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Snow Forecasts No Longer Influence Buying Decisions

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Ice Melt and Snow Shovels are hot items at Tulsa hardware stores ahead of the storm.

The forecast of snow doesn't seem to  scare Tulsans anymore. People are not rushing to buy snow supplies in advance of projected snow fall like the years in the past.

Midtown Hardware's Mike Johnson recommends buying in advance of the snow because of the limited quantity of items. He says, "If you don't have a shovel, or you don't have an  ice scraper for your car, I would get one before it actually snows because this stuff sells so fast." He adds that every time it snows, this happens. "Once it starts and it looks likes it's really going to get bad, it just flies off the shelves," Johnson says.

It has been so long since the previous harsh snow fall, that now people have become more patient with the snow forecasts, and are not allowing the news to influence buying decisions.

"Now two years ago when we were getting the really big snow storms, pretty regularly it seemed like they'd come on the news and say it and people would rush in and buy them (supplies), but I think it's just been so long, everybody just kind of takes a wait and see kind of attitude with it," Johnson says.