Winter in Wisconsin can be a time for fun outdoors, but the snow, ice and cold can also be dangerous for those who are not ready for them. To help prepare everyone for what to expect in the months ahead, Gov. Tony Evers has declared Nov. 15-19 Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin. According to the National Weather Service, Wisconsin experiences an average of three to six winter storms during the season. One of the best ways to stay safe during the winter months is to stay informed about the weather.  Follow the forecast from the National Weather Service and other trusted local sources, and then be prepared when winter storms are expected. Stock up on additional supplies, make sure you have an emergency kit at home and in your vehicle, and have a plan for what to do if you lose power at home. For more tips on getting ready for winter weather, visit the ReadyWisconsin website at