Tips To Prepare For Greater Charlotte's First Snowstorm In Four Years

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

WINTER SNOW/ICE ADVISORY FOR GREATER CHARLOTTE THIS WEEKEND

TIPS TO PREPARE & STAY SAFE

Charlotte is expecting its first significant snow storm in four years this weekend. Snow is expected to begin falling late on Saturday night and a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected throughout Sunday. The storm event is expected to end by Sunday night, but issues (mostly icy roads) are expected to linger into Monday morning with temperatures dropping into the 20's. We are seeing forecasts for as much as seven inches of snow in part of the region. The City of Charlotte has prepared a list of tips to deal with the impending snow storm.

 

The Charlotte Department of Transportation crews has been working in close coordination with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to proactively prepare roads for winter weather conditions.

 

If you haven't already done so, prepare for the storm now, including purchasing any necessary food, water, medicine or other supplies to hold you over for several days. Meantime, don't forget to bring in your outdoor plants. Don't leave your pets outside and be sure to wipe salt and other chemicals off their feet and stomachs. Have a pet emergency kit ready. Cover your exterior faucets. Be sure your phones are fully charged. Double-check your smoke detectors. Links to tips for preparing your home, your car, your emergency kit, for driving in snow are listed below. 

 

 

For email or text alert updates on the winter weather advisory and conditions, click here.

 

 

TIPS TO PREPARE YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR NEIGHBORS

TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME

 

TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR VEHICLES

PREPARING AN EMERGENCY KIT FOR YOUR HOME

PREPARING AN EMERGENCY KIT FOR YOUR CAR

PREPARING A COMMUNICATION PLAN FOR YOUR FAMILY

TIPS ON DRIVING IN WINTER WEATHER

 

Winter Storm Plan For Charlotte

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (26)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina now if we get snow in Los Angeles start praying , Hell is about to Freeze over:)) I remember I was in Columbus GA a hundred years ago and they had a few inches of snow and people were freaking out... did not know how to handle or drive in it... so with that said stay home:)Endre

Jan 14, 2022 10:17 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

These are really good tips and I am so very happy that I don't have to worry about preparing for a snowstorm, that doesn't sound fun, haha.

Jan 15, 2022 04:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is timely advice to share. We expect to get the snow on Sunday afternoon in Maryland.

Jan 15, 2022 04:45 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Nina. May the snow gods not merge with the ice gods to create a terrible situation. Good luck! Enjoy your day 

Jan 15, 2022 04:45 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

This is a good list of things to do to be prepared, regardless of where you live!

Jan 15, 2022 05:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib good morning, Kathy... at this point in time nothing to do but be prepared and stay at home if the ice hits. 

Jan 15, 2022 05:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider good morning, Grant... watching people drive in the Charlotte area in snow and ice is enough to give almost anyone a heart attack! I choose to stay home.

Jan 15, 2022 05:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. I only twice drove in snow in Charlotte... because I had no choice at the time... that was enough to convince me never to leave my house during snow or ice conditions... things melt quickly enough here at the end of the day. And I say this as someone who has experience in driving in snowy conditions in New York and New Jersey.

Jan 15, 2022 05:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England good morning,  Brian... fortunately, we don't need to prepare for snow very often in Charlotte. We've had none to worry about in four years.

Jan 15, 2022 05:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley good morning, Roy... our storm should be blowing out about the time it gets to your area... here, it's less the snow than the ice to worry about.

Jan 15, 2022 05:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Wayne Martin good morning, Wayne... that is always the big concern in the Charlotte area... the ice more so than the snow. 

Jan 15, 2022 05:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kat Palmiotti good morning, Kat... here in Charlotte where we rarely see real snow or ice, it's really important to remind people to get prepared... it's easy to become complacent.

Jan 15, 2022 05:36 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We didn't wake up to snow this morning, but did wake up to 9 degrees and wind chill at -3! Smart idea for you to stay indoors when your snow hits Nina.

Jan 15, 2022 07:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... 9 degrees is really cold! We won't see that in Charlotte, thank heavens. Of course, we think it's cold when it drops below 50 degrees!

Jan 15, 2022 07:09 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Nina - regardless of circumstances, some people always seem better prepared than others.  Stay safe.  Keep warm.  

Jan 15, 2022 07:30 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I can recall being in Charlotte back in the late 80's and listening on the radio of the issues with an overnight storm.  The announcer announced that the plow was out and that later that day they hoped to have the sander out as well.  All singular

Jan 15, 2022 07:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva hi Ed... well, I didn't live here in the late 80's but that story doesn't surprise me. The good news is that we have more than one plow and sander these days! The sanders have been on the roads for several days now. But it's still not like in other cities... residential streets are pretty much untouched... we have enough for major roads, highways, and bridges only.

Jan 15, 2022 09:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs isn't that the truth, Michael! We do the best we can and then just let Mother Nature takes its course. Every time we have a weather event like this I think maybe we should have a separate generator... but it happens so rarely, it's hard to justify financially.

Jan 15, 2022 09:10 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina,

the day after, we moved to Napa it snowed.  That was a rare event, and within a couple of ours it all melted...A

Jan 15, 2022 10:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... typically that's what we do here in Charlotte... stay home and wait for the snow to melt. It's more a question of whether we'll have ice and if the temps stay low it might not melt quickly.

Jan 15, 2022 11:19 AM