Tomorrow afternoon (Monday) we are supposed to start getting snow. Then, through Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the prognosis is snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain, all jumbled together.
I am planning on losing power, and will run the generator on a dummy load in the morning to make sure I am good on that end. Freezing rain here is the kiss of death, as all our power lines are above ground and many run through pine forests. They won't survive freezing rain intact.
I'll also go to town to pick up a few things. I use kerosene heaters in the shop and apartment as heat backup systems. Kerosene now sell for $5.00 a gallon here. Hope I don't have to use it but I need 25 gallons on hand in case I do. Shop heaters use a lot more kerosene than the little space heaters.
I'm not even going to try to leave a vehicle down by the county road because I'm not driving on ice. I'll just stay home until the sun comes out and melts the ice. I don't know when that will be, because the weather forecasts for Thursday and Friday vary wildly, depending on who you read or listen to on the weather pages.
Tokyo got a big snow for the first time in 13 years. 75% of the Great Lakes are frozen over, as opposed to a normal of between 25% and 50%. The weather is certainly not conforming to the norm this year.