California snow storms are coming and there’s not much you can do about it, but if you want to protect yourself, you might want to take a look at the following tips.
Snow storm warning: A California snow storm warning is in effect for the entire state, but not for the Northern California mountains.
For a full list of conditions, see our article Snow storm severity: A storm is considered to be severe or catastrophic if it can cause serious damage or death.
A severe storm is generally considered to have a wind speed of 40 miles per hour or more and gusts up to 40 mph.
A catastrophic storm is usually accompanied by wind speeds of 50 to 60 miles per hours or gusts of 70 mph.
The most severe storms are accompanied by a strong downpour, and are accompanied with a storm surge of at least 6 feet (1 meter) above the ground.
A snowstorm that occurs in the Santa Clara Valley will typically have winds in the 60 to 80 mph (95 to 100 kph) range.
If you’re living or working near the Santa Cruz mountains, your best bet is to stay away from the area.
Snowfall forecast: While a snowstorm is very unlikely to hit, there are a few things you can try to reduce the chance of a snowfall in your area.
Make sure you have at least one blanket in your home to protect against the cold.
If your home has a built-in heat pump, it will keep your house warm.
If it has a fan, turn it on and let it run on low power.
Do not park in snow or ice.
If a snow storm has been declared, the Department of Water Resources recommends that you leave your vehicle at home.
However, it is still possible for a snow to accumulate on a vehicle or other object and cause damage.
It is best to leave it in the garage, where it will not attract more snow and will not melt.
If the storm is expected to pass through your area, be prepared to take shelter in the basement or a garage if possible.
For more information on snow storms, visit the National Weather Service Snow Storm Prediction Center.
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