"There are many terms used to describe the state of winter storms that may affect our area. Knowing what each term means will help you to prepare for the different outcomes.
Winter Storm Watch: These alerts let the public know that winter storms may be arriving in the next 12-48 hours. These storms can also bring heavy snow, freezing rain, and sleet.
Winter Storm Warning: Winter storm warnings are provided 12-48 hours before a winter storm begins. These storms can bring heavy snow, freezing rain, and sleet.
Winter Weather Advisory: Winter weather is actively accumulating. These conditions can lead to life-threatening situations if you aren't taking proper safety measures.
For more information about how to Stay Safe During Winter Weather, visit https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather "
Info shared from Albany County's recent email update.