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(CNN)   Winter storm of historic proportions set to hit the southeastern U.S. is like a repeat from two weeks ago, only worse   (cnn.com ) divider line
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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.
 
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