If the weather event is scheduled to hit on a Friday, on the previous day fall asleep on your desk for an hour and claim bizarre sickness when you wake up. This automatically qualifies you for Friday off. It helps if someone else has been out for several days with the flu.
Put the beer in the fridge ahead of time or else you will end up pouring your 9 AM beer over ice.
Rent movies. Also, make sure your TV works.
The next hurricane in the Pacific is named Otis. Look out Baja.