According to all of the weather authorities, the south east is supposed to receive between 3 -5 inches of snow in some areas, Birmingham being one of those areas.
I realize that is laughable to most of you! However, if you have never been down here when there is an announcement of snow.. then you REALLY don't understand how hilarious it really is.
Granted, I'll be the first to tell you, I am not sure how to drive in the stuff. But I did a great job coming back from Georgia over Christmas break. Those back country roads were not lucky enough to get the salt or sand or whatever it is that is laid down by those big yellow trucks I saw on the Interstate. So - I literally drove through piles of snow, and I just kept on the tire tracks.
This storm apparently will be different. This afternoon - tonight expect snow. Normal snow, no big deal. But overnight we are supposed to have a wintry mix with snow, freezing rain, sleet.. you know.. the works. Waking up to super low temps and at least 1/2 an inch of ice.
THIS is wear the problem begins. We simply do not have those "salty" trucks. People do not have snow tires. AND - you know those super tall pine trees we are so famous for? They like to snap during ice storms, and in turn wipe out entire power grids. Sooo.. they are predicting massive power outages. Again - we are not prepared.
So, for the first time in forever, I actually went last night to WalMart (due to an ice threat.) I only bought firewood for my fireplace. I thought - well.. at least we can stay warm.
BIG mistake. You would have thought we were going to be snowed in for a week - MASSIVE lines, things flying off the shelves... WEIRD. I stood in line for 45 minutes - what did I have? Fire wood, fire starter, diet coke, laundry detergent & fabric softener.
What about you? What would be considered "odd" weather for your "neck of the woods?"