It has been very warm here, it always is. So warm people from all over the country come to spend their winters here. The only real preparations needed are to cautious about the elderly who come to visit and the way they drive.
Nah it won't get below freezing more than a few weeks. Sometimes we'll have ice hanging around making the roads slick so it's good if you have some vacation time built up because people can't drive around here if there's a thinnest bit of ice on the roads.
I fill my truck up with gas, get the oil changed, load it up and drive to Huntington Beach where the average temp is 75....LOL
Gotta prepare for the snow so snow boots & tires also gloves, jackets and the shovel
I do something to pond water and take the kids skating!
I can tell it is winter, when I need to dig my gloves, out of my jacket pocket lol
buy heavy duty socks....... I hate to have cold toes