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Old 02-19-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Do you know why there was only 2 cold related deaths in the South, because it takes a special kind of stupid to die from 40F Temperatures.
High winds and flooding is right with where it "should" be, because the south has 1/3rd the US population.
Tornados, more are in the Midwest.
With heat its that in the North few houses have central air.
Also to die in a winter storm, you need a winter.
Apparently you've never been in the Texas Panhandle or the Ozark or Appalachian Mountains during a winter storm.

Severe tornadoes are extremely common in the southern US - here's a visual that may help you out:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nado_Alley.gif

As for your point about "with heat it's that in the north few houses have central air" - what you're really saying is that they're not prepared for temps above about 90, because they're not the norm - which is absolutely no different from Atlantans not being prepared for a severe ice event - BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT THE NORM.

Wow, I can't believe anyone even has to explain this. But thanks for helping me make my point.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:14 AM
 
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Do you know why there was only 2 cold related deaths in the South, because it takes a special kind of stupid to die from 40F Temperatures.
High winds and flooding is right with where it "should" be, because the south has 1/3rd the US population.
Tornados, more are in the Midwest.
With heat its that in the North few houses have central air.
Also to die in a winter storm, you need a winter.
This is a special kind of dumb. You must assume that we stroll around in shorts and flip flops. Actually, temperatures in the South were in the single digits and teens, thanks.
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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This is a special kind of dumb. You must assume that we stroll around in shorts and flip flops. Actually, temperatures in the South were in the single digits and teens, thanks.
Right. I live in east Texas for pete's sake, and we didn't get the worst of the winter storms this year (those further east got more fun than we did!). However, even here we have had snow, ice, sleet, etc this winter. I even had my pipes freeze, for the first time in the twenty five years I've lived in east Texas - and they were frozen for several days (no worries, I was prepared for this possibility so no harm done).

Here are a couple of pictures from earlier this month - from my parents' porch in Hot Springs, Arkansas (definitely "the south"). I do believe this qualifies as "winter."



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Old 02-21-2014, 08:28 PM
 
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General Sherman burned Atlanta way too early!
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