9:45am Saturday Winter Storm Briefing

Major winter storm will start in Kansas during the afternoon and speed all the way to the East Coast. Here is the western start of the storm.

And, starting on Sunday,
AccuWeather has full details.

There is also going to be a serious ice storm.
From the Ozarks east into the area designated "heaviest icing" there will likely be power failures. Some areas may be without power for 1 to 5 days.

How do you prepare for a power failure of that length?
  • Extra cash from ATM
  • Fill your car's gas tank
  • Keep your computer and cell phone charged while you have power
  • Get an inverter so you can use your car to keep your laptop and cell phone charged
  • Get any prescriptions refilled
  • Make any provisions for relatives that might cope well without power
And, if you are planning to fly to/from or though cities in these areas, I recommend you be proactive and change your plans. Here is one of the most popular features in the history of the blog, the Airline Crisis Survival Guide

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