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  1. Awesome Steve! Thanks for looking into this!!
  2. Thank you sir! Still hoping to eek out an inch in the Rome area, though I'll be happy with whatever we get!
  3. Does anyone have a graphic or info indicating how much the cold is trailing behind the moisture? I was under the impression that part of the issue was that freezing/sub-freezing temps were significantly further behind than anticipated.
  4. As someone who has ridden out and had to drive in hurricanes and also has folks that live in some of the uglier snow areas I can kinda sit back and laugh at all the precautions that GA/AL are taking with cancelling events and closing schools/gov offices. On the other hand I am ever so thankful for the abundance of caution the powers that be are taking. I'm on a 3 hour weather delay for the education center, but I will still likely be on the road tomorrow morning because my wife works at a large medical facility that rarely ever closes due to weather and she gets very anxious driving with an
  5. Anyone have insight as to why Firsthand is being so generous with amounts? While they say that most areas in the 2"-4" zone will receive around 3", they did not provide any explanation for their reasoning in the post they made on FB. Link to Article
  6. ^ This right here. I’m in Floyd Co. and am likely in a decent spot to see some accumulations. However, I’m also tempering my expectations...... of course with the hope in the back of my head for some over performance.
  7. I would take Firsthand with a large grain of salt. While I don't know them personally, I would not in any way, shape or form take their maps as verbatim. I suspect that their maps depict where they think up to an inch of snow will fall....... and should convective banding occurs, where more than an inch (up to 4") may occur. Basically: "here is the limits of where we think that the likest chance is for accumulating snowfall, and that may be between 1" and 4""
  8. Lol, let's not under estimate the impact of drivers who have no idea what they are doing while on slick roads...............
  9. At the moment I'm more looking at functional impacts, as I am in the Rome, GA area. Regardless of how much we get, I'm thinking that school will likely be canceled on Tues and maybe Weds, or at very least early release Tuesday and canceled Wednesday. If it looks like we're getting any snow on Tuesday during the day, I'm keeping the kiddos home and I am also telling my interns to stay on campus and play. I fought through Snowjam in 2012-ish and had to drive to Berry College last year in December for a meeting. While I truly enjoy the adventure of driving in the snow by myself, I have no desire
  10. Welcome aboard! It's a great no drama, fun place to learn.
  11. I like Spann and have a pretty reasonable amount of respect for how he presents himself and the weather, I can also completely understand the seriousness of his approach to meteorology given: 1) His long history in the profession and all he has witnessed with regard to the changes in how weather information is disseminated. 2) A significant portion of his listeners/viewers live in an area where timely, accurate and no nonsense dissemination of information pretty regularly means the difference between life and death for his viewership. It's very obvious he treats his responsibilities w
  12. You’re not wrong there’s a heck of a line coming AL right now.
  13. Seeing as we're quoting Bon Jovi, things are kinda iffy weather wise, and I have nothing at the moment to contribute to the analytical discussion let's try a bit of humor.... Living on a Prayer (Southern Winter Re-Mix) Once upon a time not so long ago NOAA used to work around the clock, staff's been on furlough And we’re down on our luck, it's tough, so tough Steve looks at the models all day, looking for a way He tries to bring us hope, for snow, for snow He says, we've got to hold on to the trends we’ve got It doesn't matter if the CAD’s in place or not We'
  14. Ha! I grew up in Tampa and was Eckerd College during that storm. Before the campus was closed we took a friend's camaro over to St. Pete Beach to play in the surf. We ended up having to push the camaro through water back to the 54th S. bridge because the tide came in so quickly. Ended up crashing with about 12 people back at my folk's place in Tarpon Springs for a couple of days. Good times!
  15. No experience specifically with Mr. Buddy heaters. However, I do however have a ventless propane fireplace. Because there is no vent to remove the carbon monoxide produced we have multiple battery/mains powered carbon monoxide detectors in the house. The Mr. Buddy Heaters are somewhat the same if you are using them inside. While apparently at least some models come with an onboard carbon monoxide alarm, I would not place all of my trust in that feature. If you buy Mr Buddy Heater(s) I would also purchase a wall plug type carbon monoxide detector that also detects explosive gases and has a
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