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1-3/4 inches of White "Global Warming" Shuts Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport
WSB Talk Radio | 28 January 2014 | RACookPE1978

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.


TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: atlanta; globalcooling; globalwarming; snow
Blah.

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.

1 posted on 01/28/2014 2:49:47 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Only 1-3/4 inches of none-blowing white stuff in Cobb County.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 2:50:28 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

WHERE IS ALGORE


3 posted on 01/28/2014 2:53:19 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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!


4 posted on 01/28/2014 2:56:23 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
"WHERE IS ALGORE"

Relaxing in his new, multimillion dollar, seaside home... waiting for the oceans to rise.

5 posted on 01/28/2014 2:56:30 PM PST by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Running from flaming ice, no doubt.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 2:57:28 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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”.

CC


7 posted on 01/28/2014 3:01:15 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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.
t.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 3:01:53 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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


9 posted on 01/28/2014 3:05:31 PM PST by nevergore
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I wonder if the 2014 Global Warming summit has been postponed for reasons unknown.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 3:07:35 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Celtic Conservative

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.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 3:10:30 PM PST by Tennessee Conservative
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To: tet68

Stay warm, my FRiend.
Only an inch here in Gwinnett.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 3:12:11 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Hope you are well.
I’m not going anywhere.
t.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 3:15:15 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; All
3" here, 3/4 hour NW from Atlanta in Cherokee County. Looks like it has stopped.

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.

14 posted on 01/28/2014 3:19:03 PM PST by sr4402
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To: Tennessee Conservative

Top Gear investigated using combines for snow use. Parts 1 and 2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxgfFwEZjes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_qMikzSxE0


15 posted on 01/28/2014 3:19:24 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

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?


16 posted on 01/28/2014 3:20:30 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tennessee Conservative

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!


17 posted on 01/28/2014 3:22:54 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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.


18 posted on 01/28/2014 3:24:12 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

19 posted on 01/28/2014 3:32:56 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

That’s GOREBULLWARMING.

And the amount of GOREBULL in the air might just in FACT heat things up!


20 posted on 01/28/2014 3:41:37 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

You can’t find that quack with a search warrant right about now.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 3:43:35 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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.

We return you now to your normal viewing.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 3:44:29 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 3:48:45 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

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*


24 posted on 01/28/2014 3:49:14 PM PST by JW1949
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To: Celtic Conservative

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.


25 posted on 01/28/2014 3:49:30 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

HEEHEEHEE,

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!)


26 posted on 01/28/2014 3:49:45 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
global warming is the biggest lie ever told. this is the coldest year ever :Snow in new Orleans , snow in Pensacola, snow in Egypt this year. factories have been emitting C02 for the past 200 years. This CO2 is what democrats say is trapping heat in the atmosphere causing global warming. if that were true then sea levels would have risen 60 feet in those 200 years. They haven’t .there is MORE ice than ever in Antarctica( google it) not less. It’s hasn’t warmed. there is no sea level rise, ice caps have not melted.global warming is a big lie democrats push to grow government and control us (socialism).

democrats are pure evil

I will always continue to fight for freedom and for smaller, almost nonexistent just constitutional government: I am a Republican


27 posted on 01/28/2014 3:51:02 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Ain’t nuthin’ to hit you with....You already done all the damage admitting you are from PA...:0)


28 posted on 01/28/2014 3:55:27 PM PST by JW1949
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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”.


29 posted on 01/28/2014 3:56:59 PM PST by melissa_in_ga (Laz would hit it.)
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To: JW1949

LLOOOLLLL!

JW, gotta admit, That Was Good. I’ll have to remember it!


30 posted on 01/28/2014 3:59:29 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Al Gore should be encased in ice, and sent down that river in Alaska.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 4:01:10 PM PST by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Wise moms ahould just keep their kids at home where they are warm and safe.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 4:01:57 PM PST by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Thankee, thankee...*G*


33 posted on 01/28/2014 4:02:17 PM PST by JW1949
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To: SandRat

Yeah—sorry the jiffy johns are full to capacity. Just hold it!


34 posted on 01/28/2014 4:03:07 PM PST by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Celtic Conservative

You must not be in the UP then. There they call it “late August”.


35 posted on 01/28/2014 4:17:01 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Tennessee Conservative

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


36 posted on 01/28/2014 4:26:57 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: miserare
and all the stray dogs are frozen to the water - plugs, lol
37 posted on 01/28/2014 4:28:17 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Gil4
Absolotely correct, sir and LOL!

CC

38 posted on 01/28/2014 4:28:55 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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!


39 posted on 01/28/2014 5:13:38 PM PST by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

He’s packing his bags getting ready to run like hell since the village natives woke up and realize they been scammed.


40 posted on 01/28/2014 5:14:58 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Celtic Conservative; Robert A. Cook, PE
How about the Dallas-Fort Worth reaction to snow?


41 posted on 01/28/2014 5:35:23 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: BwanaNdege
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.

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.

42 posted on 01/28/2014 6:12:43 PM PST by Ditto
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

And the Global Warming hit the GULF COAST with SNOW, too.


43 posted on 01/28/2014 6:33:46 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: ExCTCitizen

North FL - Don’t know how the citrus groves made out. Are making out overnight ... Now about 20-22 in Atlanta.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 8:25:47 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Celtic Conservative

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.


45 posted on 01/28/2014 9:56:34 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: Ditto

Hey!

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.


46 posted on 01/29/2014 3:32:26 AM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

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.


47 posted on 01/29/2014 4:06:34 AM PST by Tennessee Conservative
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To: SamAdams76
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

Al Gore is an idiot! Tennesseans knew that! :-) Stay safe!

48 posted on 01/29/2014 4:08:48 AM PST by Tennessee Conservative
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
My daughter in law just posted this picture from Ft. Stewart.

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.

49 posted on 01/29/2014 7:11:50 AM PST by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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