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Old 01-05-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I've lived in the midwest...tons of snow up there. Loved it.

I still prefer 20 degrees and snow over 40 degrees and rain. but...to each their own right?
Yup, to each his own. I had to shovel my driveway and my roof, and sit hours in snow induced traffic to get to work. Other than boarding or skiing I truly hate snow and see no useful purpose for it, especially in April (and we got plenty in April).

In Atlanta half an inch brings all commerce and life as we know it to a grinding halt, so no, I don't want any snow.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Techified Blue (Collar)-Rooted Bastion-by-the-Sea
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I was just in New England, and the snow fits in very nicely with the well-preserved landscape and quaint towns. At least most people up there can drive in the snow (after the first snowfall). But in the Atlanta area? Strip malls and snow? No thanks.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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Reminds me why I moved down here from New England. The great thing is that weather this cold will last a week down here and not five months up there. One week of cold and one inch of snow, I can deal with that.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I was just in New England, and the snow fits in very nicely with the well-preserved landscape and quaint towns.
Yeah, but it sucks sitting on 128 or 495 or the Mass Pike.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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Yeah, but it sucks sitting on 128 or 495 or the Mass Pike.
You must be a fellow transplant!
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Techified Blue (Collar)-Rooted Bastion-by-the-Sea
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Yeah, but it sucks sitting on 128 or 495 or the Mass Pike.
Well sitting (or moving slowly) on parts of 128 or 93 tends to happen fairly often - snow or not.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Well sitting (or moving slowly) on parts of 128 or 93 tends to happen fairly often - snow or not.
I can relate stories of sitting on 128 between Rte 20 or Totten Pond Rd and Rte 2 for 2 hours in bad storms leaving Waltham for home. Then sitting on Rte 2 through Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord for another hour or two heading home on a 4+ hour ride to Leominster.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Techified Blue (Collar)-Rooted Bastion-by-the-Sea
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Reminds me why I moved down here from New England. The great thing is that weather this cold will last a week down here and not five months up there. One week of cold and one inch of snow, I can deal with that.
I didn't move here for an improvement in weather - but I feel the same way. This week in Atlanta is the same temperature-wise as Boston, and I can't wait for more Atlanta-like conditions.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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I can relate stories of sitting on 128 between Rte 20 or Totten Pond Rd and Rte 2 for 2 hours in bad storms leaving Waltham for home. Then sitting on Rte 2 through Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord for another hour or two heading home on a 4+ hour ride to Leominster.
I know - those snow and frozen precip. events during the rush hour times create major havoc for sure. However there really are only a handful of such events each winter, which impact the commutes. The remainder of the storms occur overnight or on weekends. I'd venture to say that on average there are about 8-10 measurable snowstorms in Eastern Mass. each winter (Dec. - March). So the vast majority of the days are cold (nothing like the upper midwest though) but snow-free.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I hate this weather. Why did I move to the south? Not for this! And this is a really rough cold spell too, usually this type of cold lasts only a day and the next day it shoots up to the 40s. I do agree w/ most, why not snow if its going to be this cold. I guess it may snow on Thurs.
Atleast this is not Nashville its even colder there. They have forecasted this weekend, single digits and lower teens for lows, not even getting out the 20s for highs. Unfortunate for me I got to go up there this weekend! Oh man!
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