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The National Weather Service is expanding efforts to help keep the general public prepared for the impending winter weather season.

The NWS is changing their traditional approach to promoting winter weather awareness this year, specifically when it comes to their yearly media push at the start of the season. NWS Meteorologist Sarah Teesey says traditionally the weather service has chosen to highlight winter weather hazards on a pre-determined winter weather awareness day.

 

In order to curb this, Teesey says they have decided to begin providing more frequent updates and information leading up to severe weather events. Teesey believes by doing this it will allow people to retain the information on steps and resources available during winter weather events more thoroughly.

While speaking with KVOE on the topic of winter weather recently, Teesey also touched on the importance of being prepared for winter storm systems while on the roadway. It is a commonly held belief that many individuals may "forget how to drive in winter weather."

Due to this Teesey says it is common to see more accidents on the roadways during the first winter storm system of the year than any other system regardless of the severity.

 

If you would like more information to help you be prepared for the winter weather season visit weather.gov, find the National Weather Service on Twitter @NWSTopeka or call the National Weather Service at 785-234-2592.

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