Jan 072016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SnowCast for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’ve lived in Maine my entire life, and you’d think by now that I would be used to the heavy snowfall we get every year, but I’m not. I absolutely despise snow, and have ever since I was a kid. My friends would all bundle up and head outside to play in the snow, and I would sit in my bedroom, watching TV.

Every once in a while my parents would force me to go outside to play during the winter months, thinking it would do me some good, but I would just sit on the front stairs and pout until they let me go back inside. There was nothing fun about wearing that bulky snowsuit that I could barely even move in, and freezing my behind off!

Snow is just one of those things that I do not tolerate well at all. It’s cold, wet, difficult to drive in, and worst of all, it can cancel plans I’ve been looking forward to for months, in an instant. Just the thought of snow gives me terrible anxiety.

I was pregnant with my son, Logan, all of last winter – one of the worst winters we have ever had here in Maine. We were just buried in snow last year, so much so, that we were running out of room to put it! I was 9 months pregnant at the end of February, and I was so anxious that I was going to go into labor during a blizzard. My hospital was 45 minutes away, when the roads were clear, so I was absolutely dreading a drive there during a big snowstorm.

Luckily, my son decided to come on one of the very few snow-less days we had last year. It was nothing short of a miracle!

We have only had a little bit of snow so far this year, and, thankfully, it melted away pretty quickly. I’m really hoping this winter will not be as bad as last year, but you really just never know what’s going to happen here in Maine. The weather always changes so quickly around here.

My parents live an hour away, and it’s always been so hard for me to make plans to get together with them during the winter months, especially now that I travel with my toddler and infant. I do not want to risk getting caught on the interstate in a snowstorm with them in the back seat.

I was so happy to hear about the SnowCast app for iOS, which predicts snowfall right in my area. After installing this app on my ipad, and playing around with it for a bit, I can see that it is really going to be beneficial to me during the upcoming winter months.

SnowCast app

I love that I can turn on notifications, and the SnowCast app will notify me to let me know when and how much snow I can expect in my area. Now, I won’t have to keep checking our local news station’s website for updates. This app will make it a lot easier for me to plan get-togethers with my family, as it shows the snow forecast for the next 48 hours, in 6 hour increments.

SnowCast App

While there is no snow in the forecast for my exact area right now, the SnowCast app did alert me to a winter weather advisory for other parts of Maine, which is really great since my parents do live an hour away. They are actually getting some snow right now, so I know now is not the time for me to travel to their house for a visit.

SnowCast App

SnowCast can help you make travel plans, decide when the best time to shovel your driveway is, plan to leave work early to beat the snow, know if your kids are likely to have a snow day off from school and more. Winter is just around the corner! Download the app today to get started!

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