Sunday, February 9, 2014

Southeastern U.S. Under The Winter Storm Gun Again

Last month, the city of Atlanta had its End of The World moment when a couple inches of snow, combined with a panicked, "We've got to close the schools and get everyone home from work NOW" mentality caused enormous traffic jams that had people trapped on the roads for as long as 20 hours.
The Atlanta GA snow/traffic nightmare in January.
There's another winter storm watch up for
Atlanta. If a storm materializes, we'll see
if they do better this time.  

Well, guess what? There's a winter storm watch up again for Atlanta. This time it's for Monday afternoon into Tuesday.

It's still VERY unclear if the storm will be bad, or just turn out to be mostly rain for Atlanta. It's right on the edge.

But it will be very interesting to see how they handle another winter storm, if it arrives.

We hope practice makes perfect.

This Atlanta storm question is part of another round of snowy, icy weather that will stretch over the next few days from Louisiana to the Carolinas. So we'll hear about problems down that way for a few days.

By the standards of the people of the north, like me here in Vermont, the storm won't be that bad. But despite the frequency of southern storms this winter, the South is still not equipped for, or used to winter storms.

By the way, we here in northern New England won't see much in the way of storminess. We might get a dusting or an inch or two of snow tonight and Monday morning from a weak system passing by.

It'll be cold midweek with subzero lows before it warms up again to near normal February highs in the upper 20s or low 30s by the end of the week.

Some type of storm system might come through New England at the end of the week. It's hard to say how intense it will be, but early indications suggest it will be just light snow in Vermont and surrounding areas on Friday.

Long range forecasts like that are notoriously iffy, so we'll have better forecasts for the Friday system by about midweek.

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