The Possibility of More Snow this Winter Means You Need to Prepare

Monday, October 15, 2012

Already, meteorologists have been predicting a very snowy winter this year. Does this fact worry you? Although you should be concerned about the well being of your family and property all year round, the winter season may be the most important time to prepare for the worst. Weather is unpredictable, so when you hear about local warnings and predictions, pay attention.

According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, a nearly snow-free winter last year won’t happen this time around. Instead, those who live in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic should prepare to receive more snow than usual. Across the South, there will be plenty of rainfall, but severe weather could be an issue. The changes may occur early on, particularly in late November and December.


The clashing of cooler air and milder air will trigger the severe weather, which could produce tornadoes, high winds, and flash flooding. In addition, a snowy winter in the Northeast would be a dramatic switch from last year. For example, New York City received only 7.4 inches of snow, far below its typical total. However, this year there is the potential for big snowstorms, most likely occurring in January and February.

At Hickey-Finn & Co, Inc, we encourage all homeowners to start preparing now for the winter. It is important that you have the proper tools to dig yourself out of heavy and soft snow. Also, make sure your central heating system is functioning correctly so you don’t run the risk of freezing this winter. Along with taking these safety measures, you should also update your insurance in case an accident or injury occurs on your property due to the snow.