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

Have you ever been blind sided by a snow storm?  I was last week, and it wasn’t fun!  
We have decided to go without cable until our move over the summer in an attempt to slim down our bills and avoid getting locked into a 12 month commitment which would result in a hefty cancellation fee when we move out of state.  

Over the last month this decision seemed to transition smoothly, with all the great subscription services to choose from we easily cut our bill by over 75%.  However I didn’t think about the weather report while making this change.  I’m a New Englander, I am used to crazy weather.  I can wake up with the heat pumping, switch it over to air conditioning before my coffee is finished and switch it back and forth more times than I can count during the course of a day.  Unfortunately the beginning of this winter had me spoiled.  After last years winter filled with what seemed to be a blizzard every week, I somehow thought we were squeaking by this winter without being snowed in.  It is only February but the 70 degree temperatures left me thinking spring was right around the corner and I had pulled all the kids snow gear out for nothing this year.  Well the joke was on me, because last Thursday night I got a phone call saying schools would be canceled Friday because of the impending storm.  WHAT?  Friday was my planned grocery shopping day, Lilly still needed boots, and I was home alone with 3 kids at 8 o’clock at night!  
Now I’m not the crazy person standing in line at the store with bottled water and bread after the thought of a few inches of snow, but being stuck in the house for a couple days with 3 kids and no snacks or hot chocolate sent me into a mini panic attack.  I ended up dragging three kids out to the store, which I always avoid at all costs, and grabbed what we needed to get everyone excited about the snow.
 

Luckily while stuck in the house during our unplanned snow day, I learned about the SnowCast app.  The SnowCast app is a great app that I quickly downloaded onto my iPhone, it instantly calculated my location, and now is able to tell me when it will snow and how much we will be getting.  I can easily pull up the app and see not only if we will be getting snow, but also how much and when it will start up to 48 hours in advance.  Plus it sends me alerts for NOAA winter weather warnings and advisories, so I will never be blindsided by the lovely New England weather again.
Which was put to the test when mother nature decided to give us a pre winter vacation 4 day weekend, with a second snowstorm on Monday.  Thankfully I knew about the storm as we were digging out from Friday’s storm and was able to run back out for cereal and movies on Sunday while the kids built snowmen with Daddy.
 

This IOS app cost $2.99 in the app store and the fact that it will save me from unexpectedly having to drag three tired kids shopping the night before a storm again, makes it worth every penny!

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