It's been snowing like crazy in the Boston area, and this makes it challenging to be sure the three feral cats who regularly visit the feeding station in our yard have access to both food and water. Early in the morning I've been outside with a shovel making sure a path is cleared not only from our back door to the little feeding station and the shed where we keep the food, but also all the way to the space in the fence where the cats first enter the yard. We've been leaving the food out overnight, since there's less chance other animals will get to it when it's snowy like this.
The real problem is the water -- it freezes pretty quickly. So we make sure it's a little warm when we put it out, and sometimes I add a spoonful of sugar (a tip from Alley Cat Allies). I try to replace the water a couple of times a day at least in case it's frozen over.
I feel so badly for the cats who have to survive outside in this weather (they won't let us get near them)...but so far, they're doing it. All three have been seen regularly at the feeder, and I think they're burrowing underneath a porch to keep warm, because the white ones look a little dusty. I'm hoping at least one will take advantage of the little insulated house we put near the feeding station.
Winter is tough on everyone!