The weather outfits on the Atlanta stations told everyone yesterday that there were three models, and nobody knew which one was going to happen. The scenario where we actually got snow for two days was judged to be the least probable. So, nobody went to the store. But it snowed hard last night in North Georgia. The scanners are full of people who tried to make it to town this morning, went over the embankment, went across the median, hit trees down across the road. The Sheriff's Department is out rescueing the elderly who are stuck along the road in their cars. There are many of them. A lot of the people who moved up here from Florida still aren't quite with the program when the word comes down it may snow here.
The number of inches of snow forecast is always for our airfield. That's in a valley. If you live another 400 or 500 feet up, you are going to get more snow. There are still plenty of people who don't realize this and then wind up appalled when they get a lot more snow than they planned on. Not to mention the fact that the weather forecasts here are almost always way off the mark.
So far Atlanta has snow but it's not sticking. We have maybe three inches or so outside. Our problem in this county is that we have two 1960's era dump trucks and not much else to cope with snow. The wreckers are making a fortune today.
We aren't planning on going anywhere til this melts off, which is supposed to be on Monday. The power has already been going in and out, from the scanners it seems the main problem is that this is wet, heavy snow and it's pulling trees down on the power lines. That's par for the course.
By dark this evening, Atlanta is going to be in bad shape. The "Snowmeggedon" event of 2014 caused some changes down there, and they have more salt and more snow plows, but people here just don't do well in snow. I'm glad I'm not going to be involved in that.
It's tough when it snows in Atlanta:
Should be a fairly calm weekend, since we can't get out. Unless, of course, the power goes down and stays down, then we'll have to go on the generator. That is not fun. The racket it makes drives me crazy, and the stink seems to get in the house , no matter what.