OT: Snow

I read the snow thread with amusement, only to come out of my cave and realise there is as much as 5" predicted for tonight and tomorrow in AL.
Groan... it's a mess here when it snows.
I'm sure the milk, bread and flashlight battery hoarders have already cleaned out the stores.
basilisk
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wrote:

And it's coming to Atlanta - after two days of TV weathermen saying "It won't be this far north". Bought bread and milk earlier in the week beause we were out. Bought flashlight batteries while at Costco today because there was one D cell left in my stock of batteries.
The emergency generator got its regular service last month (oil change, sparkplug, etc) and a short run under partial load. Don't anticipate using it, as the power has been out only a couple of times in the past 5 years - longest about 2 hours.
Also have fuel for the kerosene heater, wood for the fireplace, and fuel for the Coleman stove and lantern.
Some of the items are left from days of camping with the kids, some from Y2K preparations (we lost power for a couple of days in an ice storm in Jan 2000, so the kero heater proved to be a good investment).
The generator was a too-good-to-pass-up deal on Craig's list - used 5KW, price negotiated down to $80 (the seller could barely get it to run), then spent about $60 in maintenance items.
This might even be wood-related - the generator is stored in a wooden shed out back ;-)
John
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Well, it's "tommorow" here in AL. No snow but I'm thinking I should have called in before coming in to work. It's an hour after our normal starting time and I'm the only one here.

Sure. They used to do that even in NY. Not so much in VT because even after a 12" snowfall the roads were all clear in less than four hours. 24" may have taken a half day to clean up.
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nntp-02.dc1.easynews.com:

We were in Arkansas earlier this year. They had a little snow (nothing worth getting excited about in IL), but the roads were a mess. Even the manditory off ramp of I540 (transition to US 71) was bad. As soon as we crossed the state line into Missouri, the roads were perfect. It's all about whether the DOTs know how to handle the stuff or not. Sand just doesn't cut it on heavily trafficed roads.
Woodworking content: The drill/driver kit I got came with a flashlight and two batteries. No need to buy flashlight batteries, just make sure they're charged.
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On 02/12/2010 05:38 PM, Puckdropper wrote:

much different if the temps had been 5 degrees cooler.
The snow we have in AL is always a wet snow and the temps generally drop enough to freeze it right afterward, so you end up with a sheet of wet ice on all the roads. Impossible to travel on, even with a four wheel drive, and of course there is no salt or plows.
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My MIL and SIL live in Huntsville but are originally from NE Pa. They really get a chuckle when everyone gets in a panic over an inch of snow. They have said the same thing though, no salt or equipment to handle the winter.
Allen
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wrote:

It didn't start snowing in Auburn until after 10:00AM and we only got 2" or so. The fear was just silly. 5F wouldn't have made much if any difference.

Yep. We're a couple of hundred miles South and East of Huntsville (100Mi SW of Atlanta). We moved down here from Vermont in '08 and laugh at the locals fear (not that I want to meet any of them when driving in snow). They closed the company where I work at 9:30PM the night before (didn't start snowing for 12 hours). I woke up to no snow so went into work. The only other person there was the marketing director trying to get some stuff out for trade shows. What a bunch of wusses. -)
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"basilisk" <> wrote in message

Yup, it's officially recognized now, this weather is all obamas' fault! Those old timers on the farm were right when they said " it'll be a cold day in hell when a colored man is voted president"! They were right because right now all 50 states have snow! What better proof is there? heh heh ...;>)) phil
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On 02/12/2010 08:06 PM, Phil Kangas wrote:

if it is showcasing your bigotry, good job.
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