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Old 12-16-2007, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buffalo :-)
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Ah, see, that is great. Just enough snow to make a good story and memory every ten or twenty years, and some dustings in between. More interesting weather than Los Angeles without any of that Buffalo stuff! Seriously, the idea of driving in that looks frightening to me.
From those pictures I took this morning, this is actually pretty "normal" for our area this time of year and (ah) for the next 3 months. 6" of snow is considered light accumulation. It snowed all day and not one driving ban issued. The only thing I've missed the past few day is the sunshine, so if your guys wanna send some up our way, that would be great! Take care all.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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SNOW!!!!

I moved down south to get away from the cold and snow!
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Don't worry! It's just enough to make you appreciate the nicer weather!

It's odd but a lot of times Birmingham will get worse snow and ice than the Tennessee Valley. Guess they're at a slightly higher elevation. Decatur hardly ever gets snow...I guess because we're smack next to the river.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:41 PM
 
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From those pictures I took this morning, this is actually pretty "normal" for our area this time of year and (ah) for the next 3 months. 6" of snow is considered light accumulation. It snowed all day and not one driving ban issued. The only thing I've missed the past few day is the sunshine, so if your guys wanna send some up our way, that would be great! Take care all.
Once I was staying overnight in Buffalo in APRIL on a roadtrip. The next day I had a 8 hour drive ahead of me and they were saying on the news that there was light snow expected the next morning. I was like "Oh great! What does light snow mean in Buffalo!" When I woke up and looked out the window at 7, there was already about 6" on the ground and giant, wet snowflakes the size of a half dollar were falling from the sky. I got ready quickly, jumped in the car and proceed to drive 20mph all the way to Cleveland before it broke. That was a LONG, stressful few hours of my life.
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buffalo :-)
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Once I was staying overnight in Buffalo in APRIL on a roadtrip. The next day I had a 8 hour drive ahead of me and they were saying on the news that there was light snow expected the next morning. I was like "Oh great! What does light snow mean in Buffalo!" When I woke up and looked out the window at 7, there was already about 6" on the ground and giant, wet snowflakes the size of a half dollar were falling from the sky. I got ready quickly, jumped in the car and proceed to drive 20mph all the way to Cleveland before it broke. That was a LONG, stressful few hours of my life.
Yeah, that sounds about right for "light snow in Buffalo". Where I am more than a foot of snow fell within the last two days and the schools, government offices, etc will all be open as normal tomorrow morning. Our "southtowns" got more, but it's (known as) Ski Country and they live for as much snow as they can get.

Southlander is completely right. We love Spring time and we have the best summer climates, and picture-perfect Autumns.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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HSV gets just enough snow / ice to justify a sled. In a good year, you can sled down the backside (Bankhead) of Monte Sano - about a mile run on the sled. The down side is that you have to walk back up.

Normally, you can wear short sleeves on Christmas. The cold weather is in January and February. We usually get a couple of days of snow, enough for snow angels but not enough for a snowman (short and shaggy looking - because of the grass).

Note that we usually get ice - roads will close. Not too many snow plows around here...

IIRC the closest ski resort is Gatlinburg (~4 hours), there used to be one S. of Chattanooga (Mentone).
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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IIRC the closest ski resort is Gatlinburg (~4 hours), there used to be one S. of Chattanooga (Mentone).
The closest ski resort to me in California that was worth going to was also 4 hrs away (Mammoth). But what about just visiting snow? What's the closest place you can drive to reliably have a snowball fight if it doesn't snow in HSV? Near Chattanooga? How far is that?

And is Gatlinburg downhill or cross country? Or both?
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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I think Gatlinburg is downhill - natural / machine snow. IIRC next closest skiing is WV.

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Monday, December 17, 2007 ~ 10:30 AM
27 ~ Clear
Making Snow!
Anticipate opening the slopes on Wednesday ~ check back Tuesday
for more information.
http://www.obergatlinburg.com/

Chattanooga is ~90 minutes away (US72E to I24 to I59). You'll be able to reliably find snow as close as Nashville (<2 hours) - it snowed just North of there this past weekend.

Snow might be as close as Monte Sano Park - it's colder on the mountain...
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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Yippee - I brought my old toboggan!
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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How about Cloudmount ski resort right here in AL

http://www.skitown.com/resortguide/o...w.cfm/al01.htm
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