Colder Weather Returning in January, Are You Prepared?

Meteorologists predict that this band of warm weather we've experienced in early 2012 will soon be ending, reverting back to normal conditions. Are you one of the many that's already packed up your winter clothes, and unplugged the space heater?
Jan. 12, 2012 - PRLog -- Late 2011 and early 2012 has been one of the warmest winters in history. According to, over 1,000 temperature records fell across the country. This trend has left millions regretting ever having packed away the summer, and pulling out the winter supplies. Boots, gloves, heaters, and even ice melting supplies all have been rendered useless due to these extreme high's. In the first week of January, New York recorded a 61 degree day; in Colorado, the temperatures reached 72. Snow covers only 19 percent of the ground this year as compared to 50 percent last year. We're all wondering, why is this happening, and will it go back to normal?

Why is this happening? A number of factors are at play including El Nino and other world-wide climate trends. But more importantly, will it go back to normal? Most experts agree, yes. "a return to more seasonable temperatures [is imminent] by the third week of January." says Meteorologist Paul Douglas, founder of Weather Nation, a weather outsourcing company in the Twin Cities, Minn.

With all this warm weather, why would Mike Fisher, Operations Manager at, increase inventory on heaters, gloves, and ice melting supplies? "As we know in the disaster business, there is always a calm before the storm" Fisher says, "when this heat wave ends it's going to be comparable to a snow storm in Miami, chaos and confusion". Fisher, being a Florida resident, has seen the impact of drastic weather change on his local community. "It snowed in Northwest Florida a few years back and people were entirely ill-prepared. Schools were out, businesses closed, and police officers were directing traffic at every light". The situation in Northwest Florida leaves one to question, will people be ready for the upcoming cool-down?

Mr. Fisher's business, Disaster Relief Supply, a business dealing in emergency preparedness, disaster recovery, safety, survival and more, is looking to help. Right now the e-commerce business is offering winter storm preparation products at lower-than-usual and sale prices. Gloves, boots, snow shovels, ice melter, ready to eat meals, and portable stoves are all offered at a seasonal low price. But where Disaster Relief Supply is concentrating their efforts is on heaters and generators. Currently a sale on heaters and generators is extending longer than Fisher had originally planned, stating it was done in an attempt to equip unsuspecting citizens with the right supplies. "During a blizzard there's nothing more important than keeping warm" claims Fisher, "this is why our heaters and generators are marked down at a tremendous discount. We want people to be prepared".

When the heat wave runs out, will you be apt to handle the cold? Visit the "Blizzard" catalog of for ideas on products that can prepare you for the worst that winter has to offer:

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Disaster Relief Supply LLC in an online retailer that sells emergency supplies and tools and rents commercial equipment to Northwest Florida residents.
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