Skip to comments.1-3/4 inches of White "Global Warming" Shuts Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport
Posted on 01/28/2014 2:49:47 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE
The (light) snow started about 11:00 AM, schools were shutdown at 1:00, but nobody down can drive in anything white. People are taking 3-4 hours to get from downtown to even the expressway around Atlanta I-285.
One baby was delivered on the side of Loop 285 - parents couldn't get to the hospital.
Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport had a "ground stop" from about 15:00 (3:00 pm) to 17:30. It's now just lifted, but the planes aren't taking off yet. That will plug all arriving flights for many more hours.
Very large number of school buses are still on the road - Still stuck at the bottom of hills they can't get up, or blocked at intersections because the rest of the traffic can't get through the same plugged intersections. They may stop at other schools and stay overnight.
Only 1-3/4 inches of none-blowing white stuff in Cobb County.
WHERE IS ALGORE
I was in Nashville once, when they got about an inch and a half. I was terrified driving around! People had no clue how to drive in even that light a snowfall! No one had all-weather or winter tires, they were sliding around like crazy!
Relaxing in his new, multimillion dollar, seaside home... waiting for the oceans to rise.
Running from flaming ice, no doubt.
1 3/4 inches? Seriously people, that’s nothing. A dusting of snow and the town shuts down. We have a special name for that much snow up here in Michigan. We call it “late October”.
2 to 3 inches here west of Dahlonega.
Still falling but slowing.
Reports roads are hazardous, and 400 a mess
from I285 north.
I’ve got plenty of propane and three dogs so
I’m warm as toast. Glad I got my tank filled
two weeks ago as now the suppliers are limiting
deliveries and the price has gone up.
Got a 30 lb bottle last week for $20 now $25.
We are good in north Fulton county.... So far only 3 inches but local and state government were caught flat footed .... No sand or salt trucks... The school districts panicked and called school off late... Then suspended bus service because it was too dangerous to drive.... Thousands of kids are be stuck at school to shelter in place.... Real mess,,,, roads are solid ice
I wonder if the 2014 Global Warming summit has been postponed for reasons unknown.
It’s a lot down South. Most smaller cities don’t have salt trucks or plows. The snow is usually very wet and sticks to the tires. The more you drive the bigger and stickier it gets. We don’t get enough of it down here to invest in snow tires or snow plows. An inch of snow cripples us back in the hills. Most of the time, as soon as it starts the schools let out and businesses close down. Two inches of snow and we are ordered off the roads by the local law enforcement.
Stay warm, my FRiend.
Only an inch here in Gwinnett.
Hope you are well.
I’m not going anywhere.
We get snow about once or twice about this time of year. Since it comes so infrequently, there are few sanding trucks or supplies and few know how to handle it well and almost no-one has snow tires.
So it is best for folks here to stay off the roads unless it is an emergency.
As for Global Warming, I hear they are trying to scare us with Global Cooling again. Some are trying a Chicken Little Scare both ways called Global (GloBULL) Climate Change.
Top Gear investigated using combines for snow use. Parts 1 and 2.
Don’t worry despite the bitter winter we are having by this time next year 2014 will be declared “the warmest year on record”. Does ANYONE believe this BS anymore?
The other difference is that the roads are usually warm and wet when the snow starts. That leaves a layer of glare ice which requires chains or studded tires to drive on safely.
Part of the problem is lack of snow driving experience or equipment, but a significant part is the ice.
BTW, I’m a Georgia boy, but have lived in the Chicago suburbs and have no problem on driving on snow up North.
Mrs BN & I cancelled dinner out tonight. It was in the 30’s today before the snow started here in NC, so the roads were wet. It is 19 now and getting colder. Ice rink time on our country roads!
Stay warm, people!
I am in the Florida Panhandle. The temperature has been right at 32 degrees for a couple of hours. Sometimes a bit below and sometimes a bit above but basically 32. Very light rain all day.
I looked out earlier and noticed nearly all bare trees covered with ice. I have lived in cold climates and no matter where you live, tree limbs covered with ice are a real problem.
And the amount of GOREBULL in the air might just in FACT heat things up!
You can’t find that quack with a search warrant right about now.
The Galavanting Governor Piyush ‘Bobby’ Jindal, stopped long enough in his travels, to make a decree, that no one needs to be on the roads in Louisiana, today. Stay home, and stay off the roads.
He, then, proceeded to declare a State of Emergency for all of Louisiana.
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It’s not the 1.5 inches of snow that’s the problem. It’s the icy roads, with snow blowing across them.
My neighbor has a huge 4 wheel drive truck, and he nearly didn’t make it home. Took him over 2 hours to drive what’s usually a 20 minute ride.
It’s not “stupid people in Atlanta don’t know how to drive.” It truly is nasty weather to drive in, with the ice laying the foundation for the road problems.
Had an uncle from Toronto...He moved to E TN when he retired...First snow, he said he’d show us southern hillbillies how to drive...Two blocks and he spun out his car...He said, “This stuff is WET!!! It’s slick!!!!”
He thought it would be dry snow like up north...*ROFL*
It’s not the snow that’s the problem. It’s the layer of ice underneath the snow on the roads. People are sliding on ice, not on snow.
Southern folk just don’t “DO” snow! It ain’t in their DNA.
I wonder how many ran outside and thought the world was coming to an end cause hell was freezin over?
I’m just a pig farm from PA, havin some fun bustin on southerners.
(Now, waiting for return fire! YEEHAA! Hit me with yer best shot!)
democrats are pure evil
I will always continue to fight for freedom and for smaller, almost nonexistent just constitutional government: I am a Republican
Ain’t nuthin’ to hit you with....You already done all the damage admitting you are from PA...:0)
About 3” here in S. Forsyth. Two family members still on roads. 285 and Old Alabama. Previous posters are right. The dusting of snow has ice underneath and this has caught a lot of people by surprise because it’s not part of a “storm system”.
JW, gotta admit, That Was Good. I’ll have to remember it!
Al Gore should be encased in ice, and sent down that river in Alaska.
Wise moms ahould just keep their kids at home where they are warm and safe.
Yeah—sorry the jiffy johns are full to capacity. Just hold it!
You must not be in the UP then. There they call it “late August”.
Even in New England I have nearly totaled my car several times due to all these bouts of ice and snow. I want to have that Al Gore delivered to my home so that I can put a shovel in his hand and have him clear a path to my pile of firewood
Jim Santore and the Weather Channel’s Global Warming Network missed this storm by 300 miles. 30% chance of light dusting turned into 2 “ of traffic snarl here in Chattanooga!
He’s packing his bags getting ready to run like hell since the village natives woke up and realize they been scammed.
True there. I'm a Pennsylvania native and have been driving in snow for nearly 50 years. I have great vehicle with 4WD and good tires, but I know damn well that none of that experience or equipment means a damn thing on ice, which these storms usually turn into down in Dixie.
To me, driving in snow is easy, but I am smart enough to stay the hell of the ice.
Be safe and warm, and don't venture on the highways unless absolutely necessary. This Yankee would not go out either on that ice.
And the Global Warming hit the GULF COAST with SNOW, too.
North FL - Don’t know how the citrus groves made out. Are making out overnight ... Now about 20-22 in Atlanta.
It’s not the snow, it’s the ice. All the snide comments overlook the fact that we’re suffering a serious ice storm: temperatures went a hair under freezing, snow fell & landed on warm roads, melted, then cooled & froze making the whole state’s roadways a sheet of ice.
I’m from NY. We had ice storms like this there too, with pretty much the same results save for the experience to know when to go home in time.
Thanks for the confirmation!
High today will be 30, 9 degrees tonight, 34 high on Thursday, so we will be sitting tight until at least Friday.
Exactly right! Two days before the snow started we were 63 degrees. The next day saw a high in the mid 40’s and raining and the temps started dropping by noon. By dark it was snowing. This morning we have only an 1-1/2 inches of snow but the road is frozen solid underneath.
It doesn’t make since for us to spend money on snow tires, chains, etc. if we don’t get more than that. Some years we don’t get any.
Years ago, our new plant manager came from New York. He would get SO mad when people didn’t show up for work when it snowed and he refused to shut down the plant. Well, Mr. Smartypants decided that he would come to work, so he tried. He ended up in a ditch. LOL I’m retired now but now the city shuts them down when it’s bad enough to be dangerous.
Al Gore is an idiot! Tennesseans knew that! :-) Stay safe!
That is ice on her window. I live in wonderful cold, snowy Utah, but I know darned well that ice is a problem even for us snow bunnies.
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