Southerners–how is everyone doing with this latest winter storm?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are still waiting for it to hit as well.  I’m at work, and I plan to stay the hell away from any grocery stores until tomorrow or Friday!

Post # 4
3989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Glad to see VA ladies on here.  I’m a weather freak so have been following this storm for a week or so. 

I don’t know where you ladies are in VA, but if you’re up north and west of DC, expect a LOT. I would estimate 12+ inches.

I’m in Richmond, but still expect to see 6-8.

Thankfully I went shopping on Monday and missed the crazies!

Post # 5
1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I’m in the North, but I head that Charlotte, NC had cancelled school for today last night. Good call if it’s true! Less cars and buses on the road the easier it will be to clean everything up.

Also, can we just direct this storm into the Atlantic and not have it come visit us up North? I would really like that to happen.

Post # 7
9019 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  My BIL is in Atlanta!  I just got a text from him and they’re ok, they still have power even though a lot of the city does not. 

We’re near Raleigh, NC and I’m heading home from work early to pick up MIL who lives alone and is an invalid, she’ll be staying at our house until this storm is over.  It hasn’t started here yet but the predictions are a little scary.  I want to be off the roads before it hits!

Post # 8
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m in Charlotte. We got about 1.5 inches of snow yesterday, but unrelated to the “real” storm and it didn’t stick on the sidewalks or roads. As I type this I’m looking out the window and the snow has started within the past 10-15 minutes. I hear we’ll get 6-8 inches plus ice. I’m supposed to start a new job tomorrow…first day snow day? Two weeks ago my husband got stuck in Atlanta where he was for a work training – he was supposed to be in Georgia again tonight but luckily it seems like he’ll be stuck here instead.

Post # 9
2657 posts
Sugar bee

We’re stocked up and ready to go.  Our office is making everyone work from home today, and I think most of my friends are working from home or taking the day off.  Schools are also closed in our area.  Even though there is no snow on the ground yet, it was the right call to make.  A lot of news stations are saying that people could lose power with the ice, so I’m just hoping that doesn’t happen to us.

Also, I went to the grocery store last night and the store was out of milk, eggs, bread, and oreos.  I can kinda understand the first three, but…oreos?  Really?

Post # 12
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m in Northern Virginia too…finding the entire thing pretty comical.  I grew up in New England, so storms like this are fairly common.  I like watching all the chaos as the predictions come up, then staying home, lighting a fire, and watching the snow fall! 

I hope we get 12 inches, but I know that it won’t happen.  If we get 6, it will be a miracle.

Post # 13
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We are expecting 6-9 inches I guess here in NC so we shall see! I am actually a graduate student and so the university closed today ahead of the storm but hopefully it blows over and we have classes thursday because I have a presentation I’d like to get over with! Hahaha 

Post # 14
3989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@abbie017:   I promise you you’ll get at least 6.  You can hold me to it!

Post # 15
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KateByDesign:  I hope you’re right!  I’m reading now 3-6 overnight, and then we’re on the sleet/mixed precipitation line, which will reduce the overall numbers. I just love these big storms — DH is from Florida so he didn’t grow up with them, so he’s like a kid in a candy shop when there’s an actual snowstorm (not our usual inch or two that melts in a day!)

Post # 16
1867 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We’re in central NC and they’re predicting 2-5 inches here – school is finishing at noon in our area. We have a family member flying out tomorrow morning so here’s hoping it’s not *too* bad.

We’re from Canada so we find some of the fuss a bit crazy, but at the same time I hate storms here because no one knows how to drive in the snow, and I can never decide how bad the roads actually might be because the weather service warns of dire conditions when the roads are just fine.

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