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Old 04-29-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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Does it snow in Mississippi in the winter time?
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:58 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Does it snow in Mississippi in the winter time?
Every few years. It did in '11. Didn't this year.

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Old 04-29-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: MS
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Here in north MS? Almost every year. Does it look like the picture above? Not every year. This year we had a few days of snow and nothing more than a white dusting.
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Old 04-29-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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Here in north MS? Almost every year. Does it look like the picture above? Not every year. This year we had a few days of snow and nothing more than a white dusting.
Just a little flurry..nothing major huh?
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Old 04-29-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Just a little flurry..nothing major huh?
A few qualifications...

Most years little to no snow in the form of it sticking.. And usually "sticking" is only sticking to grass and elevated objects, not roads. Just a little flurry... nothing major

But if it does stick to the roads, or even worse if ice freezes on the roads overnight, it's like armageddon. No local governments have any snow budget except maybe a few northern counties. If you're lucky the county or city will spread gravel or sand on major bridges. Knowing this, everything shuts down until it melts off the roads. This only happens once every 5-10 years, and only lasts at most a few days. The most I remember is 6 days back in the early 1980's.

And this is important... even if you *do* know how to drive in ice/snow, you should stay home if it sticks to the roads. Because Bubba doesn't know how to drive on ice/snow. Your skill doesn't matter when somebody in a 4x4 with mud tires goes spinning across the road to slam into you. Bubba thinks his 4x4 can do anything, but mud tires are bad in snow and quite horrible on ice, and 4-wheel drive will help you get moving but does nothing to help with stopping or steering.
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:54 PM
 
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twice in the last twenty years, but it was gone by noon
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:30 PM
 
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:35 AM
 
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A few qualifications...

Most years little to no snow in the form of it sticking.. And usually "sticking" is only sticking to grass and elevated objects, not roads. Just a little flurry... nothing major

But if it does stick to the roads, or even worse if ice freezes on the roads overnight, it's like armageddon. No local governments have any snow budget except maybe a few northern counties. If you're lucky the county or city will spread gravel or sand on major bridges. Knowing this, everything shuts down until it melts off the roads. This only happens once every 5-10 years, and only lasts at most a few days. The most I remember is 6 days back in the early 1980's.

And this is important... even if you *do* know how to drive in ice/snow, you should stay home if it sticks to the roads. Because Bubba doesn't know how to drive on ice/snow. Your skill doesn't matter when somebody in a 4x4 with mud tires goes spinning across the road to slam into you. Bubba thinks his 4x4 can do anything, but mud tires are bad in snow and quite horrible on ice, and 4-wheel drive will help you get moving but does nothing to help with stopping or steering.

It's funny how different states react differently to snow, when it snows in say Maine or Vermont, people act as if its normal, nothing really closes, but when you go down South, snow is like Armageddon as you said.

In California if its an earthquake, people "ride it out" and continue on with the day, no big deal. If there were an earthquake in alot of other places, people would talk about it for 20 years (remember that earthquake in 2015?)
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:28 AM
 
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And this is important... even if you *do* know how to drive in ice/snow, you should stay home if it sticks to the roads. Because Bubba doesn't know how to drive on ice/snow. Your skill doesn't matter when somebody in a 4x4 with mud tires goes spinning across the road to slam into you. Bubba thinks his 4x4 can do anything, but mud tires are bad in snow and quite horrible on ice, and 4-wheel drive will help you get moving but does nothing to help with stopping or steering.
This all day.

I've spent most of my life in the 'Sip, but did a three year sentence in northern Maine in the late 80s. Keys to driving on snow or ice, drive with the flow of traffic (don't go faster or slower), don't make sudden movements, give yourself plenty of distance (reaction time), when going over a patch of ice, don't accelerate, brake or turn (just coast though it), if you do end up sliding, turn into the slide long enough for your tires to gain traction and slowly make a correction.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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It usually never does truly snow like in Colorado or Pennsylvania or Michigan. Most years, we get the once in a blue moon snow down here. Although the true snow does fall every few years.
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