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#1 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted February 25, 2015 - 06:17 PM

The Weather folks are forecasting a nasty storm for the deep south. Parts of NC and VA may get 12" to 18" of snow. Many areas will get freezing rain. They may end up with some power outages and impassable roads. One of the Atlanta politicians says that they are ready. It is not smart to challenge nature.

 

Some preparations you may want to consider.

 

If its going to be bad, stay home. You may be able to handle the conditions but I'll gaurantee there are thousands who don't.

 

Sand: a bucket at home and a #10 can in the car. Play sand from a big box store will work. It is a terrible feeling to be trapped by slippery ice.

 

Keep the homes' temperature up a little extra incase the power goes out.

 

Have a plan for heating if the power goes out. I have a wood furnace(not much wood) and a generator.

 

Have emergency supplies: drinking water, food that can be eaten cold, battery lights, warm clothes, extra water in buckets for flushing, a radio, and some kind of a treat for yourselves after a day.

 

Top off your vehicles' gas tanks.

 

Be carefull.

 

Good Luck, Rick

 

 

 

 


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 06:28 PM

Those folks haven't a clue about driving on icy streets.


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 06:30 PM

Yep, our yard is white.  Been snowing and sleeting all afternoon and some more is supposed to be on the way over night.  I must say GA really took the snow storms from last year as a wake-up call and are prepared this year.  Most business's are closed and and traffic is lite.  they have put Brine on the roads 24 hrs ahead of time and the plows and brine trucks are out right now.  The main problem will be the back road tomorrow.  The good news is we should be up above freezing tomorrow. :D


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 06:39 PM

Those folks haven't a clue about driving on icy streets.

That's the reason I'm on my perch, most of the younger generation (not all) point the vehicle in a direction and go, the quicker they can get there the less danger is their thoughts.


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 06:50 PM

I was late with that. Maine had a huge traffic pile up today. The newsman said that they know better.


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 06:59 PM

When I was learning to drive Dad would take us to the field road on rainy days, the one with no gravel (1954 straight drive Chevy). He always said when you learn to get to the other end with very little gas pedal and no brake then you can try it in the snow and ice. I still believe that was good training. Now its 4 wheel drive and heck with the brake.


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 07:20 PM

When I was learning to drive Dad would take us to the field road on rainy days, the one with no gravel (1954 straight drive Chevy). He always said when you learn to get to the other end with very little gas pedal and no brake then you can try it in the snow and ice. I still believe that was good training. Now its 4 wheel drive and heck with the brake.

And that is the truth. Today they put them in a parking lot and let them make circles.


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 07:29 PM

4 wheel drive is not the fix all for slick roads.

If you are on ice, 4 X 4 will get you into trouble real fast!

 

Just everyone please be careful so we talk again later on!


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 07:30 PM

I have about 5 in here in North Bama. Roads are still slush but will freeze tonight. We just stayed home today.

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We are located in blue area 4 to 7 inches


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 07:40 PM

2" yesterday then added a little sleet on top. Icy this morning, but 80% melted by end of day. I am on the line....expect to get mainly rain, but they are forecasting 8" plus just 60 miles north of me. Lucky for me, I work out of my home, so I just stay home when the weather is like this.

 

Temperatures are not that cold right now.....about 38 and only going down to 34 tonight....

 

Driving on ice or snowy roads........I came from south Georgia and grew up driving on ga red clay back roads. When I was young, I liked driving/sliding on them after a rain.....no brakes is the word for sure. Yes I have found the ditch before.That being said, I have no interest is seeing if I can still drive like that. I am good watching it from the window in my office. Those who do have to go out. Be careful and stay warm!


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 07:51 PM

It is starting to snow pretty good here now.

 

The biggest problem with the snow down here is the lack of it. We don't have the monstrous snow clearing abilities of colder climates. Good think is I will be picking up a lot of cars with smashed front ends on them for scrap before too long.


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 08:09 PM

More Mid Atlantic here on Delmarva, but we're looking for 6"-8" tonight and early morning. Gonna be wet and heavy this time with temps around 28° -30°.
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Posted February 25, 2015 - 08:18 PM

It is starting to snow pretty good here now.

 

The biggest problem with the snow down here is the lack of it. We don't have the monstrous snow clearing abilities of colder climates. Good think is I will be picking up a lot of cars with smashed front ends on them for scrap before too long.

Do you have any snow plows for your tractors? Your temperature range is dangerous for ice build up. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted February 25, 2015 - 08:29 PM

I have about 5 in here in North Bama. Roads are still slush but will freeze tonight. We just stayed home today.
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We are located in blue area 4 to 7 inches


I guess all my cousins in Stevenson, Bridgeport, Little Coon and South Pittsburgh are going to get a blanket.

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Posted February 25, 2015 - 08:40 PM

I guess all my cousins in Stevenson, Bridgeport, Little Coon and South Pittsburgh are going to get a blanket.

Yes they are located in the purple area right side of map. Near Scottsboro on Tennessee river






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