It’s March 13, and you know what that means. More light in the evenings, spring bulbs popping up everywhere, and – 12 to 18 inches of snow?? Oh yeah, this is New England. Sorry.
That’s right. We have a major snowstorm scheduled to hit us tomorrow, with likely blizzard conditions, so today is your day to make sure you’re fully prepared.
- If you don’t have to go anywhere tomorrow, don’t plan on it, and if your employer allows you to work from home, take full advantage.
- Make sure you have plenty of food and any necessary medical supplies at home; I like to joke about the “French Toast Alert” that seems to go off in New Englanders’ heads when a storm is predicted, that makes them all rush to the grocery store for milk, bread, and eggs, but it’s a good idea to stock up in case you lose power or you’re stuck at home for a couple of days.
- Stock up on things like ice melt, snow shovels, and fuel for your snowblower too.
- Charge up your electronics, again in case you lose power, and make sure your heating system is in good working order (and fully supplied if you depend on oil, wood, or pellets for your heat).
- Check on your elderly or vulnerable neighbors to make sure they have everything they need to get through the storm, too.
- And finally, keep yourself informed. I like the site I linked above for snowfall forecasts, but there are tons of great weather sites out there like Weather Underground and the Weather Channel that will help keep you up to date.
Stay warm and safe and I’ll see you on the other side!