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2014-02-11 07:45:36 PM  
They're getting 3 inches?
 
2014-02-11 07:46:31 PM  
Atlanta has cleaned the shelves.  My wife just came back from the store with TP.  Scott's.

WTF?  She's a philistine
 
2014-02-11 07:47:22 PM  

AngryDragon: They're getting 3 inches?


Your moms getting 3 inches

/hiyooooo!
 
2014-02-11 07:47:23 PM  
Virginia has already declared a state of emergency. Schools will close. People will panic. Snow might fall.

Meh.
 
2014-02-11 07:47:39 PM  

AngryDragon: They're getting 3 inches?


images.globalsportsfraternity.com
 
2014-02-11 07:47:57 PM  

AngryDragon: They're getting 3 inches?


2 inches of Ice accumulation predicted overnight for where I live, much worse than snow.  Ice Storms bring massive long term power outages around here.
 
2014-02-11 07:48:19 PM  
Looks like a lotta french toast is going to be eaten in the next few days.
 
2014-02-11 07:48:22 PM  
I went to Publix in Midtown Atlanta a few hours ago, and it was completely normal.

Though, Starbucks closed at 3:00, which clearly means the end of days.
 
2014-02-11 07:48:24 PM  
Clusterflake 2014 2.04.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-11 07:49:05 PM  

AngryDragon: They're getting 3 inches?


Probably, but not of snow.
 
2014-02-11 07:49:21 PM  
farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2014-02-11 07:49:51 PM  

BubbleAndSqueak: I went to Publix in Midtown Atlanta a few hours ago, and it was completely normal.

Though, Starbucks closed at 3:00, which clearly means the end of days.


Check the Waffle House on Piedmont, if they closed end times are here
 
2014-02-11 07:49:52 PM  

AngryDragon: They're getting 3 inches?


It's not the size; it's how you use it!
 
2014-02-11 07:49:57 PM  
This happens rarely.
Everyone is treating this like it is going to end up with massive power outages.
This is the first time I ever bought ice melt (3 bags).
It is not going to be fun at all, no one is going to drive in this.  Convenient that it is happening after midnight.
 
2014-02-11 07:50:58 PM  
And in Georgia, the state's largest utility warned that hundreds of thousands of customers could be out of power "for days" when ice-laden tree limbs crash onto electric lines.

Well, whose fault is it then for letting dead branches linger over vital power lines?
 
2014-02-11 07:51:50 PM  
Put down salt BEFORE the storm you idiots.... And then more after.
 
2014-02-11 07:51:55 PM  
static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-02-11 07:52:29 PM  
Thanks Obama.
 
2014-02-11 07:53:01 PM  
Ice/sleet/freezing rain with some snow...

AT LEAST 3 inches - could be much more
 
2014-02-11 07:53:16 PM  
I've got two cases of beer, two big bottles of wine, half a bottle of tequila, and enough firewood for a few days.  I think I'm set.
 
2014-02-11 07:53:28 PM  
Historical proportions?

*checks weather*

6 inches and rain?   LOLWUT?
 
2014-02-11 07:53:32 PM  
Serves em right for losing the war.
 
2014-02-11 07:53:46 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I've got two cases of beer, two big bottles of wine, half a bottle of tequila, and enough firewood for a few days.  I think I'm set.


so.. what's for dinner?
 
2014-02-11 07:54:37 PM  

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: And in Georgia, the state's largest utility warned that hundreds of thousands of customers could be out of power "for days" when ice-laden tree limbs crash onto electric lines.

Well, whose fault is it then for letting dead branches linger over vital power lines?


The utility companies have not been clearing branches from lines as much in the past few years like they used to do.  My kindle is charged and I have batteries.  Though I wish I could play video games at least.
 
2014-02-11 07:54:43 PM  

Isitoveryet: Rapmaster2000: I've got two cases of beer, two big bottles of wine, half a bottle of tequila, and enough firewood for a few days.  I think I'm set.

so.. what's for dinner?


A box of crayons.
 
2014-02-11 07:55:02 PM  

Pinhead Patriot: [static.fjcdn.com image 300x300]


Colonel Angus?
 
2014-02-11 07:55:04 PM  
I wonder what they did to incur God's wrath?
 
2014-02-11 07:55:05 PM  
I'm always amused when someplace in the south shuts down for a few inches of snow.

*reads TFA*

Ice.  Ice is a different matter.  Ice storms suck no matter where you are.
 
2014-02-11 07:55:27 PM  

Mad_Radhu: [farm6.staticflickr.com image 850x529]


*swipe*

/cackling madly as running off to show that to Atlanta friends
 
2014-02-11 07:55:30 PM  
Dont forget the bread and milk
 
2014-02-11 07:56:44 PM  
I might laugh at silly southerners, but is Denver really prepared for a tsunami?
 
2014-02-11 07:56:48 PM  
Saw this earlier. Hitler and the Atlanta snow.

Link
 
2014-02-11 07:56:53 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Isitoveryet: Rapmaster2000: I've got two cases of beer, two big bottles of wine, half a bottle of tequila, and enough firewood for a few days.  I think I'm set.

so.. what's for dinner?

A box of crayons.


:)

i'm still giddy at that response.
 
2014-02-11 07:57:52 PM  

DoctorWhat: I'm always amused when someplace in the south shuts down for a few inches of snow.

*reads TFA*

Ice.  Ice is a different matter.  Ice storms suck no matter where you are.


Yeah Ice sucks. Even if you are doing half-assed OK in it its just so unforgiving that the people who arent doing well are going to slide into you.
 
2014-02-11 07:58:07 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: I might laugh at silly southerners, but is Denver really prepared for a tsunami?


Denver doesn't get tsunamis multiple times a decade
 
2014-02-11 07:58:33 PM  

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: And in Georgia, the state's largest utility warned that hundreds of thousands of customers could be out of power "for days" when ice-laden tree limbs crash onto electric lines.

Well, whose fault is it then for letting dead branches linger over vital power lines?


It's not the dead branches, it's the pine trees that shed healthy branches when loaded with ice.  We haven't had a bad ice storm in over 10 years, nothing to thin the herd, there will be pockets with out power for days.
 
2014-02-11 07:59:20 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I've got two cases of beer, two big bottles of wine, half a bottle of tequila, and enough firewood for a few days.  I think I'm set.


2 mostly full growlers of stout, a half bottle of rum, going to fry up a couple lbs of bacon and boil some eggs.
 
2014-02-11 07:59:44 PM  
Quick!  sombody call them a Waahmbulance
 
2014-02-11 07:59:44 PM  

DoctorWhat: I'm always amused when someplace in the south shuts down for a few inches of snow.

*reads TFA*

Ice.  Ice is a different matter.  Ice storms suck no matter where you are.


The current prediction is that Augusta should prepare for 5-10 days of no power.  I've been following my part of Atlanta all day and the predictions have become steadily less dire.

Still, I lose power pretty much every afternoon in the summer due to overloading of the grid (this has been common in three different places in Atlanta that I've lived) and it's not uncommon to lose it about once every three months when a tree falls on a line.  This town has way too many trees for overhead power lines.  So, I'm planning on about 24 hours of no power.
 
2014-02-11 07:59:49 PM  

skinude1: Clusterflake 2014 2.0[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x512]



I want one of those and I'm willing to go to Russia or wherever to get it.
 
2014-02-11 07:59:55 PM  
Ice is nothing to mess with. Good luck, southerners.
 
2014-02-11 08:00:10 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AngryDragon: They're getting 3 inches?

Your moms getting 3 inches

/hiyooooo!


You're bragging about giving someone's mom 3 inches? You... lucky bastard. Carry on.
 
2014-02-11 08:00:46 PM  
Well screw atlanta getting 3" the carolinas are suppsed to get a foot or more.
 
2014-02-11 08:01:47 PM  
Looks like General Sherman ghost got ahold of the CIAs weather machine again
 
2014-02-11 08:02:19 PM  
Southeast faces 'our biggest enemy': Ice

I thought it was body odor and inbreeding
 
2014-02-11 08:02:19 PM  
Was raised driving on snow and ice
Hate driving on ice
Hate Hate Hate
Do be careful y'all
rly
 
2014-02-11 08:02:28 PM  

Mongo No.5: AliceBToklasLives: I might laugh at silly southerners, but is Denver really prepared for a tsunami?

Denver doesn't get tsunamis multiple times a decade


No, but they do get catastrophic floods that come down from the mountains every few years. I bet they have better flood evacuation procedures in place than Atlanta.
 
2014-02-11 08:03:04 PM  

Isitoveryet: I wonder what they did to incur God's wrath?


Auburn blew the NCG for the SEC.  Simple silly.
 
2014-02-11 08:04:06 PM  
Approves

cwmemory.com
 
2014-02-11 08:04:35 PM  

Isitoveryet: I wonder what they did to incur God's wrath?


Turns out, God loves the gays.
 
2014-02-11 08:05:31 PM  
Every time a winter storm hits you people, it hits almost 90 degrees here!  Stop it!

It just started to feel like winter here in San Diego, too.
 
2014-02-11 08:06:14 PM  

Mongo No.5: AliceBToklasLives: I might laugh at silly southerners, but is Denver really prepared for a tsunami?

Denver doesn't get tsunamis multiple times a decade


We did back in the day (way back).

/Denver got through our little monsoon last year, but it did manage to wipe out a town or two up north.
 
2014-02-11 08:06:54 PM  

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: Well, whose fault is it then for letting dead branches linger over vital power lines?


Apparently you're unfamiliar with how ice storm work, dead or green those branches are coming down, possibly even whole trees. Had an ice storm in NY state and we lost power for 2 weeks. 

And no, the people down here aren't going to approve spending millions of taxpayer dollars on extra plows/sanders that would only get used one or twice every other year.

Just hoping I make it home alive tomorrow, work 2nd shift at a hospital 25 miles away, going to be leaving right in peak snowmageddon. I know how to drive in bad conditions (learned to drive in NY state) it's the other idiots I'm worried about.
 
2014-02-11 08:07:15 PM  
The green thing  in the pile is a dollar billimg.fark.net
 
2014-02-11 08:07:39 PM  

rcf1105: Isitoveryet: I wonder what they did to incur God's wrath?

Turns out, God loves the gays.


Then why Atlanta?  Or does love mean more snow?
 
2014-02-11 08:08:11 PM  

Isitoveryet: Rapmaster2000: I've got two cases of beer, two big bottles of wine, half a bottle of tequila, and enough firewood for a few days.  I think I'm set.

so.. what's for dinner?


Can't you read? It's a liquid diet.
 
2014-02-11 08:11:24 PM  
Darwin for the win!!
 
2014-02-11 08:11:25 PM  

Gleeman: And no, the people down here aren't going to approve spending millions of taxpayer dollars on extra plows/sanders that would only get used one or twice every other year.


It would be cheaper to add  shovels to the garbage trucks.
 
2014-02-11 08:11:44 PM  

Kenny B: Saw this earlier. Hitler and the Atlanta snow.

Link


Best one of those in a coons age.

/Not once but *twice*!
 
2014-02-11 08:13:10 PM  
i42.tinypic.com
 
2014-02-11 08:14:17 PM  
Besides warnings issued Tuesday, did tfa even mention timeframe for apocalypse?
 
2014-02-11 08:14:37 PM  

rcf1105: Ice is nothing to mess with. Good luck, southerners.


They're still not going to sleep with you.
 
2014-02-11 08:15:01 PM  
OMMMYYYGEDD IT'S WINTER STORM PAX!

I hope WINTER STORM PAX goes easy on Philly because WINTER STORM PAX is supposed to be chock full of snow/ice/rain/snow as WINTER STORM PAX lays the smackdown on the helpless peoples of the Delaware Valley...

/PAX, PAX, PAX
//annnd I'm done here
 
2014-02-11 08:18:25 PM  
Or was that already covered upthread?
 
2014-02-11 08:20:33 PM  

Pinhead Patriot: [static.fjcdn.com image 300x300]


It's easy to make fun of the South for not weathering this weather very well.  But they don't have any bloody snow tires, and their cities don't own fifty plows each.  Because normally that would be a big waste of money.
 
2014-02-11 08:21:46 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Gleeman: And no, the people down here aren't going to approve spending millions of taxpayer dollars on extra plows/sanders that would only get used one or twice every other year.

It would be cheaper to add  shovels to the garbage trucks.


It would be.  Unfortunately, if you live in a suburb your city probably doesn't have garbage trucks.  It's contracted out to some corporation.

Apparently, the city of Atlanta now has 60 spreading trucks and 40 snowplows, but keep in mind Atlanta the city is about 7% of the total population of "Atlanta".  The people who live east of town are the ones that are truly farked.  I don't think it really matters though because no one is going anywhere until Thursday afternoon.
 
2014-02-11 08:23:09 PM  

Phony_Soldier: Serves em right for losing the war.


We may have lost the war but our Southern belles are the hottest women on the planet.


/and they are good eatin'
 
2014-02-11 08:25:00 PM  
Here's an idea, you farktards. Stay home. Call in sick. Tell 'em you have gas with oily discharge.
 
2014-02-11 08:25:51 PM  

Lee451: Phony_Soldier: Serves em right for losing the war.

We may have lost the war but our Southern belles are the hottest women on the planet.


I hear that a lot from Southerners that have never been to Spain... or Sweden... or LA.
 
Al!
2014-02-11 08:26:12 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I've got two cases of beer, two big bottles of wine, half a bottle of tequila, and enough firewood for a few days.  I think I'm set.


You're mad!  You didn't stock nearly enough!  The old survival code: "Gather how much you think you need, then double it, then double it again.  That should get you through today."
 
2014-02-11 08:26:47 PM  
I'm a Quebecois so I can cope with any amount of snow but since 1998 I get very anxious each time there's precipitation and the thermometer is around 0 Celsius.

Take care South Easter Americans. Be very careful about carbon monoxide poisoning, do not use an outdoor grill inside.
 
2014-02-11 08:29:48 PM  

No Such Agency: Pinhead Patriot: [static.fjcdn.com image 300x300]

It's easy to make fun of the South for not weathering this weather very well.  But they don't have any bloody snow tires, and their cities don't own fifty plows each.  Because normally that would be a big waste of money.


The areas getting 8-10 inches of snow is a lot of snow even for the north. Yeah, the South is about to get walloped and I can't say I blame any southerners for getting a little rattled over it. Good luck to all of you and be careful.
 
2014-02-11 08:34:20 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-11 08:34:38 PM  
Ice storm?  You're farked.

Stay inside, stay warm, get some books to read and a non-electric light source.

/grew up with a oil lamp that was always on the fireplace mantle.  Had to use it more often than not.
 
2014-02-11 08:34:41 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Lee451: Phony_Soldier: Serves em right for losing the war.

We may have lost the war but our Southern belles are the hottest women on the planet.

I hear that a lot from Southerners that have never been to Spain... or Sweden... or LA.


Ear bug planted damnit!  Back to Youtube..
 
Al!
2014-02-11 08:35:12 PM  

shastacola: No Such Agency: Pinhead Patriot: [static.fjcdn.com image 300x300]

It's easy to make fun of the South for not weathering this weather very well.  But they don't have any bloody snow tires, and their cities don't own fifty plows each.  Because normally that would be a big waste of money.

The areas getting 8-10 inches of snow is a lot of snow even for the north. Yeah, the South is about to get walloped and I can't say I blame any southerners for getting a little rattled over it. Good luck to all of you and be careful.


8-10 inches isn't a lot.  We got that Saturday night here in NY.  We get 5-10 storms bringing that each year, and 1-2 that drop 12-18 inches.  Last year we got almost 30 inches over 2 days.  That was a lot of snow, and still not even close to what they get in the snow belt.
 
2014-02-11 08:37:31 PM  
Well that sucks. Good luck guys. Don't run your generators indoors.

/buys stock in Briggs and Stratton
 
2014-02-11 08:38:11 PM  
Al!:

8-10 inches isn't a lot.

To your mom but let's get off her.
 
2014-02-11 08:38:22 PM  
Al!:

8-10 inches isn't a lot.

www.nba.com
 
2014-02-11 08:39:18 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: The green thing  in the pile is a dollar bill[img.fark.net image 850x478]


Well pick it up before someone else snags it.
 
2014-02-11 08:41:21 PM  
Oh no, not some snow!

Back home:

"Average Yearly Snowfall, Grand Rapids Michigan: 73.4 inches"

And that doesn't even crack the top 10...
 
2014-02-11 08:42:19 PM  

BlueBox: Al!:

8-10 inches isn't a lot.

To your mom but let's get off her.


Well, OK, but...
 
2014-02-11 08:42:24 PM  
Came here to make fun of my southern friends trying to drive on snow.  But farking ICE!!  Hate that crap!!

/Hang tough my southern friends
 
2014-02-11 08:44:19 PM  

Al!: shastacola: No Such Agency: Pinhead Patriot: [static.fjcdn.com image 300x300]

It's easy to make fun of the South for not weathering this weather very well.  But they don't have any bloody snow tires, and their cities don't own fifty plows each.  Because normally that would be a big waste of money.

The areas getting 8-10 inches of snow is a lot of snow even for the north. Yeah, the South is about to get walloped and I can't say I blame any southerners for getting a little rattled over it. Good luck to all of you and be careful.

8-10 inches isn't a lot.  We got that Saturday night here in NY.  We get 5-10 storms bringing that each year, and 1-2 that drop 12-18 inches.  Last year we got almost 30 inches over 2 days.  That was a lot of snow, and still not even close to what they get in the snow belt.


I live in the Detroit area,8-10 inches of snow would shut down every school system in the area and has. There would also be empty grocery shelves and people in lines buying gas. I don't understand this need to mock people who aren't equipped for this kind of weather,if you live in upper N.Y. the odds are you're used to lots of snow and equipped to handle it,good for you,but there's a huge difference between areas like Buffalo,N.Y  and Anywhere,North Carolina.
 
2014-02-11 08:45:12 PM  

KarmicDisaster: BlueBox: Al!:

8-10 inches isn't a lot.

To your mom but let's get off her.

Well, OK, but...


Eh.. just do her twice.  Maybe she knows how to add.
 
2014-02-11 08:45:43 PM  
I'm in the middle of the 10-16" of snow band in northern Virginia. Loaded with food, cat food, toilet paper and 320 bottles of wine. Pray for me that the wine holds out.
 
2014-02-11 08:49:38 PM  
Bah, was -25F here last night, hard to get concerned about that storm, sorry.
 
Al!
2014-02-11 08:49:56 PM  

shastacola: Al!: shastacola: No Such Agency: Pinhead Patriot: [static.fjcdn.com image 300x300]

It's easy to make fun of the South for not weathering this weather very well.  But they don't have any bloody snow tires, and their cities don't own fifty plows each.  Because normally that would be a big waste of money.

The areas getting 8-10 inches of snow is a lot of snow even for the north. Yeah, the South is about to get walloped and I can't say I blame any southerners for getting a little rattled over it. Good luck to all of you and be careful.

8-10 inches isn't a lot.  We got that Saturday night here in NY.  We get 5-10 storms bringing that each year, and 1-2 that drop 12-18 inches.  Last year we got almost 30 inches over 2 days.  That was a lot of snow, and still not even close to what they get in the snow belt.

I live in the Detroit area,8-10 inches of snow would shut down every school system in the area and has. There would also be empty grocery shelves and people in lines buying gas. I don't understand this need to mock people who aren't equipped for this kind of weather,if you live in upper N.Y. the odds are you're used to lots of snow and equipped to handle it,good for you,but there's a huge difference between areas like Buffalo,N.Y  and Anywhere,North Carolina.


Hey, you're the one who told me 8-10 inches was a lot for my area.  It isn't.  It's not even something to pay attention to.  It doesn't just happen every winter; it happens several times a month every winter.  I'm not saying it isn't a lot for Myrtle Beach, or even Detroit, because it is, but it's little more than a light dusting here.  18 inches+ over 24 hours is where things start getting hairy, because the plows can't keep up with the accumulation.
 
2014-02-11 08:51:35 PM  

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: And in Georgia, the state's largest utility warned that hundreds of thousands of customers could be out of power "for days" when ice-laden tree limbs crash onto electric lines.

Well, whose fault is it then for letting dead branches linger over vital power lines?


It doesn't take much ice to bring down dead branches. Especially of trees not build for it.

Ice bringing down tree branches are a major issue in cold paces. Snow is not nearly as bad as ice. Freezing rain over an extended period is the worst.
 
2014-02-11 08:52:01 PM  

real_headhoncho: Ice storm?  You're farked.

Stay inside, stay warm, get some books to read and a non-electric light source.

/grew up with a oil lamp that was always on the fireplace mantle.  Had to use it more often than not.


I have a bunch of Cyalume light sticks, and charged the LiPo packs for recharging the Android phones. I just hope the predicted 30 MPH wind gusts don't bring ice-laden tree(s) down on the house.

We took down the pine that fell apart onto one of our cars back in 1998. South and east of here, they are showing 1" to 1.5" of ice - I bet the HV grid is not built for that loading.

Found a cool NWS site this morning, but I am on my phone and don't have the link.

Once the power starts going, Georgia Power has an o.k. mobile outage map.
 
2014-02-11 08:52:24 PM  
I love how this is national news this time, but just this last weekend in Eugene, Oregon was just...well, February.

http://www.startribune.com/nation/244633321.html
http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=winter% 20 storm%20warning

ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW...MIXED AT TIMES WITH SLEET...WILL ACCUMULATE 6 TO 10 INCHES...ALONG WITH A SLIGHT GLAZE OF ICE.

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2014-02-11 08:53:14 PM  

Unobtanium: real_headhoncho: Ice storm?  You're farked.

Stay inside, stay warm, get some books to read and a non-electric light source.

/grew up with a oil lamp that was always on the fireplace mantle.  Had to use it more often than not.

I have a bunch of Cyalume light sticks, and charged the LiPo packs for recharging the Android phones. I just hope the predicted 30 MPH wind gusts don't bring ice-laden tree(s) down on the house.

We took down the pine that fell apart onto one of our cars back in 1998. South and east of here, they are showing 1" to 1.5" of ice - I bet the HV grid is not built for that loading.

Found a cool NWS site this morning, but I am on my phone and don't have the link.

Once the power starts going, Georgia Power has an o.k. mobile outage map.


Better lay in some cyanide pills in case things get really bad.
 
2014-02-11 08:53:33 PM  
Oh. Another one of those "hey, let us ignore ras" posts. /got it.
 
2014-02-11 08:54:06 PM  
Bring it! Just hope I don't need my chainsaw. Haven't cranked it in years.
 
2014-02-11 08:55:19 PM  
OMG!

If this goes out past Thursday, I might run out of beer...I have two dachshunds and a maxima; anyone have any advice on how to make weiner dogs make shift sled-dogs???

Thankfully in NW GA (unless there has been a change) this isn't supposed to be as much of an ice event as east of Atlanta...
 
2014-02-11 08:55:46 PM  
So does this mean that tomorrow we get to hear how no one knew this was going to hit them?  I loved that from the last thread.
 
2014-02-11 08:58:49 PM  

Rapmaster2000: DoctorWhat: I'm always amused when someplace in the south shuts down for a few inches of snow.

*reads TFA*

Ice.  Ice is a different matter.  Ice storms suck no matter where you are.

The current prediction is that Augusta should prepare for 5-10 days of no power.  I've been following my part of Atlanta all day and the predictions have become steadily less dire.

Still, I lose power pretty much every afternoon in the summer due to overloading of the grid (this has been common in three different places in Atlanta that I've lived) and it's not uncommon to lose it about once every three months when a tree falls on a line.  This town has way too many trees for overhead power lines.  So, I'm planning on about 24 hours of no power.


Peachtree City area checking in. I'm preparing for two days without power. The office has announced it will be closed tomorrow and we're on standby for Thursday / Friday.
 
2014-02-11 09:00:15 PM  

Gleeman: Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: Well, whose fault is it then for letting dead branches linger over vital power lines?

Apparently you're unfamiliar with how ice storm work, dead or green those branches are coming down, possibly even whole trees. Had an ice storm in NY state and we lost power for 2 weeks. 

And no, the people down here aren't going to approve spending millions of taxpayer dollars on extra plows/sanders that would only get used one or twice every other year.

Just hoping I make it home alive tomorrow, work 2nd shift at a hospital 25 miles away, going to be leaving right in peak snowmageddon. I know how to drive in bad conditions (learned to drive in NY state) it's the other idiots I'm worried about.


Be careful out there.
 
2014-02-11 09:00:16 PM  
Historic proportions?  Southeastern US?  Nope.

Winter storm of biblical proportions set to hit southeastern US...

FTFM
 
2014-02-11 09:01:48 PM  
Found it.

Preview.weather.gov/graphical

I am hoping their ice accumulation model is wrong...
 
2014-02-11 09:03:43 PM  

talkertopc: I'm a Quebecois so I can cope with any amount of snow but since 1998 I get very anxious each time there's precipitation and the thermometer is around 0 Celsius.

Take care South Easter Americans. Be very careful about carbon monoxide poisoning, do not use an outdoor grill inside.


Hey, this is timely..
Earlier tonight I noticed that my kids' cheeks were bright, cherry red. I immediately grabbed their hands to see their nail beds: bright cherry red too.

We don't have a CO detector but I know the signs. I checked behind the gas dryer and sure enough, the vent tube was disconnected.

Back in college, four of my friends died from CO poisoning from a bad furnace.

Be safe, Southeastern US Farkers!
 
2014-02-11 09:03:47 PM  

Unobtanium: Found it.

Preview.weather.gov/graphical

I am hoping their ice accumulation model is wrong...


It's been steadily increasing in accumulation and areas affected all afternoon.
 
2014-02-11 09:06:37 PM  

ras django: Oh. Another one of those "hey, let us ignore ras" posts. /got it.


Mayor of Atlanta(or Gov. Georgia, I dunno, some big time Peach-Eater) wants everyone off the roads by midnight tonight. Jack Frost is gonna start crapping all over the East Coastal States sometime Wednesday morning. It's looking so bad that people are heading to the animal shelters to pick up some "Chinese food."
 
2014-02-11 09:07:38 PM  

Mongo No.5: AliceBToklasLives: I might laugh at silly southerners, but is Denver really prepared for a tsunami?

Denver doesn't get tsunamis multiple times a decade


Or month now, apparently.
 
2014-02-11 09:10:24 PM  
Man, ice really sucks. The amounts they're predicting are enough to pull the feeder line right off of the house if it isn't buried...you don't even need a tree to knock power out.
 
2014-02-11 09:10:49 PM  

ras django: Besides warnings issued Tuesday, did tfa even mention timeframe for apocalypse?


The Atlanta time line and projections have been changing all afternoon. I've been following the weather channel website for info.
 
2014-02-11 09:11:52 PM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: Virginia has already declared a state of emergency. Schools will close. People will panic. Snow might fall.

Meh.


4 wheel drives with NY tags upside down in the ditch tomorrow ?
 
2014-02-11 09:14:33 PM  

real_headhoncho: Ice storm?  You're farked.

Stay inside, stay warm, get some books to read and a non-electric light source.

/grew up with a oil lamp that was always on the fireplace mantle.  Had to use it more often than not.


Ah, the old kerosene heaters. Those things put off one nasty stench and played havoc with my asthma.

But they were a godsend when you went a few days with the temperatures well below zero. Along with the oil lamps.
 
2014-02-11 09:14:52 PM  

Bontesla: Unobtanium: Found it.

Preview.weather.gov/graphical

I am hoping their ice accumulation model is wrong...

It's been steadily increasing in accumulation and areas affected all afternoon.


Yes, I know. I was watching it at work, trying to give the operational managers info to make various decisions. Assuming I can't get out tomorrow, I will have to track it as best I can.
 
2014-02-11 09:16:39 PM  
Please note: You cannot "drive" on ice.

Just don't do it.
 
2014-02-11 09:18:01 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Please note: You cannot "drive" on ice.

Just don't do it.


Well, you CAN. You just need chains and a lot of patience.
 
2014-02-11 09:19:30 PM  

kasmel: HotIgneous Intruder: Please note: You cannot "drive" on ice.

Just don't do it.

Well, you CAN. You just need chains and a lot of patience.


And nobody else on the roads OR everybody else with chains on, too.

I'm mainly advising our friends in the south, just don't do it.
Not worth it.
 
2014-02-11 09:19:57 PM  

Oldiron_79: Well screw atlanta getting 3" the carolinas are suppsed to get a foot or more.


Meanwhile in Canada...
 
2014-02-11 09:20:02 PM  

Unobtanium: Bontesla: Unobtanium: Found it.

Preview.weather.gov/graphical

I am hoping their ice accumulation model is wrong...

It's been steadily increasing in accumulation and areas affected all afternoon.

Yes, I know. I was watching it at work, trying to give the operational managers info to make various decisions. Assuming I can't get out tomorrow, I will have to track it as best I can.


It's amazing how quickly we went from random snowstorm to ICE STORM OF DEATH.
 
2014-02-11 09:21:52 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: kasmel: HotIgneous Intruder: Please note: You cannot "drive" on ice.

Just don't do it.

Well, you CAN. You just need chains and a lot of patience.

And nobody else on the roads OR everybody else with chains on, too.

I'm mainly advising our friends in the south, just don't do it.
Not worth it.


I saw a fire truck slide an entire city block during the last bit of weather a few weeks ago. If the roads had not been empty - the accident would have been serious.
 
2014-02-11 09:22:05 PM  

kasmel: HotIgneous Intruder: Please note: You cannot "drive" on ice.

Just don't do it.

Well, you CAN. You just need chains and a lot of patience.


Driving isn't he problem.  Stopping is.
 
2014-02-11 09:22:30 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: kasmel: HotIgneous Intruder: Please note: You cannot "drive" on ice.

Just don't do it.

Well, you CAN. You just need chains and a lot of patience.

And nobody else on the roads OR everybody else with chains on, too.

I'm mainly advising our friends in the south, just don't do it.
Not worth it.


Or just drive really, really slowly to the point a snail could outpace you.
 
2014-02-11 09:23:27 PM  

kasmel: HotIgneous Intruder: Please note: You cannot "drive" on ice.

Just don't do it.

Well, you CAN. You just need chains and a lot of patience.


And hope there isn't some douchebag that thinks four wheel drive and all-season tires mean he can go 100 down the street.
 
2014-02-11 09:23:30 PM  

duke3522: Came here to make fun of my southern friends trying to drive on snow.  But farking ICE!!  Hate that crap!!

/Hang tough my southern friends


If only there was a substance they could put on the ice to melt it

/taxes serve a purpose people should think of situations like this when they complain about them
 
2014-02-11 09:24:05 PM  

Savage Belief: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AngryDragon: They're getting 3 inches?

Your moms getting 3 inches

/hiyooooo!

You're bragging about giving someone's mom 3 inches? You... lucky bastard. Carry on.


He never said it was three inches long...

/Hung like a horse and proud of it, lucky bastard.
//9x2's represent!
 
2014-02-11 09:24:29 PM  

Bontesla: Unobtanium: Bontesla: Unobtanium: Found it.

Preview.weather.gov/graphical

I am hoping their ice accumulation model is wrong...

It's been steadily increasing in accumulation and areas affected all afternoon.

Yes, I know. I was watching it at work, trying to give the operational managers info to make various decisions. Assuming I can't get out tomorrow, I will have to track it as best I can.

It's amazing how quickly we went from random snowstorm to ICE STORM OF DEATH.


Saw that movie on SyFy. Recommendation is nuclear strike.
 
2014-02-11 09:26:47 PM  
I was in Seattle for Xmas of 1994.  That city was paralyzed by 3" of snow that fell during rush hour the Friday before Xmas when everybody and their grandmother was out shopping AND all the yuppies were driving home from their cubicle farms.

And Seattle is hilly as all fark.  Atlanta in 2014 was nothing compared to Seattle 1994.  Cars were abandoned in lanes all over... it took a week for tow trucks to clear the streets of greater Seattle.

Now I reside in Los Angeles so let's check tomorrow's forecast...  Ahh, here it is: Mostly sunny with a High of 64F.

Damn, I hate this cold weather.

/haven't had any rain all winter and the reservoirs are nearly empty; summer's gonna be a biatch
 
2014-02-11 09:26:54 PM  

Chris Ween: kasmel: HotIgneous Intruder: Please note: You cannot "drive" on ice.

Just don't do it.

Well, you CAN. You just need chains and a lot of patience.

Driving isn't he problem.  Stopping is.


Actually, on ice, driving is also a problem. Starting, stopping, turning, speeding up, slowing down, going in a straight line in a stiff breeze. All are issues on ice. And sitting there at an intersection spinning your tires when someone else can't stop is pretty bad.
 
2014-02-11 09:27:18 PM  

rhiannon: Bontesla: Unobtanium: Bontesla: Unobtanium: Found it.

Preview.weather.gov/graphical

I am hoping their ice accumulation model is wrong...

It's been steadily increasing in accumulation and areas affected all afternoon.

Yes, I know. I was watching it at work, trying to give the operational managers info to make various decisions. Assuming I can't get out tomorrow, I will have to track it as best I can.

It's amazing how quickly we went from random snowstorm to ICE STORM OF DEATH.

Saw that movie on SyFy. Recommendation is nuclear strike.


Meh.  Call me when it has ice sharks that shoot lasers from their eyes.
 
2014-02-11 09:27:25 PM  

Bontesla: Unobtanium: Bontesla: Unobtanium: Found it.

Preview.weather.gov/graphical

I am hoping their ice accumulation model is wrong...

It's been steadily increasing in accumulation and areas affected all afternoon.

Yes, I know. I was watching it at work, trying to give the operational managers info to make various decisions. Assuming I can't get out tomorrow, I will have to track it as best I can.

It's amazing how quickly we went from random snowstorm to ICE STORM OF DEATH.


I have a belt full of onions. I was a kid when the 1973 storm hit. We got lucky, our power came back on the next morning. Neighbors were out for two weeks.

I have friends who live in Ontario, they had a horrible ice storm a few years ago.

Here at least, the weather is generally relatively mild (supposed to be in the 60's by the weekend). Power out sucks, but it sucks worse at below zero (C or F).
 
2014-02-11 09:29:51 PM  

texdent: HotIgneous Intruder: kasmel: HotIgneous Intruder: Please note: You cannot "drive" on ice.

Just don't do it.

Well, you CAN. You just need chains and a lot of patience.

And nobody else on the roads OR everybody else with chains on, too.

I'm mainly advising our friends in the south, just don't do it.
Not worth it.

Or just drive really, really slowly to the point a snail could outpace you.


Well, maybe. But I wouldn't even do that.
My rule of thumb is that if I can't walk to my car because of the ice, I'm not going to drive it.

The biggest danger driving on icy roads in the south is the moroons in the giant SUVs who think they can't slide out of control. Ditto the 4 x 4 idiots who think four wheel will help them not slide on ice.
Those trucks are heavy and have lots of inertia and will smash any smaller cars they hit.
 
2014-02-11 09:32:08 PM  

Warlordtrooper: duke3522: Came here to make fun of my southern friends trying to drive on snow.  But farking ICE!!  Hate that crap!!

/Hang tough my southern friends

If only there was a substance they could put on the ice to melt it

/taxes serve a purpose people should think of situations like this when they complain about them


Salt can delay ice formation and get it to melt sooner. But it won't help much during an ice storm.

Hell, you put a decent ice storm in a cold weather area and the plows and sanders will get pulled off the roads due to the dangers.
 
2014-02-11 09:33:14 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: texdent: HotIgneous Intruder: kasmel: HotIgneous Intruder: Please note: You cannot "drive" on ice.

Just don't do it.

Well, you CAN. You just need chains and a lot of patience.

And nobody else on the roads OR everybody else with chains on, too.

I'm mainly advising our friends in the south, just don't do it.
Not worth it.

Or just drive really, really slowly to the point a snail could outpace you.

Well, maybe. But I wouldn't even do that.
My rule of thumb is that if I can't walk to my car because of the ice, I'm not going to drive it.

The biggest danger driving on icy roads in the south is the moroons in the giant SUVs who think they can't slide out of control. Ditto the 4 x 4 idiots who think four wheel will help them not slide on ice.
Those trucks are heavy and have lots of inertia and will smash any smaller cars they hit.


If you can't open your car without deicing it, then don't drive.  Also, be careful walking out to it.  Also, why risk it?
 
2014-02-11 09:47:43 PM  
Shaka, when the snows fall
 
2014-02-11 09:48:32 PM  
The wife, her mother, me and her brother and his wife are changing plans. we were supposed to fly to Atlanta on Friday. It ain't happening. Probably for the better. The BIL may have shingles and i have a tooth that is kicking up and needs looked at. I guess we'll wait a week for the family get together.
 
2014-02-11 09:53:00 PM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-02-11 09:54:54 PM  

Kenny B: Saw this earlier. Hitler and the Atlanta snow.

Link



Hot damn that is awesome ! ! !
 
2014-02-11 09:55:08 PM  

Pinhead Patriot: [static.fjcdn.com image 300x300]


*snort*
 
2014-02-11 09:56:42 PM  

Chris Ween: HotIgneous Intruder: texdent: HotIgneous Intruder: kasmel: HotIgneous Intruder: Please note: You cannot "drive" on ice.

Just don't do it.

Well, you CAN. You just need chains and a lot of patience.

And nobody else on the roads OR everybody else with chains on, too.

I'm mainly advising our friends in the south, just don't do it.
Not worth it.

Or just drive really, really slowly to the point a snail could outpace you.

Well, maybe. But I wouldn't even do that.
My rule of thumb is that if I can't walk to my car because of the ice, I'm not going to drive it.

The biggest danger driving on icy roads in the south is the moroons in the giant SUVs who think they can't slide out of control. Ditto the 4 x 4 idiots who think four wheel will help them not slide on ice.
Those trucks are heavy and have lots of inertia and will smash any smaller cars they hit.

If you can't open your car without deicing it, then don't drive.  Also, be careful walking out to it.  Also, why risk it?


Some people are stupid and some situations make smart people do stupid things.

The worst I have ever been through was a blizzard when the family was going to the second of three visitations for my Grandmother's funeral. We knew we shouldn't head out, but we did anyways.

About half way there, things got worse. After a discussion my parents decided it was more dangerous to go back than go forward (straight shot to the destination, turning around and multiple turns to get home). We covered most of the rest of the trip with my mother's door open leaning outside to tell my father if he was going off the road.

We didn't wait there because there was absolutely zero (not even the front end of the car) visibility and sitting there would get us nailed if anyone came along.

Usually they were smart about heading out in weather like that. But the circumstances made my father decide to try it. Now, what if your mother calls up and says she needs help? You may not be thinking right.
 
2014-02-11 10:03:28 PM  
scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2014-02-11 10:04:45 PM  
The great thing about a small government is they aren't around to help clear the roads or rescue people.

Fortunately for the small government types, there isn't a giant winter storm coming that would require those things. So it's all good.
 
2014-02-11 10:06:08 PM  
Rapmaster2000

That "NoData" zone shows where everyone is already dead.
 
2014-02-11 10:07:05 PM  
shastacola:
I live in the Detroit area,8-10 inches of snow would shut down every school system in the area and has. There would also be empty grocery shelves and people in lines buying gas.

So, just another day in Detroit then?

/I keed, I keed
//Looking down the barrel of 14 inches here
///Giggity
 
2014-02-11 10:08:51 PM  
For those of you making fun of my current city of Atlanta (that I hate), there are a few things you need to know:

1) Snow, by itself, isn't a serious problem.

2) The traffic from two weeks ago wasn't caused by snow.  It was caused by 1 million+ vehicles jamming the roads at the same time.  Keep in mind that it wasn't just 1 million+ people.  It was 1 million+ vehicles.

3) Ice seriously hurt the situation.  I was here for the snow/ice storm of 2011 and the first day was easy to deal with -- because it was just snow on the roads.  The next few days were horrible because the first day snow partially melted and refroze, becoming incredibly perilous.  I seriously nearly broke my ass just walking my dog.  Same thing was true 2 weeks ago.  The ice, more than the snow, was the major issue.

4) This town is hilly.  Really hilly.  Lots of friends have come to visit from NYC, Chicago, LA and SF and pretty much all of them have commented on how hilly Atlanta is; they were all really surprised...they thought it was flat.  Ice+hills is a recipe for disaster.  This isn't the Great Plains.  Although I'm perfectly happy to ding this town for its stupidity, I can't fault it for failing to overcome basic physics.

5) I expect to be without power for quite a while.  Luckily I have gas cooking and I've fully charged my little Sony Reader (it uses E Ink, so it should be good for the duration) and I've got wood for the fireplace and lots of canned foods.  So, I'll see all of you on the other side of this storm.
 
2014-02-11 10:10:44 PM  

Rapmaster2000: DoctorWhat: I'm always amused when someplace in the south shuts down for a few inches of snow.

*reads TFA*

Ice.  Ice is a different matter.  Ice storms suck no matter where you are.

The current prediction is that Augusta should prepare for 5-10 days of no power.  I've been following my part of Atlanta all day and the predictions have become steadily less dire.

Still, I lose power pretty much every afternoon in the summer due to overloading of the grid (this has been common in three different places in Atlanta that I've lived) and it's not uncommon to lose it about once every three months when a tree falls on a line.  This town has way too many trees for overhead power lines.  So, I'm planning on about 24 hours of no power.


Really...I live in Grayson and have only lost power once for a few hours....in 5 years.
 
2014-02-11 10:13:35 PM  

Savage Belief: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AngryDragon: They're getting 3 inches?

Your moms getting 3 inches

/hiyooooo!

You're bragging about giving someone's mom 3 inches? You... lucky bastard. Carry on.


Well, some ladies like them that wide.
 
2014-02-11 10:14:00 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Lee451: Phony_Soldier: Serves em right for losing the war.

We may have lost the war but our Southern belles are the hottest women on the planet.

I hear that a lot from Southerners that have never been to Spain... or Sweden... or LA.


or away from their sister....

/just sayin'
//Southern
///If'n anyones gonna have sex with mah sister it's gunna be ME!
 
2014-02-11 10:14:01 PM  
Bwahaha. It got so cold in flyover country this year (IL, IN, WI) that the salt couldn't melt snow or ice. Essentially, they were just adding more shiat to track into your house. Call us back when it gets bad.
 
2014-02-11 10:26:22 PM  

Kenny B: Bring it! Just hope I don't need my chainsaw. Haven't cranked it in years.


That's why you get an electric saw. runs no problem off my generator or house power and the rare times I need it I don't need to worry if it'll start up or not.
 
2014-02-11 10:43:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [pbs.twimg.com image 848x824]


Might've been useful if there was an indication of where that was.
 
2014-02-11 10:46:55 PM  
Alright lets get things out of the way. Subby , you're an ass. I'm way late, wanted to talk real weather talk with people but well, sure lets make fun of people/cities with only enough sand/salt to maybe do overpasses bridges that is the south we close down for a day or two ,most I've seen in almost 30 years is 3 days and that was early March when we go 12 inches of snow lot's pf places east of us got more.
 
2014-02-11 10:49:20 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Alright lets get things out of the way. Subby , you're an ass. I'm way late, wanted to talk real weather talk with people but well, sure lets make fun of people/cities with only enough sand/salt to maybe do overpasses bridges that is the south we close down for a day or two ,most I've seen in almost 30 years is 3 days and that was early March when we go 12 inches of snow lot's pf places east of us got more.


We had our first snow here in two years the same day Atlanta got gridlocked. Made me feel nostalgic, since I used to live in New Hampshire and was used to loads of snow.
 
2014-02-11 10:49:27 PM  

John Buck 41: Rapmaster2000: [pbs.twimg.com image 848x824]

Might've been useful if there was an indication of where that was.


It's NW Georgia.  The 0.44 where the 3 roads meet in the center is Atlanta.
 
2014-02-11 10:51:44 PM  

TigerzDad: Ice/sleet/freezing rain with some snow...

AT LEAST 3 inches - could be much more


I live in Hall County and it was sleeting when I drove to work today.  Some minor snow fall today with ice/more rain expected tomorrow.  Everyone gets a snow day.
 
2014-02-11 10:54:41 PM  

Rapmaster2000: DoctorWhat: I'm always amused when someplace in the south shuts down for a few inches of snow.

*reads TFA*

Ice.  Ice is a different matter.  Ice storms suck no matter where you are.

The current prediction is that Augusta should prepare for 5-10 days of no power.  I've been following my part of Atlanta all day and the predictions have become steadily less dire.

Still, I lose power pretty much every afternoon in the summer due to overloading of the grid (this has been common in three different places in Atlanta that I've lived) and it's not uncommon to lose it about once every three months when a tree falls on a line.  This town has way too many trees for overhead power lines.  So, I'm planning on about 24 hours of no power.


That is odd. I have lived here for a dozen years and cannot remember the last time I lost power even in storms or anything. I am sure I have, but certainly never anything for more than an hour or so.
 
2014-02-11 10:56:04 PM  

RottenEggs: YabbaDabbaDouchebag: Virginia has already declared a state of emergency. Schools will close. People will panic. Snow might fall.

Meh.

4 wheel drives with VA tags upside down in the ditch tomorrow ?


FTFU
 
2014-02-11 10:56:43 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Alright lets get things out of the way. Subby , you're an ass. I'm way late, wanted to talk real weather talk with people but well, sure lets make fun of people/cities with only enough sand/salt to maybe do overpasses bridges that is the south we close down for a day or two ,most I've seen in almost 30 years is 3 days and that was early March when we go 12 inches of snow lot's pf places east of us got more.


That is the fault of people voting for people that think taxes should not exist. If the red states governments were properly funded they would be prepared
 
2014-02-11 11:03:13 PM  
Really Atlanta? Really? This isn't the Apocalypse. It's a one day storm. You will be fine with the food you already have. No need to clear out groceries stores. You will be 43 degrees Thursday, 48 Friday and Saturday, and 58 Sunday. One day below freezing. That's it. Calm the f*ck down.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-02-11 11:06:04 PM  

No Such Agency: Pinhead Patriot: [static.fjcdn.com image 300x300]

It's easy to make fun of the South for not weathering this weather very well.  But they don't have any bloody snow tires, and their cities don't own fifty plows each.  Because normally that would be a big waste of money.


Thank you! Everything you said is true. Northerners that laugh at us must not understand climate. Yes, we get snow and can react accordingly, but when you get 2" of farking ICE you need a farking Zamboni machine to drive and that is only if you are on flat terrain,
 
2014-02-11 11:06:21 PM  

Walker: Really Atlanta? Really? This isn't the Apocalypse. It's a one day storm. You will be fine with the food you already have. No need to clear out groceries stores. You will be 43 degrees Thursday, 48 Friday and Saturday, and 58 Sunday. One day below freezing. That's it. Calm the f*ck down.


Mostly they're planning out parties, according to my friends living there.
 
2014-02-11 11:09:53 PM  

Walker: Really Atlanta? Really? This isn't the Apocalypse. It's a one day storm. You will be fine with the food you already have. No need to clear out groceries stores. You will be 43 degrees Thursday, 48 Friday and Saturday, and 58 Sunday. One day below freezing. That's it. Calm the f*ck down.


It isn't SNOW it is ICE. No one can be smug with ICE.

/learned to drive in the snow
 
2014-02-11 11:14:27 PM  

Walker: You will be 43 degrees Thursday, 48 Friday and Saturday, and 58 Sunday. One day below freezing. That's it. Calm the f*ck down.


Having lived here for a few years, I've learned that a day or two above freezing is not enough to melt ice that's accumulated.  If you try to drive on a day that's in the mid-to-upper 40s after ice has settled on the streets, you're going to have a bad time.

The principal problem is not snow or low temperatures.  The MAIN problem is ice on the streets, that doesn't melt quickly...and, ice on trees that brings down power lines.  You may be surprised by this, but melting ice doesn't magically repair power lines that have been disrupted.

Also, you see this:

media.nj.com

It's from New Jersey.  Before a snow storm.  Just Google "northeast snow storm" -- there are pages of images depicting the same thing.

And, frankly, I'm amazed you've gotten me to defend a city I absolutely hate.
 
2014-02-11 11:16:32 PM  

Warlordtrooper: tinfoil-hat maggie: Alright lets get things out of the way. Subby , you're an ass. I'm way late, wanted to talk real weather talk with people but well, sure lets make fun of people/cities with only enough sand/salt to maybe do overpasses bridges that is the south we close down for a day or two ,most I've seen in almost 30 years is 3 days and that was early March when we go 12 inches of snow lot's pf places east of us got more.

That is the fault of people voting for people that think taxes should not exist. If the red states governments were properly funded they would be prepared


Wut? Yea think every county should buy plows and salt trucks. that would at most get used twice a year. New level I see...
 
2014-02-11 11:17:43 PM  
How much is a few tons of salt (or sand) to a city with a budget like Atlanta? Just buy it and store it somewhere. It's not gonna spoil, FFS.
 
2014-02-11 11:20:23 PM  

Walker: Really Atlanta? Really? This isn't the Apocalypse. It's a one day storm. You will be fine with the food you already have. No need to clear out groceries stores. You will be 43 degrees Thursday, 48 Friday and Saturday, and 58 Sunday. One day below freezing. That's it. Calm the f*ck down.


Actually, for North Atlanta we're talking from Tuesday to Thursday.

South Atlanta we're talking Wednesday and Thursday.

This doesn't include things like the time it takes to thaw the city AFTER Thursday.
 
2014-02-11 11:23:36 PM  

John Buck 41: How much is a few tons of salt (or sand) to a city with a budget like Atlanta? Just buy it and store it somewhere. It's not gonna spoil, FFS.


And prove government is capable? Nonsense.

In all seriousness though - winter storms in Atlanta are historically unpredictable given its location.
 
2014-02-11 11:24:12 PM  

John Buck 41: How much is a few tons of salt (or sand) to a city with a budget like Atlanta? Just buy it and store it somewhere. It's not gonna spoil, FFS.


When it pours down rain immediately prior to icing...the salt and sand wash away. How do you solve that dilemma? I cannot believe I am defending Atlanta...but really...pick on some REAL shortcoming we have.
 
2014-02-11 11:26:36 PM  

John Buck 41: How much is a few tons of salt (or sand) to a city with a budget like Atlanta? Just buy it and store it somewhere. It's not gonna spoil, FFS.


Atlanta due to mismanagement can't even get enough water at times and you want them to do wut?

/Right, look Atlanta traffic can crash wist on wreck. With, snow,ice,etc. nothing is moving.

/Hate travailing to Atlanta.
 
2014-02-11 11:29:10 PM  

John Buck 41: How much is a few tons of salt (or sand) to a city with a budget like Atlanta? Just buy it and store it somewhere. It's not gonna spoil, FFS.


Lots of people think the government of the City of Atlanta controls the six million people that are commonly referred to as Atlantans.  It isn't true.

The City controls about 450K people (or, fewer than 8 per cent).  And, the State government is -- and, has been for as long as I've been here -- prejudiced against the city and the entire metro area.  Sure, the City brings in most of the money...but, if you're expecting State deployment of resources to reflect that fact, you're gonna have a hard time*.

* I've used this phraseology repeatedly.  It's deliberate.
 
2014-02-11 11:31:14 PM  
scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net

I've got this.
 
2014-02-11 11:32:52 PM  
God I love it when they get a taste of snow down there.  I hope y'all freeze your asses off.  Deathstorm 2014 half an inch of snow and ice shut down everything!!!
 
2014-02-11 11:34:02 PM  

Bontesla: In all seriousness though - winter storms in Atlanta are historically unpredictable given its location.


Historically, storms like this are pretty common.  At least once or twice per season...prior to 2000, that is.  A bit less frequently recently.

Seriously.

I'd also like to applaud all of you for making me a cheerleader for a city that I farking hate.  I miss California more than any of you can possibly imagine.
 
2014-02-11 11:49:36 PM  

99.998er: Rapmaster2000: DoctorWhat: I'm always amused when someplace in the south shuts down for a few inches of snow.

*reads TFA*

Ice.  Ice is a different matter.  Ice storms suck no matter where you are.

The current prediction is that Augusta should prepare for 5-10 days of no power.  I've been following my part of Atlanta all day and the predictions have become steadily less dire.

Still, I lose power pretty much every afternoon in the summer due to overloading of the grid (this has been common in three different places in Atlanta that I've lived) and it's not uncommon to lose it about once every three months when a tree falls on a line.  This town has way too many trees for overhead power lines.  So, I'm planning on about 24 hours of no power.

That is odd. I have lived here for a dozen years and cannot remember the last time I lost power even in storms or anything. I am sure I have, but certainly never anything for more than an hour or so.


ITP has terrible air conditioning issues caused by infill.  My clocks are blinking every hot day in July when I come home from work.  I live in Oak Grove (the DeKalb one) and I also had these issues in Inman Park and Cabbagetown.  The power never goes out at my office in Suwanee.
 
2014-02-11 11:49:44 PM  
Bontesla:

tinfoil-hat Maggie:

coldf33t:

eraser8:


Just trying to offer a common sense suggestion. If your civic leaders are too short-sighted to accept it, I feel sorry for you.
 
2014-02-11 11:57:25 PM  
Rain just started.  It begins.
 
2014-02-12 12:01:57 AM  

eraser8: Bontesla: In all seriousness though - winter storms in Atlanta are historically unpredictable given its location.

Historically, storms like this are pretty common.  At least once or twice per season...prior to 2000, that is.  A bit less frequently recently.

Seriously.

I'd also like to applaud all of you for making me a cheerleader for a city that I farking hate.  I miss California more than any of you can possibly imagine.


I am sorry you hate Atlanta so much. I absolutely love this city. I am very liberal also (as your profile says you are). I find no problem finding cool friends and fascinating places & events. The climate is usually great and the people are friendly. The cost of living beats the hell out of any major city in the U.S. The crime rate is below average if you live anywhere in the northern part of the Perimeter. Maybe you should get out more or go back to California to be happy. I do not mean that to be condescending, just for you to be happy.
 
2014-02-12 12:02:51 AM  

John Buck 41: Just trying to offer a common sense suggestion. If your civic leaders are too short-sighted to accept it, I feel sorry for you.


The thing you may not understand is that there isn't one civic leader that takes charge.   Or, even two or three.  There are 30 to 40 of them.  And, they all jealously guard their domains.  They don't coordinate.

And, even within jurisdictions, there are overlapping authorities.  Mayor Reed controls the surface streets of Atlanta.  He has no control over the interstates that run through the City or the schools or the 80+% of the metro area that's commonly called Atlanta.  I'm honestly not sure why he'd want the job.

In any case, your "common sense" suggestion isn't exactly new.  All the local players know how disjointed the region is.  They don't seem to care.  They seem to care about their own local power...which, sometimes doesn't extend further than a few hundred feet from their physical offices.
 
2014-02-12 12:07:40 AM  

John Buck 41: Bontesla:

tinfoil-hat Maggie:

coldf33t:

eraser8:

Just trying to offer a common sense suggestion. If your civic leaders are too short-sighted to accept it, I feel sorry for you.


Well see it's take in a a bit of intelligence or knowledge of the problem/.I.m tote's fur sure ,an you could solve i with out addicting to Atlanta budget, ^rick.
 
2014-02-12 12:10:02 AM  

eraser8: In any case, your "common sense" suggestion isn't exactly new


you realize he is not really trying to promote "common sense" , but rather take a wussy swipe at a red state.
/not that it is not deserved, mind you
//keep safe
///looking at around 8" of snow up here near knoxville...in the mountains
////hope there is no ice
 
2014-02-12 12:11:34 AM  

Rapmaster2000: 99.998er: Rapmaster2000: DoctorWhat: I'm always amused when someplace in the south shuts down for a few inches of snow.

*reads TFA*

Ice.  Ice is a different matter.  Ice storms suck no matter where you are.

The current prediction is that Augusta should prepare for 5-10 days of no power.  I've been following my part of Atlanta all day and the predictions have become steadily less dire.

Still, I lose power pretty much every afternoon in the summer due to overloading of the grid (this has been common in three different places in Atlanta that I've lived) and it's not uncommon to lose it about once every three months when a tree falls on a line.  This town has way too many trees for overhead power lines.  So, I'm planning on about 24 hours of no power.

That is odd. I have lived here for a dozen years and cannot remember the last time I lost power even in storms or anything. I am sure I have, but certainly never anything for more than an hour or so.

ITP has terrible air conditioning issues caused by infill.  My clocks are blinking every hot day in July when I come home from work.  I live in Oak Grove (the DeKalb one) and I also had these issues in Inman Park and Cabbagetown.  The power never goes out at my office in Suwanee.


That is weird. My sister lived barely inside the Perimeter just off Lawrenceville Hwy. in Decatur. She had much more problems than I with power outages. However, she had more trees and such.
 
2014-02-12 12:11:41 AM  
As a 'Sconnie stick in NC, I can only say "what the farkity fark, south?"
 
2014-02-12 12:14:21 AM  

99.998er: Maybe you should get out more or go back to California to be happy. I do not mean that to be condescending, just for you to be happy.


I knew I loved California when I had just finished sky-diving and my friends and I had a hard time deciding whether we wanted to go skiing or go to the beach.  Each option was equally attractive.

If I'd come to Atlanta from any other place, I suspect I wouldn't be so negative.  Atlanta isn't a terrible place compared to some other places I've lived...but, compared to California, I hate it (even if I'm defending it from some of the nasty things people are saying about it now).
 
2014-02-12 12:19:23 AM  

eraser8: 99.998er: Maybe you should get out more or go back to California to be happy. I do not mean that to be condescending, just for you to be happy.

I knew I loved California when I had just finished sky-diving and my friends and I had a hard time deciding whether we wanted to go skiing or go to the beach.  Each option was equally attractive.

If I'd come to Atlanta from any other place, I suspect I wouldn't be so negative.  Atlanta isn't a terrible place compared to some other places I've lived...but, compared to California, I hate it (even if I'm defending it from some of the nasty things people are saying about it now).


OK...I am on your side, even though I love Atlanta. My nephew from San Diego came for a bit and was not impressed. Guess it has to grow on you and know where to go.
 
2014-02-12 12:25:23 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: John Buck 41: Bontesla:

tinfoil-hat Maggie:

coldf33t:

eraser8:

Just trying to offer a common sense suggestion. If your civic leaders are too short-sighted to accept it, I feel sorry for you.

Well see it's take in a a bit of intelligence or knowledge of the problem/.I.m tote's fur sure ,an you could solve i with out addicting to Atlanta budget, ^rick.


I have no idea what you're trying to say here.
 
2014-02-12 12:28:59 AM  

mr lawson: you realize he is not really trying to promote "common sense" , but rather take a wussy swipe at a red state.


Wrong. What I posted was as far from a wussy swipe as possible. If you want to think otherwise, have fun.
 
2014-02-12 12:31:42 AM  

John Buck 41: tinfoil-hat maggie: John Buck 41: Bontesla:

tinfoil-hat Maggie:

coldf33t:

eraser8:

Just trying to offer a common sense suggestion. If your civic leaders are too short-sighted to accept it, I feel sorry for you.

Well see it's take in a a bit of intelligence or knowledge of the problem/.I.m tote's fur sure ,an you could solve i with out addicting to Atlanta budget, ^rick.

I have no idea what you're trying to say here.


Easy to explain John. Maggie is talking in code to his/her alien friends. The Apocalypse is near friend. Stock up now!
 
2014-02-12 12:34:22 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Rain just started.  It begins.


Sleeting in Buford. Going to bed. Stay safe all.
 
2014-02-12 12:34:23 AM  
i160.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-12 12:35:44 AM  
bullshiat...your "common sense" is just a different variety of our "Bless your Heart" crap.
 
2014-02-12 12:37:51 AM  

eraser8: John Buck 41: Just trying to offer a common sense suggestion. If your civic leaders are too short-sighted to accept it, I feel sorry for you.

The thing you may not understand is that there isn't one civic leader that takes charge.   Or, even two or three.  There are 30 to 40 of them.  And, they all jealously guard their domains.  They don't coordinate.

And, even within jurisdictions, there are overlapping authorities.  Mayor Reed controls the surface streets of Atlanta.  He has no control over the interstates that run through the City or the schools or the 80+% of the metro area that's commonly called Atlanta.  I'm honestly not sure why he'd want the job.

In any case, your "common sense" suggestion isn't exactly new.  All the local players know how disjointed the region is.  They don't seem to care.  They seem to care about their own local power...which, sometimes doesn't extend further than a few hundred feet from their physical offices.


Wow. After reading that I feel even more sorry for you than I did before.

Here? State takes care of state roads and I-95. Towns/cities deal with their own roads/streets. For the most part we get from point A to point B just fine. One has to be careful and slow down but it's no big deal 95+% of the time. I hate the cold from mid October til mid April but driving is not a big deal. Helps when one has 40 years of experience.

Stay well, southerners.
 
2014-02-12 12:38:42 AM  

John Buck 41: tinfoil-hat maggie: John Buck 41: Bontesla:

tinfoil-hat Maggie:

coldf33t:

eraser8:

Just trying to offer a common sense suggestion. If your civic leaders are too short-sighted to accept it, I feel sorry for you.

Well see it's take in a a bit of intelligence or knowledge of the problem/.I.m tote's fur sure ,an you could solve i with out addicting to Atlanta budget, ^rick.

I have no idea what you're trying to say here.


I'm saying it snows maybe one a year. Most of the time not even that but you go on with your comments on how to fix it? I'm sure they'll be interested.
 
2014-02-12 12:43:02 AM  

mr lawson: bullshiat...your "common sense" is just a different variety of our "Bless your Heart" crap.


Really? You think a major metropolitan area stocking up on salt and sand isn't a good idea? Even if they'll only use it rarely?

REALLY?

Don't make me post something I'm dying to.

Fark it. I'm going to bed. See you all (FU*K---I meant 'y'all') in the morning.
 
2014-02-12 12:43:43 AM  

vengethis: [i160.photobucket.com image 184x273]



An inch of ICE dickhead.
i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-02-12 12:49:40 AM  

John Buck 41: mr lawson: bullshiat...your "common sense" is just a different variety of our "Bless your Heart" crap.

Really? You think a major metropolitan area stocking up on salt and sand isn't a good idea? Even if they'll only use it rarely?

REALLY?

Don't make me post something I'm dying to.

Fark it. I'm going to bed. See you all (FU*K---I meant 'y'all') in the morning.


oh...you mean doing something this?
 
2014-02-12 01:01:00 AM  

BravadoGT: Atlanta has cleaned the shelves.  My wife just came back from the store with TP.  Scott's.

WTF?  She's a philistine


You have to make do in a crisis.
 
2014-02-12 01:01:05 AM  

mr lawson: John Buck 41: mr lawson: bullshiat...your "common sense" is just a different variety of our "Bless your Heart" crap.

Really? You think a major metropolitan area stocking up on salt and sand isn't a good idea? Even if they'll only use it rarely?

REALLY?

Don't make me post something I'm dying to.

Fark it. I'm going to bed. See you all (FU*K---I meant 'y'all') in the morning.

oh...you mean doing something this?


Do you have a better plan with the limited resources available? Since storms like this reach the South maybe once a decade, what is your idea? Flamethrowers to clear 285?
 
2014-02-12 01:02:05 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: I might laugh at silly southerners, but is Denver really prepared for a tsunami?


Don't try and bring critical thinking into this
 
2014-02-12 01:04:02 AM  

99.998er: Do you have a better plan with the limited resources available? Since storms like this reach the South maybe once a decade, what is your idea? Flamethrowers to clear 285?


err...was that directed at me or the "enlighten, common sense" guy?
 
2014-02-12 01:04:47 AM  
who..mind you...couldn't find Atlanta on a map of GA....lol
 
2014-02-12 01:17:30 AM  

mr lawson: 99.998er: Do you have a better plan with the limited resources available? Since storms like this reach the South maybe once a decade, what is your idea? Flamethrowers to clear 285?

err...was that directed at me or the "enlighten, common sense" guy?


At you, Mr. Lawson.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2014-02-12 01:22:02 AM  
We had this entire "the south is stupid" thread two weeks ago, with everyone saying pretty much exactly the same things.

To summarize:

It's not the cost of storing the salt and sand, it's the cost of buying and maintaining the 4,000+ trucks that actually distribute it
Atlanta is a very sprawled out metro area
Georgia and Atlanta officials have already mea culpa'd for the clusterfark two weeks ago, they will be as ready as they can be this time
Ice is not snow
Good for all you northerners who laugh, you live with it every year, and are prepared. Southerners generally do not, and are not
I don't care how well you drive in inclement weather, there will always be someone else to fark up your car for you

That should pretty much settle everything.
 
2014-02-12 01:22:08 AM  

99.998er: mr lawson: 99.998er: Do you have a better plan with the limited resources available? Since storms like this reach the South maybe once a decade, what is your idea? Flamethrowers to clear 285?

err...was that directed at me or the "enlighten, common sense" guy?

At you, Mr. Lawson.


My "idea" is doing exactly what you all are doing and what we are doing up here in knoxville...the best we can..for something we don't get very often.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2014-02-12 01:22:54 AM  
Oh, and stay safe, everyone in the path of this storm.
 
2014-02-12 01:25:25 AM  

99.998er: eraser8: 99.998er: Maybe you should get out more or go back to California to be happy. I do not mean that to be condescending, just for you to be happy.

I knew I loved California when I had just finished sky-diving and my friends and I had a hard time deciding whether we wanted to go skiing or go to the beach.  Each option was equally attractive.

If I'd come to Atlanta from any other place, I suspect I wouldn't be so negative.  Atlanta isn't a terrible place compared to some other places I've lived...but, compared to California, I hate it (even if I'm defending it from some of the nasty things people are saying about it now).

OK...I am on your side, even though I love Atlanta. My nephew from San Diego came for a bit and was not impressed. Guess it has to grow on you and know where to go.


When I think about it, I shouldn't really say that I hate Atlanta.  I hate the eastern 5/6th of North America.  Atlanta is actually probably the best place that I've lived outside of California.

Maybe it's just that those of us who've lived in California are completely farking spoiled.
 
2014-02-12 01:26:56 AM  
Threadjackistan, you're a peach.
 
2014-02-12 01:28:49 AM  
we've had predictions anywhere from 3"-7"+ here. looks like temps will be borderline for a mix early on then changing over to snow. I don't need to get out but I hope the lights stay on. no backup heat here. elec only.
 
2014-02-12 01:33:21 AM  

Hobodeluxe: we've had predictions anywhere from 3"-7"+ here. looks like temps will be borderline for a mix early on then changing over to snow. I don't need to get out but I hope the lights stay on. no backup heat here. elec only.


Atlanta fist bump?
 
2014-02-12 01:34:55 AM  

mr lawson: 99.998er: mr lawson: 99.998er: Do you have a better plan with the limited resources available? Since storms like this reach the South maybe once a decade, what is your idea? Flamethrowers to clear 285?

err...was that directed at me or the "enlighten, common sense" guy?

At you, Mr. Lawson.

My "idea" is doing exactly what you all are doing and what we are doing up here in knoxville...the best we can..for something we don't get very often.


OK, must have misinterpreted you earlier. Stay warm and stay safe. Keep off roads if at all possible.
 
2014-02-12 01:42:00 AM  

eraser8: Hobodeluxe: we've had predictions anywhere from 3"-7"+ here. looks like temps will be borderline for a mix early on then changing over to snow. I don't need to get out but I hope the lights stay on. no backup heat here. elec only.

Atlanta fist bump?


close but not quite. Dalton Ga. about 90 min North on 75
 
2014-02-12 01:53:14 AM  

Hobodeluxe: eraser8: Hobodeluxe: we've had predictions anywhere from 3"-7"+ here. looks like temps will be borderline for a mix early on then changing over to snow. I don't need to get out but I hope the lights stay on. no backup heat here. elec only.

Atlanta fist bump?

close but not quite. Dalton Ga. about 90 min North on 75


Then at least you should be better off than me.  You should be seeing snow, mostly.   I'm ITP -- but, thankfully, north of I-20.   Still, my neighborhood is full of trees.  Full.  Of.  Trees.

If power stays on and all I get is snow and a bit of ice, I'm good.  I've got supplies.  My big worry is that power will be out and I won't be able to leave because nearly every street around my house is heavily shaded...and, that means stubbornly persistent ice -- even with temps in the 40s.
 
2014-02-12 01:58:06 AM  

eraser8: 99.998er: eraser8: 99.998er: Maybe you should get out more or go back to California to be happy. I do not mean that to be condescending, just for you to be happy.

I knew I loved California when I had just finished sky-diving and my friends and I had a hard time deciding whether we wanted to go skiing or go to the beach.  Each option was equally attractive.

If I'd come to Atlanta from any other place, I suspect I wouldn't be so negative.  Atlanta isn't a terrible place compared to some other places I've lived...but, compared to California, I hate it (even if I'm defending it from some of the nasty things people are saying about it now).

OK...I am on your side, even though I love Atlanta. My nephew from San Diego came for a bit and was not impressed. Guess it has to grow on you and know where to go.

When I think about it, I shouldn't really say that I hate Atlanta.  I hate the eastern 5/6th of North America.  Atlanta is actually probably the best place that I've lived outside of California.

Maybe it's just that those of us who've lived in California are completely farking spoiled.


Perspective I guess, If I lived outside the Perimeter in the suburbs it would be like any other city. Actually living inside such a perimeter probably would not be too different than any other city. I like Atlanta though, the people are cool and diverse. Actually all of my friends here are transplants from somewhere else. Not sure if I know a true Atlantan,
 
2014-02-12 02:21:58 AM  

Walker: Really Atlanta? Really? This isn't the Apocalypse. It's a one day storm. You will be fine with the food you already have. No need to clear out groceries stores. You will be 43 degrees Thursday, 48 Friday and Saturday, and 58 Sunday. One day below freezing. That's it. Calm the f*ck down.

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img.fark.net


static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-02-12 02:22:29 AM  
fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net
 
2014-02-12 02:26:15 AM  

eraser8: Hobodeluxe: eraser8: Hobodeluxe: we've had predictions anywhere from 3"-7"+ here. looks like temps will be borderline for a mix early on then changing over to snow. I don't need to get out but I hope the lights stay on. no backup heat here. elec only.

Atlanta fist bump?

close but not quite. Dalton Ga. about 90 min North on 75

Then at least you should be better off than me.  You should be seeing snow, mostly.   I'm ITP -- but, thankfully, north of I-20.   Still, my neighborhood is full of trees.  Full.  Of.  Trees.

If power stays on and all I get is snow and a bit of ice, I'm good.  I've got supplies.  My big worry is that power will be out and I won't be able to leave because nearly every street around my house is heavily shaded...and, that means stubbornly persistent ice -- even with temps in the 40s.


lots of trees here. I fell 3 of them this summer after one fell on the house and totaled a bedroom and abou 1/2 my roof.
 
2014-02-12 02:50:48 AM  
Speaking as a native Coloradoan, STFU, losers.
 
2014-02-12 04:52:55 AM  
Worst winter since, i don't know, 2010. Stay home in the south. We'll get ours tomorrow. I'm guessing 12"-18" here, on top of about 8" of snow and ice already on the ground. I hope I'm wrong in a good way.

I hate this farking shiat with a passion. To think I had a job offer making more money in Hong Kong but my wife missed her life. Christ.
 
2014-02-12 06:01:28 AM  

AngryDragon: They're getting 3 inches?


At least.

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-12 07:26:43 AM  
Well, just looked out the window to survey the dawn and everything's frozen. My driveway looks like Sub Zero was kicking ass out there. Flawless victory
 
2014-02-12 08:58:31 AM  
Driving from Norfolk, VA to Kings Bay, GA tomorrow. Hope I make it.
 
2014-02-12 11:03:49 AM  

RoughTrickNamedJim: Driving from Norfolk, VA to Kings Bay, GA tomorrow. Hope I make it.


Stay in Norfolk.

Or better yet, come stay in Virginia Beach. Our weather will be balmy in comparison.
 
2014-02-12 11:20:33 AM  
You're missing the point. I am sure this storm will be handled better than the last, but us northerners just thought it was funny watching declared states of emergency, and people failing to slow down and drive. There is nothing to defend against. It is a simple joke. I am sure people will do better this time, but in the last storm, it was obvious some folks didn't take the threat seriously and were driving like idiots. Some people drive like idiots up here too, but apparently a lot more did in the last storm. The congestion was a result of piss poor planning on parts of both the government and the people. Now shut the hell up while we laugh at you for our own amusement. It is all in jest.

Now I am going to mock your idiot governor for declaring a state of emergency over this.

Look, I think we all recognize that freezing rain and ice is nothing to screw with, but the combination of a lack of plows and no clue how to plan your day around, much less drive in 2-5 inches of snow IS in fact quite comical.
 
2014-02-12 11:31:44 AM  
Thanks a lot, Global Warming!
 
2014-02-12 12:16:57 PM  
I will laugh at everyone in the South dying because I live in an area that gets snow regularly.
 
2014-02-13 06:44:32 AM  

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: I will laugh at everyone in the South dying because I live in an area that gets snow regularly.


Yes. EVERYONE IS DYING. You misjudged that, too.
 
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