site provides information about keeping your pet safe and healthy during winter months.
Frostbite
Information about frostbite - overviews, symptoms, prevention and first aid from MedlinePlus a resource from the National Library of Medicine.
Hypothermia - MayoClinic
The MayoClinic presents information about hypothermia which is caused by exposure to cold or immersion in cold water. The web page discusses symptoms, risk factors, treatment and prevention of hypothermia.
National Snow and Ice Data Center
This site presents an abundance of information about snow, glaciers, sea ice, climate change, and arctic climatology.
Pet Care Cold Weather Tips - ASPCA
The ASPCA provides guidelines to help protect your pet in the winter cold.
Winter Driving Rules from Car Talk
Winter driving tips brought to you by the hosts of National Public Radio's program, "Car Talk". This site provides lots of great ideas for preparing your car for driving in winter weather, and also tips on how to drive in bad weather.
Winter Driving Tips from AAA
Great tips for driving in the snow and on long-distance winter trips. Provides publications on "How to Go on Ice and Snow" and "Get a Grip" - a guide to wet weather driving techniques.
Winter Exercise - MayoClinic
Presents ideas about how to exercise in the cold weather months, and how to dress if you will be exercising outdoors.
Winter Safety - National Safety Council
Information on preparing your home and car for winter weather.
Winter Storm Preparedness - American Red Cross
The American Red Cross provides information on preparing for, and responding to, a winter storm. There are also links to information preventing and thawing frozen pipes, and protecting pets during snowstorms.
Winter Storms - Ready.gov
Find information about preparing for winter storms, what to include in emergency kits, and how to winterize your vehicle and home. There is also a section on carbon monoxide.
Winter Weather Safety and Awareness - National Weather Service
Links to forecasts and storm warning information, preparedness information, climate information, wind chill chart, and snow and precipitation maps. Also has links to historically significant winter storms.