Wednesday, January 20, 2016
First of two winter storms passes through. If you plan on carjacking a woman, better make sure her kids aren't in the back seat. Joe Teti and Matt Graham gone from season seven of "Dual Survival"
Three days of very cold weather, and then snow, followed by rain, then snow again. Bad combination.
About 1130 this morning, the scanners started carrying constant radio traffic. So many people slid off the road that the four lane was closed for a time. I don't remember that happening more than twice in the last few years.
The Atlanta news stations sent crews up to shoot segments for their evening news in the town. They do that periodically, when we get snow and they don't.
I walked down to the mailbox for some exercise. I couldn't safely get a vehicle out and down to the hard service road if I wanted to, but walking down was safe enough as long as I paid attention to what I was doing. Snow is supposed to start again early Saturday morning and they say it will be deeper. I don't think people in the town got a lot of snow, but I'm up considerably higher and we had a good amount.
The mailboxes are down at the foot of the mountain. Not so much snow came down there. Sometimes, there's a sharp demarcation where all the mountains have snow down to an exact line, then there is none below that.
This picture was taken a few years back, just up the hard surface road to the Appalachian Trail. About six miles from my house as the crow flies. When this was taken, we had been through about the same amount of cold weather and then snow on top of it. I would expect the waterfall is frozen again up there right now.
This picture is a few years old. It was taken right on the trail after a cold snap. Some of those icicles were as big as tree limbs.
It can get cold up here. Tonight I'm just staying inside, as I have been for most of the last five days.
Below is a link to an article about the big changes in personnel for season seven of "Dual Survival." The whole thing strikes me as weird, but that show has been dogged by this kind of atmosphere from the get go.