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I lived in Colorado for 17 years and early snow was expected. However, in the Mid South

snow is rare and never in November. There is talk of up to an inch by the weekend. It's time

to empty the stores and hunker down in the shelter!

 

 

 

 

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I have never understood why we southerners make a run on bread, milk, and eggs every time the "s" word is on the news.

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How long does the snow last down there 24 hrs max?

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I have never understood why we southerners make a run on bread, milk, and eggs every time the "s" word is on the news.

 

You think that's a southern thing?  It's even more a thing up here.  It's pretty hilarious, really.

 

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You think that's a southern thing?  It's even more a thing up here.  It's pretty hilarious, really.

 

Lol put a little twang in his speech and I'd swear its my neighbor.

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Just had a major windstorm blow through yesterday and last night.  Had gusts stronger than 60mph. Power went out twice at our place,  About 70,000 are without power. Trees are down everywhere,  Homes are damaged, roads are blocked.  Temps are in the 20's, so the windchill dipped below zero.

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How long does the snow last down there 24 hrs max?

 

I moved here in 1997. In 17 years there has been snow on the ground probably less than 10 days total.

The most we ever had was about 6" and every house in the neighborhood built their first snowman! The

biggest issue is ice which can last for several days.

 

 

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Oh Lord please help, let us not fall under the temptation to make a comment about ...

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I lived in Colorado for 17 years and early snow was expected. However, in the Mid South

snow is rare and never in November. There is talk of up to an inch by the weekend. It's time

to empty the stores and hunker down in the shelter!

:winter-146:

When it snows, why do people just eat bread and milk? Me, I want a samich.

Hootie

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I'm more of a meatloaf kinda guy myself.

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So does your local Road Commission conduct snow removal operations with farm equipment ? 

 

I've witnessed this endeavor and it often lacks effectiveness.

 

A-Jay

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I hear you on the lack of snow in the SE.  However, I have you beat.  Two Saturdays ago I got up early to go fishing.  I knew it was supposed to be cold and rainy, but I figured I was tough enough.  When I went outside in the morning I was shocked to see it was snowing.  I checked the weather and there was a small pocket of snow just over the area I live in.  Since that pocket covered the pond I was heading to I called it off and went back inside to stay warm.  As I understand it beat the earliest snowfall by about a week.  Still it was crazy to see.  I hope it doesn't mean we are in for a rough winter.

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So does your local Road Commission conduct snow removal operations with farm equipment ? 

 

I've witnessed this endeavor and it often lacks effectiveness.

 

A-Jay

 

The only snow removal equipment in the region is at the airport.  FedEx is priority #1 around here.

 

BTW, Monday night we are expecting a record low of 23*

 

 

 

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I have never understood why we southerners make a run on bread, milk, and eggs every time the "s" word is on the news.

 

 

I have never understood why we southerners make a run on bread, milk, and eggs every time the "s" word is on the news.

 

It goes back in time up north, to the age when a few inches of snow could really snarl things up for days, so folks would stock up on the basics to get them through two or three days when they couldn't get out to the store.

 

Now, it takes a serious blizzard to snarl the roads.  Snow and ice removal equipment, not to mention the spreaders and salt, can keep ahead of all but the most serious storms.

 

Most snow storms are cleaned up within a day, and most roads are kept open.  The exception is in the cities where cars get stuck and prevent plows from clearing the side streets.  It can take days to get those streets clear.

 

Once upon a time it was for "survival".  Now it's more of a tradition.

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When snow arrives in Richmond most people jump in their cars and head for Martin's and then they drive into a ditch.

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This reminds me of a story I may, or may not have told here once about a guy at work who was a "prepper" for things like this. He would boast how much water/food/etc.. he had on hand in case of an emergency. I said to him one day " that's great, but, ..................how many rounds of ammo do you have stockpiled" He said "none", I said "thanks for the food and water"

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There is no shortage of stockpiled ammo around here. I think when most guys get below

1,000 rounds for each of their dozen guns they start getting a little nervous.

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  He said "none", I said "thanks for the food and water"

 

I have guns and ammo stocked with food, water, etc.  But this post right here is pretty sad.  Instead of taking from others, stockpile it yourself.  Sell your $500 Glock and 300lbs of rice.  That should last you about a year...ish after cooked.  

Now, I'm not saying you'd do that (I hope it's not on your mind) but that's not what needs to be on people's mind when SHTF.

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We get some snow but we don't worry. If we have to, we can always eat the children. :ph34r:

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I have guns and ammo stocked with food, water, etc. But this post right here is pretty sad. Instead of taking from others, stockpile it yourself. Sell your $500 Glock and 300lbs of rice. That should last you about a year...ish after cooked.

Now, I'm not saying you'd do that (I hope it's not on your mind) but that's not what needs to be on people's mind when SHTF.

Just a wild guess...uh...he was JOKING??....lol.

Hootie

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Just a wild guess...uh...he was JOKING??....lol.

Hootie

Yea, that's the way I took it, as I laughed out loud!

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Call me pessimistic, but when the zombie apocalypse does happen, I'm thinking being nice goes out the window.  That's just me.  I'll be in a tree, waiting for ww2farmer to walk out of his neighbor's place with the food and water. :ph34r:

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