Snow Storm Warning Today and Tomorrow

November 15, 2018
7 Snowstorm Saftey Tips - Soma Technology, Inc.

7 Snowstorm Saftey Tips - Soma Technology, Inc.Snow Storm Warning Today and Tomorrow

Today and Tomorrow parts of the United States are going to be under a winter warning. This means that there will be snowfall and some accumulations. Below there are tips on dealing with the cold wet weather. Continue reading for some great tips!


Make certain that you are dressed in multiple warm layers if you are going to be outside for an extended period of time, dress warmly, and wear water resistant clothing and boots. Hypothermia is the condition in which our body loses heat at a quicker rate than our body’s can maintain. A normal body temperature is considered 98.6 degrees, and people who are hypothermic have less that a 95 degree body temperature. Symptoms include the chills, shivering, loss of consciousness, confusion, shallow breathing, and cold skin. Please seek immediate emergency medical care if you or someone you know may have this. Unfortunately with hypothermia you may not be allowed in one of the warmer cabinets we sell.

Tips to Dealing With the Snow Storm

Shoveling and Walking – If you know that it is going to snow, it is a good idea to salt your driveway so that ice and snow do not form. It also makes it easier to shovel or snow blow the walkway and driveway later. If you are doing manual labor, make sure to take breaks. If you need to ask for help, ask a family member, neighbor, or a friend.

Driving – Not only do you need to make certain that you have completely defrosted your windows and scraped the snow off your car, you need to drive safely. Remember that you are responsible for your life, your passengers lives, and even the other driver’s on the road. Obey speed limits, the flow of traffic, and try to drive 20 miles under the speed limit. Make sure that you either have snow tires on your car, all wheel drive, or new tire treads. It is also a good idea to keep an ice scraper, batteries, a first aid kit, water, snacks, and blankets in your car.

Clothing – It is important to dress properly for the weather. Put on warm layers, and used gloves, water resistant snow boots. However, if you are operating a snow blower, do not wear a scarf on the off-chance that it gets stuck in the machine. That would be terrible.

Hydrating – Make certain that you buy enough water incase of a power outage. Also, if you are going to be doing manual labor like snow blowing, or shoveling, make certain you hydrate with water because the exercise can get intense.

Eating – Make sure that you purchase enough food for a while in that you have food to eat if the power goes out, or if you are unable to leave your home.

Lights – In the case that a power line goes out, or you don’t have enough oil in your home, it may be a good idea to stock up on firewood if you have a fireplace, or to have extra batteries, and flashlights. A good tip is to charge all of your electronics before the storm, or to buy extra power banks.

Safety – If you feel as though your safety may be compromised by driving on a slippery road, or having others driving recklessly around you, do not go outside. It is better to be safe, and to not risk your life by venturing outside.

Final Thoughts

What are your thoughts on snow? Do you enjoy when it looks like a winter wonderland outside or do you consider it a hassle? Do you live in an area that doesn’t get snow? Do you have a list of favorite snow day activities? Comment below!

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