Recently on Long Island, we got hammered with a snowstorm that increased dramatically in severity over a few hours. A lot of people were stranded on the highways and away from home because they weren’t aware of the changing reports. Today I have a real easy tip for you so that you don’t get caught with your pants down on a bad weather forecast.
Where To Go
One of my favorite weather sites, Weather.com, has a great FREE service that they offer where you can get updates via email and text message. Check out this link and follow the steps below:
Step #1 – Pick Your Reports
The interface to the website is very simple. You can pick from a bunch of different alerts and then enter your zip code. The interface, with the alerts I’ve picked, is shown below:
Once you’re done, click ‘Start’ and you’ll be directed to the next step.
Step #2 – Where To Send The Alerts
The next page is pretty self-explanatory. You need to enter in a valid email address and create a password. Remember that this password is not the one for your email address. It is a password to access this site so you can make changes as necessary.
Once you’ve identified how you want to be contacted, you have to enter your date of birth and whether or not Weather.com can contact you regarding special offers and the like. I strongly suggest you make sure the box highlighted in red below is unchecked. It will keep a bunch of spam out of your inbox.
So that’s it. Weather.com makes it very easy to get warnings for severe weather. The best part about the whole thing is that it’s entirely free (with the exception of your plan’s text message charges). Like most common-sense preps, it’s a very simple process to make sure that you’re covered next time Mother Nature decides to change her mind in the blink of an eye.
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