Rain and Snow

14 Nov

So I have snow on the brain and here in Kentucky you never know what you are going to get.  I could be 70 degrees and sunny one day and then the next day it could be 30 degrees and snowing and then back up to 60 degrees on the third.  The weather patterns here are very unpredictable.  Just yesterday I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt and today I am wearing boots, a coat, a scarf and gloves. Ugh Weather!

The one thing that we can count on this year is going to be the ice that is definitely going to happen.  I am not excited at all for this because I have a car and scraping ice off a car is extremely miserable.  There are a few things to remember this winter before you get stuck in the ice.  The first thing would be to make sure that you have at least two ice scrapers.  I have actually found that the short little ones work the best when scraping ice off but you have to be careful that you watch your paint.  The other thing that is important is to make sure that you have a good warm pair of crappy gloves that you don’t mind getting dirty and wet.  These are essential for scraping and making sure that your hands do not freeze.

The other thing that is  important is to make sure that you leave enough time to scrape your car in the morning.  If you just rush out and then notice your car, you will not make it to where you need to be in time.  This is a long process.  It helps if you can get your door open and then turn your car on and turn the defroster on and let it run like that for a few minutes before going back out to scrape.

The other thing is that here in Kentucky it likes to snow and then it likes to rain and then freeze so your whole car will turn into an ice ball.  This is not good at all for scraping.  My advice is that you scrape at least your drivers side door the first time that it ices and then after that just keep up with all the ice.

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2 Responses to “Rain and Snow”

  1. Max Payne November 14, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    If you have a spare sheet/towel put it atop your windshield, close the doors on each end of the fabic and tuck the edge under the windshield wipers. The sheet will will catch any snow,sleet, and usually frozen rain. You only have to whip off the sheet to get the windshield clean. No Scraping involved, because that sucks.

    • nicolesand November 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

      That’s an awesome idea, idk why I had never thought of that. The last two years here it didn’t actually snow much and I took the bus and my first year here, my car was parked in a lot like a mile from my dorm. I will definitely have to try this. Is this what you actually do?
      -Nicole

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