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Old 01-07-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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Yep, snow with lightning and thunder! It's my favorite form of inclement weather.

For the geeks among us.. here's the science behind it...

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Old 01-07-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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It really is good to have milk, and bread before a storm. We were stuck on a mountain for three days because of ice that couldn't be plowed. We learned to keep salt and sand in the garage......
Otherwise you ice skate down in your car......even if it is a SUV.
Then you have to work up the mountain to put the salt and sand down.
It was helpful to have all the necessities at home for that storm. Even though I know it becomes a big laugh in the rush at the store.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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It really is good to have milk, and bread before a storm. We were stuck on a mountain for three days because of ice that couldn't be plowed. We learned to keep salt and sand in the garage......
Otherwise you ice skate down in your car......even if it is a SUV.
Then you have to work up the mountain to put the salt and sand down.
It was helpful to have all the necessities at home for that storm. Even though I know it becomes a big laugh in the rush at the store.
If you live in the mountains, I can see making some preparations as the snow may be heavier and ice on a hill/mountain is a problem. However, for the vast majority of people in the metro and surrounding areas, are you kidding?

Just drive carefully and don't do the typically stupid things that drivers in Atlanta seem to do, like tailgating and driving way too fast and jamming on your brakes. They're predicting up to an inch for most of the area, so get a grip folks. Newsflash...they don't plow for an inch up north...you just drive on it...carefully. I think my gallon of milk will last.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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i think a 1/2 gallon milk will last
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:03 PM
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Everyone is going to need at least two kegs of beer to get through this.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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w00t! Snow dust sighted by the Cumberland Mall!
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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I see flurriessssss wooo hooo!
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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Not sure I agree with this. MAYBE the fact that people don't adjust their driving habits quickly enough for the first snow or maybe they haven't put on their winter tires could account for some additional crashes, but I'm unaware of towns treating or plowing the roads differently for the first storm.
It was like that in southwest PA. Our first snow storm came a little over a week ago and it was bad...many unplowed roads and accidents.

You would think southwest PA and the surrounding region would be used to snow, but it makes news all of the time...schools issuing 2 hour delays, schools closing, etc. My friends further north (Michigan, Wisconsin) get a chuckle out of it.

People also do not adjust for the snow. I can't tell you how many times I have been tailgated driving up the hilly road to my house.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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In most cities that get snow every year they don't plow for an inch of snow. For those of us from any northern cities its interesting to see the panic. I keep hearing the ice is so much worse here. Then Kansas City? I'll wait to see it.

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Down here salt is something you put on your food and your tequila, not something you put on the road. Down here they actually think that putting sand on an iced road will make it better. (And I am speaking as a former Chicago resident ... so I know how to live with snow)

They have no salt trucks. They have no salt. They have very few snow plows. They have no idea what to do with snow and ice. This is one reason most folks just stay put. The roads really are terribly hazardous because the road crews have no tools at their disposal to make the conditions any better.

IF it does snow and sleet tomorrow (and that's a big if) your best bet is to just stay at home until it melts. That usually takes less than a day. If your son is supposed to work he should check in with his employer before leaving the house -- most businesses just close up when there's any snow or ice accumulation.

FYI: Cherokee County has already announced that all their students are getting a half day tomorrow. Elementary schools will release at noon and upper grades at 1. After school functions have been cancelled.
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody, Atlanta GA
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Please let it snow!!I don't wnat to go to school!(I also have lots of homework that I probably won't finish.)
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