Good morning Selby,
Last night a Winter Storm Warning was issued from 6:00pm Monday, 16 February until noon on Tuesday, 17 February. A Winter Storm Warning is issued when impending weather will be hazardous and heavy. Snow accumulations are forecasted, at this moment, to be around 4-8 inches. Depending upon where the storm tracks, these estimates could be lower or higher.
Thankfully, we do have the time to prepare for this event. Make sure you have the basics and the special. I seriously doubt that it will snow so hard we'll all be housebound for weeks, but when the kiddos come inside from building that snowman, no hot chocolate in the house would be a tragedy. Plan ahead. Make sure snow shovels are close at hand. It's been a while. Do you even know where they are? Start up the generators and make sure they work. Selby is infamous for losing power. Charge up cell phones and computers Monday night. Police stations are open for warming centers just in case you find yourself without power and no place to go.
Bring in those pets!! This has been posted several times in several places. Animals feel cold just as much as we do. If they are not welcome in the house, then make a warm, soft spot in the garage with water and food. They deserve at least that. Check on elderly neighbors. Make sure their heat is on and working. Help them out by shoveling their driveways and deicing their steps.
Speaking of shoveling, do we have any teenagers willing to earn a few dollars shoveling driveways? Do we have any Selby folks willing to pay a few dollars to have their driveways shoveled?
Do your running now and stay off the roads when the snow gets heavy. Clear roads allow for the plows and emergency vehicles to do their jobs safely. Fill up your car with window washer fluid. That's the first thing to go. Kmart has a ton of the stuff! Buy two. They make great gifts! Make sure your gas tank is filled.
Most folks have off today so use the time to prepare so that all that's left is to enjoy the snow!! (If you're not a snow lover, then I am truly sorry. Just keep in mind that we have nice weather the majority of the year, but only a few chances for snow.)
Stay safe and enjoy!