Thursday, November 20, 2008

One day....Then a week off!

I decided that instead of just taking a four day weekend next week, I would just take a week of vacation. what have I got planned? Very little, but a lot of sleeping. I'll take the week as it comes.

The area where I live is expecting quite a bit of lake effect snow thanks to an Alberta Clipper coming through. Where I live is expecting about 1-2 inches of snow. I live over 50 miles away from Lake Erie, so we don't get the full lake effect. But here's the way I describe my way into work: I travel through parts of 4 counties, 4 area codes, and countless changes in weather patterns. I know there are many concerned since it's nearly impossible to get on the Weather Channel website at this time.

I'll have to remember to get an emergency kit in the WIXYmobile, which is something anyone in the northern states needs to have. A blanket, change of clothes, extra medication, if you have prescriptions, drinking water, food and maybe a couple of those self heating coffee drinks. Make sure you fully charge your cell phone before leaving home. A flashlight, radio, and extra batteries are a smart thing to have. If anyone else has suggestions, leave them in the comment section.

13 comments:

wzzp said...

Don't forget the FRIED CHICKEN

Jessica said...

Our family loves winter, snow, the cold as you know from my blog but as much as I love it I do not like to drive in it! I have 25 mile drive one way on the highway to work each day. Somedays I am totally stressed by the time I get there if the weather is bad.

Michelle Dawn said...

I hate driving in snow. If you get canned food you can eat from a can without warming it up don't forget the can opener.

Tri-State Media Watch said...

UPDATE at 12 midnight 11/21:

Still on track to receive 1-3" of snowfall in Rittman. Akron area now under a Lake Effect Snow WARNING - 6-8 inches of snow there, then up toward Geauga County some high locales may receive 1-2 FEET. As WIXY said, take the emergency kit with you, winds may gust to 30 mph and create near-blizzard conditions close to the lake!

Tri-State Media Watch said...

Road Flares are also a good idea...along with not just a radio, but a NOAA Weather Radio.

Above all else however, please take your common sense. If it looks too dangerous, it probably is. Don't risk your life if it's not a necessity!

Tri-State Media Watch said...

Smart move to take the extra time. As of 5am snow extends from Akron to Cleveland's southwest side, as well as around the Medina area. Another band is just east of that, and it extends right from Austintown, Ohio to...you guessed it, East Cleveland, with some of the heaviest focused on Strongsville, Ohio and the surrounding area there.

Brenda said...

Boots!!! Always have boots!! I also keep a pair of those really thick wool socks to put on (in case I need the boots!!!)

Not a bad morning though. Had to go slow, but wasn't too rough from here.

Enjoy your vacation next week, I know I will enjoy mine!!!

Shellmo said...

Something that has helped me many times in my northern mich. travels - Kitty Litter - great for if you get stuck in the snow, pour it under your tires. Also keep some snacks - granola bars & chocolates.

Pat Jenkins said...

my wishful snow emergency kit, stay the hell home!!

Jen said...

Enjoy your time off wixy!
If I have to drive in the snow I usually try to take my husband and make him drive. ;)
Be careful out there.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Boy, I'm glad I live in Atlanta! When we have snow (even an inch!) the city SHUTS DOWN!

But seriously, I think taking the week off is a GREAT idea. Thanksgiving is always my favorite time of year. Perfect for staying indoors and snuggling with your spouse (that's what I plan to do anyway!)

Even "mild Atlanta" is expected to get down to the 20's tonight. I think just about everywhere is pretty darn frigid!

coltfan said...

I freakin hate snow . But every year kids make me play in it lol

Daisy said...

Hope you are enjoying your time off. :D