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Old 01-19-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I've noticed that some of the folks who own SUVs think they are invincible, and I've see that attitude in Nothern and Southern areas. Snow is nothing to drive through, but ice is another story altogether! 4-wheel drive does not negate the laws of physics. Your Ford Expedition will slide just as well on that black ice in Georgia as the black ice in Minnesota.!
And scary thought, at that . . . black ice does frighten me. Still watching temps . . . and feeling good about no problems for this evening! YEA!!!!!
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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I agree with you anifani. I always say that 3 inches here is worse than 12 inches was back in the Northeast. There, they would plow and sand and salt the roads and that would take care of it. Here, the majority of the roads, except for the highways, stay snow/ice covered, and even if it melts, it freezes right back up again at night. Then we all have to drive on ice for days! People from the northeast (I know this because I had to learn, too!) often have problems here when we get our measley 2", because they assume that the roads will be fine. But when 2" of snow turns to 2" of untreated ice, it ain't much fun!!
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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And scary thought, at that . . . black ice does frighten me. Still watching temps . . . and feeling good about no problems for this evening! YEA!!!!!
My thermometer on the front porch is reporting 40.1 F so I'm hoping it just keeps raining and staying at that temp as long as possible!
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:47 AM
 
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I agree with you anifani. I always say that 3 inches here is worse than 12 inches was back in the Northeast. There, they would plow and sand and salt the roads and that would take care of it. Here, the majority of the roads, except for the highways, stay snow/ice covered, and even if it melts, it freezes right back up again at night. Then we all have to drive on ice for days! People from the northeast (I know this because I had to learn, too!) often have problems here when we get our measley 2", because they assume that the roads will be fine. But when 2" of snow turns to 2" of untreated ice, it ain't much fun!!
No, it isn't. I regularly state - my Yankee Hubby had to have an accident b/f he "got it." Hee Hee. (Thank goodness just a smash up - no harm to him or anyone else) He grew up in harsh winters and also worked in CO . . . so he thought he was Master of the Universe when it came to dealing with snow. It is deceptive here. That is the only way I know to describe it.

We have not made an honorary Southerner out of H yet. He says he is part of the New South so not important if he ever becomes an Honorary Southerner!!!! I like his stubborn Yankee ways. But even he has given in to how we handle snow days in Charlotte, LOL . . .
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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My thermometer on the front porch is reporting 40.1 F so I'm hoping it just keeps raining and staying at that temp as long as possible!
I'm not sure of the outside temperature but it's a snowin' here!! We are in Stanly County! very pretty!!
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I'm not sure of the outside temperature but it's a snowin' here!! We are in Stanly County! very pretty!!
Oh wow! Raining here - S. Charlotte.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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Snowing here in Mooresville too, but not sticking, just melting when it hits.
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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Snowing here in Mooresville too, but not sticking, just melting when it hits.
Light snow here in S. CLT, but like your area, appears it is not sticking around!
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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So far it's sticking...it lightens up a bit and then the big flakes start again. Probably only have 1/8th of an inch so far if that. Lots of grass and ground still there!
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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ooooohhhhh - big fat flakes!
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