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Unread 12-28-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Default Does it snow in BIRMINGHAM......?

CHICAGO HAS CHANGING WEATHER......IN A WEEK WE GOT 3-4 FEET OF SNOW -4F AND YESTERDAY 65F? CURRENTLY 28F. (SORRY for those who think i was yelling, now i am mummbleingg)
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Unread 12-28-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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Normally it snows every couple of years or so. When it happens, everyone panics and rushes the stores to stock up on bread, milk and beer. Then everybody stays home, even if it's just a dusting, and pretends they couldn't get out of their driveways to go to work.

The people who do venture out have no idea how to drive in winter conditions, so those people who stay home are probably smart after all. Also, we have different road surfaces down here from those in the north. They last longer in our normal weather, but they're not good for winter conditions and contribute to the slipperiness.
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Unread 12-28-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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Our first March in Birmingham, we had 24 inches of snow on our front walk. Talk about being bummed.
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Unread 12-29-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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Default snow in B'ham

let me recall the Big storms- as I've lived here all of my life December '81- snow and ice- power out for days-I was a senior in high school, it snowed a few inches in April of '87 but melted by 9 am- HUGE snow-(12 inches) in March '93-I had a 6 month old- no power for 5 days and Huge Ice storm-2/1/96-My sister's wedding at the Mt Brook Inn- those were the big ones- we do get a few dustings every now and then but they usually can predict the big ones- I remember '93 and '96 were predicted and very accurate!!
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Unread 12-29-2008, 03:45 PM
 
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Well, people in Chicago and parts North consider snow to be a way of life.

People in Birmingham consider snow to be an event. That should tell you everything you need to know.,
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Unread 01-12-2009, 12:59 AM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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It hardly ever snows in Birmingham and when it does it usually melts within a few hours.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 05:39 AM
 
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I grew up in Birmingham and I remember the snow of '87 and the blizzard of '93 (fortunately our power did not go out). I presently live in Milwaukee and cpg35223 is absolutely right! This was a major culture shock for me: looking at a foot of snow that fell on the ground overnight and still having to go to work (they plow and salt the roads continuously-I do not agree with the salt). The idea of having to sometimes dig yourself out of parking lots and remove 8 inches of snow from the windshield and roof of your car is not a good one. Do not get me started on temperatures (it was -25F one morning on my way to work-I should not have to mention the windchill). Trust me Birmingham, you do not want to have this almost everyday (between December and March).
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Unread 02-02-2009, 06:16 AM
 
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the weather man said our last BIG snow was January 2000 and I am trying to recall how much- maybe a few inches - my kids were 5 and 7 and I recall going to the mtns for MLK weekend and coming home to snow just a few days later-
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Unread 02-02-2009, 06:54 AM
 
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I dusted off my-------"Climatic Data for the United States"-------(dated 1997) and looked up Birmingham AL

Under-------" snowfall ( including ice pellets)---------it lists the annual average at 1.5 inches over a 54 year period (1943 thru 1996)
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