Wednesday, January 29, 2014
It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity
This is a view from my back door looking south.
This is a view from my back door looking east.
This is another view from my back door looking east.
We didn’t get half an inch of snow. We got three inches of snow.
That is not really the problem.
The problem in this part of the world is ice.
Snowjam 2014 has hit North Georgia, and it is very reminiscent of Snowjam 1982.
Hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of cars were abandoned yesterday on local roads and highways after hours of getting nowhere fast. Many, many people walked for miles to get to their homes. It took 6.5 hours for one of our sons to drive his car eight miles. Our other son left his car in a bank’s parking lot and walked the last four miles to his house. Lots of people spent the night in their cars or in school gymnasiums.
This morning the temperature is 9 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind chill factor is below zero.
Our daughter’s family in Alabama fared no better.
As Atlanta’s WSB radio station used to say, Welcome South, brother.