Urgent advice for Auburn fans planning to watch game on TV

I'm an author on the FSU SBNation site who always grew up hating the Tide, so I've decided to come over and wish y'all luck.

But more importantly, I want you to be prepared for what you could be facing Monday night if you live in the northern two-thirds of Alabama, Mississippi or Georgia.

In additon to being an FSU fan, I'm an avid weather hobbyist who has been tracking winter storms for years.

And there is a potentially MAJOR storm to track Sunday into Monday. This is shaping to be an old-style "1980s" type Gulf storm which spreads a wide swath of winter precip across Dixie.

Here's the important part. There will almost certainly be a significant swath that will receive a prolonged ice storm from this system.

We're talking a serious, crippling ice storm that will leave many thousands without power MONDAY NIGHT.

You should take steps NOW to make sure you don't miss the most important Auburn football game in history.

If you don't have a generator, consider buying one, even if it's a small deal just big enough to power your TV. Otherwise, make arrangements to find a friend or a business with a generator so you can watch the game.

Travel will likely be hazardous BEFORE the power goes out, so you should not simply "hope" that you will keep power if you observe that ice is accumulating on trees. When power goes out (and if you are getting ice, it WILL go out) it will be too late. Get to a place where you KNOW you can watch the game BEFORE travel gets too treacherous.

Why am I being so anal about this.

Well, I live in North Carolina and there was a terrible ice storm the day before the FSU-Tennessee Fiesta Bowl national title game. I lost power and missed most of the game (yeah, I know, a blessing) while I WALKED through town looking for someone with power.

Now, this storm could not pan out or turn into an all snow event (bad for travel, but usually not bad for power outages) or be all rain. And even if there IS ice, it won't be until Sunday when we know where that dreaded zone of death will set up.

But if you are prepared, you can make sure you aren't out in your car listening to the game on the radio when the Tigers beat the Ducks.

War Eagle!

We're all just trying to have a good time here. Don't be a jerk, and we won't have a problem with you. War Eagle!

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