We (particularly The Husband) are teeming with excitement for our first winter: our first touch (and perhaps taste) of real snow, the chilly winter air and the rich winter fare. But we never expected to get some harsh winter weather this early on. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex will be (or rather, as of press time, is already in the middle of) hit by a winter storm.
We’ve experienced loads of tropical and desert storms, and now will be going through another first of its kind storm, one that involves below freezing temperatures and, naturally ice. So being the winter storm rookie that I am, I did my homework, asking family and friends and, of course, the Internet (Thanks to warnings from the US National Weather Service powered by The Weather Channel, Wunderground and Google), for some tips that we need to consider in preparation for this extreme change in weather.
Here are useful tips and notes that are good to now if you’re a winter storm virgin like I am: