Winter Hazard Awareness Week

November 13 - 17, 2023

Trees Covered with Frost

To help Minnesota residents minimize the risks of winter, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with the National Weather Service and other state, federal, and non-profit agencies, sponsors Winter Hazard Awareness Week each fall.  

The event includes a media campaign, website promotion and social media posts. The week-long effort provides specific information each day that can be used in conjunction with school, church, or civic programs.

Winter Hazard Awareness Week Fact Sheet (PDF)

Check out the National Weather Service's web catalogue on winter weather

Monday, November 13:  Winter Storms

Tuesday, November 14:  Outdoor Winter Safety

Wednesday, November 15:  Winter Fire Safety

Thursday, November 16:  Indoor Winter Safety

Friday, November 17:  Winter Driving