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Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby DanEpps » Tue, Jan 20 2009, 9:22AM

Before you start laughing, this is really true. This is the school-closing snowfall we woke up to this morning.

As a kid I remember walking 10 miles to school barefoot in knee-deep snow, uphill both ways. Today they just close the schools??? :joker:

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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby JohnLashuay » Tue, Jan 20 2009, 10:31AM

Dan, I thought our schools up here in New York closed many times for nothing. I like your kinds of blizzards!! Can you send some of your extreme weather up this way??

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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby DanEpps » Tue, Jan 20 2009, 6:30PM

Yeah, the goofy weather-guessers around here got it all wrong. They said we might have a few flurries but not to expect any accumulation. This just shows that they have no idea wht they are talking about and we got blindsided with this blizard. I'll bet the stores didn't even sell out of milk and bread! :joker: :joker: :joker:

A friend in upstate NY sent us a picture a couple of years ago with a trench (canyon?) cut into 15 foot deep snow that passed for a road. You can keep that stuff. :joker:

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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby JohnLashuay » Wed, Jan 21 2009, 5:52PM

Dan, thankfully we don't get the 15" snow falls, but this year we have been getting more than our usual. It is amazing to see grocery stores the day before a snow storm is predicted. You would think that people never saw snow. They are stocking up like they will be snowed in for a month.

Good Luck with your blizzards!! :joker:
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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby Brian Shannon » Thu, Jan 22 2009, 12:39AM

Sorry guys but we've had 2 weeks of 75-80 degree weather. Rain tomorrow...

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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby DanEpps » Thu, Jan 22 2009, 6:50AM

Brian Shannon wrote:Sorry guys but we've had 2 weeks of 75-80 degree weather. Rain tomorrow...


That's okay, its going to be 60 here today and tomorrow...go figure.

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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby JohnLashuay » Thu, Jan 22 2009, 7:11AM

Brian Shannon wrote:Sorry guys but we've had 2 weeks of 75-80 degree weather. Rain tomorrow...


DanEpps wrote:That's okay, its going to be 60 here today and tomorrow...go figure.


Thanks guys!! Rub it in. 60 degrees sounds great after a -15* last Friday night. It has been consistently in the teens down to the single digits.

I think I need to move south!
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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby DanEpps » Thu, Jan 22 2009, 7:50AM

JohnLashuay wrote:...Thanks guys!! Rub it in. 60 degrees sounds great after a -15* last Friday night. It has been consistently in the teens down to the single digits.

I think I need to move south!


We have had really cold weather for the last several weeks. Just a few days ago it was 9 degrees with a high of 21 for the day. Its 19 this morning and its going all the way into the high 50s by afternoon.

Thats the real killer here, the roller-coaster ride between single-digits and 60s. You take a heavy coat with you when its 60 because it might be 20 in a few hours. Likewise, you take short sleeves with you when its 20 because it might be 60 in a few hours.

Thankfully we haven't had any below zero temps in several years. The all-time low here was -10 about 20 years or so back.

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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby Mike Bowers » Mon, Jan 26 2009, 12:06AM

Geez, I'm in the same predicament as Brian...... :D
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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby Michael J Starry » Mon, Jan 26 2009, 9:52AM

Wow, we woke up this morning to -24f. And that is not the coldest it's been this year. We had 4 days in a row that the thermometer read 30 below and colder. The worst this year being -37f. School was only canceled twice due to windchills of -60f. That is 60 degrees Fahrenheit below zero for those of you wisely using the metric system...And I wear shorts all year round. Only own 2 pair of long pants, one for funerals and weddings, the other for ice fishing and deer hunting.

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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby DanEpps » Mon, Jan 26 2009, 10:25AM

Michael J Starry wrote:...And I wear shorts all year round. Only own 2 pair of long pants, one for funerals and weddings, the other for ice fishing and deer hunting.


Dude, I think your brain has been frozen. :joker: We would never survive temps that cold.

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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby Lee Gernandt » Mon, Jan 26 2009, 10:58AM

Micheal, down here in southern MN we had a balmy -7 this morning. The plus side is we're supposed to get above zero for the second day in a row.

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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby Jason Susnjara » Tue, Jan 27 2009, 3:02PM

We got hit with a couple of inches of sleet, freezing rain and snow and there is more to come tonight. Watch out everybody on the east coast, it's heading your way.
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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby Mike Bowers » Tue, Jan 27 2009, 11:44PM

Jason Susnjara wrote:We got hit with a couple of inches of sleet, freezing rain and snow and there is more to come tonight. Watch out everybody on the east coast,
it's heading your way.

Were expecting lows in the fifties.... :shock: I better break out my parka..
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Re: Blizzard hits Georgia, closes schools

Postby JohnLashuay » Wed, Jan 28 2009, 8:53AM

Mike Bowers wrote:Were expecting lows in the fifties.... :shock: I better break out my parka..
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For Floridians fifties weather is parka weather...right?

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