Winter Weather Preparedness

Storm Guidance

Heating Safety

Extreme Cold Safety

Dressing For Cold Weather


  • 1-2 top layers
  • Long bottom layer
  • Warm shoes
  • Outer layer to keep out wind/wet


  • 2-3 top layers
  • 1-2 bottom layers
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Outer Layer to keep out wind/snow

Extreme Cold

  • 3+ top layers
  • 2+ bottom layers
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Boots / Extra socks
  • Face Mask
  • Outer layer to keep out snow


Warning Signs of Hypothermia

  • Confusion
  • Shivering (will stop at later stages)
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Sleepiness
  • Stiff Muscles

Winter Weather Words to Know

Winter Storm Watch

TAKE ACTION. Heavy snow, sleet, or ice is expected! Confidence is high that a winter storm will cause significant impacts within 24 hours.

Winter Storm Warning

BE PREPARED. Heavy snow, sleet or ice is possible. Confidence is growing that severe weather could arrive in the next 24-48 hours.

Winter Weather Advisory

Wintry weather is expected. Residents should exercise caution — light to moderate amounts of snow, sleet, or freezing rain are expected within 24 hours, causing travel difficulties.

Current National Weather Service Advisories

Weather Updates

Winter Weather Advisory

Sunday, January 14, 2024Extreme cold moves into the region tonight. A Winter Weather Advisory is issued for Haywood County from 1 a.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday. Bitter wind chill values may range from zero to 10 degrees below zero, with high elevations as cold as...

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June 2023 Rain Event

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Excess rain is all around us this week, and complicating things is a series of tropical systems developing in the Atlantic. Of biggest concern: 1. Excess rain could cause flooding in some areas. The threat will depend on where the rain falls and...

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Winter Weather January 12-13, 2023

Thursday, January 12, 202A cold front will cross the area today bringing the threat of severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts and a few brief tornadoes.  Cold air and lingering moisture behind the front will cause the rain to change to snow across the North...

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