Are You Ready for Winter Weather?
Now that you’ve gotten your home and roof all ready for winter, it’s time to bundle up and enjoy the season. Of course, when winter storms come, it’s time to go from bundling up to battening down – the hatches. Hopefully, your trusted professional roofer performed a thorough inspection to determine your roof’s structural fitness during a fall roof maintenance check. That way, when Old Man Winter sends those icy winds your way, you won’t have to worry about whether your roof can sustain extra weight from the accumulation of snow, ice (or water for a flat roof should drainage fail). When storms come, you need to know what to do to stay safe. That’s why we’ve created this review of the 7 winter weather terms.
7 Important Winter Weather Terms
This rain freezes upon hitting the ground and other surfaces. It creates an icy shell on roads, walkways, trees and power lines, causing extremely dangerous dangerous travel conditions.
A rain that turns to small pellets of ice, causing slippery driving and walking conditions, and often, damage to vehicles and property.
Wind felt blowing against the skin on a cold day causes your body to experience a colder temperature than the actual outdoor air temperature. The perceived temperature difference varies dependent upon the velocity of the wind. Knowing the windchill is important to help you dress appropriately and limit exposure to avoid frostbite.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
When a Winter Weather Advisory is called, winter weather conditions are expected to escalate which may cause significant inconveniences and delays, but should not be life threatening. A Winter Weather Advisory is less dangerous than a A Winter Storm Watch.
WINTER STORM WATCH/WARNING
A Winter Storm Watch means that the development of a winter storm in your area is possible, but the location and timing are uncertain. Issued 12 to 36 hours prior to potential development. Winter Storm weather includes severe conditions such as heavy snow or ice. Continue tuning in to a local weather channel for changing information, and be prepared with emergency supplies in case of a power outage. When a Winter Storm Warning is announced, severe weather is expected to move into your area soon.
A Blizzard Warning is announced when sustained winds or gusts of 35 miles per hour or more and substantial amounts of falling or blowing snow, causing reduced visibility of less than 1/4 mile, are expected to persist for three hours or longer.
These announcements are especially prominent at the beginning of the cold weather season to alert you when below freezing temperatures are expected.
When a severe winter storm hits your neighborhood, it’s important to know what to do. If the sirens start to blow, don’t be afraid to take cover. It could be a life-saving decision! In the case of storm damage to your roof, don’t hesitate to call Arrow Roofing & Solar. We’re here for all your roofing needs!
Contact Arrow Roofing & Solar
If your roof needs a little extra tlc to safely face winter’s deep freeze, remember, Arrow Roofing & Solar offers free estimates and financing. If you need Nashville gutter cleaning, roof inspection, roof repairs or reroofing that you need, don’t delay. Reach out to Arrow Roofing & Solar to get your roof ready to face winter today! To schedule an appointment or a free consultation, call our office at (615) 592-1983.contact Arrow Roofing & Solar today at (615) 592-1983. We look forward to hearing from you!
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