Each Fall, I tell myself "This is the year I prepare for winter BEFORE it actually happens!". That means, that I'll make sure my car is ready and that I have certain things on hand for the bitter, snowy season.  Typically, I manage to mostly be ready for there are always some forgotten items that are very handy when the power goes out.

I came across a great list from the National Weather Service in Binghamton that's very handy.  Check it out below.  And just remember, here in Central New York we tend to turn to winter very suddenly so it's time to get ready now!

Credit: US National Weather Service Binghamton NY, facebook