Residents of Seattle are rarely prepared for snow. Our climate is moderate all year long except for rare occasions. When it does snow it usually doesn’t stick. Here are some ways for residents to prepare for snow in Seattle.
Preparing for snow in Seattle #1
Bring potted plants inside a shed, porch, or your home if you have space. Cover then with tarps or old blankets.
Preparing for snow in Seattle #2
If you have any outdoor pets set up shelter in a garage or shed. Make them a nice warm cozy place and check on them often.
Preparing for snow in Seattle #3
Organize candles, matches, flashlights, and oil lamps so all older family members can find them easily. The power has been known to go off from a day to over two weeks in certain areas.
Preparing for snow in Seattle #4
Have a game plan for driving in the snow if it cannot be avoided. Who will help put snow chains on your tires and how much will it cost? If you plan on traveling by bus be aware they will be running on a snow schedule and canceling routes.
Preparing for snow in Seattle #5
It would be a good idea to have extra blankets ready for those cold winter nights. It can save you a great deal of money in heating every month.
Preparing for snow in Seattle #6
Once the snow hits firewood can become quite the commodity. If you have a fireplace or pit stock up early to get better deals on wood and tinder.
Preparing for the snow #7
Make sure to get a decent supply of kitchen staples before it snows and everybody hits the shops.
Preparing for the snow #8
If you can afford it purchase shoe chains for your footwear. Most of Seattle is on a hill and sidewalks get too icy to walk on. They cost between fifteen and forty dollars depending on the style.
Preparing for the snow #9
You would be surprised at how easily we have become used to modern technology and familiar habits. My electricity went off one year, and I was planning to cook some hot dogs and beans on a charcoal grill. Imagine my face when I realized I didn’t own a manual can opener.
Preparing for the snow #10
If your stove runs on electricity have an alternative way to cook your meals. A charcoal or gas grill on your porch is ideal to save money on restaurant outings.