Winter Storm Information

Powered by DisasterAWARE®

Your source for winter storm hazard information

Our DisasterAWARE platform, including Disaster Alert™, provides information about winter storms happening around the world. Information is derived from a variety of scientific monitoring agencies.

Reporting Threshold

Conditions right for a winter storm, with potential for adverse impacts to population or infrastructure

Real-Time Processing

√ U.S.

Manual Processing

√ Global

SmartAlert™
Early Warning
for Winter Storms

DisasterAWARE now includes PDC’s proprietary SmartAlert technology. You select the areas and hazards to monitor and we’ll alert you to threats within or approaching those areas automatically.

Offering the following alert severity levels:

Severity levels are designated by the authoritative reporting agency. U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) warnings are automatically added to DisasterAWARE in real time.
Watch
Conditions are right for a winter storm to occur, with potential for adverse impacts to population or infrastructure.
Warning
A winter storm is in progress, imminent, or highly likely, with adverse impacts to the population or infrastructure. Significant winter weather event including snow, ice, sleet or blowing snow or a combination of these hazards.

Available Formats

Professional versions: SMS Text | Email | App Alerts
Public version: App Alerts Only

Be Aware and Prepare

Always heed instructions from local authorities and receive alerts about major hazards from PDC’s DisasterAlert app or on the DisasterAlert website.

 

Find more information at www.ready.gov/winter-weather

Act now

If authorities have issued a winter storm warning for your area, find safe shelter right away!
  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use generators outside only and away from windows.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

Plan ahead

Live in or plan to visit an area that experiences winter storms?
  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms.
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power.
  • Create an emergency supply kit for your car.
  • Learn the signs of, and basic treatments for, frostbite and hypothermia.

Hazard Brief

Real-Time Impact and Needs Assessment

Through DisasterAWARE  and DisasterAlert you get access to PDC’s unique exposure modeling capabilities—providing accurate assessments of exposure and need for hazards in any part of the world.

How to access Hazard Brief (available for all hazards)

Helpful Features and Layers

DisasterAWARE provides layers of information to help assess the impacts of winter storms. These include but are not limited to: • Winter storm warning areas (U.S.)* • Winds (surface velocity and forecast)* • Surface air temperature* • Global weather observations (METAR)* • U.S. watches, warnings and advisories* • Land surface temperature anomaly – daytime (8 day)* • Ship observations* • Global snow cover (8 day)* * = For disaster management practitioners only

Are you a disaster management practitioner and want to know more?

Specialized Winter Storm Products

for Disaster Management Practitioners

DisasterAWARE provides specialized situational analysis reports for use by disaster management practitioners. Some of these are generated automatically with every advisory, while others are custom created by PDC as needed to support hazard response.

U.S. winter storm energy lifeline – electricity impacts

Winter Storm Temperature Observations and Lifelines