With the weather forecast for this coming Thanksgiving not looking so good and a possibility of lots of snow, I thought it would be prudent and timely to share with you a quick post on preparing an emergency kit for your car.
In the age of good highways, sophisticated cars, and ever-present cell phones, we worry less than ever about the hazards of winter driving. We shouldn’t be so flippant about the risks of winter travel. While the stories of individuals lost in winter storms or trapped or sliding off the road and being trapped in their cars overnight are far less frequent than they once were, we can all be better prepared by simply packing a winter essentials kit in our cars.
Preparation Is Essential
Keep a bag stocked and always present in your trunk or in the cargo compartment just in case of emergency. Purchase a bag expressly for this purpose or simply use a cardboard box, an old travel bag, or a couple of canvas grocery bags. Kits should include, at minimum:
•Winter coat, hat, and gloves; ideally a blanket (or more than one) as well Read more »
Winter 2013-2014 may be a cold one for some in the Midwest, but relatively mild in other parts of the nation, according to the winter outlook released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Dec-Feb NOAA Temperature Outlook
NOAA meteorologists are calling for colder-than-average temperatures
across a small swath of the Northern Plains from northeast
Montana into parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota.
Conversely, warmer-than-average temperaturesthis winter are expected from the Desert Southwest into the Southern Plains and Deep South. Read more »
By: By Tanja Fransen
We’re offering up a virtual Winter Weather Survival Class on Dec 6th and again on Dec 7th. You don’t have to leave the warmth or comfort of your home! All you need is a phone and a computer or mobile device with internet access.
I hope this will be a two way street, and that I’ll hear best practices from you as well. Many of the tips in the presentation came from our spotters who are sharing their lessons learned with me. Everyone who attends will get a packet in the mail that includes the Montana Winter Survival Handbook.
There are two date/time options for which you can join the class, click on the link below that works best for you, and it will take you to a registration page:
Friday, December 6th at 8 pm at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/793230240
Saturday, December 7th at 2 pm at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/312649504