It’s Winter Weather Awareness Week. Today’s focus is Winter Storms. Kevin Reed with the Department of Public Safety is encouraging Minnesotans to think ahead and be prepared. He says it’s good to ask yourself:

“Where do you go to get your information, whether that’s an app on your cell phone or that’s a radio, make sure you have all that in a place that you can get that.”

Reed is also reminding Minnesotans to be aware of the difference between winter storm watches and warnings. In a watch, winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36-48 hours. A warning means life-threatening severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours.