I’m bumping tomorrow’s post up a day because of the storm.
Those of us in the Northeast are looking at a pretty significant snow storm coming in on Friday and Saturday. Them weather guys are sayin’ it’s supposed to snow wicked hahd! (That’s my Maine accent. We don’t know how to say the letter R up here. It’s ahhh.)
I stopped by Walmart on the way home on Thursday (scored their last box of .40 ammo for $15!) and man, what a mob scene. Mrs Jarhead stopped at Hannafords (big grocery chain here in the Northeast) and it was even worse. People were buying all kinds of crazy stuff.
I find it hard to believe that people are so ill prepared for a storm like this, but today there was ample proof. This morning three radio DJ’s were talking about how unprepared they were. One of them said, “I have all this food, but if the power goes out I have no way to cook it!”
Seriously? They don’t have one camp stove kicking around they could light? I still can’t get over it.
Anyway, they’re calling for about two feet of snow in blizzard conditions over the next couple of days, so we’re just going to hunker down and hope we don’t lose the power. I have several back up plans if the power goes out of course, but it’s always best if you don’t have to implement them as far as I’m concerned.
What am I going to do during the storm? Take a sauna of course! Haha! Hell yeah, I’m gonna be jumping into giant snow drifts in my birthday suit. (Ok, sorry for that visual.) I’ll probably try and get out to my camp too and see how the tent is holding up to two feet of snow. (If we get that much.)
I know what I’ve done for preps, but what about the rest of you looking down the barrel of this thing?
Are YOU ready?
What advice would you give to people getting ready for this storm?
Sound off below!
Here’s our weather report for the next couple of days:
Blizzard Warning – Lincoln
Starts: 2/8/2013 6:00:00 PM
Ends: 2/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
MEZ024>028-080400- /O.UPG.KGYX.WS.A.0002.130208T1700Z-130209T1700Z/ /O.NEW.KGYX.BZ.W.0001.130208T2300Z-130209T2100Z/ COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-COASTAL WALDO- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…PORTLAND…SOUTH PORTLAND…WESTBROOK… BATH…TOPSHAM…BOOTHBAY HARBOR…WISCASSET…WALDOBORO… CAMDEN…ROCKLAND…THOMASTON…BELFAST…LINCOLNVILLE 256 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013 …BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO 4 PM EST SATURDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO 4 PM EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * LOCATIONS…THE IMMEDIATE COAST OF MAINE FROM CUMBERLAND COUNTY NORTH. * HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. * ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES. * TIMING…A LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN FALLING EARLY FRIDAY MORNING…BUT CONDITIONS WILL RAPIDLY DETERIORATE FRIDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS…SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITIES. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS LIKELY. * WINDS…NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. * VISIBILITIES…ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. * TEMPERATURES…10 TO 24. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS…MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED…STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. && $$