Winter Weather Handbook: “French Toast Weather”

Winter Weather Handbook

EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — We’re gearing up for chief meteorologist Josh Hodell’s winter weather Wednesday night at at six. But we have some questions before the big reveal.

Right before a storm, we always hear about people rushing to the grocery store, buying up bread, milk, and eggs. We sent meteorologist Logan Westrope to figure out exactly what’s going on.

“They said snow! I gotta get the bread and milk,” Vic Dibitetto said.

“The essentials to me would be the bread, the milk, like the eggs,” John Cordora said.

“Basically the milk and the bread, and the eggs,” Sandra Lettie said.

“Like bread, milk, maybe eggs,” Doreen Beven said.

These seem to be the “go-to’s right before a big winter storm as everyone hurries to the grocery store. And it’s always the case every time.

“If I do work, I’m making sure everything is stocked up for the people when they come in here. When you have the mad rush, shelves can be jammed in one minute and the next minute, they can be empty,” Gerrity’s assistant grocery manager Mike Yesko said.

But, what’s the deal these three main ingredients?

“My 90-year-old mother, she hasn’t been out in any of this since COVID. First thing she says, “I need milk, I need eggs, I need bread. For what mom?” Jill Prutzman said.

“What do they make, French Toast? That’s all I can think of,” Dorothy Oster said.

“You can just fry eggs. You can do anything, you know… French toast! Anything, so they’re staples, you can always do something with that,” Rose Centak said.     

For some shoppers we talked to, they really just don’t know understand what’s the panic to make “French Toast”.

“I don’t know. I always have bread, milk, and eggs so I don’t know,” Wendy Ofier said.

“I don’t understand that. I think it’s funny,” Joyce Pace said.

“That’s how it is here. It’s the embedded thing, you know,” John Ross said.

Well, there you have it! The answer: everyone is making French Toast!

Again, Josh has our winter weather outlook Wednesday night at 6 p.m. and we invite you to check out the winter weather handbook on for other weather stories.

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