Sunday, January 9th, 2011. Severe weather alert for Atlanta, Ga.

The warning board “Winter storm from 7pm today through 7 pm Monday” on the highway I-285, my way from North Atlanta to South Atlanta today looked odd and alerting. Nature made slight correction to this weather alert – it began raining at 6.30. Heavy rain drops got frozen into ice sleet before hitting the ground. Estimated two or three inches of snow turned out to be a freezing rain, which even more dangerous for driving.

My husband had to drive to work to Alabama this afternoon to avoid driving there on Monday morning. After getting to his destination safely, he gave me a call from Alabama. And guess what he told me!

-          Honey, you might need to go to hotel tonight… – he began.

-          What??? – I interrupted him. – But why???

-          If an ice covered tree falls on power lines, and then… then…

-          Then what?!

-          Power will be out, – finally he finished his thought, – and house will be cold.

-          Oh-o-o-o-o… – I sighed digesting his words.

Snow in Georgia is not a fun, but a state of emergency: colleges, schools and most businesses are closed. A coming snow storm makes many running to the store to renew food supply. There is no excitement and anticipation of snow activities and fun, but just a fear of bad traffic conditions or being stuck in the house without food, electricity, etc. Though I might be wrong: kids are happy to miss school and play with snow if we eventually get those inches of snow promised by The National Weather Service.

The streets of my neighborhood are covered with sleet, which makes it difficult to walk, let alone driving. Look at this mail-box with tiny icicles. Isn’t it cute?

 

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  • webseowriters on Jan 10, 2011

    A nice post

  • Profit Buzz on Jan 10, 2011

    you are not enjoying the snow I see, I hope the sun would be out soon to melt the snow

  • la Femme on Jan 10, 2011

    nice share

  • Pete Macinta on Jan 10, 2011

    Interesting.

  • The Soul Explorer on Jan 10, 2011

    I want to experience the snow. :)

  • Sourav on Jan 11, 2011

    Nice share.

  • akalinik on Jan 11, 2011

    :P

    I like it.

    :P

  • lonelyplanet on Jan 11, 2011

    A good share with images.

  • Ruby Hawk on Jan 11, 2011

    It is a real mess. Heavy trucks and cars have slid off the highways or are stuck. Several entrances are closed to 75 while the crew scrapes and salts. It won’t do any good at all. light sleet is falling now and will freeze solid tonight. It will be below freezing until Friday at least. We are not going anywhere.

  • Ukrainian on Jan 11, 2011

    You are right Ruby. It’s not that bad here in South Atlanta; sleet and snow are melting slowly, but anyway it’s still dangerous to drive.

  • LoveU on Jan 11, 2011

    I love snow! In Ukraine there’s a lot of it every year and it’s great there are lots of snow in the US too.It’s just a little bit dangerous.

  • Freethinking on Jan 12, 2011

    Now the storm from the south has moved up our way to the snowy northeaster United States. It has been snowing at my house since 7 PM last night and it is still coming down. We laugh at 2 or 3 inches, but get a little more concerned when they report 1 to 2 feet. :)

  • s j tubrazy on Jan 12, 2011

    A good share with images

  • tankermone on Jan 13, 2011

    Snow, snow everywhere, and not all that much fun for those who work! Be careful, and be ready! Great post!

  • Geny on Jan 14, 2011

    Good article ,thanks

  • Geny on Jan 14, 2011

    Good article ,thanks…

  • LadyElena on Jan 14, 2011

    Its certainly fun for kids…
    Never mind, it will soon be spring, then summer. :)

  • CA Johnson on Jan 16, 2011

    This is very good. I dont mind the snow as long as I dont have to shovel it.

  • john smither on Jan 17, 2011

    Good article on your experiences with the weather. Snow is very seldom seen in this region although in other parts of the world I have experienced plenty in the past.

  • ggoksel23 on Jan 17, 2011

    i like winter and love snow, but prefer to enjoy it while its in bearable limits :)

  • LOVELYHONEY on Jan 20, 2011

    well i must say gr88

    but i had a friend whom i met here
    he was from Georgia
    i wish him well
    his name he forgot to tell

  • BRENDAKSHELTON on Jan 22, 2011

    Well written

  • magicdarts on Jan 24, 2011

    that is some serious snow – hope things have improved by now

  • Geny on Jan 24, 2011

    good article , thanks..

  • djbtol on Jan 27, 2011

    Yes, I would say more of a disaster. I was in Atlanta the week after the big storm and talked to different people who had missed 3 days of work.

  • Edsss on Feb 22, 2011

    very well-written.

  • adicodrean1967 on Mar 24, 2011

    great post

  • culprit pontiff on May 21, 2011

    Snow isn’t lovely at all… it disables some activity..
    but as a child,,we enjoy snow..after the hail storm…

  • neopisiva on Jun 6, 2011

    There is rarely snow here in Portugal…well,there is,but only up north.In the southern part, it is never minus degrees in winter time.:)
    Do you envy me? :) lol

  • Ukrainian on Jun 6, 2011

    to neopisiva:

    I don\’t envy you, bcz show in Georgia might be as rare as you have in Portugal. :-)

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