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Dannydoyle
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Having spent a good part of my life in Chicago I am just not a stranger to snow or winter weather. It is in no small part a reason we moved further South. One of my ideas for how far South to move was to put an ice scraper in my windshield dashboard and drive South till someone said "what is that for?"

In our little corner of paradise we get maybe 5 or 6 days of winter.

So we have some SERVER WINTER WEATHER coming through here. In Chicago they refer to it as mild start to winter. In Canada it is probably called October! But you would think it is the end of the world happening. Schools are closed, advisories about everything imaginable, people stocking up on canned food and water. On Monday it will be sunny again.
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If you keep moving south you will come to the south pole.
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LOL that's funny. Snow sometimes stops the school buses, but we haven't closed a public school for a snow day in about 60 years.

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OH not even the snow John, it is the IDEA of snow that did it!

Funny part is the hysteria is contagious. My own sister who grew up in Chicago with me is falling for it with constant updates and stuff. Lord it is FUNNY!
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I was briefly in Wyoming when it was snowing, and got to experience driving in snowy conditions. Fortunately for me, the roads were mostly empty.

Now imagine snowy roads in a place full of drivers who have no clue how to drive in the snow. Severe winter weather warnings are completely justified.

(Of course I also live in a state that tends to start flooding when we get more than a light drizzle- our drainage systems weren't designed with heavy rain in mind.)
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I lived many years in Birmingham, Alabama... basically moved there so I could have easier travel 365 days a year (read: very little snow). Well, the weather forecasters liked to instill panic with the S-word. Just the mention that it might snow, and all the milk and bread gets bought up (seriously... it's like a ritual). Then, if the forecast shows the real threat (THREAT?) of snow, all the batteries, kerosene heaters, generators, etc. get snapped up, followed by bottled water, beer, and anything that can be eaten without cooking it.

Children are as excited as if it's Christmas, because even the threat of snow will cancel every school, church, or civic scheduling.

OK, assuming it actually DOES snow... (and to be fair, it usually does a couple times a year, typically an inch or less, although freak snowstorms have happened), the city literally shuts down. There is no snow removal trucks, and no salt, so they send out city and county maintenance trucks to spread sand on the bad spots, bridges, etc.

Bear in mind, Birmingham sits in the foothills of the Appalachians, so it is rather hilly there (they call them mountains, but most of the world knows better). Many people think they can drive as if nothing is any different. The problem is, they don't know how, so the number of car wrecks and cars in ditches is freakishly high, in spite of the authorities pleading for people to stay home.

I will say it's rather amusing to see a southern snowman... it takes ALL the snow from the yard, if not the neighborhood, and is usually crammed full of leaves and pine straw, too.

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Justified? Whatever.

It is amusing to say the least. Yes southern snowmen are indeed quote amusing.

Also some of he kids with a more entrepreneurship bend have shovels to clear the snow. It is a short season for them and snow plow guys. About 4 days!
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There is nothing quite so pitiful as a kid getting a sled for Christmas and watching him try to use it with no snow. I will say that southern kids have the problem somewhat licked. A piece of cardboard will rocket down a hill covered in pine straw!
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Yea gotta love redneck sledding!
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The people here seem to listen to the weathermen on TV, who are pretty good, and know when its going to snow, but the powers that be act as if its a big surprise and send out the gritting trucks afterwards.
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On 2013-12-05 22:09, tommy wrote:
The people here seem to listen to the weathermen on TV, who are pretty good, and know when its going to snow, but the powers that be act as if its a big surprise and send out the gritting trucks afterwards.



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It is -40°C where I am right now.
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"SERVER WINTER WEATHER"

So you're having like a cyber winter..? Sorry, that was too good of a typo... Smile

We just had our first good snowstorm of this season yesterday. I welcome that, as its been really dark here. Of course, when I am digging the car out of a snowbank at 7 am in a few weeks time when winter really kicks in, I love snow much, MUCH less...
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