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    Snow in Georgia???!!

    We've been waiting for the wintry weather to hit our fair state for about a week now. The weather service is convinced we might actually see some snow today (or tomorrow, depending on which channel you listen to...). The headlines of today's paper says it all...
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    Notice the headlines underneath..Up to 4 inches of snow expected...Residents advised to plan on being home for 3 days.

    Let me explain what that means in GA..I was at the grocery store at 9:30 this morning. This is NOT a rural area, but a suburb of Atlanta. This is a major chain grocer (Publix). The bread shelves were half empty and there was no ground beef left in the store. Well, no normal ground beef. I think there were still 3 packages of the grass-fed organic stuff that sells for $12/lb. The milk was flying off the shelves. The store was rather crowded. I overheard one of the staff remark to a co-worker, "Do they really think they'll starve in 3 days?"

    At about 12 noon, most of the surrounding counties had closed the schools - you know, just in case. No precipitation of any kind had fallen yet.

    By 10, DH's company thought it would be good to close the company so no one will get caught in the 'storm' on the way home. I think it had just started drizzling (rain) at that point.

    Still waiting for something exciting to fall from the sky. DH & DS already got bored and went to go shoot hoops at the Y. Since it looks like we'll be home for 3 days, I'm headed to the sewing room. If I haven't checked back in by Sunday, send someone to help dig us out.
    Cindy

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    Sooo funny! Being a Florida girl, I can't imagine a snow storm. However, I have many (most!) friends that are from the north that are laughing hysterically at the news media and how they are hyping this storm. To them, this is just winter, Ho-hum. Walked to school in worse - both ways - uphill.

    Good luck, stay safe and get some sewing done. I would love to be snowed in for a few days - and I think I would do just fine with what I have in my pantry and fridge.
    Donna

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      LOL - I know what you mean! We lived in Montgomery Alabama for 14 years and it snowed 3 times. One of those times was 3 inches of snow and it shut the place down for 3 days. The main reason, I think, is that no one there knew how to drive on snowy/icy roads. Also, no snow plows.
      Vonnie

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        I was supposed to be on a conference call with someone from Atlanta at 3 pm ET. She sent a message just before 3 to reschedule because the company was closing due to inclement weather coming. My first thought was "Atlanta is shutting down now." LOL! Stay safe and warm.
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          My sister lives in Atlanta, and I recall a couple of years ago you'al had similar weather,. I can understand schools & business closing early just in case. My twin nephews got stuck on the school bus for over 6 hours due to snow & ice and traffic that time. Atlanta's transportation department isn't equipped to handle that kind of weather. And most drivers there aren't experienced in driving in it either.

          I'm originally from Florida, now in western Washington and our weather is very similar to atlanta's. So I say, don't take chances, be prepared, stay home if you can, be safe.

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            Just be safe everyone.
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              ......this made me giggle!
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                How funny. There was a woman on the news this morning. "I didn't move here to be in snow" lol
                🌺 Lorie

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                  Reminds me of several years ago. We were heading to FL for the winter. Some friends from Montana needed a place to stay in between jobs, so they house sat for us. I warned them about snow, and of course they laughed. Well, we had a 5 inch snow while we were gone. I got a note from them saying, these people in TN have no idea what snow is all about! My reply was, I warned you!

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                    We've got a similar thing going on here in Coastal North Carolina. Grocery stores selling out of bread, milk, water and lunchmeat. No fresh meat sales (like hamburger) because we are total electric so there will be no cooking because the stoves won't work.

                    Winter storm warnings are the lead in every news venue and screen crawls on the TV every 15 minutes. They are asking everyone to stay home - stay off the streets from 9pm tonight until mid-day on Sunday. They started salt brining the streets last night (no plows or salt trucks here either.) I grew up in Chicago and was amazed the first time I had to experience southerners driving in the snow.

                    Total accumulation expected - - - wait for it - - - a Trace to 1 inch! (You northerners can stop laughing now.)

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                      Everything shuts down here if there's sleet/snow/ice. I stay home because I don't want to be on the road with those people. LOL

                      Cindy, I can't believe the Publix charges $12/lb for grass fed ground beef. I buy it here from Sprouts or Kroger for $7.99/lb! I have like 6 lbs in my freezer now. What a rip @ $12/lb. I always keep stuff on hand so I dont' do the panic shopping thing anymore. I'm so thankful.
                      Patrice S

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                        We got snow last night. A couple inches. Albuquerque isn't really prepared for snow, even though we get it a few times a year in the city, because the sun comes out and melts it off in a day or so. I just took this picture out the back door. The mountains got plenty of snow yesterday and last night, probably 8 to 10 inches on this side and it is all gone from what I can see because of the sun. Notice the color of the mountains in the sun. Those are the Sandia Mountains. Sandia means watermelon. The granite is reddish pink in the sun.

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                          Ok I'm originally from Buffalo, so I know about snow LOL. I now live in upstate South Carolina. I live in a rural area. What happens here is it snows, then partially melts as soon as the sun goes down, and then you are dealing with ice. Roads are sanded, but our state doesn't have the equipment to deal with it. I have to drive 30 miles to work, and cross 3 bridges ( one a double bridge), over lake Hartwell to get to work. Bridges being concrete over the water always freeze, add to that folks don't know how to drive in it, and I choose to stay home. It is sleeting now and we are to get 2 to 8 inches by tomorrow afternoon, with low temps in the teens through Monday.......I'm not leaving home until Monday mid morning
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                            Originally posted by dizzyLiz View Post
                            Ok I'm originally from Buffalo, so I know about snow LOL. I now live in upstate South Carolina. I live in a rural area. What happens here is it snows, then partially melts as soon as the sun goes down, and then you are dealing with ice. Roads are sanded, but our state doesn't have the equipment to deal with it. I have to drive 30 miles to work, and cross 3 bridges ( one a double bridge), over lake Hartwell to get to work. Bridges being concrete over the water always freeze, add to that folks don't know how to drive in it, and I choose to stay home. It is sleeting now and we are to get 2 to 8 inches by tomorrow afternoon, with low temps in the teens through Monday.......I'm not leaving home until Monday mid morning
                            Something interesting is falling from the sky...but it's not white and fluffy - it's ice and sleet. We probably will be stuck until Monday, now. Hopefully, pipes will stay in one piece and power lines will hold. Lake Hartwell is a beautiful area. Hope all is well for you this weekend. There only calling for 2-4 inches of precipitation here, but if it's all ice, it will take a while to melt.
                            Cindy

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                              Originally posted by K. McEuen View Post
                              We got snow last night. A couple inches. Albuquerque isn't really prepared for snow, even though we get it a few times a year in the city, because the sun comes out and melts it off in a day or so. I just took this picture out the back door. The mountains got plenty of snow yesterday and last night, probably 8 to 10 inches on this side and it is all gone from what I can see because of the sun. Notice the color of the mountains in the sun. Those are the Sandia Mountains. Sandia means watermelon. The granite is reddish pink in the sun.

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                              Karen, those are some beautiful mountains. I don't think I've ever heard of the Sandia Mtn.
                              Cindy

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