Richard Craver

Thoughts, Musings And The Occasional Rant

This Is How Weather Starts In The South.

Written By: richardwcraver - Mar• 12•18

In the south we rarely get real snow, we get ‘weather’ as the old timers like to say, or ‘wintry mix’ as the weather prognosticators like to say.

Over the weekend the weather prognosticators have been talking about the temperature getting close to 40F and rain thru the day, turning to snow and tapering off this evening. Just a few problems, we started the day at 44F, and 3 hours later we are sitting at 34F. Then there is a ‘wintry mix’ of sleet and wet snow. Apparently the cold front got here earlier than expected.

Grass and vehicles are starting to gather the sleet and snow at 10 AM. So I’m going with the old timers on this one, we is fixing to get some ‘weather’.

If temperatures continue to drop things will get stupid interesting this afternoon. I like snow, but ice storms are a different beast altogether.

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. – Charles Dudley Warner

Update – I left work at 3:00 PM, there was a thin layer of ice on the highway and no spray coming off vehicles, driving was slow but steady. Within 5 miles west of Greensboro the precip stopped and the road was wet. By 5:00PM the temperature had started to rebound and if was as if nothing ever happened.

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