DISCUSSION: As the latest winter storm which has greatly impacted many cities along far northern sections of the I-95 corridor begins to make its exit, there are several things to consider. First off, as discussed in the video briefing above, it is imperative to try to get out and shovel some of the snow on the ground now so you can minimize the amount of wet snowfall on the ground outside of your home or apartment which freezes overnight due to the excessively cold temperatures which will be in place during the overnight hours and right through much of the day tomorrow. Therefore, if you can try to get out and knock off some shoveling tonight, that would be in the best interest of your personal safety so that you do not slip unnecessarily during your morning commute tomorrow.
In addition, as is also noted and discussed in the video briefing above, it is incredibly important to take the time to submit accurate snowfall reports to your local National Weather Service office. You can find out which office covers your area by going to weather.gov and then entering your zip code or city in the search box in the upper left-hand corner. Then by looking towards the upper left-hand portion of the page that comes up next, you can then determine which office you should be calling. You can find the number for your corresponding forecast office by looking towards the bottom of the page on the left-hand side. From there, call the office and submit your snowfall report so the storm summary can be that much more complete.
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