Winter weather alerts

KNOW YOUR AREA’S RISK FOR WINTER STORMS
Extreme winter weather can leave communities without utilities or other services for long periods of time.

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***Information pulled from the National Weather Service***

WEather service page

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINTER WARNINGS, WATCHES AND ADVISORIES

Winter weather-related Warnings, Watches and Advisories are issued by your local National Weather Service office. Each office knows the local area and will issue Warnings, Watches or Advisories based on local criteria: https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter-ww

Tab2_WinterStorm_WatchWarning (1)STAY UPDATED WITH PLACER ALERT

220537_placeralertlogo_r3_FINAL (003)Placer Alert enables the Placer County Sheriff to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as unexpected road closures and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. It is important to ensure your information is the most up-to-date in the system in case of an emergency: https://www.placer.ca.gov/2426/Placer-Alert  

SIGN UP FOR LOCAL WEATHER FORECASTS

Take the weather with you on your mobile phone! Wherever you are, you can get the local weather forecast from the National Weather Service with one click on your home screen. Bookmark mobile.weather.gov to make sure that you have the latest weather news and information on the go: https://www.weather.gov/wrn/mobile-phone  

If you have an iPhone...

  • Visit mobile.weather.gov using Safari on your iPhone.
  • Click the Send button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Choose “Add to Home Screen” and tap “Add.”
  • Click the screenshot below to enlarge the step-by-step instructions:

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If you have an Android mobile device…

There are a number of browsers that will allow you to add mobile.weather.gov to your home screen. For example, on Chrome for Android:

  • Visit mobile.weather.gov using Chrome on your Android phone
  • Click the menu button
  • Choose “Add to home screen.”
  • Click the screenshot below to enlarge the step-by-step instructions:

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FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOU LOCAL PUBLIC RADIO

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS

Wireless Emergency Alerts, also know as WEA, are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. No signup is required! Alerts are sent automatically to WEA-capable phones during an emergency.