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post #1 of 67 Old 02-11-2014, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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winter conditions in the south

Anyone else feel people are being big sissys for fearing the low temps in the upper 20's and less than an inch of snow?
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post #2 of 67 Old 02-11-2014, 03:14 PM
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While we think they're crazy for shutting down the state for conditions in the 20's and a few flurries, remember, they aren't used to it. I imagine people in Alaska think we're crazy for freaking out about -15°F and a foot of snow!

That being said, I'm looking forward to the upper 20's here in Springfield tomorrow!


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It's not the snow. It's the idiots that cause the problems.

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Our states aren't as prepared for this stuff as you are. So a few inches of snow/ice is hell for people down here. I'm from MD so I'm used to it but getting around the people not used to it is a pain.
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Our states aren't as prepared for this stuff as you are. So a few inches of snow/ice is hell for people down here. I'm from MD so I'm used to it but getting around the people not used to it is a pain.
That's another thing I don't get, they have pick up trucks, right? It isn't that hard to attach a salt spreader, plus the ground isn't frozen. It seems Luke this same thing happens every few years and people always say they arnt prepped, seems like some proactive thinking could save a lot of hassle

A lot of times it snows for a few hours before streets get plowed and we have no problems with 6" of snow on frozen ground
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That's another thing I don't get, they have pick up trucks, right? It isn't that hard to attach a salt spreader, plus the ground isn't frozen. It seems Luke this same thing happens every few years and people always say they arnt prepped, seems like some proactive thinking could save a lot of hassle



A lot of times it snows for a few hours before streets get plowed and we have no problems with 6" of snow on frozen ground

Im not disagreeing with ya. Wish the states would fund a little more towards storm prep so they don't deal with this every year. DC was the same way, a little bit of snow or ice and that city shuts down even though they get it EVERY year.
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You guys in the North freak out over a little tropical storm, we throw a party.
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Being from Chicago my first reaction is to blast everyone around here for freakig out. But think about it, there are GENERATIONS of people here who have not seen snow. It would be like me prepping for a hurricane back in CHI. On the surface it seems like a "duh why wouldn't you prep for this" situation but if you actually think about it, why would you?

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People freak out everywhere over weather. I have lived in the north, south, and east. i think its just funny to hear and see people fall apart over a little weather.
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People down here freak out when it snows and in Iowa where my family is from freak out when it's above 100 degrees kids here get out of school for snow and up there they get out for a heat wave because there is no ac in the school

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While we think they're crazy for shutting down the state for conditions in the 20's and a few flurries, remember, they aren't used to it. I imagine people in Alaska think we're crazy for freaking out about -15°F and a foot of snow!

That being said, I'm looking forward to the upper 20's here in Springfield tomorrow!

^ others in iowa are less ... ovarian about weather

a foot of snow is the normal iowa winter big storm and day after a snow air temp -15° , so is 100° in the summer. throw 80 or so tornados a year in and youve got the best place there is to ... um ...

try living 40 miles away from civilization with those conditions and you will get use to it after your pantys un bunch

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It just amazes me that people are unprepared enough to fight over a loaf of bread... like a winter storm causes all food to disappear for a week? Ever heard of canned ravioli?

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^ others in iowa are less ... ovarian about

a foot of snow is the normal iowa winter big storm and day after a snow air temp -15° , so is 100° in the summer. throw 80 or so tornados a year in and youve got the best place there is to ... um ...

try living 40 miles away from civilization with those conditions and you will get use to it after your pantys un bunch
No bunched panties here. We deal with similar conditions as you describe. I'm just pointing out that a 'bad storm' is all relative to your location...


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problem is it's hard to predict what it's gonna do down here. We haven't had this much snow this frequently in YEARS. They're getting better about putting salt/sand/brine on the roads ahead of time but snow just doesn't happen enough for folks to get used to driving in it. Hell it's sleeting right now with very little warning. I have a front wheel drive car and I know to take it easy, but I see people in pickup trucks passing me on the highway at 50mph and then see them in a ditch a half mile up the road.

On the bright side a lot of folks in my Jeep club usually make a few bucks in tips by pulling people out of ditches every time there's snow on the ground. They don't ask for money and they refuse to take any from someone with kids in the car, but it's kind of a good example to the community of how folks with big giant Jeeps aren't all destructive a-holes.

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You guys in the North freak out over a little tropical storm, we throw a party.
Seriously? I would guess the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine highly disagrees with your statement.

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