January 12, 2012

Thursday Thirteen: Items in Your Car in Winter

Since the weather here in Wisconsin is suppose to be nasty for the next few days, I am posting Thirteen Items to Keep In Your Car during the winter.  This is just a small list, as I am sure there are other things you may need.  Please leave a comment with items you keep in your car.

01. Blankets
02. First Aid Kit
03. Windshield Scraper
04. Booster Cables
05. Road Maps
06. Mobile Phone
07. Tool Kit
08. Tow Rope
09. Flashlight with extra batteries
10. Bottled Water
11. Spare Tire
12. Battery Powered Radio
13. Flares

This is from WKBT in La Crosse, Wisconsin:

…Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight CST Thursday night snow will continue to spread across the area this evening and persist through Thursday. The snow will diminish Thursday night.  Storm total amounts of 3 to 7 inches are expected to fall with this storm. 1 to 3 inches of snow are expected by day break Thursday with another 2 to 4 inches possibly Thursday.

Blustery northwest winds will result in drifting snow and possibly some blowing snow…particularly in open areas and ridge tops. Visibilities in the snow could be reduced to a mile or less at times.

Road surfaces will turn snow covered and slippery. Precautionary/preparedness actions… 
It seems my drive to work tomorrow morning is going to be quite a challenge. I will just leave a earlier and drive slow.

I have decided that it is not snow that I hate. What I hate is the cold temperatures, and feeling as if I am trapped indoors.

All the gray/white and blandness of winter really depresses me.

I also don’t like all the crazy drivers out there that thinks when the weather is bad, they can drive normally.

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  1. this sounds like a Maine weather report!! Happy snow storm tomorrow .. we're getting 4-8inches as well!pl

  2. It's wonderful to provide this list, I don't think people can be reminded too much! There are even handy kits you can buy with everything inside so you don't have worry. I hope everyone is prepared.

    Good luck with the storm!

    Happy T13,

    Zen of the SNAFU

  3. I would add some energy or protein bars to that list. You never know!

    I also keep an extra scarf, gloves, and ear muffs in my car in winter.

    Great reminder!

  4. Dry clothes and some of those hotshots you put in your gloves might be a good idea as well. Ty for a great list.

  5. I hear ya on the nasty weather.

    Have a great Thursday!


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