Winter Weather Safety

Cold weather can be fun and festive, but it can also present stressful challenges to those who have to brave the weather. Though you may be California dreamin', don't neglect to prepare for the challenges that winter poses.

  • For Travelling: Inclement winter weather can pose problems for all types of transportation, whether you are walking, driving or catching the bus. Being prepared and giving yourself plenty of time to reach your destination can help keep you safe.
  • For Homebodies: Settling down for a long winter's nap may be right up your alley, but that can pose risks as well. Here are some safety tips for when the temperature dips below freezing or in the event of a power outage during winter weather.
  • For Polar Bears: Winter is a fantastic time for recreational sports and fun with the whole family. Before you go out to build that snowman or to sled in the backyard, consider these tips to keep the whole family safe.
  • For those feeling blue: Shorter days and often cloudy weather can have an impact on a person's mood. If you find yourself out of sorts during winter months, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) could be to blame.

For comprehensive guides to winter weather health and safety, consider these resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention​.