While many of the higher elevations have seen their first snowfalls in October, many of us in the rest of the state will soon be seeing winter weather.

October 18th through the 23rd is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado and it's our chance to review storm preparations with our families and coworkers before the snow arrives.

Winter Prep Week is a great time to do things like change out your windshield wipers and check your headlights and brake lights. Checking tire treads and brakes before winter weather arrives is always a good idea also.

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Knowing Weather Terminology Before Winter Arrives

In addition to preparing your home and your car for winter, it's also a good time to review terminology from the National Weather Service in relation to weather watches and warnings. Reviewing this info now will help you remember what to do if a winter weather watch, warning, or advisory is issued for your area.

The photo gallery below reviews all of the winter watches and warnings regularly used by the National Weather Service each winter.

Winter Weather Preparedness Week Has Arrived in Grand Junction Colorado

October 18th through the 23rd is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado. This is our chance to review storm preparations with our families and coworkers before the snow arrives.

8 Amazing Lakes Famous for Colorado Ice Fishing Each Winter

Ice fishing during the winter months just continues to grow in popularity in Colorado. Today we'll look at 8 lakes perfect for ice fishing this winter.

10 Colorado Sleigh Rides To Enjoy This Winter

Get into the holiday spirit this winter by enjoying an authentic Colorado Sleigh Ride!

LOOK: Western Colorado Winters of the 1940s and 50s - Robert Grant Photos

Enjoy these winter images captured from various sites around Western Colorado. All images are by Robert Grant. The majority of these shots were pulled at random from a drawer of negatives labelled "January 1949." A few others came from a neighboring file cabinet filled with thousands of Bob Grant prints.