The winter of 2013-2014 has been predicted to be similar to the winter of 1962-1963 which reported the sixth coldest winter in 118 years and “copious” snowfall.
- Predicted is 35% more snow fall than last year
- Temperatures in the East and Midwest will be 3-6 degrees colder than last year
- December, January and February will have major cold snaps
- A major freeze is possible in Florida in mid January
- Only the Southwest will escape this cold weather, with warmest conditions in 8 years
- California will have records rainfalls – and the mudslides and flooding that accompany heavy rain
As temperatures drop, you have two special concerns in winter areas:
- The fuel you purchase must be winter formula – and fuel you purchase in the South may not be, and should not be used in cold weather states
- Fuel additives/supplements will help prevent fuel line freeze in low temperatures and should be added to your fuel. The company reimburses the cost of additives, and they will keep you moving, instead of waiting for road service this winter.
Common sense about where you park ( with nose to a building or windbreak where possible ) may help avert some problems as well.