4 to 7 Inches of "Heart Attack Snow" -- Be Very, Very Careful When Shoveling
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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Shiawassee County for the first half of Saturday, as a snowstorm blows in overnight and is expected to bring 4 to 7 inches of heavy, wet snow; the kind that is sometimes referred to as "heart attack snow."
The nickname comes from the stress that can be put on your body and heart while shoveling this liquid-rich snow. MLive's Mark Torregrossa breaks down the math to show that a shovel full of snow could weigh 20 pounds. Lifting and throwing a 20 pound load just 50 times is the equivelant of 1,000 pounds, he notes.
He suggests moving slowly while shoveling; starting early in the morning and then coming back later to shovel again. The overall weight will then be spread between the two sessions.
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One final note about this weekend's expected winter weather event: the heavy, wet snow expected to fall beginning in the overnight hours and through the early part of Saturday isn't the only snow that will fall. Later in the day Saturday and on Sunday as well, lighter snow is expected, along with a bit of wind, which means additional weather-related complications into the day Sunday as well.
Stay safe! Stay warm! Get more on our WEATHER page.
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Terrorism Advisory Bulletin Issued for United States
Department of Homeland Security Issues "National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin" In Effect Until January 18th
Published 1/4/2020 10:07pm
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The Department of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin for the United States of America.