NWS: Could Be Snowy Winter, This is Winter Safety Awareness Week

CLEVELAND, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – On cue this past Sunday, Winter Safety Awareness Week began with 1 to 2 inches of snowfall across the area.

And there may be a lot more than that.

The National Weather Service’s Winter Outlook has a La Nina setting up in the Pacific Ocean, meaning above normal temps and precipitation for us.

The big question is: will that precip be rain or snow?

Meteorologist Zach Sefcovic at the Cleveland office of the weather service says that could go either way.

Meantime, the weather service and EMA officials say locate that ice scraper and gas up the snow thrower.

And have that emergency kit in your car, in case you would get stranded in the off-chance event of a blizzard or other severe weather,