I remember 1982 SnowJam in Atlanta well :-) I had just moved to GA from the Blue Ridge Mountains SW of Roanoke, VA to go to college. I was amazed at how many of my classmates had never seen snow! I was dismayed when I realized how few people knew how to drive on it! We had a steep hill in front of our college, and a friend and I were watching people slide down and spin as they were going down the hill (slamming on their brakes). After a while, a policeman showed up talked with my friend and me, and he started stopping people at the top of the hill. He would ask the driver if they were comfortable going down the hill. If they said, "No," then he had either my friend or me take the car to the bottom of the hill. I don't think that would ever go over today :-)
BTW, I am actually visiting my family up on the mountain :-) I'll try to post some pictures later. We won't be going anywhere for a while!
Are we still on track with the predicted patterns for this winter? It seems to me this warm stuff was expected and I am thrilled that the forecast looks good for my family to travel. Are we seeing any indicators of a flip to the more wintery conditions down the road?