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Old 01-09-2007, 02:53 PM
 
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How much snow does the Atlanta area get.

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Old 01-09-2007, 03:18 PM
 
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not a lot. I live in Newnan south of Atlanta and I haven't seen a good snowfall here in about 4 years. They get some snow in the mountains though.
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:08 PM
 
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I've lived here since mid '05 and haven't seen snow yet. I miss it. I wish the area got at least some snow.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I've lived here since mid '05 and haven't seen snow yet. I miss it. I wish the area got at least some snow.
My house in Colorado's for sale; it's got about 3 feet of it right outside the front door.

I don't miss it. Well ... maybe on a Saturday when there's nothing else to do, it's nice to look outside and see the kids sledding and the dog playing in it.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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I grew up in MA. I have to shove the snow for my parent's big front yard and sideway. It is pain of ass. One year we got snow 14 times.

My view on snow. Pretty to look at but not too pretty if you have to shove it or drive on it.

On the OP question. Atlanta don't get much snow very much. Once a year if we are lucky. Also, Atlanta will close its schools if there is any chance of snow.

If you want snow, Northern Georgia mountain always got snow several times a year. You can always drive to those places if you want to see snow.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:40 PM
 
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We got some snow yesterday nothing much at all nothing stuck. We used to get more snow but it sucks when it does because our road crews arent ready for it. Plus everyone comes UP to see it and crowds the place up. I think were do for a good snow fall though hopefully not to much though.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:17 PM
 
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What is snow?

Seriously, we get maybe one or two minor snowfalls every couple of years. Rarely more than an inch or two, usually just flurries. When we do have snow, everything closes. Snow is an event rare enough here that many of us actually enjoy it.

All my life I've heard people say that all it takes is a heavy frost to shut Atlanta down for three days. Slight exaggeration there.

BUT, does anyone here recall Atlanta's "Blizzard of 1993"? That was Superstorm, a fluke. I'll have to scan my pictures from the infamous "SnowJam '93" (that was before I went digital).
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/DC
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I clearly remember the last time it snowed--February 2004.
We have ice storms as well--last one I remember was in Feb/Mar 2005.

The entire metro shuts down if it snows/seriously ices up, so it's no big deal (to me)
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:29 PM
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When was the snow of about 8 inches in Atlanta? I remember that all over the news a couple of years back and was thinking.... that really isn't that much. But the entire metro area came to a halt.

I was in DC when we got 3 feet of snow!!! That was some record then. And I just suffered through about 16 inches here in Albuquerque (which is a record -- we usually get 1-2 inches of powdery stuff and this was 16 inches of heavy weight stuff like the East Coast).

Now ice is another story -- 1/2 inch of that stuff is treacherous. And everything should shut down -- it is just too dangerous when an ice storm hits.
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:35 PM
 
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It was certainly more than a couple of years ago.

More like January 2002 when we last got about 5 or 6 inches of snow.

Next time you visit Atlanta, take note of all the elevated roads and bridges, hilly terrain in the residential areas -- and although we have trucks equipped to spread gravel and salt, we don't have snowplows. Or tire chains. Why would we? Significant snowfall happens so rarely here. That's the only reason it becomes newsworthy.

I've never heard of anyone leaving the Atlanta area due to snow fatigue.
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