Melisssa Pomerleau, of Portland, Maine, shovels snow. Credit: Josh Reynolds / AP

Each week, we ask our readers to share their opinions, stories or photos for a feature exploring the passions and insights of Mainers.

More people are moving to Maine, and that means even more folks will be making emergency trips to the store when snow is in the forecast.

In a few sentences, what do you think new Mainers need to know to survive their first winter? Submit your answer in the form below, and we’ll share our favorites next weekend.