The Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management encourages everyone to prepare for cold weather emergencies. There are simple,
low-cost steps individuals and families can take to be ready:
If you have not already done so, sign up for alerts from the county,
including emergency information, news releases, traffic information, and more through Alert Loudoun at www.loudoun.gov/alert
; follow Loudoun County on Twitter at www.loudoun.gov/twitter
; and on Facebook at www.loudoun.gov/facebook
Be Familiar with the Terminology
When winter weather threatens your area, it’s essential that you listen to your local radio and television stations for updated information. Make sure you are familiar with the various winter related terminology.
Winter Weather Advisory
Winter weather conditions are expected to cause difficulty and might be dangerous. With caution, these conditions should not become life threatening.
Winter Storm Watch
Issued by the National Weather Service
(NWS) when there is the potential for significant and hazardous winter weather within 48 hours. It does not mean that significant and hazardous weather will occur. It only means it is possible.
Winter Storm Warning
Issued by the NWS when a significant combination of hazardous winter weather is occurring or imminent.