Stocking up for the pending storm


Tuesday, November 27th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


This will be our first bout with bad weather this season. Are we ready? Do we have enough bread, milk and anti-freeze? News on Six's Rick Wells hit the stores Tuesday, and found some are ready, but some are still skeptical.

We've all seen the pictures from other parts of the country. Winter is here and some of that bad weather may leak into Oklahoma. We've got blue skies, it's a little chilly, but it's hard to imagine there's that much bad weather on the way. News on Six meteorologist James Aydelott: "as we head thru the evening hours, here it comes across Eastern Oklahoma, could drop one to three inches of snow in spots, it looks like tomorrow morning another band of snow possibly moving over us." OK, forewarned is forearmed.

We've heard the warning, but are we arming ourselves against this winter storm. Shelly Trout is looking for de-icer. Did you get caught last year without it? Shelly:” Yes, and I'm trying it this year." Amy Thomas is smarter this year too. She's loading up on anti-freeze. And you are buying it because...” Amy: "because my Dad told me too (laugh)." From anti-freeze of one kind to anti-freeze of another. Mary Stewart of Ranch Acres Wine and Spirits says many people's tastes change with the weather. "Peppermint schnapps for hot chocolate, Bailey's for coffee, they are looking for something to warm them up.” And fill the pantry; Marianne Lee is shopping in spite of not feeling well. You came out of your sick bed to get your shopping done. Marianne: "Yes I did, and I'm going to be very mad at the weather man if he isn't right."

Priscilla Tate is a bit more skeptical. She's shopping she says cause she's run out of Thanksgiving leftovers. If you are among the concerned the good news is stores generally have what you need, at least for now.

As for the schools, they all say, as in years past, they are ready for the bad weather if it comes. Decisions about closing schools because of bad weather will be made early in the morning.