St. Louis Winter Weather preparations – We are impressed!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Winter Weather preparations – We are impressed!

Listening to the news tonite, we heard many different aspects of disaster weather preparations.  Ameren UE the electric utility is being very proactive in getting prepared for the upcoming winter storm.  They are stationing trailers that have been fully stocked with supplies strategically around the area to allow crews to restock in the field and get back to work restoring power to customers. They have also brought in 850 lineman and tree trimmers to be ready to help where needed.  Kudos to Ameren for their proactivity!!


Additionally, Governor Jay Nixon has mobilized National Guard troops proactively to be available to help citizens in any way needed. Hundreds of National Guard troops were mobilized today to be ready to help.

St. Louis City and County have disaster command centers set up and functioning.  Contingency plans have been developed in case of widespread power outages.  It has been estimated that several hundred thousand customers could lose power before the storm is over.  The main concern is the ice that is accumulating on trees and power lines.  With a quarter inch of ice already on the trees and more ice to come, these preparations are surely going to be needed.   

The current forecast for the St. Louis area is:  Winter storm warning in place for now, through tomorrow.  We are to get another .1-.3 inch of ice, then we are getting heavy snow starting around 6 PM tomorrow night with accumulations of anywhere from 7-19” of snow.  We are even expecting thunder snow and thunder sleet.  The meteorologists say that with the addition of the thunder, snow and sleet accumulations could be even more.  Then, the temperatures are supposed to drop severely and the wind will pick up and snow will blow.  Wow!    We live in the Midwest, not the tundra or Siberia.  Seriously, we are not used to this at all. 

                                SNOW   DAY!!!!!

St. Louis residents need to appreciate all of the preparations that are being put into place by our city leaders.  Thank you for your efforts.  We will all appreciate them by the time this storm is over!

snowplow          We hope our home doesn't look like this before it is over....................................                          igloo

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Linda Graves Arnold, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Gundaker
"Bringing Families Home"
Cell phone:  314-422-2762
Office:  636-391-1122


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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
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Linda and Jim:  Thunder Snow and Thunder Sleet.  Wow, does that sound like fun.  I can only remember a very few times in Fort Worth where the streets were even a tad iced-over.  Actually... last year, some of the off-the-street areas we icy... and many of the overpasses were icy... but that was really the extent of it.

Good luck with your Thunder Snow/Sleet.

Jan 31, 2011 03:47 PM #1
Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate

Linda~ Good luck with making it through the storm safely. I just hope your power does not go out. I had to drive to Pacific today (from Cape) to take my Mom back into the city for a doctor appointment. I'm telling you, going over that treacherous, hilly section of I44 FOUR times was nerve-wracking.

I high-tailed it south as soon as I could! The temperature was above freezing by the time I got 30 miles south of Arnold. We are getting wet in the Cape area, but that's it. Stay warm and safe!

BTW, I did see dozens of utility trucks heading north.

Jan 31, 2011 04:00 PM #2
Paul Gapski
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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego.

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