John is a fan of the great outdoors and when the skies aren't stormy you'll find John with fishing rod in hand, headed for his favorite spot to toss out a line. He and his family are avid campers as well.
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A Winter Storm Watch means that severe winter weather such as heavy snow or ice is possible within the next day or two.
Now is the time to prepare!
Unlike tornadoes, floods and severe thunderstorms (which can strike suddenly), winter storms usually have longer advance warning times. Although you have more time to prepare you should begin as soon as a watch is issued.
At home or work:
Make sure you have a flashlight, a battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries to receive emergency information.
Stock up on extra food and water, medicine and first-aid supplies.
Make sure you have enough heating fuel. Prepare an emergency heating source, such as a fireplace, wood stove, space heater, etc.
Make sure you have proper ventilation. Have a working fire extinguisher, smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in proper locations.
In a vehicle:
Check the latest weather report and alter your travel plans to avoid the storm if possible!
Make sure your vehicle is winterized (proper tires, antifreeze, heating system all in working order)
Keep your gas tank near full.
If you must travel try not to travel alone. Make sure that someone knows your itinerary and both your primary and alternate routes. Dress in layers of loose-fitting, light-weight, warm clothing. Have tightly woven, water repellent, and hooded outer garments. and a hat and gloves (mittens are better than gloves.)