Tuesday, January 5, 2010

No Wavering

As all of us in the Southeast are doing, we are constantly checking weather forecast. Some local channels, and you know who you are WSB, are already in that manic mode. All of their meteorologists have a dazed look in their eyes. They are giddy with anticipation of a big snow event. And let me just clarify myself as to what constitutes a "big snow event" in Atlanta.

First, just the forecast of snow makes everyone nutso. Store shelves are emptied of bread, makings for chili, brownie mix and milk. If we actually do get snow, and I must say that we will get flurries once a winter, all TV is interrupted for "black ice" warnings Yes, we are a bit crazy!

Secondly, if there is an inch of snow, than the weather channels declare "Snow Jam 2010"! Nothing else in the world is news worthy as Snow Jam 2010 becomes our only news event.


Since living here in Georgia, we once received 7 inches of snow. Trucks could not come into replenish the store shelves. Schools were closed for 4 days. My kids had a ball sledding on the hills of the local golf course. (Wasn't I the rockin' mom to have saved their sleds from Chicago!)

So, and finally getting to the point of today's post, there is no wavering whatsoever on the weather forecast for Thursday. Snow showers for Thursday. We shall see. We shall see!


15 comments:

TSannie said...

Chicagoans would LAUGH at the hysteria - as I'm sure you are too. Stay warm and safe!

Tammy said...

That very thing happens in Seattle too, it's laughable!

Daryl said...

I laugh at the idea of trucks not being able to make deliveries .. maybe someone's Ford w/o snow tires but those BIG semi trucks? Pffit to snow.

Ellen said...

When my brother first moved to Georgia in the early 70's I remember him calling us during the first snow/ice storm they had after he moved there. He told us he stayed in because the native southerners (and there were far more there then) thought it was neat to drive around there and didn't know how. It was far safer for the northerners to stay in than to go out.

Whatever your weather - stay warm. And safe.

Living on the Spit said...

I completely understand that manic situation in regards to the weather...right now they are saying the magic line is I 120...so we shall see. I am hoping it will produce a lot of moisture...two more days to tell. Good luck!

jojo said...

we have that same panic here if snow is in the forecast. Schools close early and the t.v. is 24/7 snow/ice coverage. Usually it ends up being a little cold spell with little snow but you would think it was a blizzard!

Mental P Mama said...

It's cold no matter where you are today!

Bill S. said...

This hit home. Three years ago the "Storm of the Century" was predicted. The store shelves were emptied and we got a half inch of snow with no wind. I believe store owners start the rumors.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

you know last storm that included snow here (east side of ga) we got 6 inches for 4 days we had no power no chili and little coffee... we about DIED... with out the coffee ... thank God fo rthe neighbor who brought us his fish cooker and propain tank (we still have it umpteen years later) so we could make coffee... got to love snow in Ga LOL

Laura ~Peach~ said...

ohhh just read your comments... I am 4 miles south of I 20 so I should be ok right!!!!

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Nurse Nancy said...

It is funny to see this kind of hysteria. We have seen it in NC a few times.

Chatty Crone said...

And the weather report is STILL holding. Sandie

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

I loved it when we expected a freeze in Houston and the news put a bucket of water outside and gave us "live updates" regularly about possible ice development!

And yes..the crazy shoppers that buy out all the junk food at the stores, and they shop in heavy coats, gloes and wool hats even though the grocery store is heated?

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