Batteries charged

7:30 this morning - no, it can't be.  Oh no, it's snowing - AGAIN.
 Immediate reaction? Yes, that's right plug in all the backup battery powered equipment to make sure it's fully charged.  So now it all has a full charge it will be fine  - won't it??

The BBC weather says it's 12degrees with light drizzle, the met office gives us a yellow snow (I think it's supposed to be amber) warning, however, the forecast actually says rain but the Weather Channel says 2degrees and light to heavy snow until 11am.  How come the Americans on the other side of the Atlantic can get it right whilst our home grown forecasters / computers are simply daydreaming?