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#1 jms180 ONLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 08:01 AM

Weather guys predicting snow in Alabama which is rare. I dont think it will be much. I only have a snow shovel no snow plows here.

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snow starting in west Alabama moving our way

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 08:09 AM

Sounds like a good time to think about a new GT attachment Be safe and stay home until they get the mess cleaned up.

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 08:16 AM

Everything shuts down if it snows city and county have very few snow plows. Its not safe to be on the roads people dont know how drive in snow around here. Just rain now turning to snow afternoon time.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 08:23 AM

Be sure to take pics for posterity! Not a normal event, for sure. Be safe!


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 09:06 AM

Don't let those small amounts fool you. Even a skim of snow can make it very slippery. If you need to drive in it be very careful.



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Posted January 17, 2013 - 09:15 AM

Everything shuts down if it snows city and county have very few snow plows. Its not safe to be on the roads people dont know how drive in snow around here. Just rain now turning to snow afternoon time.

Be careful of the black ice under the snow. Stock up on staples and stay home, if possible. If not travel slow. Speed and snow/ice don't mix! I'm a veteran winter driver, but I have to admit, a few years back did a 360 at 15 mph on a road I knew was covered in ice. 2 feet of snow on shoulder kept me out of the big ditch. Be safe. BTW no snow here in southwest Michigan, not yet anyway.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 09:31 AM

Be safe but enjoy the snow. In Minnesota we have very little snow on the ground. The weather appears to be confused.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:51 AM

Don't let those small amounts fool you. Even a skim of snow can make it very slippery. If you need to drive in it be very careful.

Thanks.This is not good sleet coming down hard now


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 11:08 AM

We got about 5 inches last night and this morning you could see the ice shining and slippery under the snow. Ice is the worst, as it can be there without you seeing it. That sleet could freeze to the road and make ice really fast. Do they have salt spreaders down there to help keep that from happening?


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 11:39 AM

The state roads get the salt. Not a lot of salt for we do not have much snow. Sand is used more than salt which is fine for me salt eats autos.State troopers close roads and tell everyone stay home.



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Posted January 17, 2013 - 12:53 PM

50 miles west of us moving our way.d2a7fd13-a381-4971-acd3-47cc3ed7c5611.jpg



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Posted January 17, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Be interesting to see how this plays out.  I had a sister living in Birmingham when she was in college, went to visit her and we had snow.  Since she was up on some of those hills (Black mountain?) we stayed firmly put.  That storm is supposed to be bringing snow to Western North Carolina as well.



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Posted January 17, 2013 - 01:18 PM

Be interesting to see how this plays out.  I had a sister living in Birmingham when she was in college, went to visit her and we had snow.  Since she was up on some of those hills (Black mountain?) we stayed firmly put.  That storm is supposed to be bringing snow to Western North Carolina as well.

Birmingham is 100 mi south of me I bet they get snow also. Strange weather it was 65 here saturday. I have brother that lives in Jacksonville NC. Retired from Navy and remained in Jacksonville.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 01:55 PM

Global warming!!!! :bigrofl:    Seriously though, be careful and enjoy it.



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Posted January 17, 2013 - 03:03 PM

I live 20 miles due south of Birmingham and we are currently getting snow.  they are calling for 2-3" but will be gone by tomorrow.

 

The "mountain" that you were referring to is "RED MOUNTAIN"






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