Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

In Search of (No) Snow

Almost See the Loop I grew up south of the snow line. Maybe that was something my mother invented? Columbus, Macon, Augusta, usually known as the Piedmont Line, for us was the snow line. She watched the Weather Channel every day, so she would groan at all the near misses. She would contemplate driving north to catch it, but for some reason we never went. She was also the one checking outside every hour until 1am looking for flurries.

A selling point of moving to the snow side of the snow line was the prospect of actually getting to see snow.

So it surprises me when people on the snow side of the snow line complain about moving there from some place further north because it almost never snows in the south. Especially when in the past year we had a couple inches Feb 2010, a dusting in Mar 2010, a flurry in Dec 2010, and maybe an inch at Christmas. (I was not here for the Christmas one.) Since I have moved here we have had at least an inch of either snow or ice in 2007, 2009, 2010 x2, and now 2011.

Given all the snow we have had in the past twelve months, I would think the future prospects of us having more snow are pretty good for more in the next couple months. Normal snowfall periods for Athens is mid January to first week of March. By the way, average is supposed to be about 2.4 inches a year.






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