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(Fox 13 Tampa Bay)   That's right, Florida. 0.1" of snow Shut her down, boys   ( fox13news.com) divider line
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2018-01-03 11:22:06 AM  
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2018-01-03 11:23:01 AM  
Remember Floridians, the yellow snow isn't for eating.
 
2018-01-03 11:24:46 AM  
Well as long as The Waffle House Index is up and running, all should be good to go...

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2018-01-03 11:25:10 AM  
When Las Vegas got rain, people would continue driving as if there was no rain. But then, they don't get much of it. It wouldn't shock me that Florida would have problems with an inch of snow.
 
2018-01-03 11:25:31 AM  
Wheee

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2018-01-03 11:27:10 AM  
So it comes to this.
 
2018-01-03 11:27:50 AM  

Mouren: Remember Floridians, the yellow snow isn't for eating.


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2018-01-03 11:27:57 AM  
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2018-01-03 11:28:05 AM  
I think the 3 days of rain becoming ice and slush before the snow is the biggest problem. No one in Florida has more than all season tires unless they just drove in from up north. Most Floridians have bald ass summer tires. Not worn until the steel is showing....

/sigh
 
2018-01-03 11:29:49 AM  
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2018-01-03 11:30:11 AM  
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2018-01-03 11:31:10 AM  

skinink: When Las Vegas got rain, people would continue driving as if there was no rain. But then, they don't get much of it. It wouldn't shock me that Florida would have problems with an inch of snow.


Not an inch, one tenth of an inch.
But they had freezing rain beforehand, so I'd imagine roads were slick.
 
2018-01-03 11:33:34 AM  
"As exciting as this is, please use extreme caution if you are driving [and] don't expose yourself to the cold for too long without proper gear,"

I usually hate the threads with the mid-westerners brag about their driving skills and how 3 feet of snow is nothing and the Californians saying they wont even get out of bed for an earthquake less than a 6.0.
But this is just silliness.
 
2018-01-03 11:34:24 AM  
Florida man is going to have new adventures.
 
2018-01-03 11:35:45 AM  
I don't care what anyone says. Driving on ice is treacherous.

4 wheel drive does not always mean, 4 wheel stop.
 
2018-01-03 11:36:17 AM  
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Governor Florida looks a lot like President Madagascar
 
2018-01-03 11:37:44 AM  

lindalouwho: skinink: When Las Vegas got rain, people would continue driving as if there was no rain. But then, they don't get much of it. It wouldn't shock me that Florida would have problems with an inch of snow.

Not an inch, one tenth of an inch.
But they had freezing rain beforehand, so I'd imagine roads were slick.


Also, this is not a condition Florida is used to.  They have not had any chance to develop any experience driving on that type of road conditions.

/Live in SE KY
//From N FL
/// My family have now had more snow this winter than I have.
 
2018-01-03 11:38:11 AM  
My friend in FL keeps saying, "We're freezing here, too.  50 feels like 30, so you have to take that into account."  Meanwhile, I woke up to -1 the other day and could see my breath in my living room.  What kills me is we grew up together in the Adirondack region and she only moved to FL last year.  Didn't take her long to get in the FL mindset.
 
2018-01-03 11:38:15 AM  
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2018-01-03 11:38:19 AM  
Meanwhile, in Japan ...

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2018-01-03 11:39:47 AM  
Florida are wimps


*lives in Ohio*
 
2018-01-03 11:40:33 AM  
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2018-01-03 11:40:43 AM  
GLOW BALL WARNING!!1!
 
2018-01-03 11:40:48 AM  

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You don't snow on another man's car.
 
2018-01-03 11:41:20 AM  

lindalouwho: skinink: When Las Vegas got rain, people would continue driving as if there was no rain. But then, they don't get much of it. It wouldn't shock me that Florida would have problems with an inch of snow.

Not an inch, one tenth of an inch.
But they had freezing rain beforehand, so I'd imagine roads were slick.


^^^ This ^^^
I woke up to ice on the car this morning.  Had to scrape it off with a scraper I keep in the trunk that I bought after visiting some friends up north one Christmas.  There may have been some flurries, but ice and freezing rain was the issue.  Local schools with kids that walk, plus buses on slick roads, superintendent decided to shut it down for the day.  It was worse east of us and cars were skidding off of I-10 (not just Floridians).  Troopers shut down some sections of the interstate for a while.
 
2018-01-03 11:41:24 AM  
Can confirm the flurries, which caused everyone in my office complex to run outside and film it.
The bad part was the light rain earlier this morning and the little patches of ice that formed on the roads. People here don't know how to drive in rain, much less with ice and light snow. Was surprised to only see two accidents on my commute in.

/bundled up
//drinking tea
///slashies in threes
 
2018-01-03 11:42:43 AM  
Florida drivers in the snow are like South California drivers in the rain.
 
2018-01-03 11:42:47 AM  
So much for global warming?
 
2018-01-03 11:43:52 AM  

phalamir: lindalouwho: skinink: When Las Vegas got rain, people would continue driving as if there was no rain. But then, they don't get much of it. It wouldn't shock me that Florida would have problems with an inch of snow.

Not an inch, one tenth of an inch.
But they had freezing rain beforehand, so I'd imagine roads were slick.

Also, this is not a condition Florida is used to.  They have not had any chance to develop any experience driving on that type of road conditions.

/Live in SE KY
//From N FL
/// My family have now had more snow this winter than I have.


Winters have been so mild in southern Ohio lately (snow wise) I worry about Ohio drivers with no real experience.
 
2018-01-03 11:45:03 AM  

fsufan: lindalouwho: skinink: When Las Vegas got rain, people would continue driving as if there was no rain. But then, they don't get much of it. It wouldn't shock me that Florida would have problems with an inch of snow.

Not an inch, one tenth of an inch.
But they had freezing rain beforehand, so I'd imagine roads were slick.

^^^ This ^^^
I woke up to ice on the car this morning.  Had to scrape it off with a scraper I keep in the trunk that I bought after visiting some friends up north one Christmas.


Handy tip. If you have ice on your windshield, get a pitcher of very hot water. Boiling from the stove. And pour that all over your windshield. Very soon you won't have any ice obscuring your vision.
Ever again.
 
2018-01-03 11:45:09 AM  
and how many of the people making fun of us down in the south were whining when it hit 85 this summer?
 
2018-01-03 11:46:05 AM  
The issue isn't with the snow (what little it amounts to). The issue is the thin layer of ice on the roads, etc.
 
2018-01-03 11:47:22 AM  
No big deal.. There has always been a lot of flakes in Florida..
 
2018-01-03 11:48:00 AM  

abhorrent1: "As exciting as this is, please use extreme caution if you are driving [and] don't expose yourself to the cold for too long without proper gear,"

I usually hate the threads with the mid-westerners brag about their driving skills and how 3 feet of snow is nothing and the Californians saying they wont even get out of bed for an earthquake less than a 6.0.
But this is just silliness.


It is good advice.   Most Floridians wear flip flops year around and their heaviest coat is a windbreaker.

It is 32 in my town right now, which is pretty cold for these parts.
 
2018-01-03 11:48:51 AM  

lindalouwho: skinink: When Las Vegas got rain, people would continue driving as if there was no rain. But then, they don't get much of it. It wouldn't shock me that Florida would have problems with an inch of snow.

Not an inch, one tenth of an inch.
But they had freezing rain beforehand, so I'd imagine roads were slick.


I was delivering packages for UPS during the Christmas rush.  We got snow that didn't even show up on the weather report (Maryland is full of snow sissies: it *always* shows up).  Roads were fine, but driving up back country driveways was a disaster.  Even walking beside the driveway required care and don't think of going up a steep hill.
 
2018-01-03 11:49:34 AM  
Floridiots don't even know how to drive on dry pavement. So yeah, shut down everything, else they'll end up rolled over by the side of the road.
 
2018-01-03 11:51:01 AM  
I'm in NY and I don't have any pity for the FLA folks.

Been driving since 1984 or so and I am well aware of my abilities on how to drive in weather related situations. However, I never trust the other guys on the road and find it safer just to stay home and off the roads for my own safety and to save my car from being wrecked by people who don't know how to drive/act in bad snow/ice.

Life is too short for that nonsense.
 
2018-01-03 11:52:20 AM  
I'm from Michigan but living in Georgia.  Northerners who make fun of Southerners for freaking out about snow need a reality check.  It takes weeks of snowfall for Northerners to not end up in multi car pileups on a daily basis.  So, yeah, Southerners freak out when it happens once a decade.  GFY.
 
2018-01-03 11:52:32 AM  

idrow: My friend in FL keeps saying, "We're freezing here, too.  50 feels like 30, so you have to take that into account."  Meanwhile, I woke up to -1 the other day and could see my breath in my living room.  What kills me is we grew up together in the Adirondack region and she only moved to FL last year.  Didn't take her long to get in the FL mindset.


Go swimming in 50 degree water for a few days straight and get back to us with your thoughts.

/doesn't need a jacket in drier cold weather
 
2018-01-03 11:52:36 AM  
Meanwhile, near Savannah (that's snow over ice):
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2018-01-03 11:53:28 AM  
Good, maybe we can swap them for Puerto Rico while no one is looking.
 
2018-01-03 11:54:15 AM  

MythDragon: fsufan: lindalouwho: skinink: When Las Vegas got rain, people would continue driving as if there was no rain. But then, they don't get much of it. It wouldn't shock me that Florida would have problems with an inch of snow.

Not an inch, one tenth of an inch.
But they had freezing rain beforehand, so I'd imagine roads were slick.

^^^ This ^^^
I woke up to ice on the car this morning.  Had to scrape it off with a scraper I keep in the trunk that I bought after visiting some friends up north one Christmas.

Handy tip. If you have ice on your windshield, get a pitcher of very hot water. Boiling from the stove. And pour that all over your windshield. Very soon you won't have any ice obscuring your vision.
Ever again.


Back in my younger days I had a half gallon of Popov in my trunk that worked as de-icer.
 
2018-01-03 11:54:53 AM  

abhorrent1: "As exciting as this is, please use extreme caution if you are driving [and] don't expose yourself to the cold for too long without proper gear,"

I usually hate the threads with the mid-westerners brag about their driving skills and how 3 feet of snow is nothing and the Californians saying they wont even get out of bed for an earthquake less than a 6.0.
But this is just silliness.


Midwesterner here. Skill has nothing to do with it. The only reason we're not crashing all over the place is the 5 billion tons of road salt they lay down every year.
 
2018-01-03 11:56:52 AM  
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This is why you don't play in fountains when it's really cold out.
 
2018-01-03 11:57:01 AM  
I live near Atlanta. One of my coworkers had a kid move up to Minneapolis.  It took several calls to tire stores before one would order snow tires here, and they took a week to get in.

You combine Florida man, bald tires, and ice and I'd be off the roads down there too.
 
2018-01-03 11:59:51 AM  
Morons, the lot.
 
2018-01-03 12:00:26 PM  
There isn't anything more terrifying then driving on ice.

The fear of not being able to stop or steer frightens the hell out of me.
 
2018-01-03 12:00:42 PM  
LL316:

Back in my younger days I had a half gallon of Popov in my trunk that worked as de-icer.

For you or the car?
 
2018-01-03 12:01:11 PM  
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2018-01-03 12:01:46 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Floridiots don't even know how to drive on dry pavement. So yeah, shut down everything, else they'll end up rolled over by the side of the road.


President Madagascar, a snowflake in Florida is falling!
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