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Winter is Still Here

Blizzard in MinnesotaIt may be March but winter is still with us.  The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning and Watch for portions of southwestern Minnesota. 

Blowing snow and windy conditions are expected for the next 24 hours. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. for much of the rest of the state including the metro area.

Driving conditions may be hazardous. Check with MnDot on the latest road conditions before getting on the highway.  Also be sure to check our Winter Survival in Your Car Fact Sheet if you need reminders on how to prepare for winter driving.

HSEM is Now a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

WRN_Ambassador_logo.jpgHSEM has been named a “Weather-Ready Nation” Ambassador by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort by NOAA to formally recognize partner organizations who work to improve America’s readiness and resilience to extreme weather, water, and climate events.  HSEM has long been a partner with NOAA and the National Weather Service (NWS) in strengthening Minnesota’s resistance and resilience to the hazards of extreme weather.

As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, HSEM will be collaborating throughout the year with the NWS and other state and local agencies on communicating awareness and preparedness through the media and public events.