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Winter Weather Awareness Day set for Wednesday

Winter begins in about five weeks and the National Weather Service is holding its annual Winter Weather Awareness Day Wednesday to remind residents of the risks associated with the changing seasons.
 
Among the biggest risks is with winter driving. NWS Topeka warning coordination meteorologist Chad Omitt says paying attention and being aware of the conditions can go a long way to keeping you and others safe on the roads.
 
 
 
Having your car winterized, dressing in layers to avoid frostbite and hypothermia are both important tips.
 
 
 
Omitt says Kansans should be prepared for anything this winter as the area is expected to see another weak La Nina pattern similar to last winter.
 
 
 
Winter weather safety information is available at the National Weather Service Topeka website (weather.gov/top/winterprepare). The current 2017-2018 winter outlook is also available via the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.