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‘Historic’ storm ramping up as temperatures drop and precipitation increases (Atlanta)
AJC ^ | Updated: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 | Mike Morris

Posted on 02/12/2014 4:45:25 AM PST by Pan_Yan

The potentially devastating winter storm that forecasters and the governor have been warning about for days began unfolding before daybreak Wednesday as temperatures dropped to 32 degrees or below and began freezing the precipitation that returned overnight.

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“All of the interstates, all of the secondary routes, all of the surface streets, are all iced over,” Arum said. “Where you are right now is where you’re going to be tomorrow morning, there’s no doubt about it.”

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The number of power outages is growing by the minute. Just before 5 a.m., the number of customers in the dark was 2,000. That number climbed to 6,000 at 6 a.m. and 9,000 just 20 minutes later.

Repair crews made a little progress, whittling the number of outages down to 8,200 by 7 a.m., but by 7:30, the number had jumped again to more than 20,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; georgia; globalcooling; weather; winter
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Peachtree Road at rush hour this morning.

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1 posted on 02/12/2014 4:45:25 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: FreedomPoster

2 posted on 02/12/2014 4:48:47 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

Prayers up for my friend, his family, and his fellow Georgians down south.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 4:49:25 AM PST by ripley
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To: Pan_Yan
Just posted this over here:

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They have it tracked a tad too far to the SE, but otherwise believable.

It's a balmy -8° currently .. NWS has a storm watch out for my neck of the woods (midPA) for up to 8" 'tween tonight and tomorrow night.

OMG !

BREAD !

MILK !

BACON !

HURRY !


<long johns>

4 posted on 02/12/2014 4:53:06 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Pan_Yan

Having lived thru many winter storms here in Michigan, I learned the best course of action was to use vacation days and just stay home......


5 posted on 02/12/2014 4:53:20 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Pan_Yan; AnAmericanMother; bfh333; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; Dick Bachert; DJlaysitup; ..

GA FReeper ping.

I really hope we don’t lose power. I’ve got a generator, but I’ve been sick the last couple days and really don’t want to have to deploy it.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 4:56:09 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Pan_Yan

Overworked words: Historic. Racist. Transparent. By-Pass Congress. Care. Hope.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 4:58:00 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: tomkat

Don’t forget to wrap your pipes!


8 posted on 02/12/2014 4:58:53 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Reporting in from Suwanee, GA - a far NE suburb of Atlanta.

Started as moderate rain in 31 degree temps that alid down a good sheet of ice on everything.

Temps continued to drop, now 28.7 on the porch thermometer.

Steady sleet storm in progress, with about 1 inch of sleet on top of the ice.

The good news right here is that it IS sleet and not rain.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 4:59:36 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: FreedomPoster
I hope none of our FRiends lose power but let's be honest; being FReepers they are probably several magnitudes more prepared than most other folks. I hope you get better and ...

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... stay inside.

10 posted on 02/12/2014 5:01:05 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: tomkat

WITOIDRICSAS


11 posted on 02/12/2014 5:01:40 AM PST by kanawa
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To: Howie66
Overworked words: Historic.

Really. I was listening to the Weather Channel this morning, where Al Roker and some blonde were broadcasting live from Sochi. They took a break from commenting about the SE storm to say that "history was about to be made" at the Olympics. I think they were referring to a first-ever Women's ski-jumping event or some such thing. Who the heck is going to care 100 years from now that women ski jumped at the Olympics?
12 posted on 02/12/2014 5:02:40 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Howie66

I spent 30 minutes rapping my pipes with a 4 oz ball peen hammer. hope it helps .!


13 posted on 02/12/2014 5:03:05 AM PST by Einherjar
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To: Pan_Yan

Usually bumper to bumper at this time I assume?


14 posted on 02/12/2014 5:03:21 AM PST by albie
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To: Pan_Yan

We’re waiting up here in Fayetteville, NC.

Got 4 inches of snow yesterday but it started with the ground warm so driveways and roads are clear.

Overcast and cold right now. Frozen Precipitation is supposed to start around 11ish.

When it starts and where the freeze/snow line is and how much is all up in the air.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 5:04:40 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Just realizing that you have a GA ping list....Please add me to it. Thanks. And be safe and get well.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 5:05:21 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Pan_Yan

I am listening to wsb on teh interweb and hear that GA state police are accompanying salt spreaders.

Oh, and the Gov has announced that this is not the end of the world.


17 posted on 02/12/2014 5:05:36 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Our thoughts are with you down there. Best advice stay off the roads for a day.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 5:06:25 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: kanawa

Some FReeper w/more coffee onboard is gonna have to decipher that one .. LOL


19 posted on 02/12/2014 5:07:06 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Howie66
Overworked words: Historic. Racist. Transparent. By-Pass Congress. Care. Hope.

You are a historically transparent racist. I hope our wonderful hard working President continues to bypass congress so we can help the little guy for a change instead of big businesses. Because I care.

Did I get everything? What did I win? (I just threw up in my mouth a little)

20 posted on 02/12/2014 5:08:03 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Blueflag

Here is the map to watch. It is the Georgia Power map of outages state wide and local. Zoom in to find your area.
http://outagemap.georgiapower.com/external/default.html


21 posted on 02/12/2014 5:08:08 AM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: FreedomPoster

I have a 5500 Watt Generator but haven’t spun it up in a while. I’m glad I ran all the gas out of it when I put it up. If I have to pull it out, I’ll have to wire in a transfer switch to my 110V gas heating system. Know how to do it, but not looking forward to it.

One thing I got 2 weeks ago is a Mr. Heater Portable Buddy 9000BTU propane heater. I LOVE that thing. Heats my basement up where I’m at my computer pretty good. I have the extension hose that allows you to connect it to a 20 lb propane tank. Got it on Amazon for $85 free shipping....


22 posted on 02/12/2014 5:09:52 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: albie
Usually bumper to bumper at this time I assume?

20+ miles of three lanes each direction. By 8 am on a weekday it should be standing room only.

23 posted on 02/12/2014 5:11:05 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: PeteB570
Just a word of advice from someone who went through 5 days without electricity a few years back.

Draw some water. Fill the bathtub with water. It will come in handy if your electricity goes out.

24 posted on 02/12/2014 5:11:11 AM PST by mware
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To: Einherjar
I spent 30 minutes rapping my pipes with a 4 oz ball peen hammer. hope it helps .!

Practice, practice, practice! Soon you'll be performing with these guys!


25 posted on 02/12/2014 5:13:21 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Pan_Yan

we will all be looking forward to how this ice-storm is a result on global warming on MSNBC. Hope to see Al Gore finally “Esplain” the theories.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 5:17:20 AM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Howie66

You said wrap your pipes. Heh heh... (Beavis and Butthead)


27 posted on 02/12/2014 5:17:54 AM PST by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: KC Burke

Everyone watch for carbon monoxide gas when using your temp heaters.

I notice the Georgia Power map is not starting to show single outages with 800 to 1400 homes in a single outage. This is going to progress as reposts will begin to stack up.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 5:20:08 AM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: mware

5kw generator has been checked, extra cases of water purchased at Wal-Mart last night - making a triple batch of Chili for supper. Woodpile is covered and the fire place ready to go.

Added bonus - our greater neighborhood is near a main line and our subdivision utilities are underground. Most we’ve been out of power was around 18 hours.

We also have backpacking stoves that we’ve used for cooking.

And when all else fails - we’ll fire up the Weber in the backyard and grill some burgers.


29 posted on 02/12/2014 5:20:56 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: KC Burke

Thanks for the link.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 5:21:02 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

I have peeps in Roswell and in Decatur so I have my eyes focused.

The ice isn’t a problem in the Phoenix valley right now.


31 posted on 02/12/2014 5:23:48 AM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: Pan_Yan

In that case, I’d submit your picture to the local museum and call it “Ice = Peace and Quiet”.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 5:25:59 AM PST by albie
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To: albie
I was looking at the pics of empty shelves in Atlanta on cns. Even the red AND blue solocups were gone from the shelves. We have weeks of food set aside for an emergency, I would think that this would probably be no more than 5 to 7 days at most. Yes, I would tire of canned veggies and spam after a week, but think we could get by a snowstorm, especially one this late in the season.

Speaking of this late in the season, was talking to my son in law yesterday about putting taps on the maples this weekend. It is getting late in the season.

33 posted on 02/12/2014 5:34:00 AM PST by North Coast Conservative (God created man, Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: Pan_Yan
That's a pretty amazing picture. I know Peachtree, and don't think I've ever seen it like that.

BTW, Mike Morris, the author of the article, is a friend. He's been with the Urinal-Constipation for close to 30 years.

Stay safe.

34 posted on 02/12/2014 5:43:33 AM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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"extra cases of water purchased ...."

You must have a well and pump, right? If I am on city water, it still works when electricity goes out.... right?

35 posted on 02/12/2014 5:50:33 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Pan_Yan

One of our customers has an office on NE Peachtree. Also Atlanta is home to the global warmed The Weather Channel. Looks like a lot of overtime there for some on set.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 5:56:37 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Kartographer; North Coast Conservative

Ping to post 33.


37 posted on 02/12/2014 5:59:09 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

Generally yes. They probably have an elevated water tank and pumps on a generator.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 6:00:03 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

No, we have city water but....

Sometimes during real bad storms the power flickers at the treatment plant and they issue a don’t drink warning for a little while.

The water battles are the size the kids take to school and drink around the house anyway so we stock up when bad weather threatens.


39 posted on 02/12/2014 6:01:07 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Admin Moderator; moder_ator; Lead Moderator; Sidebar Moderator
I can always tell when an article I post directly affecting the lives of millions of people (including thousands of FReepers) gets yanked off Front Page News because the system automatically logs me out.

Glad to see that tens of thousands of people without power and billions in lost commerce are less important that some former half term governor getting birthday wishes. Now that's Front Page News.

40 posted on 02/12/2014 6:01:54 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Gaffer
One thing I got 2 weeks ago is a Mr. Heater Portable Buddy 9000BTU propane heater. I LOVE that thing. Heats my basement up where I’m at my computer pretty good. I have the extension hose that allows you to connect it to a 20 lb propane tank. Got it on Amazon for $85 free shipping....

While they say they're rated for indoor use, they are full of disclaimers saying not to use it inside your actual living space (good for garages, tool sheds, etc...). You really should have some good ventilation for that unit.

41 posted on 02/12/2014 6:05:23 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Pan_Yan

You won OBAMACIDE! You lucky thang, you!


42 posted on 02/12/2014 6:07:56 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: petercooper

You don’t want those pipes freezing, you know... :-)


43 posted on 02/12/2014 6:08:45 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: IYAS9YAS

In an open basement, it’s not a problem. There is enough outside air infiltration (I have an insulated boat door) and it has an oxygen sensor and I also have a carbon monoxide detector. I also do not leave it alone unattended.


44 posted on 02/12/2014 6:14:24 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: FreedomPoster; KC Burke

The Georgia Power outage map (link in post #21) now shows 59,000 customers without power in the state. And I got a call from my wife; that would include my house.


45 posted on 02/12/2014 6:23:12 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

I refreshed the page. Now it’s up to 65,000 customers without power in Georgia.


46 posted on 02/12/2014 6:24:26 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

Bummer! I hope it’s a big outage causing your power loss, so it goes up the priority chain.


47 posted on 02/12/2014 6:38:27 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Pan_Yan

BTW, did you take the pic in the replied-to post? Where is that on Peachtree? And what time taken?


48 posted on 02/12/2014 6:40:17 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Pan_Yan

I do hope Mayor Muhammed managed to stay away from Europe and Davos for this storm?


49 posted on 02/12/2014 6:47:39 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Gaffer

Suggest you get an electrician.


50 posted on 02/12/2014 6:48:28 AM PST by Mamzelle
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