"Winter Weather" in MISSISSIPPI!! (Rant)

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I wish we had snow days. It’s -21 Celsius and snowing where I live. (-5.8F)
Nothing ever shuts down here! Except when it’s freezing rain out.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@mcarey2:  Ummm are you looking at this storm on the way? This thing is going to be devastating in the southeast.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

I’m a northerner…my state doesn’t shut down. Schools will close when our temps are in the negatives though because it’s unsafe for children to be at bus stops. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@mcarey2:  Northern Mississippi is included in this storm system.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

This is why I miss living in the South, haha. I went to work tonight and it was -22 Celsius (-26 with the wind chill). I was so cold that my gloves froze, and I’m pretty sure my feet did at one point as well.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@mcarey2:  Areyou getting precipitation as well or just cold (for MS) temperatures?

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Im so over this winter in general!  I live in PA and while yes we are used to cold we’re not used to this cold.  This is the coldest winter weve had in 20 years!!  Today we are 15 degrees below normal and have had the snowiest january on record.  Now in February we have had snow last week, snow 2 days ago, getting more snow tomorrow and again this upcoming sunday.  Alot of suburbs and jersey keep calling for state of emergencies and school cancellations.  My mom thinks shes going to be teaching into July since they have to add the days back into the calendar.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I guess they live under the “better safe than sorry” philosophy.  I’m a transplanted northerner living in the south, and geez, the reaction to snow and cold here is fairly pathetic.  Every time there’s a hint of an inch of snow, the city goes has a breakdown.  It’s like PTSD from the one big storm we’ve had had here, like, ever.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I also think it is likely to be a question of being better safe than sorry. Frustrating as that is. The problem being that we now live in a blame culture so any sort of extremes of weather have to be Someone’s Fault. Which includes any perceived failure to report what’s coming and what effect it might have. Even if ultimately, the effects are not as widespread or severe.

Right now, parts of England resemble the Lost Cities of Atlantis. In particular we have devastating floods in the South West. The River Thames has now flooded huge areas of the Home Counties (the area around London) and everyone is clamouring for someone to take the blame. So we do have Severe Flood Alerts out all over the place. This is causing real disruption and it might be that some areas escape the worst predictions but what’s the alternative? If people lose their lives and homes because the authorities do nothing then the consequences are huge.

It’s very frustrating but I guess we are all to blame here for expecting to control the uncontrollable – what Nature sends us in the way of weather. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

@MASPA:  uggghhh yess… I’m PA born and raised and I keep thinking to myself “I should be adapted to this by now” but honestly I am haaaaaaaaaaaating this winter!!! I’m a complete rageball :/

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