Friday, February 8, 2013

*Important Tips for the U.S. Northeast during this storm*

GOES-13 satellite image shows the 2 storms combining 2/8/13 Cr:NASA
*Important Tips for the U.S. Northeast during this storm*
As a meteorologist, I have several recommendations for New Englanders regarding the massive snow storm.   **Assemble needed things in one place in case the lights go out to make them easier to find: including bottled water, extra blankets, flashlights, a radio with batteries. Make sure you have enough dry food (cereal, poptarts, bread, crackers) handy.         ***The depth of the snow expected will likely tax people's health, so if you're shoveling- take frequent breaks. Often, heart attacks result from overdoing it- and with 1 to 2 feet of snow, it's easy to overdo.                 
**Please call on elderly neighbors
**DIG a path in your backyard for your dog.  ** Never leave pets outside- let them out for 5 minutes. Their noses, eyes, and skin experience the same wind chills you do.              
*** The winds, gusting as high as 50-60 mph will create bitter wind chills and white out conditions. * Please ensure that all skin is covered (wind chills may be below zero). 
****Plan to stay inside and OFF of the roads for a couple of days unless it is a medical emergency or you are critical in your job. Snow like this will require DAYS of cleaning, and plowed snow piles will be several feet high.**

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next