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Warmer Temperatures and Northern Snowfall Expected Winter 2019-2020

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. Much of the country will see average to above average temperatures in December while the northern US is forecast to turn colder January through April. The northern states will also see more than enough snow this winter with above average precipitation. 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.

Winter Weather Analysis
Winter weather variables such as ice, snow, and wind can cause outages

Amounts in red and purple can cause outages

Ice

In Inches

.1
.25
.5
1

Snow

In Inches

12
18
24
30

Wind

In mph

40
50
60
70

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.





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Winter Preparation 101

There are measures you can take to ensure that you are as prepared for this winter. Check out these helpful tips as you prepare to winterize your home.

  Winterizing Your Home - Tips to protect your home and save money during the cold winter months. 

   Winterizing Power Engines- Learn how to winterize your summer toys. Tips for pressure washers, ATVs, boats and more.

‚Äč   Proper Tool Storage - Properly storing power tools and pressure washers during the winter months is essential to keeping them in prime condition for next summer. 


   Power Outage Preparedness - Steps to take to prepare you and your family for a power outage caused from a winter storm.

   Winter Pet Preparation - Pets are an important part of your family. Learn tips to protect them during winter storms and cold weather. 

   Portable Generator Maintenance - Oil and fuel maintenance tips to prepare your portable generator for use. 

   Maintenance Kits for Cold Weather - Maintenance tips to keep your home generator running during the coldest months. 

   Preserving Home Standby Oil - Tips on how to increase your home standby generator's lifespan by maintaining good oil quality.

   Outdoor Power Equipment Safety - Follow these tips for safe operation of your portable generator in your home, work, or recreational environment.

A Storm Hit, Now What?

Information on what to do after your home has been affected by a storm.

   Home Standby Sizing Calculator - Use the home standby sizing calculator to find the best Home Standby unit to protect your whole home. 

   Portable Generator Sizer - Use the portable generator sizing calculator to find the best portable generator for your temporary power needs after a storm.