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Severe weather check-in: April 2019

I saw this headline this AM:

And I thought of all of you who might be in its path. As always, hoping everyone has their preparations in place for any unexpected weather!

We've escaped the cold (it's in the 80s right now!), but we've had some humdingers of storms. Here's a photo I snapped last night as my DD drove us home. You can see a fast-moving front right at the top of the trees.

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  • Deborah Bartlett

    First, I make sure to refill all my prescriptions!!! Then, I make sure my portable nebulizer is ready! Then I make sure I have all the batteries I need. I am sure to have enough bottled water on hand to take medication and keep hydrated! I stock up on non perishable food items. I call my doctors if necessary. I am sure to have my cell phone 100 percent charged. I make sure I tell my mother about my situation, so she is aware of what could happen. Then, I relax. The calm before the storm! Panic will not do us any good. ✔✔✔

  • K8sMom2002
    Deborah Bartlett posted:

    Then, I relax. The calm before the storm! Panic will not do us any good. ✔✔✔

    Deborah, you are one cool, calm, put-together lady! I love your preparations!

  • Emelina

    It just keeps snowing! I think there is about 10 inches out there. yesterday I realized how not ready for spring snow I was … couldn’t find my gloves, scraper or snow brush so just threw on my mud/fishing boots and hoped for the best! Debbie’s preparations balance out my fly by the seat of my pants! 

  • Deborah Bartlett
    K8sMom2002 posted:
    Deborah Bartlett posted:

    Then, I relax. The calm before the storm! Panic will not do us any good. ✔✔✔

    Deborah, you are one cool, calm, put-together lady! I love your preparations!

    Why , thank you, ma'am. 😀

  • Marie E Natzke

    Here in Chicago we are on the warm side of the storm. We are to have thunderstorms and very strong winds. It was in the 30's this morning, it's over 50 now.

  • Deborah Bartlett

    Cloudy, foggy and damp today with humidity. Rain Saturday, Sunday and Monday. My Pred taper goes down to 1 tablet on Tuesday. That equation causes me to be concerned. If necessary, I will give my doctor a call on Monday. I may need to extend my taper…AGAIN. 

  • LK

    Debbie,  Ugh on all the humidity!  Sounds like it will hang around for several days.  Is the forecast after that sunny?   Hope so!  Good idea to give your doctor a call if you are not comfortable with the taper with how the weather is affecting you.  Hope you are doing better soon!!  

  • Deborah Bartlett

    Thank you Lisa! Tuesday is supposed to be mostly cloudy. Things could change! You never know. I am much better off calling the doctor, than playing a guessing game!  ☺

  • K8sMom2002

    Em, that's a LOT of snow!

    Marie, hoping the storm will treat you kindly … Chicago is already known as the windy city, so I wonder what you guys call "strong winds."

    Debbie, thanks for reminding us to have all our preparations in place and not rely on luck!

    DH told me that we are expecting strong storms this weekend with plenty of straight-line winds. Hoping it won't be as bad as they predict.

  • Emelina

    Melissa, I heard a guesstimate of 18 inches! Thankfully it is all melting off now! Yahooooooo! 

  • Emelina

    Caught a few tracks in the snow before they melted. I think these are from a robin and a pheasant