Remember last February? Well, it's looking like Mother Nature will be giving us a repeat performance of last year's winter storm. The forecast right now is calling for extremely low temperatures overnight, rain tomorrow with the possibility of ice and sleet. Then on Thursday, there's a 50% chance of snow. Oh boy, here we go!

If you haven't been paying attention, and some of you I wonder about, you might want to get prepared ASAP. It's better to be safe than sorry, that's for sure. There's always a chance that the weather could change and we avoid the worst of this winter storm but I wouldn't count on it. Now's the time to hit the store and get the bread and milk, before it's too late. I bet all the grocery shelves and coolers are near empty by now.

Make sure you have at least a couple of days worth of food and drink on hand. If things do start to turn bad I would definitely call ahead if you have plans, school, or work because there are sure to be delays and closures. Also, if the roads get bad and you're able to stay put, avoid getting out in the madness that's sure to ensue. No need to risk life, limb, and vehicle if you can at all avoid it. Watch those bridges and overpasses, those get sketchy fast and freeze over quickly. Be very mindful of both the weather and road conditions.

You can get some winter weather tips on safety and how to stay warm by clicking here. Hopefully, Mother Nature won't get too moody and we don't end up with another winter storm like we did last February, which was miserable. The power companies are allegedly prepared for the use of additional energy this go around, so maybe there won't be any outages or rolling blackouts this time. Make sure you have a plan B, C, and D just in case you lose power due to weather conditions or other reasons. Have emergency heat sources, extra blankets, or places you can go to get warm if you do end up losing power for long periods of time.

Dare I say, common sense goes a long way. One last thing if for some reason you end up ordering food or having something delivered to your home because the roads are bad and you don't want to get out in it. Do the right thing. Tip, and tip generously. You don't want to get out on the roads so show your appreciation to your delivery person monetarily. They're braving the cold, snow, ice, and risky road conditions to bring you your order so do the right thing and TIP WELL. Here's to hoping snowmageddon 2022 doesn't happen!

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