Snowing in Tennessee!?!?!

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Snowing in Tennessee!?!?!

Post by esteban » Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:44 pm

Okay, it's been wet and cold all day, but not that cold.

But this afternoon, while Maker of Crowns has been wending its way
from the computer speakers to my brain, I look up and see a
serious
snowfall
going on out there. A visit from the Knight of the North?

I mean, let's get real. Sure, the Minnesota and Pennsylania contingents
won't think it's any big deal, but it isn't winter yet and this is supposedly the Deep South.

It even appears to be
sticking.


Unlike Chattanooga or Nashville, Sewanee is about 2000 feet above sea level
on the Cumberland Plateau. Those of you who drove I-24 from Chat-town
to the Belmont gig passed within 10 miles of here when you reached the top
of the Plateau at the Monteagle exit.
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Post by Rumpska » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:01 pm

So are you guys like going berserk? When it snowed in Cali they shut down everything and such. When it snowed in Oklahoma, every1 was freaked, except our friends from Minnesota who calmy went out with their snow blower :D
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Post by esteban » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:37 pm

Naw, I'm told things are moving slower but nobody seems
to be freaking. Well, except maybe those from the lower
elevations that have to drive over the plateau today.

Having lived in Iowa and Colorado in the past, it takes more
than early snow to freak me out :wink:

Looked something like this earlier:
http://scarl.sewanee.edu/pax/alumniSnow.jpg

Just a dusting, but there's more now.
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Post by FredProgGH » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:07 pm

The interstate was backed up for seven miles both ways in the afternoon and again around dinner time with accidents... because it rained. When it snows Chattanooga resembles something out of The Stand by Stephen King.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:13 am

So why isn't it snowing in Chicago?!! :bawling:
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Post by Reepicheep » Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:03 am

It snowed once here (SLO, CA.) when I was in 2nd grade. It was awesome because I prayed every night for it to snow and my poor parents kept looking at me like I was crazy. (It doesn't snow here-EVER) But it did snow that year and I made a teeny snowman and kept it in the freezer until it was freezer burned and my mom made me throw it out.
It hasn't snowed here since then.
It was 90 degrees today. It just doesn't feel like the holiday season yet.
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Post by DruidsGlass » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:48 am

i don't expect to see any snow here in cookeville...or memphis for that matter...snow clouds just kinda part around memphis and then reform on the otherside and keep going...
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Post by Bozo » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:13 am

Everybody must love snow. It´s the only time of the year when every city is clean. No dirt lying around in new snow.
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Post by alien2112 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:36 am

It snowed around Christmastime in Texas last year. Everyone thought it was cool. No one freaked out. :P

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Post by Geophysicist » Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:34 pm

alien2112 wrote:It snowed around Christmastime in Texas last year. Everyone thought it was cool. No one freaked out. :P
Ahhh, the Christmas Eve blizzard... We had about a half inch on the west side of Houston. A friend took a picture of a snowman surfer on the beach at Galveston, where they had about 3 inches. In this part of Texas, they don't freak when it snows, they get out their camcorders because it will be a while before they see it again. Having grown up in Michigan, I can see some humor in it...
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Post by pktheater » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:58 pm

DruidsGlass wrote:i don't expect to see any snow here in cookeville...or memphis for that matter...snow clouds just kinda part around memphis and then reform on the otherside and keep going...
When it snows in Cookeville, things get very interesting. The town is a series of steep hills with semi-maintained roads. I've been through several nasty snows or icestorms there when everywhere else in the state was just lightly dusted.

Of course, the chaos sets in because of the state law: When more than six snowflakes fall from the sky, every household is required to send one member to the nearest grocery story to purchase milk and bread, even if that household uses neither. To quote Chuck Heston from some monkey movie, "It's a mad house! A madhouse!"
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Post by Rumpska » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:52 pm

Bozo wrote:Everybody must love snow. It´s the only time of the year when every city is clean. No dirt lying around in new snow.
*cough*



Unless the snow just fell so there are no footprints or anything, and it's at night, I hate it. It's always yellow from animals or brown from cars and all.... blechéleck.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:57 pm

Well... We had snow for a couple hours... But it all melted by 11:30. ¬¬ Stupid Chicago... It's November! Come on!
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Post by esteban » Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:46 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:Stupid Chicago... It's November! Come on!
Don't worry, it's just waiting for the chance to strand or otherwise
inconvenience the maximum number of travellers at O'Hare Airport.
This weekend or just before Christmas, watch out.
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Post by theHermit » Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:27 pm

There's quite a bit of snow on the ground here in upstate NY, with more on the way tonight. I'm laughing at Fred's comment about the Stand. Many moons ago when I was a grad student it snowed briefly, but enough to cover the ground, in Claremont CA and people reacted much the way I imagine Fred's reference.

I'm happy in many ways to be in snow country. It just feels more like a proper winter!
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