First Alert Weather In-Depth: Winter Outlook

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The whole First Alert Weather Team broke down how they forecast winter storms, how they determine a "Weather Alert Day" and when plows go into overdrive.

Rich Caniglia talks about the forecast uncertainty that comes with winter and Glenn Johnson breaks down how the team decides when a snowstorm is worthy of a "Yellow" or, *knock on wood* "Red" Alert Day in the video in the player below:

With dozens of hazardous weather headlines issued every winter, you may wonder what they mean, if serious weather is imminent and how you should prepare. Alex Bielfled lays it all out in the video in the player below:

And of course, once the snow falls it needs to be cleared. Have you ever wondered how plow drivers know when to hit the road? Stacey Pensgen speaks with one in the video in the player below and Rich Caniglia looks into whether or not snow days are a thing of the past:

Finally, a look at your winter outlook for 2021-2022 is in the video in the player below: