Snowing All Over The South Today!

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    After reading your reply here, Bobby, I had to laugh about the California/South remark. Wife and I spent many years in Southern California, before we met and married. She went there with her young son, from Lincoln Park, Michigan, to be close to family who had moved there to escape winter. I decided to stay after getting my Discharge from the Navy in San Diego.

    Southern California is definitely not the South, but it is the southern part of the State. We live in the South and I can definitely tell the difference between "the South" and Southern California. However, we would never move back to Southern California. We love Colorado and Wyoming to much to do that, even with their winters.
     
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  2. Shirley Martin

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    It's snowing here now. I know some people don't like it but, to me, it's almost magical. I just went outside and looked at it. The snow is drifting lazily down. Everything is silent except for an occasional bird call. If I could set it to the sound of symphony music, I would.
     
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  3. Babs Hunt

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    Although I wouldn't want snow everyday...I do think it's beautiful and special when it's not an everyday happening.
     
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  4. Babs Hunt

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    Boudreau the Snowman. :)
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  5. Babs Hunt

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    The saddest part of this icy snow we experienced this time around is that a young mother in Metarie, LA was going to drop her 8 month old off at the babysitter's so she could go into work and her car slid on the ice on a bridge and flipped into the canal. Her eight month old son died and the mom is in critical condition. :(
     
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    That is sad. We in the south are just not accustomed to driving in snow and ice. We got a lot of snow out of this last storm. There was a foot of snow at RDU. Our road was covered. Early yesterday morning, I saw a car go by going way too fast. It looked like he was going 50 MPH. I had to wonder what was so important that he had to go to town under those conditions. The weather people had been telling us for four days to get prepared. I also wondered why he didn't go slower. :confused:
     
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  7. May Benot

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    Can you send some snow over for me please, I still miss it .... 39c right now ( 102.2f)
     
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  8. Jackie Stewart

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    Oh my! I'm assuming you're in Australia May?
    I hope to post some snow pictures here soon that should cool you right off!
     
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  9. Holly Saunders

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    here ya go @May Benot you can have some of our snow ...not as much as they get in Newcastle...but enough to be going on with lol...


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    I live at the end of this lane...


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  10. May Benot

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    Brings back memories @Holly Saunders , love the snow but not when it turns to slush ...

    11.30pm and it' still 29.6c ... another sleepless night, or probably just stay up and nod off in me chair , often happens, then I'll have a nanna nap tomorrow :rolleyes:
     
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    I lived in the French Quarter in New Orleans for nearly 20 years and I was trying to remember if I experienced any really, really cold days that produced ice or snow and I can't. I can remember it dropping below freezing but it was short lived with no repercussions that I can think of.
    People around there are just not used to traveling in icy conditions. Pas Tete Bete.
     
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  12. Babs Hunt

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    No, the South is not used to having that kind of weather and we don't even have the equipment on or for our vehicles to help either.

    I'm really glad over here that our local Government and schools, etc. don't hesitate to close everything they can so no one is out on the roads except those who have no choice.
     
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    It looks like we might be starting to ease into spring out here........YAY ! ! I noticed that we have some hyacinth and tulips starting to sprout, and the iris have been trying , regardless of the cold weather.
    Tomorrow is supposed to be 65 here, and I am thinking that I can go outside and really see what might be sprouting already. The 10-day forecast shows mostly high 50’s to mid-60’s for the daytime temps and much warmer nights as well.
    Being spring, we could always revert to cold and snow again, but hopefully, the worst of the winter weather is over for this year.
     
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  14. Holly Saunders

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    Tulips already @Yvonne Smith ?...I haven't even seen a daffodil yet and they grow here before Tulips.....we've had a few sunny days but not warm enough for the ice to melt... , and when I collected the dry cleaning today the woman at the shop told me the forecast is for much colder weather for the next week...oooh Joy... !:rolleyes:
     
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    We have had an unusually warm winter and barely any rain. The local ski resorts in the mountains are closed...because when there's no rain in Fresno, there's no snow in the mountains.

    It's going to affect the spring melt off also which we depend on here....there won't be any and I'm afraid we're going into another drought year. :(
     
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    We do not have tulips with blossoms, Holly. these are just the little green tops peeking upout of the ground just far enough for me to see that it looked like a tulip leaf. It will be a while yet before we actually get plants large enough for flowers, and that is going to depend on how well the warmer spring weather lasts.
     
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    You guys can't be talking about tulips or daffodils in a snowing thread. How am I supposed to feel? I could have a sunflower in my back yard and it wouldn't reach the top of the snow cover.
     
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    LOL.....pooooor yooooo... ...I'm not laughin'...:D
     
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    I got snowdrops,daffodills,primroses,crocus all out,:)
     
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    Some of you folks are show-offs!

    I think I'm gonna get painting....

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  21. Holly Saunders

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    No way Jose......
     
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  22. Babs Hunt

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    My bright yellow ditch flowers are already starting to bloom. And the bird seed that the birds are scattering on the ground from the bird feeders are sprouting into bright green grass under and around the feeders. The clover also is sprouting in spots all over.

    And we will have some days in the 70's through next week...and plenty of rain with that. :)
     
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    Spent Christmas in Vegas sitting by the swimming pool most mornings in the high 60s

    Christmas day had lunch on the Strip sitting outside.

    Watched the weather from the East Coast on the TV.

    An American Friend flew back to Boston after Christmas with temps at -9

    Do wonder why all Americans don't live in Nevada in the winter months.
     
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  24. Tom Galty

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    Its snowing again in the South...four days off Spring.

    Told we might get up to half an inch.

    So airports closed.

    Roads impassible.
     
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