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I am disappoint. Huntsville and Hothlanta are buried, and all Birmingham got was a thick, granular crust of ice--basically, an accumulation of sleet. It was enough to make everything dangerous, but nothing fun to make up for it. We had some actual snowflakes today, but nothing that stuck--just the same old crusty ice that had softened yesterday and then refrozen over night. We didn't even get enough snow to do this:

Meanwhile, Boston and New York seem to be preparing for the Snowpocalypse to hit them. Foresthouse also tells me that D.C. is expecting a few inches, so I have been designated her Emergency Representative. More seriously: I hope all my Australian readers are safe right now. We will be sending good thoughts in your direction.

ETA: You can donate to flood relief efforts here.

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Did you see this? Peachtree Street in Hothlanta is so frozen solid that someone ice-skated on it. I live about a mile east of there and have been doing nothing but watching movies and occasionally walking to bars to eat because there is no way to get out of the neighborhood.

OMG that Jeep! Why would anyone drive on that??

So asks the girl who thinks a few snow flurries that aren't even sticking may derail plans to drive home tonight.

Actually cleo, ice storms are really *great* for an old-fashioned runnered sled (as opposed to toboggan). Try it, but beware you will go faster than you would over snow on the same grade of slope.

oh, but it renders a toboggan into a snow-saucer--zero control.

...I thought that was half the point of a toboggan anyway?

We got 6 inches in middle Tennessee - and it's still there!

Where are you in Tennessee?

I'm on the Plateau!

Okay, I have been watching that gif for at least 10 minutes now and laughing like a total fucking git. OH PUPPY. ILU.

It's the expert little kick-off that gets me. This dog is no stranger to sleds or the theft thereof.

If it helps I'm on the Northeast and it's getting crazy here.

And this is after we already got a foot of snow last week.

I'm at the other end of the country from the floods, but the people in Queensland and northern NSW need all the good thoughts they can get. The Queensland Government is appealing for donations because of the huge scale of these floods (overseas donations welcome with credit cards). Right now, there's 90 people missing.

Thanks! I was trying to figure out what a good link for donations would be.

North of Atlanta - we have received word that our classes at our local community college (which run Mon. - Thurs.) are cancelled for tomorrow.....and they are not even going to bother to try for Thurs. ("Why should you come in for just one day this week").....and then Monday is Martin Luther King Jr Day....So my first day back to class this semester will be Tuesday......

Funnest thing to watch - suburban moms ("We three will go together!") wrapping up and strapping on backpacks to walk 2 miles to the nearest grocery store to buy more bread/milk/eggs.....the local newscasters have suggested walking places instead of driving because the roads (well, those that are not interstates) are pretty much sheets of ice.

And then they bravely walked....through the three inches of snow.....on the lookout for ravenous wolves....

Awesome .gif is awesome.

I've got snow up here to send you.

I'll have to wait until my whole file uploads to link the photo because that came out in teeney format. Sorry!

(I've taken over 100 photos, so it could be a little while...LOL)

But I've measured a max of eight inches of snow here in my neck of the woods up on the Cumberland Plateau. OY. And it's still coming down.

Edited at 2011-01-11 11:45 pm (UTC)

I hope everyone in Australia who has the water headed their way can get out in time. It's so scary. :(

We got almost 8 inches here in the TN valley. I can give you some of ours. I had to shovel a path on the back deck yesterday so one of my dogs would go out. He is so picky. lol

Ok, I am still baffled by the sheet amount of attention the southern "snowstorm" is getting. I understand that it's out of the ordinary, but I have to refrain from cracking up that businesses and schools are closing for a measly 1-2"...for reals?? Yeah yeah, not enough plows, no salt, I've heard. But still... I am from Michigan, and even when we get 8+" overnight, business goes on as usual. My car does not have 4-wheel drive and many of the roads I take daily don't get salted or plowed right away (if ever). We just drive carefully. It's really not that hard. And the university in the town I live in (i.e. Michigan State) has not once, in the nearly 10 years I've lived here, shut down for winter weather.

I mean, sure if you want an excuse to stay in, hunker down and make hot cocoa, by all means... But...*heeeee*

Well, I already explained this at length.


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Up here in Massachusetts, everything is already closed for tomorrow! We're staying in and having hot chocolate!

I live in Boston but my dentist is in Connecticut still (JUST my dentist, too, why do I keep making six month appointments instead of just finding one near where I live?), and today I had to drive all the way there for an appointment, only to be told that there was no chance in hell I could drive home the next day.

The snowpocalypse made me drive to and from Hartford on the same day when I was no planning to- damn you, snow! I knew there was a reason I moved to Hawai'i that one time!

Actually, it is also snowing in Hawaii. The only state that does not have snow today is Florida.


...I spoke too soon about Maine not getting snow. Our Snowy Doom is supposed to arrive tomorrow. If it does, I will be out in it...dusting it off my car and shoveling my ridiculously spacious and slippery drive-way. Good times.

Here in New York, we already had Snowpocalyps on Christmas weekend. What were going to have now is the city is getting their shit together. Seriously the snow has already fallen a few inches and the snow plows are actually plowing. So unlike last time I feel it wont be so bad now.

NYC's going to get about a foot of accumulation, right? That's a blizzard, but it's not the snowpocalypse.