Sunny, blue sky, 70F here in Coast Guard City USA. Beautiful.
Local knowledge. This is something preppers forget or discount. Not having it could kill you.
Two days ago my host looked at the weather and beach report and declared that no way would we be going to the beach. The wind was from the wrong direction. The water would be muddy with a severe undertow and the waves would batter us. Two people died and 5 more were injured at the beach that day. They were not locals.
I’m headed into Chicago, for family business and to take the kids to a museum. I would not by choice. I’m no longer a local.