If you're in the Midwest United States, you're probably<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/us/01midwest.html?_r=1&ref=us" target="_blank"> bracing for the weather today</a>, which will not be fun. Please stay safe and don't do anything stupid. However, no matter where you are today, there may be interruptions and outages to Retro services. The main Sonic Retro server is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The datacenter itself is at the top of a very high building, and there is redundant power backup in the building, but it is entirely feasible that there may be an outage or unforeseen circumstance that would prevent service from operating as normal. Additionally, the BadnikNET IRC server is located in St. Louis, Missouri, which is one of the metro areas predicted to be hit the worst. Again, the datacenter is pretty solid as far as keeping things running, but this is an exceptional case. I'm bunkered in Sonic Retro World Headquarters with nowhere to go and a lot of warm beverages, and hope my fellow snowmageddon friends do likewise.