Rough Roads Ahead This Winter
Farmer's Almanac Predicts 'Super Cold' Weather for Upcoming Winter Season
With September already upon us, and temperatures gradually getting cooler, it's time to start preparing for the upcoming winter season. The Old Farmer's Almanac is already predicting what weather lies in store for the US over the next few months.
The recently-released 223rd edition of the Almanac foresees a "super cold" winter in the eastern United States during late 2014 and early 2015. The Almanac, which boasts an 80% accuracy rating, specifically predicts overall temperatures of about two to five degrees colder than average for the Ohio Valley (which includes the Pittsburgh region). The season's coldest periods will likely fall in mid to late December and mid to late January. In addition to frigid temperatures, the centuries-old climate guide also expects snowfall to be above normal this winter.
The frosty climate of the next few months can create dangerous conditions on the road as well as on your own property, but the best way to prevent an accident is to get ready for inclement weather before the snow starts falling. We've compiled some helpful resources to help you get prepared as soon as possible.
Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter
- Use this Winter Driving Checklist to learn how to winterize your car.
- Winterize Your Motorcycle – If you have a bike, learn the best ways to prepare and store it during the winter months.
- Don't forget the essentials – 11 Winter Essentials You Should Have in Your Car Right Now
Get Prepared to Drive in Winter Weather
- Become familiar with these Winter Driving Safety Tips
- View our Smart Winter Driving Infographic
- Learn the dangers of Isolated Ice Patches – When the weather dips below freezing, these large hazardous ice patches begin to form on the roadways.
- What to Do After a Winter Car Accident – Find out the steps to take if you're involved in an accident due to black ice, snow, or rain.
Find Out Who Is Responsible for Clearing Snow and Ice on Your Property
- Snow & Ice Removal If You Own a Home
- Snow & Ice Removal If You Rent
- Ordinances for Snow and Ice Removal
- Tips for Keeping Your Property Safe
Were You Hurt in a Winter Weather Accident?
If you or someone you love were injured during the winter season—in a car accident or in a slip and fall accident, contact the law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates today. We're here to help, and we're ready to answer your questions about your legal rights.
Call 412-394-1000, or fill out the contact form on this webpage for a no obligation, free legal consultation. Our phones answer 24/7- even on weekends and during the holidays.