Check this checklist on what to do at home and on the road to stay safe in today's impending snowstorm
You probably saw it last night at the supermarket: everyone on line, with full shopping carts, stocking up like the coming snowstorm will last for weeks. There's no reason to get so harried, but there are precautions you can take to make sure you, your family, your home and your car make it through the storm as safely as possible. Here are some tips offered by the American Red Cross on what to do: At home: On the road: Out in the cold:
The watch begins 3 pm on Friday, with snow falling during the evening at a rate of one to two inches an hour.
4 PM UPDATE: A winter storm watch is now in effect from 3 pm Friday to 6 am Saturday for our area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Predicted snow accumulations are 6 to 10 inches. Snow early on Friday is forecast to change to rain during the daylight hours, then back to heavy snow late in the day on Friday and into the evening. A snowfall rate of one to two inches an hour may happen during the heaviest snowfall. Winds of 30 to 40 mph will produce drifts as well. There is also a small chance of a thunderstorm during the storm. Expect temperatures in the 25 to 30 degree range. --------------- It's still early, but the preliminary forecasts of snow from what could be the Big Storm of 2013 are in the five to ten inch range, …