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2005-12-08 09:47:00 AM
Duke sucks
 
2005-12-08 09:49:44 AM
Not gonna happen. Greg Fischel on WRAL said so. Maybe Charlotte, but not the Raleigh-Durham area.

/can walk to Kroger if I need to, and have before during ice storms.
 
2005-12-08 09:51:34 AM
Tonight will be so fun.
 
2005-12-08 09:53:19 AM
For some reason, I really do need bread when we get winter weather. Not this time. *whoot* Anyone get stuck in the great Ice gridlock of 04 last year?
 
2005-12-08 09:54:14 AM
Hahaha. You like Greg Fischel.
 
2005-12-08 09:59:32 AM
Eggs, bread, milk.... What is it about snow that causes people to have to make french toast?
 
2005-12-08 10:01:44 AM
ArcadianRefugee: Eggs, bread, milk.... What is it about snow that causes people to have to make french toast?

Associating the snow with the powdered sugar on top of the french toast?

/got nothing
 
2005-12-08 10:07:39 AM
SteamyRain: You like Greg Fischel.


Greg Fischel is a weather god. Look on and despair.
 
2005-12-08 10:12:52 AM
Greg Fischel. You mean the same guy last year who was like 'It won't snow' and then it did and he apologized, on the air, that he messed up.

He's a good guy though.
 
2005-12-08 10:13:25 AM
Mr Guy

Greg Fischel is a weather god. Look on and despair.



My mother thinks he's cute...

 
2005-12-08 10:23:38 AM
OMG!@@! I have to run to the store!12!1

You know who I like? Larry Sprinkle in Charlotte. Appropriate name for a weatherman.
 
2005-12-08 10:27:07 AM
I just think he's super dorky, even for tv weatherman standards.
 
2005-12-08 10:27:22 AM
Okay, so I now live in DC and I see this warning today:

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY
HAZARDOUS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. STAY TUNED
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR LOCAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES TO THE FORECAST.

When I lived in PA it said:

ITS GONNA SNOW. BE SURE TO TURN OFF YOUR AIR CONDITIONER.
 
2005-12-08 10:33:19 AM
Crap. I need milk AND bread, and now I can't get it out of principle.

Dammit.
 
2005-12-08 10:44:07 AM
Oh please, oh please let it snow..

*fingers crossed*
 
2005-12-08 10:56:35 AM
The Legend of Milk and Bread


A suburban family wakes one morning to find that it has snowed. The patriarch of the family cautiously goes into the kitchen only to find that there is only a half quart of milk and two slices of bread left! The horror! The family screams in unison, the children start crying, the mother frantically tries to pump milk out of her breasts even though she weaned the youngest eight years ago. And oh, irony of ironies, the deli just two blocks away has one gallon of fresh, whole milk left and one loaf of white bread on the shelf. If only there were some way to get two blocks away with having to trudge through the monster snow storm that dumped two inches of the white stuff all over town!

This explains why people head out in droves to the store when a storm warning hits. Innate fear, leftover from the telling and retelling of the fate of the poor Levittown family who had to eat each other's flesh and drink each other's blood to stay alive during the great snow dusting of 1961.

----

Please note, I'm not trying to disparage those who feel the need to prepare for a snow storm.It's just the whole milk and bread thing that's perplexing. I worked at my uncle's deli for about seven years and every winter, it was the same thing. Snow alert equals run on milk and bread. No one bought anything to go with the items. No cheese or ham for the bread. No boxes of hot chocolate or cereal to go with the milk. No one bought toilet paper or soda or cans of soup. Just milk and bread. It would get to the point where a line would snake around the deli and I'd be ringing the customers up as fast as I could, to get them in and out before a fight broke out over the last loaf of Wonder bread. He's buying a gallon of milk and he lives by himself! Lynch him, that selfish pig! Flaming torches and pitchforks ensue.
 
2005-12-08 11:02:33 AM
woodpecker from mars: It's just the whole milk and bread thing that's perplexing

Agreed. I'm surprised there's not a run on beer and chips, honestly.

Well, except beer isn't as good as milk for cocoa and coffee purposes.
 
2005-12-08 11:11:35 AM
BooBoo23: I'm surprised there's not a run on beer and chips, honestly.

If I know we are going to be hit by a storm, I check for the following necessities:

coffee
beer
chips/other snacks
tampons (depending on the date)
hot chocolate
cigarettes (for the husband)
cheese (because you can't really go more than a day without cheese)
Excedrin Migraine

That's all one should need. Maybe something to dip the chips in, but you can always go with metled cheese.
 
2005-12-08 11:28:12 AM
Martin Daugherty from WITN pwns North Carolina weather because he gots the



Please Jebus, let it snow in Greenville tonight. i want to see the locals freak out.
 
Ni!
2005-12-08 11:35:57 AM
I'm over here in Bryson City (near TN) and you'd think the end of the world was coming. Everyone's all "You ready for all that ice that's a-comin'?" and really, what can you say to that?

"Well, no not really, thought I'd stuff the kids into the dog house and we'd live off twigs and fallen leaves for the next month or so."
 
2005-12-08 11:47:46 AM
Ni!: I'm over here in Bryson City (near TN)

Lucky. It's gorgeous over there.
 
Ni!
2005-12-08 12:00:59 PM
Lucky. It's gorgeous over there.

You're not kidding. I love it here. And I can see the Tuckasegee river from the bedroom windows. :)
 
2005-12-08 12:16:45 PM
The NCDOT has already sprayed salt brine on the major roads here (US 64 & 74), so they're taking it seriously. Lil' Norbette wants the clouds to spew the freezing crap........as long as it's after her horseback riding lesson this afternoon. Girl's gotta have her priorities. :-D
 
2005-12-08 12:48:20 PM
shiat they are calling for rain here and we are north of you guys... but then again i guess thats just cuz we are so close to the coast... going to get to stand in rain for 8 hours tomorrow yippeee....
 
2005-12-08 12:59:20 PM
BooBoo23: I'm surprised there's not a run on beer and chips, honestly.

Ahh, hurricane season in Florida. First it's water, ice and batteries, then canned foods and topping off the gas tank. After that it's all the beer and booze you can afford for the hurricane party, which is held while the suckers wait overnight in line for plywood.

We really should sell tickets.
 
2005-12-08 01:28:20 PM
We just got it here in Dallas yesterday. Nothing but 24 hour coverage of blazing jackknifed 18 wheelers.
 
2005-12-08 01:31:14 PM
Snow in the south...time to make some milk sandwiches.
 
2005-12-08 01:31:16 PM
everyone is stupid when snow is on he way

for southerners, well.. they're not the brightest bulbs in the nation. it only seems worse when you add snow to the mix.
 
2005-12-08 01:31:37 PM
The fear here in DC is palpable...

/the fear that we might actually have to come to work, that is
//My Subaru will laugh at your overturned SUV
 
2005-12-08 01:31:43 PM
We got our yearly ice storm here in Central Texas. Everything's shut down.

Where's the "asscold" thread?
 
2005-12-08 01:31:49 PM
What a tragic day this must be. I hope someone one day asks 'Where were you when that bread and milk thread hit fark?'
 
2005-12-08 01:32:59 PM
Bah, here in the Dakotas, anything less than a foot is a light dusting.

The news videos of bad drivers rear-ending each other is pretty funny, though.
 
2005-12-08 01:33:45 PM
I just recently moved to Greensboro NC and heard of this rumor. So what exactly is the deal? Milk eggs and bread, I would rather stock up on jagermeister, beer & chips.
 
2005-12-08 01:33:56 PM
Why is it these morans in the south always feel the need to cause a run on bread and milk everytime it might snow? I mean, shouldn't they be stocking up on canned goods, drinking water and batteries? Not that it ever snows enough here to require stocking up on anything anyway.
 
2005-12-08 01:34:20 PM
If I wasn't photoshop challenaged.

When I read the headline, I thought of the "Ha Ha" guy saying.

Ha! Ha! I'm gonna eat some Milk Sandwitches!
 
2005-12-08 01:34:52 PM
2005-12-08 11:02:33 AM BooBoo23

Agreed. I'm surprised there's not a run on beer and chips, honestly.


Old Russian proverb: "The church is near, but the roads are icy. The distillery is far, but I will walk carefully."

DC area is predicting 3-6 inches (at least one place is). That's enough to throw the whole area into chaos all day. People were driving crazy this morning ("Got to get to work before snow hits!!"). Snow isn't expected until midnight...

(I admit, it isn't the snow, but the idiot drivers. With a flurry, my commute time doubles - 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.)

/has enough bread, eggs and milk to last the 12 hours I reckon.
//has a liter of belgian beer too
 
2005-12-08 01:35:18 PM
garf: everyone is stupid when snow is on he way

for southerners, well.. they're not the brightest bulbs in the nation. it only seems worse when you add snow to the mix.



hey shiney: you spelled "the" wrong. You forgot the 'T'.
 
2005-12-08 01:35:23 PM
I'm in Southern Virginia (Farmville) and everyone's kirking out about it snowing here tonight.
Stock up, they say!
The only reason I'm going to Kroger is to stock up on beer and wine.
 
2005-12-08 01:35:42 PM
xadrian: We got our yearly ice storm here in Central Texas. Everything's shut down.

Where's the "asscold" thread?



Got me a a 'snow day' off work.
 
2005-12-08 01:36:07 PM
Norb
The NCDOT has already sprayed salt brine on the major roads here

Thank goodness they used salt brine.
 
2005-12-08 01:36:11 PM
It's gonna snow
 
2005-12-08 01:36:28 PM
What the hell is it with the south. Sometimes it snows. Not the first time. Won't be the last. I know you enjoy decades without frozen water falling from the sky but one freak storm shouldn't shut down your entire social system. Didn't North Carolina get a ten minute snow squall that shut down traffic for 20 hours last year? You should try living in New England, Minnesota or god forbid Buffalo New York.

Oh my god!!! There's a quarter inch of snow on the ground get out the tire chains and lock the front hubs of the pickup truck.
 
2005-12-08 01:36:33 PM
In New England and the surrounding areas, for thoes old enough, it was the Blizzard of 1978. It dumped almost 4 feet of the white stuff in 24 hours. It shut down, at least Mass., for about 2 weeks. Rt 128 was turned into a parking lot. It was a winter wonder land for a kid with a few weeks off from school....
 
2005-12-08 01:36:39 PM
What a bunch of dainty little girls!
*jumps naked into snowbank - makes an angel*
/Canadian stereotype
 
2005-12-08 01:36:46 PM
Yuck! We just moved from the Raleigh area. I remember well the snow panic.

We had a very, very few flurries in Mississippi this morning. Now it's all a very cold rain.
 
2005-12-08 01:36:49 PM
when i moved to Durham NC from NH i was unaware of the shortages caused by 1" of snow - my wife an i went shopping for the week on the wrong day - the day BEFORE a forcasted inch of farking snow, needless to say it was a 3 hour trip to the store, ending with us leaving the cart in line and going home empty handed....damn the "south"
 
2005-12-08 01:36:52 PM


Crom laughs at your bread and milk distributors high-fiving each other, lighting cigars with $100 bills.
 
2005-12-08 01:38:23 PM
Darn it. My dad is flying out of NC tomorrow morning so he can get here and meet his grandson... stupid weather.

/like snow and ice any other time
//especially when it is on my side of the country
///especially especially when it is preceded by a run to the store for eggs, bread, milk and slashies!
 
2005-12-08 01:38:24 PM
Back in the day when I worked for Food Lion in Kinston, NC, I had old women yelling at me for more bread because they thought we were "hiding" some in the back room for ourselves.

Whenever we brought out racks of bread they would stampede and come close to knocking you over.
 
2005-12-08 01:38:35 PM
Linger

For some reason, I really do need bread when we get winter weather. Not this time. *whoot* Anyone get stuck in the great Ice gridlock of 04 last year?

I did! :)

It took me 8 hours to get from exit 284A to exit 287 on I40 west. The only good thing about that traffic jam is the fact that normal traffic now seems mild and tolerable in comparison. My bladder almost hit critical mass during the wait, though.
 
2005-12-08 01:38:47 PM
It snowed a week ago in the dakotas and the roads in my town still haven't been treated. I think it takes about a foot or two before people start getting concerned.
 
2005-12-08 01:39:35 PM
The best part about snow in the south is the drivers. If you've never driven in snow and ice, then don't. But it's also funny to watch people freak out when it snows like it's going to be the end of the world. 2" of snow is nothing, nothing and we act like a bunch of sissies. Can't blame us really, but it's no whiteout that's for sure.
 
2005-12-08 01:41:06 PM
seventypercent: The news videos of bad drivers rear-ending each other is pretty funny, though.

Yep. We have the same problem in Tucson only we have it when it rains. Can you believe that? Rain.

I have never, not once, driven on a main road in Tucson during the rain and NOT seen an accident. Never.
 
2005-12-08 01:41:32 PM
They're saying two inches in time for the drive home for work in Cincy area. Oh goodie.
 
2005-12-08 01:41:41 PM
Got milk last night, but forgot the bread.

The BREAD!!! Must... Have... Bread...

Last time it dipped below 32 degrees, I barracaded myself in the Food Lion, using bread and milk that I couldn't personally consume to block the doorways.
 
2005-12-08 01:42:00 PM
Ni!: twigs and fallen leaves


mmmmmm! twigs and leaves! With a milk sammach on the side!

We've gone from a 90% chance of snow to a 90%chance of rain from 10:00am and if it's rained today, I didn't see it.

Hey Ni! Great looking family-must be the 'ruffage' in their diet!

Tell Heath we axed "How 'ya durrin?
 
2005-12-08 01:42:08 PM
We already had some snow flakes just north of Charlotte last week. They been predicting snow since Monday but I yet to see a thing yet but its certainly cold enough. I thought it was supposed to be warm here. My wife brought me to a frozen wasteland. I think I will go cry now.
 
2005-12-08 01:42:16 PM
The wimps here in DC do it too. My boss sent an email yesterday reminding us to get our timecards signed and that we could work from home. I only live 5 miles from work and have no business pussing out for a couple inches of snow (grew up in the midwest), but if everyone else gets a free day off, I want one too! Let it snow!
 
2005-12-08 01:42:26 PM
As a student from central New York in DC, I (and my New Yorker and Maineite roommates) think it's hilarious that as soon as a tiny snow shower appears, we get six rounds of warnings that the entire town might shut down overnight... not that I would mind if tomorrow everything closed for the day, as long as I don't freeze to death, buried under three whole inches of snow as I will be.
 
2005-12-08 01:42:28 PM
I'm in central Texas and it is asscold here.... It is noon and it is only in the mid to uppper 20's.... Yeah yeah I know it is not as cold as up north but it is cold enough for me. Last night we had an ice storm and this morning my truck was covered in ice. Could not open the doors and you could probably go ice skating in the back of my track. Ya'll would have laughed your asses off to see how us Texans deal with the ice.... salt and my kitchen spatula was my only way of getting into my truck. Laugh all you want be there was several of us college students doing the very same thing this morning. All take care!!!!
 
2005-12-08 01:42:44 PM
Linger,

My husband was stuck in that '04 traffic mess for nine hours! It wasn't just the snow that was the problem. The schools made things worse by releasing early. All those parents rushing to get their children, plus all the communters, plus the icy roads made for a real mess.

I enjoyed living in North Carolina...but I wouldn't want to move back.
 
2005-12-08 01:43:45 PM
carrot, is right. I've been in FL for Hurricanes. All the beer and bottled watter is cleared out. Wallmart is a mad house, but they have tons of stock so it is the best place to go... if you will put up with bud light and you will because you won't have a choice.

/stocking up on bacon tonight, already have plenty of beer and I don't drink milk.
 
2005-12-08 01:43:52 PM


These are our snowplows here in the south.
 
2005-12-08 01:43:56 PM
I remember the Blizzard of 78. It was 4 feet in 24 hours. That's a lot of snow at once. We don't usually worry about the snow around these parts until it hits 8 inches in one day. I'm sure there are some North Dakotans who laugh at us plowing for less then a foot.
 
2005-12-08 01:43:58 PM


Many Southerners dislike winter weather
 
2005-12-08 01:44:00 PM
So, how many car crashes are expected in NC tonight?
 
2005-12-08 01:44:11 PM
xadrian: We got our yearly ice storm here in Central Texas. Everything's shut down.

Where's the "asscold" thread?


Yeah, it's ridiculous here in Austin. I made it to work just fine. I passed a few 4x4s trying to get up an icy bridge (Mo Pac over 2222). They were faithfully staying in their lanes trying to make it work. They clogged up 200 cars on the highway. I drove by casully on the nice, sandy shoulder in my Japanese sedan. Plenty of traction. Losers.

People really freak out too much around here about the weather. At lunch, I'll be heading out on my bicycle to do my hill repeats up Mesa.

/raised in Colorado
//used to ice-race Jeeps on frozen lakes
///also used to race bicycles down mogul runs
 
2005-12-08 01:44:20 PM
10.0.0.1: salt brine.

nice catch!
 
2005-12-08 01:44:22 PM
The south is such a bunch of pu$$eys when it comes to winter weather.

/Live in Charlotte
//From PA
 
2005-12-08 01:44:25 PM
This weather forecast brought to you by Food Lion.
 
2005-12-08 01:44:37 PM
delsydsoftware
My bladder almost hit critical mass during the wait, though.

assuming there was snow along with the ice, that would have been the perfect opportunity to write your name in the snow.

I'd throw a "wuz here" and the date after it too.
 
2005-12-08 01:44:54 PM
It's not gonna snow!!

/lives in Raleigh
//hoping God succumbs to reverse psychology
 
2005-12-08 01:45:24 PM
Just wondering, do stores down south even sell rock salt?

I'd put that on top of my list.
 
2005-12-08 01:47:29 PM
Not slamming or supporting drivers from anywhere because there are crazies all over; but just remember down South no plows and more importantly no sanders/salters. We get less that 6 inches, the DPW just uses sand and salt and let the cars take care of it. Driving on unsalted and sanded roads in a snow storm is real interesting.
 
2005-12-08 01:47:56 PM
005-12-08 01:39:35 PM MBA_Honey

The best part about snow in the south is the drivers. If you've never driven in snow and ice, then don't.


In Virginia (well, NoVA), there seems to be 3 classifications:

1. people who have never driven in snow - drive overly cautious.
2. people with huge SUV's that think they are invincible - drive crazy even for dry conditions.
3. people originally from northern states who try to avoid groups 1 & 2.

Group 2 is the biggest danger - to themselves and others. A Tahoe may compensate for your small penis, but it still follows the laws of physics.
 
2005-12-08 01:48:24 PM
What do you expect from some hick burgs where they're sure to keep 24 hour anti-terrorist guards protecting empty parking lots.
 
2005-12-08 01:48:27 PM
I guess now the Great Canadian Army knows what to throw at americans when we launch our upcomming invasion.

.snow.

and prepare yourself yankees, we got plenty for you.

/open the door and join oldfarthenry in the snowbank
//both laughing at american sissies
///whilst being naked and freezing our balls, of course
 
2005-12-08 01:48:39 PM
Crom laughs at your bread and milk distributors high-fiving each other, lighting cigars with $100 bills.

...from the top of his mountain
 
2005-12-08 01:48:40 PM
Capitol Blvd. in Raleigh is going to suck. I-40 is going to suck. This is where people who don't understand snow driving screw up big time.
 
2005-12-08 01:49:09 PM
Didn't North Carolina get a ten minute snow squall that shut down traffic for 20 hours last year? You should try living in New England, Minnesota or god forbid Buffalo New York.

It was close to 2 hours, and the snow wasn't the problem. The snow almost immediately formed ice, about an inch thick. It also formed a solid layer, like a skating rink. The parts of the road that weren't icy became icy after hundreds of cars were idling above the snow. When I was in my car, I kept the window rolled down after the first hour. Even though it was 25 degrees outside, heat from the other cars blew by my window, keeping it nice and decent inside.

Most of the wrecks that started the traffic jam on I40 were folks from New York and New Jersey rushing out to pick up their kids early in their SUVs. Or, at least they had NY and NJ tags. We had our share of local drivers having accidents, but most of those were not on the Interstate. I got to practically inspect every car on the side of the road as I went by, and a majority of them were from up north, where people apparently "know how to drive".
 
2005-12-08 01:49:18 PM
I really have to wonder what the big stink is about snow here in D.C. I've lived here all my life. We get a nice amount of snow every year. Once every 5 or 6 years we get something worthy of being called a blizzard.

It's not like we aren't used to snow here. Maybe it's just because we have so many move to the area each year or people in from out of town all the time that they're the ones not used to it.

I don't get concerned until the word 'foot' starts getting thrown around and even then I may just have to shovel for a bit. Food panic shouldn't start until 2 or 3 feet.
 
2005-12-08 01:50:40 PM
Puh...puh...puh...pussies!

 
2005-12-08 01:50:47 PM
rhaaa_lovely
I guess now the Great Canadian Army knows what to throw at americans when we launch our upcomming invasion.

.snow.


that's a good plan, if you are going to attack from the south.

us northerners point and laugh at the south when it snows.
 
2005-12-08 01:52:16 PM
dasc: What the hell is it with the south.


You haven't heard? We budget little money for winter road clean-up due to the frequency we get snow and ice.

/helps with our cola or cost of living..

/and then there is the thing that Ray Rammino(sp) has shared with the group today...
 
2005-12-08 01:52:18 PM
Bryson City: I spent 4 summers there while doing research in the park. Aunt Bee's doughnuts = yum.
 
2005-12-08 01:52:48 PM
FARK! I'm supposed to fly out of Dulles tomorrow morning to go to FLORIDA. DOUBLEFARK!
 
2005-12-08 01:52:49 PM
cheapimmitation
I should have said upcomming invasion of Jesusland...

/balls thawing
 
2005-12-08 01:52:51 PM
szyska: Not slamming or supporting drivers from anywhere because there are crazies all over; but just remember down South no plows and more importantly no sanders/salters. We get less that 6 inches, the DPW just uses sand and salt and let the cars take care of it. Driving on unsalted and sanded roads in a snow storm is real interesting.

not to forget it usually only snows once a year, and has a layer of ice underneath it too...

where I am, its hilly and not more than a few feet of straight roads. I just wait 'til the idiots get off the road, then make my way in to work late. Who cares. Its not my driving I worry about, its the other guys.
 
2005-12-08 01:53:06 PM
For those of you still suckling your mother's teats, milk and bread expire or suck within days of purchase. Coffee and beer do not.

My baby goes through a lot of milk. I can skip a Saturday run to the landfill for icy conditions, but she's gotta have milk. Therefore we buy before the ice comes.

/He's buying all the fuel filters!
 
2005-12-08 01:53:11 PM
December 8th, 2005, Tragic Day in History: Where were YOU when the Southeners first freaked out for the winter season?
 
2005-12-08 01:53:27 PM
Who buys bread or milk anymore...it's beer and a bag, just in case...

and concerning NY/NJ drivers during last years debacle - i'm consistantly amazed at the number of those particular drivers that insist that they know how to drive on a sheet of ice.
 
2005-12-08 01:54:12 PM
syberpud: Group 2 is the biggest danger - to themselves and others. A Tahoe may compensate for your small penis, but it still follows the laws of physics.

Aint that the truth. When we had the big storm 3 years ago, my roommate and I must have helped a half dozen idiots in SUV's get out of snowbanks. And we saw way more than we helped. Had some dipshiat lady in an Excursion try to get down our street without following the ruts the other 4x4s had already put down. She almost hit our neighbor's car in his driveway. This was when there was 18" of snow.

Folks, it's all about clearance. If your front clearance is 6" for your vehicle, that's your snow limit right there. If the axle can't spin, you aint goin anywhere.
 
2005-12-08 01:54:44 PM
2005-12-08 01:31:37 PM Pollexabator

My Subaru will laugh at your overturned SUV

True story from 2 winters ago:
I'm on my commute home in NEPA after we got belted with 6" of snow. The condition of the road I'm on is poor, slightly downhill but relatively straight. Normal posted speedlimit is 40mph. I'm driving a Dakota quad cab (not exactly an SUV, but close) maintaining a 25-30mph pace. Mr Asshat behind me is driving a Subaru station wagon and, thinking driving one makes him invincible, wants to go faster and decides to tailgate me. I keep an eye on Mr. Asshat, hoping he doesn't try to do something stupid, and after about a half mile I watch him suddenly slide into a 180 degree turn and slam into a tree. I drive 5 more miles and arrive home safely. Justice is served :)
 
2005-12-08 01:54:51 PM
We're advising our clients to invest in canned goods and shotguns.
 
2005-12-08 01:55:10 PM
smithdorm: Snow in the south...time to make some milk sandwiches.



That's F*ckin' CLASSIC!
 
2005-12-08 01:55:12 PM
rhaaa_lovely
I should have said upcomming invasion of Jesusland...

in that case I will put on my mittens and make a snowball, FOR FREEDOM!
 
2005-12-08 01:55:21 PM
This is why I have a motorcycle...i can't ride in the winter, but then, since I *can't* i don't *try*...enjoy your 8 hour traffic jams.

/cars suck
//laughs from his secret hideout
 
2005-12-08 01:55:48 PM
do stores down south even sell rock salt

We used it to make ice cream in the summer so yeah.
 
2005-12-08 01:56:52 PM
WhiteElephant: The south is such a bunch of pu$$eys when it comes to winter weather.


People from the south say just the opposite of ya'll!
You know..some say 3 seasons, while others say all the time

I'd be one that agreed "all the time"!
 
2005-12-08 01:57:39 PM
blizzardlane
do stores down south even sell rock salt

We used it to make ice cream in the summer so yeah.


i'm just going to pretend that it is a seasonal thing that is only available in the summer and chuckle to myself.
 
2005-12-08 01:59:12 PM
I'm from Rochester, NY (snowiest large North American city) but I live in DC now. I LOVE it when it snows here...the chaos is awesome and I get to phone it in at work.
 
2005-12-08 01:59:24 PM
cheapimmitation

We were on steep hills the whole way, and my car had a weak parking brake at the time. So, I didn't want to risk getting out to pee and letting my car slide into someone else. :P
 
2005-12-08 01:59:43 PM
syberpud: In Virginia (well, NoVA), there seems to be 3 classifications:

1. people who have never driven in snow - drive overly cautious.
2. people with huge SUV's that think they are invincible - drive crazy even for dry conditions.
3. people originally from northern states who try to avoid groups 1 & 2.

Group 2 is the biggest danger - to themselves and others. A Tahoe may compensate for your small penis, but it still follows the laws of physics.



Great summary and analysis of the idiot drivers in Virginia. I would also add Maryland to list.
 
2005-12-08 02:00:00 PM
I've never understood the bread & milk thing either. The vast majority of Americans have enough body fat to provide both insulation and self-nourishment for 24 hours and beyond.

/Hysteria = funny
//Mass hysteria = funny + popcorn
 
2005-12-08 02:01:17 PM
Our little town (Pineville, borders Charlotte) will lay down (salt) brine on the main roads, but I live in a little loop of a neighborhood that isn't considered a main road. They don't do ANYTHING for us, so I'm often contained by a 1/4 mile of ice and can't make it to work... Poor me. It actually does kinda suck, though, since the ice has come on weekends about as often as weekdays...
 
2005-12-08 02:03:19 PM
Does anyone else think Larry Sprinkle kinda looks like the guy on House?
 
2005-12-08 02:03:19 PM
Ten things you can make with Milk Eggs and Bread:

1. French Toast
2. Freedom Toast (Just trying to make everyone happy here.)
3. The World's Worst Quiche.
4. Milk Sammich (Warum nicht?)
5. High Protein Smoothie (Provided you have a blender.)
6. Toast Crpes
7. Egg Sandwich and Glass of Milk. (One of my favorite breakfasts actually.)
8. Toast Omelette
9. Modern Art
10. Exfoliating Face Mask
 
2005-12-08 02:04:18 PM
Snow is coming, quick.. go buy the shiat that will go bad the fastest...

//stupid asshats
 
2005-12-08 02:04:22 PM
Luckily we have the Live SnowBlog to keep us updated on the impending 2-4 inches of white death.
 
2005-12-08 02:04:37 PM
SueDisco: I'm from Rochester, NY (snowiest large North American city) but I live in DC now. I LOVE it when it snows here...the chaos is awesome and I get to phone it in at work.


You'll be phoning in tomorrow. The beltway is going to be absolutely gridlocked. Good luck all you NoVA/DC/Baltimore farkers with your morning commute. It is going to be hell.
 
2005-12-08 02:04:38 PM
On Christmas Day 2004 we got 4 inches of snow in Corpus Christi; first snowfall in 103 years, it was beautiful. Best part of all, it was all melted by noon.
 
2005-12-08 02:05:17 PM
What IS the deal with milk and bread? I've never quite understood that. I understand that you can make peanut butter sandwiches and snow cream, but what do you do after that? With air pollution now, there's no way I would ever make snow cream again---it would probably be full of nasty chemicals.

Back in 1980 In Burlington,NC, we had a storm that took out power for a week---probably the best snow-week I've ever had. I think we had close to 1.5 feet of snow. We roasted hot dogs over the fire, had a lot of soup and chili---it was a blast.
 
2005-12-08 02:05:26 PM
Being Canadian, I read stories like this and snicker. Great headline submitter.
 
2005-12-08 02:06:59 PM
It's kinda funny here in Colorado, on I-25, which is usually only traveled by locals, traffic seems to move quick and steady during snowstorms, even pretty bad ones. However on I-70, which is the main highway headed into the mountains and is frequented by tourists and skiers headed to the ski resorts, traffic is always horrible. Granted I-70 is not as flat as I-25 but it's amazing how pigheaded some of the drivers on it are.
 
2005-12-08 02:07:13 PM


Outside Stroud, OK-----Interstate 44, 2003. Saw this one coming and snapped a photo right as the plow nudged the Lincoln.

We got about 1" last night, I went 1/4 of a mile for smokes and saw 3 cars off the side of the road.
 
2005-12-08 02:09:01 PM
great headline, submitter.

This Story was much better, though.
(does NOT pop)
 
2005-12-08 02:13:51 PM
I for one submit to my one inch snow overloads and will take their advice to drive myself and anyone else near me into the nearest ditch.
 
2005-12-08 02:13:58 PM
The county I live in near the beach in NC is one of the smallest counties, but is #1 for car crashes WITHOUT the snow. If the forcast is for snow here, the town basically shuts down. Everyone goes into "snow day" mode, even if we only get a dusting. The only thing I stock up on is beer & wings.
 
2005-12-08 02:15:03 PM
acecold: is that a gigantic yankee candle on the back of that plow? what the hell is that?

/rear wheel drive + snow = no fun
 
2005-12-08 02:15:46 PM
delsydsoftware makes the best point. We almost never get pure snow anymore, it's always sleet or freezing rain that makes the roads pure ice, not grippy, crunching snow. Add to that, a lot of people live outside the city where the roads have 30' drops on the side, no shoulder, no curbing and no guardrails. It's just not worth getting out into it just to prove how awesome you can drive your metro on ice and LOL at teh morans in their SUV's.

Plus they don't plow the roads around our trailer parks and our redneck 4x4's are always up on blocks in the winter after tearing them up during our drunken escipades while deer hunting. They close the schools because they can't run the busses so our inbred children are at home and someone has to stay and watch them. Also the snow on the ground provides a stark contrast in the de-foliated woods so someone has to go out and camoflage the meth lab in the woods. And you have to bring the snakes inside or they will freeze and you won't have anything to pray with on Sunday.
 
2005-12-08 02:18:34 PM
In the south this:



equals this:



People don't know how to drive in any condition except HOT.
 
2005-12-08 02:18:57 PM
Thera


OMG!! I have to run to the store!12!1

You know who I like? Larry Sprinkle in Charlotte. Appropriate name for a weatherman.

You can't beat SoCals Johnny Mountain & Dallas Raines...
 
2005-12-08 02:19:28 PM
Attention all Southern folk:

Try not to spill any milk on your skirts.
And if you do, sop it up with your bread, Nancy.

/Yooper
 
2005-12-08 02:20:00 PM
shorelover: acecold: is that a gigantic yankee candle on the back of that plow? what the hell is that?

it's a yankee candle air freshener hanging from my ex-wife's rear-view mirror.
 
2005-12-08 02:21:31 PM
Im lookin out my window in Chapel Hill right now and Im calling bull hockey, it doesnt even feel that cold out.
 
2005-12-08 02:21:34 PM
runchkin I fully plan on phoning it in...we were only planned to have a half day to allow us to go Christmas shopping anyway...and a 1 1/2 hr meeting in the morning + breakfast. Anyway, not a day set to be a model of productivity anyway.

I live right downtown, so the best part is that I walk everywhere EXCEPT to work. Muah ha ha ha ha...my plan is working.
 
2005-12-08 02:21:51 PM
I'm in Greenville SC, but from Boston. The people down here just don't get it. Talk of snow is enough to cancel school. They are only predicting rain for me, but about 30 minutes north they are predicting snow. I have co-workers up there that have already called in sick for tomorrow since they don't think they can drive in the 1/2 inch they are going to get.
 
2005-12-08 02:23:19 PM
What do you mean, you don't know why there are milk and bread runs in bad weather?
Geez. You people.
You're supposed to have a pantry, root cellar, etc. stocked with enough non-perishables to last you through a whole winter of being snowed in. But milk and bread are perishable, so you never have more than a few days' worth around.
Therefore, if you're stuck in the house for two weeks you're gonna run out of the normal supply you keep and will have to have extra on hand. So when the bad weather comes you make sure you have plenty.
Or, here in the lower 48 in the 21st century where the roads generally become navigable a day or two after a storm (unless you live in the mountains) this isn't necessary whatsoever.
Old habits die hard.

/walked to school
//five miles
///uphill both ways
////Kids these days.
/////Get off my lawn!
//////Bah humbug.
 
2005-12-08 02:23:27 PM
For Smart Ass:



Thanks, Imageshack!
 
2005-12-08 02:25:23 PM
Attention all Southern folk:

Try not to spill any milk on your skirts.
And if you do, sop it up with your bread, Nancy.


Eh...at least large numbers of southerners don't DIE when the temp and humidity get above 90.

better save some of that snow for next summer.
 
2005-12-08 02:26:02 PM
As a (region A)er living in (region B), I find it, shocking--nay, flabbergasting--that these (region B) hicks/pussies find (inclement weather type) such a disturbance! What are these people, retarded? It makes me laugh. I'm laughing, right now. Back in (region A), we knew how to handle (inclement weather type)! We eat (inclement weather type)-cereal for breakfast and weave (inclement weather type)-thread into our underpants!!!!

Now you have a convenient form for your out-o-towner biatching.

/displaced S.Carolinian
 
2005-12-08 02:27:09 PM
Do these people not understand that you can *make* bread? It's not hard. And if you're trapped in your house, what the hell else do you plan to do?

Sure, milk is hard to come by. That is, if you're a Suburbian and can't walk to the grocery store two blocks away.

A snow storm for me now means I have to put on my boots and long underwear and walk to work.

\There is no way to describe how much I love living in the city.
\\In the north
\\\Where we have four seasons, just like FSM wanted.
 
2005-12-08 02:27:48 PM
I was in Boone, NC for the "blizzard of '93". We were without power for 8 days. We lived on venison and bourbon.
 
2005-12-08 02:32:36 PM


good ol' Boone.
 
2005-12-08 02:33:14 PM
 
2005-12-08 02:33:15 PM
I moved to KS from SC in July and this morning we awoke to 5 inches of snow. We don't get snow in Charleston and thought I'd like it, but its just a nuisance and the cold unbearable. Now I long for the beach!!
 
2005-12-08 02:33:50 PM
In addition, I really do find it gratifying to watch north-folk deal with tropical weather. "O NOES!! Teh Tropkl Dpreshin knocked ovR mI trEe HauS!111" Could it be because--gasp!--your local infrastructure is not equipped to handle it? It makes me laugh because of all the ribbings southerners get for freaking out when it snowed just enough to dust the grass.

/YA RLY
//NO WAI!!!1
///Hurricane Hugo FTW
 
2005-12-08 02:34:19 PM

My family just moved to Atlanta, ditching me here in the great white north (Chicago). They get a half inch of snow there, and they shut the city down. We get a half inch of snow here (Chicago), and we brush off our cars and go about life, business as usual.

Hell, we go about life as if nothing happened up to about 10 inches. After that, people wig out a bit here too.

Personally, I don't care. I drive/ride my bike no matter what the weather is. As far as I'm concerned, it's shorts weather until it gets to be 25 degrees or lower.

FSM, thank you for all four seasons. Even if we get all 4 of them in the span of 5 days.

Chicago, I love you, and your hellish weather.

/Blah. Milk and bread, don't people know about RAMEN!?!

 
2005-12-08 02:34:39 PM
you have to bring the snakes inside or they will freeze and you won't have anything to pray with on Sunday.

Ha Ha Ha Classic!!!
 
2005-12-08 02:34:39 PM
I was born and raised in the DC area and still shake my head at the "chicken littles" who shriek themselves into utter panic. For goodness sake, if you have been here more than one winter, you know the forecasts are correct MAYBE half the time.
Don't understand the milk/bread thing. In this area, no one is more than a 1/2 mile from a grocery store or 7-11. And no, mommy, your kids are not going to starve if they have to go one day without milk.
/Was planning on taking tomorrow off to shop!
//Am pissed!
///Though I did stock up on the wine...more necessary than milk!!
 
2005-12-08 02:34:49 PM
2005-12-08 02:27:48 PM orange soup

How is that different from any other time?

\like venison
\\like bourbon
\\\hungry for bourbon and venison, now.
 
2005-12-08 02:35:16 PM
zena
My husband was stuck in that '04 traffic mess for nine hours! It wasn't just the snow that was the problem. The schools made things worse by releasing early. All those parents rushing to get their children, plus all the communters, plus the icy roads made for a real mess.

I work with a bunch of meteorologists and they never saw that one coming. Luckily I saw it coming when some woman in a new Land Rover that thought she could cruise around on ice because she was in an SUV almost slammed into my Outback. It only took me 4 times as long to get home that day because I avoided the interstate. I swear that people only know one way to get from one place to another around here.

Godzilla
Not gonna happen. Greg Fischel on WRAL said so. Maybe Charlotte, but not the Raleigh-Durham area.

Greg Fishel is the worst. Remember in 2000 when he called for "light sleet" in Raleigh and we got like 20 inches in 24 hour? Or that we might "feel some wind and get a little rain" from Hurricane Fran?

Although it is true that people flip the fark out around here at the slightest chance of winter weather (former Iowan). I think most of it has to do with how unprepared the municipal governments are to handle bad weather. I do have some (not so) nice memories of working at Winn Dixie as a kid and getting threats from old ladies.

/Not worried about a little nasty weather.
//Brews own beer, and has a solidly stocked closet.
 
2005-12-08 02:36:18 PM
"...since they don't think they can drive in the 1/2 inch they are going to get."

Wow, 1/2 inch. Now that's an obstacle
I drive my bicycle every day to get to work, 12 months a year, sometime through a foot of snow when the city isn't fast enough on plowing. I used to be a bike courrier downtown Montreal, winter snow and ice doesn't scare me anymore.

Winter driving isn't that hard, it's like skating but on rubber wheels.

/forgot that most southerners do not even know what skating is...
//balls thawed.
 
2005-12-08 02:37:52 PM


Bring it biatches!
 
2005-12-08 02:38:27 PM
Crappetite

Eh...at least large numbers of southerners don't DIE when the temp and humidity get above 90.


From your link:

"From Minnesota to Texas, the heat has been responsible for more than 50 deaths this summer..."

Texas != North
50 != large number (respectively)

Make sure you buy Skim Milk. We wouldn't want to let a little snow ruin your girlish figure, would we?
 
2005-12-08 02:39:05 PM
In the blizzard of '89 we were snowed in for nine days. on day 4 we lost our corkscrew and for the other 5 had to survive on water alone.


oh, and yea, southerner's can't drive on snow. we only get it to stick 3-4 times per year and everything shuts down then, so we never get any practice.

/tried once on ice/mush/snow
//rear wheel drive
///made it out the driveway
////barely
/////one for el road
 
2005-12-08 02:41:15 PM
my son thought he would have a snow day,but they dont have snow days here! we have never felt 0 degrees b4, so now we know the meaning of the word COLD!! and I was stuck in Atlanta in the ice storm bcuz of a 13 car pileup, and stayed there for 6 hrs. all this winter makes me mourn the loss of the days of eternal summer down south...no shoveling sidewalks and digging out my car...shorts all yr...awww, now I'm homesick.
 
2005-12-08 02:42:59 PM
I live in Minnesota, we love to watch the news on days like this, it makes for great jokes around the water cooler in the AM.
 
2005-12-08 02:44:23 PM
Snowflakes are proof that God exists.
 
2005-12-08 02:44:55 PM
Any Carolina Farkers hear from Mark Mathis lately? ;)
 
2005-12-08 02:48:04 PM
living along the coast, no snow, warm all year..the greatest. since we are stationed in Kansas, I have to be here, but if I could choose I'd be back in Charleston, SC and wouldn't care if I ever saw a snowflake again. this sucks.
 
2005-12-08 02:48:11 PM
Boy... you people who live in habitually shiatty climates sure are T3h MANLY!!!
 
2005-12-08 02:48:30 PM
BooBoo23: Agreed. I'm surprised there's not a run on beer and chips, honestly.

This happens in Alabama everytime there's snow forecasted.
 
2005-12-08 02:49:18 PM
Linger [TotalFark]

For some reason, I really do need bread when we get winter weather. Not this time. *whoot* Anyone get stuck in the great Ice gridlock of 04 last year?


Yup, right here. 13 hours to get from NCSU to Knightdale (19 miles) . . .
 
2005-12-08 02:49:29 PM
Forsythe P. Jones- Mark Mathis is selling cars at a local dealership. I saw him in a commercial on Sat.

He was great!!!
 
2005-12-08 02:49:59 PM
with as much rain and flooding that occurs here in Houston you would think people would know not to drive through the water, but they do anyway and you get cool news footage of cars being swept away. So imagine adding ice into driving and imagine what would happen. The city might not shut down but air marshall langdon decalres it "stay home and drink beer while darwin takes care of the others day"
 
2005-12-08 02:50:36 PM
Im from the DC area (one of the few natives around here), and if you've ever wondered whether DC/MD was in the north or the south, every winter proves that at least as far as the drivers, forecasters and folks who decide school closings are concerned-- its definitely the SOUTH. Never ceases to crack me up-- and I take the metro, so its easy to laugh since I dont have to deal with the farktastic drivers.
 
2005-12-08 02:52:27 PM
2005-12-08 01:38:35 PM delsydsoftware


Linger

For some reason, I really do need bread when we get winter weather. Not this time. *whoot* Anyone get stuck in the great Ice gridlock of 04 last year?

I did! :)

It took me 8 hours to get from exit 284A to exit 287 on I40 west. The only good thing about that traffic jam is the fact that normal traffic now seems mild and tolerable in comparison. My bladder almost hit critical mass during the wait, though.

No wonder it took you so long.. every time I travel from 284 to 287, I'm going EAST. I bet you pissed off a lot of incoming drivers...
 
2005-12-08 02:56:49 PM
EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!!!
 
2005-12-08 02:57:39 PM
I was in school at Syracuse when the Blizzard of '93 hit. We got something like 36" of snow. It was supposed to hit the last Friday night of Spring Break, so I headed back to school that morning.

I bought beer, chips, and rented a few videos. The next morning, all I saw in the driveway was the antenna of my car. Took three days to dig it out, but classes were only cancelled on Monday, and that was because the airport was closed, preventing people returning from SB.

Now that I live in NC, when it snows/ices, I stay the fark inside. Not because I've lost the ability to drive in bad weather, but because I don't need some assclown who thinks 4WD means you can drive 65 on ice plowing into me in their SUV. Or, for that matter, some assclown in a Ford Focus who should stay off the roads when they're dry, let alone when there's snow on them.
 
2005-12-08 02:58:51 PM
Here's a hint people: no matter the weather, no matter what part of the country you're in, almost everyone out there is a BAD DRIVER.

There are plenty of legitimate things about the south to make fun of. Not being able to drive on black ice isn't one of them.
 
2005-12-08 02:59:17 PM
runchkin
Great summary and analysis of the idiot drivers in Virginia. I would also add Maryland to list.

I would like to state for the record that Maryland's drivers are WAAAAY worse than Virginia's.

Also, I agree with syberpud's classification of Virginia's snow drivers. What I don't get is that it snows a few times a year here every year. Why do people still freak out like they've never seen snow before?
 
2005-12-08 03:00:04 PM
In LA we get this: Some dork standing on the beach in a Gortex parka. It's 68 degrees. It's pitch black and dry as the Sahara. "Here are our STORMTRACK 2005 up to date rain totals. Malibu - 116 drops, the downtown civic center - 181 drops - Palm Desert - 21 drops. Traffic on the 10 is backed up to main street... In Albuquerque, New Mexico." If we EVER had snow here Los Angeles would cease to exist...
 
2005-12-08 03:00:17 PM
MrsWhite

Im from the DC area (one of the few natives around here), and if you've ever wondered whether DC/MD was in the north or the south, every winter proves that at least as far as the drivers, forecasters and folks who decide school closings are concerned-- its definitely the SOUTH. Never ceases to crack me up-- and I take the metro, so its easy to laugh since I dont have to deal with the farktastic drivers.


Yup--DC is firmly in the south, when it snows. However, first breath of tropical wind and the power grid goes down for 3 weeks... so I guess it's seasonally in the north, as well.
 
2005-12-08 03:00:50 PM
I've lived basically my whole life in NoVA, and I handle driving the snow just fine...the majoriity of the idiot drivers are transpants (the majority of NoVA residents are transplants, so that's not saying much).

The Farker who posted the list of NoVA drivers was pretty much spot on, but he also forgot

"4. Northern Transplants who think they're hot shiat because they're from New England or wherever, who forget that the laws of physics don't care where you're from."

Idiot drivers are idiot drivers, no matter where they're from. Snow only increases their idiocy. Being a Moran knows no geography.
 
2005-12-08 03:01:46 PM
I guess it's a good thing I bought bread and milk yesterday. I say bring on the snow! It should make for better snowboarding this weekend.

Mark Mathis was great. My favorite forecasts were the ones he never actually got around to giving because he was acting like a fool for his five minutes.
 
2005-12-08 03:04:15 PM
My commute during the snow earlier this week was about 45 minutes, and about 20 miles, through central Maryland.

I saw hundreds of cars. Out of all those commuters, I saw three (3) assclowns, who were speeding and tailgating. Everyone else was going slow and leaving lots of following distance.

Stupid behavior is contagious. You're a damn fool if you let someone make you do something stupid on the road.

Fortunately, that night's experience showed something less than one percent of commuters are assclowns. But they can do a lot of damage.

I look forward to tomorrow morning's assclown sampling.
 
2005-12-08 03:06:38 PM
well last night I had to drive thru the blustery wind and snow that was blowing horizontally, and I did fine. u just gotta keep in mind that u slow down and u do not pump antilock brakes. on post ppl live here from all over and u can pretty easily tell those drivers with snow experience and those without.luckily I just know how to use good judgement, despite being among those without.
 
2005-12-08 03:10:18 PM
We are expected to get 8 inches tonight. I am heading up on the mountain to go hunting.

That reminds me:
A man named Snow married a woman named May. That was the first time there was six inches of Snow in May.

//Ta da dum. I'll be here all week, try the fish.
 
2005-12-08 03:10:26 PM
Mark Mathis was great.

I couldn't tell if he was Developmentally Challenged or a GENIUS who was simply acting like a moron. Still on the fence there... Packman and the Primetime Radio Show guys still use him as a euphemism for "flaming homosexual".

/almost as gay as typing out "Packman and the Primetime Radio Show"
 
2005-12-08 03:10:32 PM
The King of overhyped snow forecasts:



"OK Folks, it's gonna be a moring for 17 cups of piping hot joe out there...."

I had my hopes dashed so many times in middle/high school by forecasts of snow that never materialized.

/Bill Walsh
 
2005-12-08 03:12:07 PM
Agan, why bread and milk? If the power goes out, the milk has a good chance of spoiling. Although you could just put it outside, I've yet to hear of anyone doing that.

I'm also amazed that no one ever gets anything like soup or actual cold cuts for sandwiches. I remember goingto the grocery store a few years ago, right before it snowed. The ENTIRE bread asile was cleaned out, save for a single bag of hot dog buns.

You'd think that, since it snows about 2-4 times here in an average season with a "blizzard" (up to 6 inches) every 3-6 years, then we would no how to handle it. Apparently not.
 
2005-12-08 03:12:53 PM
oh man...Bill Walsh! now i really am homesick!! dam* Kansas!! why'd the Army send us here? oh well.
 
2005-12-08 03:20:56 PM
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!

This is so funny but true.

Especially now that I've moved from NC to Boston... we're expecting 6 inches tomorrow and no one's batting an eye. I love it!

/Grew up in Northern Michigan
 
2005-12-08 03:21:12 PM
NCg8r:

I couldn't tell if he was Developmentally Challenged or a GENIUS who was simply acting like a moron.

Apparently, he was drunk while on camera one to many times. When the FOX Charlotte News director came here to Elon University, he said I could intern there and "babysit Mark Mathis." I would have been honored. As a college student, I know exactly how to take care of drunk people.
 
2005-12-08 03:21:12 PM
well I did spend 3 yrs at school in Hershey,PA but was too young to remember the snow all that well.so this is really like my first substantial snowfall.it ain't all its cracked up to be.gimme endless summer any day.but everyone here is telling me it gets much worse so preparing may not be such a bad idea then.it'll probably be beer, cigs, bread, a snow shovel, and we all need better winter clothes cuz lord knows we didn't bring any of those with us from SC. lots of canned soups too.
 
2005-12-08 03:21:58 PM
No wonder it took you so long.. every time I travel from 284 to 287, I'm going EAST. I bet you pissed off a lot of incoming drivers...

Oops. :)

I drive west on 40 all the time, so I got my directions a bit off. But I was, in fact, driving east WITH traffic. :P

Although, I did see a ton of people driving up onramps to get out of the traffic. I saw 2 wrecks caused by people doing that.
 
2005-12-08 03:22:12 PM
In Chapel Hill, we've got 90% chance of rain and a low of 34f. 34. 34. 34. Obviously I prayed for snow too often as a child and used them all up. Ever played ultimate frisbee with frozen fingers?

/yeah darkside
 
2005-12-08 03:23:18 PM
*steps outside*

*basks in the sun*

*comes back to thread*

I enjoy living in Hawaii a great deal. I might even 'go beach' this weekend.

/where my slippah?
 
2005-12-08 03:24:36 PM
I mostly saw SUV's w/ yankee tags in wrecks or off the road in ditches.

Strange that the drivers of said vehicles are absent from this thread...
 
2005-12-08 03:25:31 PM
Any programming jobs available in Aruba?
 
2005-12-08 03:25:54 PM
my husband is still in Iraq, so I'm navigating thru this winter stuff solo for the time being. and I'm happy for those who have no problem coping with the bitter cold but for me zero is a number that I fear. just taking out the dog makes my bones rattle and ice form in my blood. its brutal.
 
2005-12-08 03:26:30 PM
NCg8r - I think he was a developmentally challenged moron. Watching him was like watching a train wreck. You know you're not going to like what you see but you can't help but watch anyway.
 
2005-12-08 03:31:27 PM
We will always equate him with impatiently waiting for the 11:00 episode of The Simpsons to come on... He just wasn't funny, but nobody ever bothered to tell him!
 
2005-12-08 03:33:24 PM
Simetra

Bastard! Check out a forecast for Minneapolis, MN if you want to feel even more smug.
 
2005-12-08 03:39:48 PM
Yes, SC does tend to get nasty ice storms. I had to drive all the way from Greenville to Clemson on pretty much an interstate of ice. Was driving about 45 trying to maintain control on nasty patches of ice and did a 360 on the interstae, wasn't much fun. When I saw trucks more than twice the size of my Honda Accord spinning out, I knew I was in trouble. Made it back alright, hell of a drive though.
 
2005-12-08 03:40:50 PM
NCg8r- It was funny when dressed up like a damn sunshine or snowflake and played the guitar. What a jacka$$!!!!
 
2005-12-08 03:42:39 PM
In Michigan, so far North I go South to get to Canada (not kidding, look at a map).
4x4 F150 (get 17 mph because I can drive and tune), chains, strap, candles, whiskey, and dog. No weather has ever stopped me.
Went camping in the Blizzard of 93.
Lived in a house with no heat in the chill of 78.
Know how to use flour.
And in a pinch any recipe that needs milk can use Bailey's.

/Going to spend a month in South Carolina in January.
//Maybe go boating in the ocean.
///Still hoping for that promised Canadian invasion, me and 825,000 other Mi deer hunters.
 
2005-12-08 03:45:45 PM
North Carolina Handbook for Driving in Hazardous Conditions
compiled from observation after THE ice storm

1. If you have 4-wheel drive, you can drive 100 mph on black ice without any problems.

2. You don't need to winterize your car -- you live in the South! They just _call_ that stuff "antifreeze."

3. If a lone female driver ahead of you in traffic is stuck on ice, make sure to give her the finger as you pass -- if she can't push the car by herself, she shouldn't have bought one that was so heavy!

4. Pedestrians, go ahead and run out in to traffic if it is going slowly on ice! Really, you won't slip and fall on your butt, and even if you do those cars will be able to stop.

5. If you come to an intersection at which the traffic signal is not working, gun the gas -- you can beat that other guy through!

6. If the downtown streetlights are out at night, drive with your high beams on at all times. Other drivers and pedestrians will appreciate the extra illumination.

7. Steering "into" a skid to break it is most effective if your entire body weight is jammed against the brake pedal. It's even better if you can lock the steering wheel, as well.

8. If there is snow on the road, this erases all lines and arrows. Drive in the left-turn lane! Heck, drive on the left side of the street! No one will ever be able to prove you knew you weren't supposed to. And don't forget, if you have 4-wheel drive, you can go really fast...

9. If God didn't mean you to tailgate, He wouldn't have made cars with bumpers.
 
2005-12-08 03:46:33 PM
Ahhhhahahahahahaha. Southerners are teh funny. You people ride out HURRICANES for cripe's sake.

Yeah yeah, I know you don't have salt trucks and that. Be safe. Buy beer and nachos, the time passes better that way.

/getting 6" of snow here tonight
//Called a "dusting" here in PA
 
2005-12-08 03:46:34 PM
dressed up like a damn sunshine or snowflake and played the guitar

haha... I must have missed that one...
 
2005-12-08 03:47:02 PM
Hot off the Presses

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
215 PM EST THU DEC 8 2005

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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROXBORO...OXFORD...HENDERSON...
WARRENTON...CHAPEL HILL...DURHAM...LOUISBURG...PITTSBORO...
RALEIGH
215 PM EST THU DEC 8 2005

RAIN IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA FROM THE
SOUTHWEST THIS EVENING AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ALONG THE GULF
COAST AND TRACKS NORTHEAST. THE AIR NEAR THE GROUND WILL BE COLD
ENOUGH ACROSS SECTIONS OF THE PIEDMONT FOR PRECIPITATION TO BEGIN
AS A PERIOD OF SLEET AND FOR SOME OF THE RAIN TO BECOME FREEZING
RAIN FOR A FEW HOURS EARLY TONIGHT.

THE GREATEST CHANCE OF SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN IN THE NORTHEAST
PIEDMONT WILL BE GENERALLY NEAR THE INTERSTATE 85 CORRIDOR NORTH
AND WEST...OR MAINLY NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM HENDERSON TO DURHAM
TO SILER CITY. THE THREAT OF FREEZING RAIN WILL BE GREATEST BETWEEN
900 PM AND 1 AM TONIGHT.

GROUND AND PAVEMENT TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE
FREEZING AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TO MELT ON CONTACT WITH NO
ACCUMULATIONS. FREEZING RAIN MAY CAUSE A LIGHT GLAZE ON ELEVATED
SURFACES SUCH AS TREE TOPS...POWER LINES AND TRANSMISSION TOWERS.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND LOCAL MEDIA FOR LATEST
INFORMATION AND UPDATED FORECASTS OR POSSIBLE ADVISORIES.
 
2005-12-08 03:47:17 PM
Dayton is suppoed to get hammered today, tonight...but the snow keeps going around Dayton...can't say I don't blame it.
 
2005-12-08 03:49:20 PM
Fireproof

Agan, why bread and milk? If the power goes out, the milk has a good chance of spoiling.

...

I'm also amazed that no one ever gets anything like soup or actual cold cuts for sandwiches.


Yes, cold cuts are much less likely to spoil than milk.

/Just giving you a hard time
//has beer chilling in the snow as we speak
 
2005-12-08 03:52:15 PM
Grew up in Northern WI, currently live in DC. I just loooves me some mass hysteria. Having said that, I love a day off for no good reason.

I also want to add that my Subaru is teh awesome!!!!
Last year at just before Christmas we drove from DC to WI via i-80 in Ohio in the most god-awful driving conditions I've seen in a while. We saw cars, SUVs and semi trucks in the ditch everywhere.
We kept driving until visibility dropped to 1" past my hood and then finally stopped to catch some sleep and wait for it to stop.
The funny thing was that on our way back a few days after Christmas we saw that a lot of the vehicles we saw in the ditch on our way out were STILL there on the way back 5 days later.
I wonder what sort of tow truck can pull a fully-loaded up-ended tractor trailer out of the ditch?


/making the same drive this year
//hoping it doesn't snow like that again
///my brand new Subaru will protect me, though.
////FSM save me from the other idiots on the interstates.
 
2005-12-08 03:57:59 PM
Time to cue the live reports from the DOT sand/salt facilites and reports on exactly how many tons and how many trucks are on hand ready to deal with the 5 inches of snow. Really, why the hell do the news crews do this every time it snows? Do we really need to send reporters out to cover this?
Just like we don't need to know how many hundreds or thousands of people are without power in this county and that county, the people that need to know kinda already do...
Nor do we need to know how many thousands of dollars of damage every single house/business fire causes.

What's with these stupid traditions?
 
2005-12-08 03:59:23 PM
I live in the Boone/ Blowing Rock area of NC. It's 27 right now and we have no rain, sleet, or snow. This is the second time in 8 days that we been told that winters a comin' The town is in a panic. So is the the whole state. Charolte should be fine because the temp runs 10-15 warmer there the up here. Should stay well above freezing there. I grew up in Maine and the way panic sets in here over an inch of snow drives me nuts. It snows here on the mountain enough that the locals and the road crews should be able to handle it, they can't. I'm sure there is no bread or milk to be had today even though everyone ran out and bought it all 5 days ago for the last non storm. The reason an inch of snow suts down the towns around here is because the road crews don't know what they are doing. I have watched the trucks go down the street with the plows at least four inches off the ground. NEWS FLASH: The plows will not remove snow from the roads unless they are touching the roads, Morans.

/end rant
 
2005-12-08 04:00:50 PM
Why does snow hate America?

Non issue. Criminalization of winter.

Oh, as for food spoiling when the power goes out. Put your stuff in the snow and it will stay cold. Duh.

/native of NC
//and yes most of us can't drive in snow/ice/rain/etc...
///pleaseGawdletitsnow
 
2005-12-08 04:04:22 PM
My cousin in DC likes to use that old quote:
DC, Northern hopitality and Southern efficiency.
Whose is that anyway?
She also likes to call some conditions "Salt Storms:"
1/2 inch snow, 2 inches of salt.
 
2005-12-08 04:07:55 PM
It's funny, cuz last night my son was thrilled at how much snow there was and the fact it was still coming down when he went to bed.Then this morning when he found out he still had to go to school, he was like "Oh, man! This sucks!" Back home no one would be going anywhere today. And while looking out at all the white rooftops I can find a certain beauty, it is just not worth the way below freezing streets.
 
2005-12-08 04:10:29 PM
I meant freezing temperatures...oops..sorry
 
2005-12-08 04:16:49 PM
Well, for what it's worth, I live 25 miles south of Charlotte and the predictions I am hearing say "freezing rain."

Having lived in the Virginia mountains, I can handle snow, but my way of handling freezing rain is to stay the hell off the roads.

That said, it's supposed to be in the high 40s tomorrow so it'll be gone.

(what do you want to bet I will STILL have some students try to use this to get out of their final exam at 11:30am tomorrow)
 
2005-12-08 04:25:22 PM
(what do you want to bet I will STILL have some students try to use this to get out of their final exam at 11:30am tomorrow)

Great idea! "Professor, I can't make it to the exam because, uh, uh....a guy on Fark told me it was going to snow. No, really. Of course I believe him."

/southern New Mexico
 
2005-12-08 04:28:14 PM
Given the choice, I prefer the seasonal balance of Winter and Construction above No Hurricanes and Hurricanes.

(Or, alternately, the four seasons of Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction.)
 
2005-12-08 04:31:09 PM
Last year's winter storm here in Wayne County, Ohio, was something else altogether.

Power went out. Level 2 snow emergency outside. Temperature dropping by the hour. We have gas heat but it doesn't do any good if the electric blowers aren't working. At least we had hot water.

I got my son, put him in my van, and took him to the community center across town where the Red Cross had a shelter set up. I figured, there's heat in my van, and I just took it slow, breathed a hugh sigh of relief as I parked at the community center. My husband was at work at the time. Once he got off work we went home and he fired up a kerosene heater. (I'm kinda dumb when it comes to working those things--never did it and wasn't going to risk a fire due to ignorance.)

Now we have a snow advisory for my area, and a winter weather advisory for extreme NE Ohio. Kinda wondering what's the difference. Supposed to get 4-6 inches tonight.
 
2005-12-08 04:32:47 PM
kbloy: /making the same drive this year
//hoping it doesn't snow like that again
///my brand new Subaru will protect me, though.
////FSM save me from the other idiots on the interstates.


What day you leaving? I'm making a trip back to Indy on the 23rd. Maybe we can caravan for a ways :D

The weather did suck last year. I hit the storm just as it was moving in. Started snowing somewhere around Richmond IN and was going pretty hard when I got to my sister's on the southside of Indy. I think they got around 8" from that one. My mom was pissed because we almost wouldn't come the next morning to make cookies. We hazarded the ice and the drivers to stave off her wrath.

/my mom gets kinda crazy at xmas
 
2005-12-08 04:32:53 PM
CornFedLowan
the four seasons of Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter and Constrution....

Bwahahaha! The four canadian seasons!

/best comment so far
 
2005-12-08 04:33:54 PM
just rain here in chaaaleston. Lived in Toronto and Dallas and have to admit, chaaaleston aint too shabby.

/hitting up $2 happy hour at beerworks cause there aint no snow here (just lots of rain)
//slashes
 
2005-12-08 04:45:49 PM
dasc: What the hell is it with the south. Sometimes it snows. Not the first time. Won't be the last. I know you enjoy decades without frozen water falling from the sky but one freak storm shouldn't shut down your entire social system. Didn't North Carolina get a ten minute snow squall that shut down traffic for 20 hours last year? You should try living in New England, Minnesota or god forbid Buffalo New York.

Er, could it be because we don't have enough snowplows and salt trucks for those once-a-decade snows? Maintaining such a fleet would be a colossal waste of money.

Last year's storm was an unexpected event, and the few sand/salt trucks that were out there were *stuck in the traffic* and thus doing no good.

/feel free to continue sitting on your high horse, though
 
2005-12-08 04:46:53 PM
Engico - SC?
 
2005-12-08 04:47:36 PM
ThirdGenerationImbecile: Well, for what it's worth, I live 25 miles south of Charlotte and the predictions I am hearing say "freezing rain."

Whoa, you from Rock Hill???
 
2005-12-08 04:53:41 PM
25 miles is farther than Rock Hill! I'd say halfway between Rock Hill and Columbia...
 
2005-12-08 04:53:41 PM
Just gotta watch East Bay Street for the flooding. I have seen cars float down there...
 
2005-12-08 04:59:12 PM
Add me to the list of D.C. natives who don't get the panic. You mean I might not be able to leave the house for 3, possibly 4 hours !?!?!?!?

My mom was one of the snow panickers. If snow was predicted, she would turn on the all-news radio station with the weather report every 10 minutes. Then we would have to maintain absolute silence so she could hear EVERY report. We would eat dinner with no one saying a word, in case the forecast had changed in the previous 10 minutes.

Then, at whatever time it was supposed to start snowing, she would start anxiously checking about every 10 minutes to see if if had started. Then once it started, she would have to "check" on the snow about 20 minutes. The funny part is that she was a stay-at-home mom. She didn't have to go anywhere.

One time we were in the car, desperately trying to make it home before the snow, and it started to flurry. My sister and I had to be silent so she could concentrate on driving. Flurries!!

/bought bread today but only because it was already on the list!!
 
2005-12-08 04:59:52 PM
gwydion04

If it was so darn unexpected, how come there were no traffic delays in Durham, as there were in Raleigh? The fact is that Durham got the salt trucks out before 3:00 p.m. and didn't allow schools to release early. By 8:00, when traffic to and from Raleigh was still snarled, streets in Durham were DRY.

dasc, it's not "the South," it's the inefficient municipal government of Raleigh, North Carolina. One city.
 
2005-12-08 05:02:31 PM
I thought there we only two Canadian seasons: the hockey season and the waiting-for-hockey season.
 
2005-12-08 05:10:32 PM
Am I the only one who keeps one to two weeks of food in the house all the time? If you're so lame that milk and bread are the two most essential things to survival then you have bigger problems than snow. I don't get what the big deal is.

Basic survival things you should always have:

Water
Food
Sources of light and heat that don't require the grid
A way to cook when the grid is down

Then you can sit back all warm and toasty, eating a hot meal and laugh, laugh, laugh at everyone else.

/grew up in the south
//not stupid
///can drive in the snow and I'm a girl! Booya
 
2005-12-08 05:16:25 PM
mojotele:

Bravo!
 
2005-12-08 05:19:38 PM
Senor Dingdong [TotalFark]

Another Great one..

/snowing in Knoxville all day today. So far it lacks 12" being a foot!
 
2005-12-08 05:19:53 PM


"You need to find a way to cook when The Grid goes down"
 
2005-12-08 05:25:00 PM
You should try living in New England, Minnesota or god forbid Buffalo New York.

Ummm...no. No thank you. We like living here for all the same reasons you like getting transfered here. And while we're at it, five days of 90 degree weather is not a heat wave, barbeque is a noun, and we really don't care how you did it back in Poughskeepie.

/supposed to fly out of RDU tommorrow
//flying north
///dammit
 
2005-12-08 05:47:22 PM
barbeque is a noun

Where I'm from, BBQ is like the word "manifest" in that it can be a noun, verb OR adjective (e.g. "what kinda chips is them???")
 
2005-12-08 05:51:00 PM
"We's gonna get Sour Cream AND BBQ chips to snack on while we BBQ at the neighbor's BBQ"
 
2005-12-08 05:55:51 PM
klatubaradanikto: morans


/"morons" ?
 
2005-12-08 05:58:54 PM
hehehh... welcome to Fark.

/off work! woohoo!
 
2005-12-08 06:08:57 PM
My girlfriend is sitting at midway (in Chicago) right now waiting to fly into rdu. Her flight has been delayed for a couple of hours.

Apparently it's coming down like crazy up there.
 
2005-12-08 06:21:15 PM
All I can say is, OPM better cancel work tomorrow, or I will be one pissed off fellow.
 
2005-12-08 06:52:43 PM
Any Greensboro farkers want to get a beer? I'll buy the first round....

I know it's late in the thread, but it couldn't hurt...

El Carreton on Tate Street, right above New York Pizza. They've got a back "patio" area- I'll be there in a yellow ball cap and blue button down.

orange soup?

Prof_Moriarity?

mr bastard?
 
2005-12-08 06:55:15 PM
runchkin:

Not all of Maryland.

West of Cumberland has already seen more than 2 feet of snow this winter.

Two years ago we had 40+ inches over President's day weekend, and I still made it to work Monday.

Broktun
 
2005-12-08 06:55:25 PM
Although you could just put it outside, I've yet to hear of anyone doing that

Went to a Mardi Gras party in Montgomery County, Maryland, a couple of years ago after the winter from hell, where it snowed EVERY FARKIN WEEKEND from December to March, and in a Perma-Drift in the back they had milk, 1.75-liter vodka and a case of beer stuck into the snow like those old soda machines.

/good times
//still gotta get on a plane to Florida tomorrow at Dulles
///ready to drive
////or slashie something!
 
2005-12-08 07:00:18 PM
I just dug my car out of the snow to go get some food at a drive thru and my automatic windows were frozen and wouldn't roll down. So I had to get out to get the food. At least they have the roads basically cleared now except right in the neighborhoods.Wonder if the roads where the Majs and Sgts live were cleared? Haha...
 
2005-12-08 08:09:33 PM
So why is it that people feel the need to make fun of southerners dealing with snow and ice? We don't get snow and ice that often, so our departments of transportation can't fit the necessary tools to deal with them into their budgets. It shouldn't be that hard to understand, and that's why we shut down when it happens (and we normally only shut down for 1 day, so what's the big deal?).

And as for people down here not being able to drive in it... I've watched the New York news channels when it snows and ices in the Northeast, and people there are just as bad as people here. Quit being so judgmental about everything and grow up.
 
2005-12-08 08:13:32 PM
Every year, the same post. Ok..:

A) if it *does* snow enough to make it slippery in the south - at least here in Georgia - it's going to *stay* that way, because we don't have snow plows or salt/sand/trucks to deal with it;

B) if "A" happens, it sucks to have to drive creepy-crawly slow just to get some milk;

C) if I'm out of milk, WHY THE FARK SHOULDN'T I WANT TO GET MORE....? Particularly if it means having to get out in messy weather?


..AND NOW, FOR THE CAPPER:

Because it *is* warmer here in the south, if it snows it's probably going to go above freezing - which means the snow melts, which then means if it goes below freezing - THE ROADS BECOME COVERED IN ICE.

Which means, the non-existent snow plows can't help, or the non-existent salt trucks. It means chances are, your car won't get out of the driveway because it's a sheet of ice.

It doesn't matter how good you are as a driver; it doesn't work. If you can get out into the street, you'll just slide in the direction the road is beveled.

It doesn't happen often; maybe 4 or 5 times in the past 30 years, but when it has happened it's meant not being able to drive anywhere for a few days.

Which really, really sucks if you don't have food.

/curious how the weather is much more erratic now than 30 years ago....
 
2005-12-08 09:14:02 PM
You people are pathetic wimps. You should try the weather in this nice "tropical" location!

BWAHAHAHA!
 
2005-12-08 09:39:25 PM
If we ever need to fight the Civil War again, all the North needs to do is wait for a snow storm to deposit some ice on the roads in the South and then move in with our freaky "Snow Tires" and "Weighted Axles" and our bewildering "salt trucks" and completely take over while the Southerners are paralyzed in their homes and wondering if they'll have to eat Timmy if their supplies run out.

/Grew up in Buffalo
//We called three inches of snow and icy roads "Spring"
 
2005-12-08 09:48:05 PM
It would be awfully silly for them to have as many snowplows in South Carolina as they do in Colorado. If they did, someone would write an expose about all of the government pork spending on these snowplows that only got used once every 15 years.
 
2005-12-08 09:50:03 PM
Although I've never heard of this run on bread and milk thing. The headline made no sense to me until I read the thread.

Why bread and milk? Who wants cold milk when it's cold outside? Why not canned soup? That's what I'd buy.
 
2005-12-08 10:53:56 PM
My question is why does everyone want to make french toast when it snows?
 
2005-12-08 11:39:59 PM
I live in Greenville, NC... and I work at the Colonial Mall. It was deserted tonight. Totally deserted. S'alright. We spent two hours doing nothing but playing with remote control cars from the neighboring kiosk.
 
2005-12-08 11:52:39 PM
Getting hit with the snow now. About 8:00 we were near Akron, and we decided to hurry back home because we knew a snowstorm was blowing in.

Get on I-76 we got a little snow, on I-71 we saw more, and the fun part was going down Route 83, snow-covered road, two-lane road to boot. Had some dude behind us just about tailgating; we were going no more than 35.

Made it into town okay, the dude that was behind us got into another lane (4 lanes in town), tailgated another car, almost rear-ended them, and flashed them the high-beams. My husband and I were like, wow, impatient much? Did this guy not see all the snow?

Can't help but think that our son, who was sitting quietly in his booster seat in the back, had no idea that Mommy and Daddy were a little stressed due to the weather on the way back.

Expecting 4-6 inches tonight. I think that could be considered a blizzard in the South. ;)
 
2005-12-08 11:59:45 PM
From my area:

LORAIN-CUYAHOGA-MEDINA-SUMMIT-PORTAGE-TRUMBULL-WAYNE-STARK- MAHONING-HOLMES- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LORAIN...CLEVELAND...MEDINA...AKRON... RAVENNA...WARREN...WOOSTER...CANTON...YOUNGSTOWN...MILLERSBURG 1046 PM EST THU DEC 8 2005
...SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST FRIDAY...

SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY MORNING AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA INTO NEW YORK. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AROUND DAYBREAK. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE 3 TO 5 INCHES. THE SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES WITH ACCUMULATION RATES IN EXCESS OF AN INCH PER HOUR AND VISIBILITIES OF A HALF MILE OR LESS.

IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. STAY TUNED TO WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.
 
2005-12-09 12:53:54 AM
Y'all from the north wanna laugh at stuff like this...that's fine. Come drag your ass down here in August and hang out outside, we'll see who's laughing then.



/and good night from kinda cold and rainy, yet thankfully ice free South Carolina!
 
2005-12-09 07:08:35 AM
Pretty sunrise here in Asheville today.
 
2005-12-09 07:15:56 AM
Raining in Greenville (G-Vegas).
Sorry the Colonial mall was so slow, lungbunny.
 
2005-12-09 10:02:01 AM
Here's a hint people: no matter the weather, no matter what part of the country you're in, almost everyone out there is a BAD DRIVER.

Truer words have never been spoken!

/drove slowly and defensively in her little Subaru
//snowing like there's no tomorrow
///winter in New England
 
2005-12-09 12:37:16 PM
TheGoblinKing

Hang out in the south in August? No thanks. I've got enough humidity and bugs here in South Central PA. I think I'll travel up to the Northern Tier and do some fly fishing this August.

\Got five inches here
\\Schools closed
 
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