It's both embarrassing and hilarious at the same time. I live in Floyd Co. and we have what I will generously call a dusting of snow. I can see grass on my security cameras if that tells you anything. The folks at the NBC affiliate out of Louisville are losing their collective minds. The chief morning weather man is reporting live from a vehicle and just stopped to look at the school bus compound. Another reporter gave a demonstration on how to scrape vehicle windshields and protect wipers with an old sock. You just can't make this up. So, our northern forum members, have a laugh on us southern hillbillies.
And now...school has been cancelled. I'd love to test my new ATV plow but there is not even enough snow on my driveway to warrant a shovel!
I'm working from home this morning. I have the luxury. Westside of Cincy the half inch of snow melted and froze. I looked at the I-275 loop around 6 am and it was solid red. Now it's green. Not sure when I'll hit the road.
I just shake my head when people freak out over the forecast of snow.
The way some folks carry on you would think it's a miracle that we even survive a winter any more! And we are in IN....it's not like MN or WI!!!! How many times do we get inches of snow in a day or two and in a week it's all gone?
I am not sure where this hypersensitivity has come from....but it's annoying! People can't get out to get their starbucks....oh no the world is going to end!!!! Tonight on the news......Local starbucks closes for the day due to inclement weather and mass panic breaks out....traffic jams in near by towns that have an open starbucks, local suicide hot line operators are flooded with calls and people are lined up on the bridge ready to jump, and folks are blaming this entire event on President Trump as it's a republican party conspiracy!
The concern here wasn't the tiny bit of snow, but the refreezing of the ice we had yesterday morning under the tiny bit of snow. NW corner of the county had 3 wrecks spread over 1/2 on one stretch of road within 5 minutes. An hour later the SE corner of the county had a car stuck in a bridge and a school bus sideways in the road on going down the hill to the bridge.
I agree the masses and the media go way over the top with weather, but apparently common sense in these situations is a rarity.
Is it immoral to indulge the insistence of an unarmed man to a dual of whits?
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Post by featherduster on Feb 7, 2020 15:22:24 GMT -5
This morning I left the sunny cloudless skies of southern Laporte county and drove into a white out lake effect thing in Valparaiso. It only delivered about 1-2" over the 1 hour period I was there however I saw 4 slide offs and 1 rollover in a 1/2 mile stretch of US 30 as I was headed back home.
So, our northern forum members, have a laugh on us southern
It is a well known fact that no one south of Muncie can drive in snow. It amazes me when I see national news showing the trouble folks in Minnesota have driving in snow. Maybe it is not global warming but global dumbing that is the world's biggest problem
First snow fall of the year you can find cars off in the ditch's everywhere up here, Im guessing young folks. Like deer, waterfowl season, coyote trapping, young and dumb of the year get taken out first...LOL. Anything under 8 inches we dont get to excited. Wont see a school delay if it's under 10 inches..LOL. Im glad we dont get the freeze and thaw that you all get, that sh!t kills people. First snow hits the ground up here and it usually stays until spring thaw, gets rather deep in the woods and makes walking a pain, pushes water to the top of the ice on the lakes causing slush, you dont want to get your sled stuck in slush.
I love going grocery shopping with the wife when snow is in the forecast. The stores are absolutely packed in Vincennes, I am just being quiet minding my business watching everyone literally clear our the milk, bread and eggs. My wife will ask me if she things we forgot anything. Of course I reply, "Bread, we need crates of it. We are expected to get 2 inches today honey. We need to go buy a cow for the milk and don't forget the chickens. We can't run out of eggs." She tells me to shut it n which I reply, "call your parents over, we'll eat them first if we get snowed in and then we will move on to the kids."
People look at me like I've lost my mind, in reality I'm the one laughing at them since they are the ones who's grocery cart has 14 gallons of milk in it. 5 dozen of eggs and at least 7 loaves of bread with nothing else.