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No, it hasn't snowed around here yet. But as any Yakima old-timer will tell you, it's coming. It's just a matter of time.

Which means you'd be smart to get ready now. Because the LAST thing you need is to wake up to find six fresh inches of snow some morning when you're already running late for work.

We'll figure that a coat and warm shoes have already occurred to you, so let's just focus on your vehicle for today. Here's what you'll need when that first big snow blows out of the Cascades and into the Yakima Valley.

First off, if you didn't pay attention to our weather page, you'll probably need to cut a trail to your ride. Try one of these:

Then, you'll need to make sure you can see out the windows. This'll help:

If it's really cold, this should get you de-iced:

In weather like this, stuff always breaks and batteries are prone to early deaths. So just to make sure you can make it back home, you might pack along something like this:

And you've already thought about traction, right?

Actually, the more we think about it, maybe you should just check on your sick days. Grab one of these ...

... and pull up a chair in front of one of these:

Now turn up the tunes and let it snow!