A winter storm occurs when there is significant precipitation and the temperature is low enough that precipitation forms. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures.
Winter storms can cause power outages that last for days. They can make roads and walkways extremely dangerous or impassable and close or limit critical community services such as public transportation, child care, health programs and schools. Protect yourself and your family and be prepared. For more information please refer to: https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather