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I live in Georgia too and it's starting to get annoying. The first time public services didn't prepare for the ice by putting down salt probably because they thought it would melt. We all know how that ended the highway jammed and lots of accidents. I think this time they're taking more precautions and hopefully they'll put salt on the roads like they're supposed to.

People are probably stocking up on food because they're not going to be leaving their homes anytime soon. So might as well make sure you have enough food to cook dinner etc. In the meantime I'll be stuck on this crap college campus.
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Yeah people are weird about stuff like that. Like if someone from a dry climate visits here they flip their shit over any sort of heavy rain and have to drive about 20 miles an hour down the freeway like they're going to slip off the road at any second, while I blast by at like 85
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It is kind of funny that everyone panicked and shut down schools/work today and nothing happened. At least in Atlanta. Now tonight and tomorrow we are supposed to actually get ice, but it was nice having a free day off for no reason today lol
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uncletim wrote:


Bearhand73 wrote:


trolloman wrote:

To be honest, I have never seen snow in my life.

How does it feel like ?


Cold, wet and it pisses the cat off.


But there is something very funny about watching a cat trying to walk in deep fresh snow





and also very cute
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I live in Northern NJ so...
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I think people are going a bit overboard this time around, as far as down here I believe it's mostly ice to contend with. I went to get medicine yesterday at the local grocery store and the entire bread aisle was empty lol. Other common commodities like bottled water and milk were also very low, and even a lot of the fresh meat was ran through. It was pretty crazy, all for 2, maybe 3 days of ice.

I mean, it's going to be 45 and up starting on Thursday. You'd think they were calling for snow the next 2 weeks with how bare the shelves were yesterday.

As far as people abandoning their cars, very few people down south are prepped to drive in snow, and nobody preps their car for such weather so it leads to a lot of hysteria when the snow falls and the ice starts to settle in. Nothing like the north where people have their snow chains and the like and navigating snow is an everyday thing in the winter.
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Again, it's not the snow - it's the ice. When the snow starts it melts at first, then freezes to make the roads an ice skating rink. The south doesn't have the resources to deal with it.
Even the weather service is getting histrionic this time. They're at DEFCON 1.

From the current forecast discussion:

"Based on the climatology of developing cad wedges and the expected quantitative precipitation forecast from
wpc...have gone with the more dire predictions of a half and inch
of ice to close to an inch for east central portions of the state.
Biggest change perhaps is the snowfall accumulations with now 4 to
8 inches across the northern tier with 10 inches to perhaps a foot
possible in the NE mountains. We also increase the totals for the
North Atlanta metropolitan with an incredibly dangerous combination of
over a quarter inch of ice and 2 to 5 inches of snow. This was
using a conservative approach utilizing given wpc quantitative precipitation forecast. Fly in the
ointment will be more mixing in of sleet or freezing rain which
could significantly lower the snowfall totals.

Wrap around still looks significant with this storm bringing a
transition to light snow for most all areas late Wednesday night
into Thursday morning. Again went on the lower side of what some
of the models were indicating but if deformation axis is slower to
lift out...snow totals would be further enhanced.

In addition to all of the above...winds will also prove to be an
issue with gusts to 25 kts creating havoc within the winter storm
and ice storm warnings. Trees will be easily snapped or toppled
given the combination of snow...ice and winds. Powerlines will
also be especially susceptible and some residents will be without
power for days and perhaps up to a week.

It is very important to remember that effects form this storm will
not end with the precipitation. As our neighbors to the east found out
with the last storm...melting of ice on Thursday and especially
Friday will create a dangerous situation on area interstates as
large chunks of ice fall from elevated bridges and overpasses."
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I haven't seen snow for about 10 years. I would like to see it again lol
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Just coming back reading through this have to say one thing...







Am I the only one that would be buying something OTHER than just bread?
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<---- Born in Virginia and lived there for seven years. Lived in Louisiana for a few months. Lived in Mississippi for twelve years. Pennsylvania for almost three. Mom hails from PA, and often visited her parents for Christmastime. Biological father hails from New York, and also visited his family during Winter months. Stepdad from Louisiana.

Can't say that I've ever freaked out when it comes to snow, except in excitement. I will say this; When it does snow in the Deep South, it's nearly unheard of for the roads to be plowed and/or salted, so I don't think the driving conditions should be considered on-par with those of places like PA, at least. Despite it actually not being unusual for it to snow in Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, etc., the local governments don't seem to care about preparing for it.

For the record, most everybody that I grew up with in the South have a blast when it snows. From what I witnessed, it's fairly common for people to hunt and four-wheel during that time. Of course, that still leaves alot of people who aren't too busy to stay off the highways.

Now that I live in PA... I have to say, I see plenty of Northern drivers who can't drive in Winter conditions. Currently, I can't turn on the TV without hearing about accidents on the roads and traffic backed up for miles somewhere, too.
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Posted 2/11/14

Bearhand73 wrote:


yaoibabe wrote:

Well I'm about to leave for work and hope it's not bad when coming home tonight.


If you work in Atlanta, here's hoping you have a safe drive there and back.


I do and thanks. looking out the window at work now and there is nothing going on. they are now forecasting it to get bad between midnight and 3am
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Sogno- wrote:


uncletim wrote:


Bearhand73 wrote:


trolloman wrote:

To be honest, I have never seen snow in my life.

How does it feel like ?


Cold, wet and it pisses the cat off.


But there is something very funny about watching a cat trying to walk in deep fresh snow





and also very cute


Master of stealth right there.
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C'mon Georgians share some of your snow with us Texans over here
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Well now the story is it's not supposed to snow as much as it is ice over, which is just awful. Ah well, I can get caught up on psych.

Still must needs that Coke Zero...
Posted 2/11/14

Bearhand73 wrote:
It will melt in 24 to 48 hours.


YOU BITE YOUR TONGUE
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