Good Morning Team,
Winter’s start officially begins on Dec. 21st this year. It’s hard to know what to expect as far as weather goes, but we can make a few assumptions here in the Midwest anyway. There will be times when it will be sunny and temperate, it could be overcast and bitterly cold, it could be dry or maybe raining, there could be ice, it can snow just a little or be a total whiteout. There could be no hint of air movement, or it’s so windy you can hardly stand. And unfortunately, here in Kansas, all of these things can sometimes occur within a 24 hour period!
We can do little to change what Mother Nature throws at us, what we can do is try and be prepared for whatever does come our way this winter season. This requires some action on our part and isn’t really all that hard to accomplish as it just takes a little awareness and the appropriate action on our parts.
Below are just a few tips in making sure that we can endure whatever weather that the upcoming winter might actually bring.
Winter weather can often bring stunning visual vistas and opportunities for outdoor activities like skiing and sledding. And who doesn’t like the possibility of a white Christmas? But for those of us just trying to get to work or charged with keeping sidewalks and entry’s safe to use, it can be whole lot less beautiful and fun. Whatever your particular opinions about winter and the types of weather it can bring, being prepared is our best chance of getting through it accident and injury free.
Have a great week and stay safe!
Raymond D. Moore
Director of Facilities Services