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In case you spent this weekend in Margaritaville, you may not have noticed the worst winter storm in recent memory blew in when you weren't looking. So severe Will Wynn had to throw on the long sleeve denim shirt for his press conference yesterday, sans tie. Whoa.

The National Weather Service's 7-day forecast doesn't lend much hope. A winter storm warning is in effect, and reports of sleet are plentiful. The real shitstorm, however, doesn't look to hit until midday tomorrow, when a nasty winter mix of snow, freezing rain, and arctic gusts looks to flash-freeze the city. Ugh.

As today is Martin Luther King day, and most the kids aren't in school yet, it's hard to get a handle on closures. (Except for the aforementioned MLK activities; both UT and the city have canceled theirs.) The city's emergency conditions page has updated road closures and public advisories here. They also kick some ice safety knowledge here.

Of course, there's one simple safety maxim we adhere to: if you ain't got to go nowhere, then don't. Especially if there's a Battlestar Galactica marathon on.

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