winter preparedness

  • A small cabin surrounded by pine trees, covered in a few inches of powdery, white snow.

    Wednesday morning, the outside temperature was 23 degrees Fahrenheit. The furnace at my house stopped working on Sunday, so the inside temperature was 56 degrees. This was an unpleasant reminder that it’s time to do all the winterizing tasks that help keep our homes comfortable during cold weather and potential winter storms. Task 1 –…

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  • a suburban street with downed trees covered in ice. Spectators nearby planning to clear the road.

    After our hot, dry fall, it may be hard to imagine dealing with winter storms this season. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a neutral winter for us, and that means more warm-to-cold-to warm temperature swings, according to UGA Agricultural Climatologist Pam Knox.

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