Winter Storms and Weather
Winter is the signature season of Minnesota. It's normally a long season of cold temperatures and snow and ice that can last from November through April. Winter doesn't slow Minnesotans down. We are just as mobile, social and active during the winter as we are during the summer months. But in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable winter, it is critical to be informed and aware of the potential risks and hazards associated with winter and how to avoid them.
The topics below describe some of the more common features of winter weather, including warnings and alerts and resources and are found in the Winter Weather Overview Link.
- Winter Storms: How Winter Storms Form
- Warnings and Alerts: Keeping Ahead of the Storm
- Extreme Cold
- Heavy Snow and Ice