Here in NE TX the only thing we don't prepare for daily is earthquakes. We get not only damage from Gulf Hurricanes, we get those fleeing them, so grocery supplies run low when evacuees come to town. Our bad weather season is actually fall, we do have bad spring storms, but since most of the fall ones are coming from the Gulf and sometimes even have a cold arctic blast ram into them right above us it's not unusual for a bad storm to stall right above us. Hurricane Ike came through, hit a system from the Rockies, bounced off and the wet stuff went east, the winds hung around and knocked our power out for 24 hours. We even got high winds from Katrina, but it was Rita that really did damage, it was still a tropical depression when it got up here, it rode the TX-LA border straight up.
We get snow, and sometimes we can actually measure it with a ruler, then it warms up and melts, then refreezes so it's the ice that concerns me.
I think my biggest weather challenge is keeping cold/allergy things on hand, it is not uncommon to have a 20 to 30 degree temperature change in less than 24 hours, add in all the pollen which we year round, and I've got a challenge on my hands.
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