Take Steps for Early Storm Preparation
Warmer Temperatures and Less Snowfall Expected Winter 2018-2019
Are you dreading the upcoming winter weather? The good news is; this winter is expected to be a mild one for most of the United States. The U.S. is currently in an El Niño phase, which is the warm phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation. This phase is a result of sustained warmer temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean since June of 2018. The water has been 0.3ºC above normal, and temperatures are expected to climb another 0.2 ºC, which will ensure the El Niño phase occurs. The Great Lakes and Northern Rockies will experience above average temperature anomalies, while other areas will be affected differently. However, winter storms are still highly probable, so it's important to be prepared.To learn more and find out about winter weather predictions in your area, visit the Winter Weather Outlook 2019 page.
Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. Taking steps early to prepare for a storm is the best way to keep you and your family safe. Heavy snow and winds can create power outages that can knock out furnace activity, leaving your home vulnerable to dangerous temperatures. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to prepare you and your family for a winter storm.
Below you will find a list that offers safety tips, emergency kit guidelines and pet preparation ideas to help you plan for a storm. Each article is filled with the best practices, tips and tricks to keep you and your family as safe as possible. We have post-storm information for storm aftermath and cleanup.
You will also find tips about how to winterize your home and tools as the cold and snow approach.