Snow in the South

Down here in the southern states we don't cotton to snow.

Sure, we think it's pretty. And there's a vague pleasantness to that biting cold--as long as you don't have to experience it often. But that snow and ice is also slippery--and therein lies a serious problem. We just can't drive on the stuff.

The two pictures up here on top were taken around 5am this morning.

The mountains to the west of me had received 3 - 4 inches but here in Alamance we'd been given less than an inch. A half inch where I live. And after that came freezing rain, and these pictures are testament to that. By the time I went out to take the pictures it was just ice crystals on everything.

Where I work, in Chapel Hill, they didn't really get anything that sticked. While I was getting freezing rain they were just a couple of degrees warmer and got rain. By the time they woke up it was just wet outside.

Sure, you northern folk can make fun of us if you want. At least we're intelligent enough to try to avoid the stuff. :-p

Unfortunately global warming hasn't become sufficiently aggressive and the white stuff is still making itself known below the Mason-Dixon. More's the pity.

I really don't think that Dove to the left, picture taken at 8am, appreciates the snow either. Poor thing looked quite confused by it all. Now it really has something to mourn about.


Bob-kat said…
Ah, your area sounds much like the southern parts of the UK where snow is also an infrequent visitor. Poeple here can't handle the stuff either, and I think we unfairly give ourselves a hard time in many ways. Lot so snow is far easier to cope with in some ways, as you can put on the snow tyres, the chains, skis etc. However a sprinkling that turns to ice, not so easy to prepare for!
Cynnie said…
It use to BLIZZARD where I'm from in NC..( near south Carolina)
i miss that..two snowflakes and everyone goes into a panic!..aww
angela marie said…
It's 11 degrees here right now.
rashbre said…
Your adventures with snow are a bit like we Londoners, by the sound of it. 2mm is enough to mess up lots of transport infrastructure. The train points freeze so the carriages won't run and cars slide more than would seem possible.

Kids get given days off school. So the short-lived novelty is usually welcome as a universal excuse for a bit of a day off.

When I spent some time in Germany, it was much more organised because everyone was used to it and a 30cm fall would be cleared by the next morning so that everything just worked as normal.


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