Friday, January 18, 2008

Stay tuned for Round 2...

They're predicting 1-3" of snow for metro Atlanta tonight into tomorrow. LL, you may yet get your wish - I will have a camera ready to record any passing carnage (or weirded-out kitties). Let the freakoutery begin again!

18 comments:

dr sardonicus said...

A quick explanation for those of you Northerners: The freakout Southerners have when it snows even a tiny bit is justified for two reasons: lots of hills, and no snow removal equipment. On the hills, even a quarter-inch of snow makes for treacherous driving. Add to that the highway department allowing it to melt and re-freeze, and you can understand what we're dealing with.

I thought it was silly, too, the first winter I was down here from up North. A native explained it thus: "God brought it, God will melt it, and there ain't anywhere you need to be goin' in the meantime."

fermicat said...

An excellent explanation, dr. s! That is exactly why snow and/or ice is dangerous in the south.

I have nowhere to go tomorrow, so I welcome the wintry weather. It will make sleeping late a pleasure. Plus, we planned ahead and have the makings for mimosas. Almost any excuse will do for mimosas! Holiday, birthday, snow day, whatever...

TheWriteGirl said...

And here in the northeast, we have had two, count'em two predicted snowstorms absolutely fizzle. The first one blew right on by with only a hint of moisture and the second gave us a blustery day of rain but no more. It's supposed to get pretty cold over the weekend but I haven't heard anything about any white stuff.

Jeni said...

We ended up with probably about 3, maybe 4 inches - a covering plus a bit over that. Enough to make the roads slick for a while but not enough to give the kids a school day. From my perch inside the house (don't have to go ANYPLACE at all as I just send my bank card with my daughter to bring back more nicotine for me to absorb -die faster that way, yeah, I know) so anyway the snow does look really pretty -from inside here, that is. If I had to go someplace, I'd probably have a totally different opinion, I'm sure.

LL said...

That totally blows... you're getting it on a weekend when you don't even have to go out? Poor planning if you ask me. ;)

Yes Dr. S... you have hills in the south, we have mountains. I dunno... I suppose the snow down there has a high moisture content too. But I'll bet it'd be fun to spin cookies on...

Speaking of that... do you do that down there if it snows?

fermicat said...

The apocalypse has been delayed. We are currently at our high for the day (35F) and are getting a mix of rain and sleet. Now they're saying it will turn to snow this afternoon, and it is pretty clear they have no idea how much we can expect.

twg - too bad we can't all be as wrong as weathercasters and still keep our jobs!

jeni - 3-4" would definitely get Atlanta kids a day off from school. We just don't get enough snow to make it worth having the equipment for snow removal.

ll - wet snow is far more common than dry down here. Doing donuts in the snow seems to be a universal activity.

Dave said...

LL, we do spin cars down here. The problem is that a lot of it is unintentional (I grew up in Michigan and it was spinning "donuts").

As a public service to Fermi's readers, it is 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning here in Atlanta, the snow line is still in Alabama though they are still predicting a few inches of accumulation.

magnetbabe said...

I love that quote dr. s! Sums up the Southern attitude perfectly. And what fermi wrote in her last comments about people being completely unwilling to slow down is absolutely true. I can't imagine what some of these Nascar re-enactors down here would due with snow and ice on the road. *shudder*

Have a mimosa for me!

fermicat said...

It's here....

The rain/sleet changed over to big, fluffy snowflakes about five minutes ago.

LL said...

Gotta love the big white fluffy snowflake. Dere so purdy...

TheWriteGirl said...

Enjoy it, you guys. You need all the precipitation you can get, in whatever form it comes. It appears as though we're not getting any snow here, just cold. That's fine, I don't mind the cold. I grew up in New England so I can deal with it.

LL said...

Did you get that snowman built?

ctheokas said...

It's freezing here! I've been out all day, and I was thinking of Chap-Sticking my face. All these tall buildings in NYC make wind tunnels!

LL said...

It was actually snowy but pleasant in bat country...

fermicat said...

twg - I don't think it made much of a dent in the water shortage.

ll - You'd have to scrape off your entire yard to build a snowman, but I am sure a few people managed to do it.

ctheokas - I'm not really enjoying the cold, either. It only got up to about 30 today.

Beth said...

I just watched the Weather Channel and saw all that snow and crap in your region. It's so shocking! It's frigid here, but I'm sure we'll be dumped on soon.

MW said...

OK, I've remained patiently "tuned" for quite some time now. Is something gonna happen? Or is it really subtle, like when Jupiter aligns with Mars, and so that we won't notice it when it happens? ;-)

bc said...

Just think....Whosie made it out in time to avoid all that crap down there. But she enjoyed herself in Boston. LOLOL