Snow in the South

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Here in the sunny south we do occasionally get snow in the winter. It usually is less than an inch and is gone in a day or two. Today we had snow. It snowed about 3 inches over 6 hours today and looks like it is just about done. So am I. The problem with snow in the south is that we have very little equipment to shovel it out of the way. We also get ice.

It was about 60 degrees yesterday and is now about 19. The snow we received melted at first then turned right into ice. My trek from the office back to my home is about 3.5 miles. It took over 2 hours to get home this afternoon. I am not sure, but I think the schools let out early, but not early enough. Also, all the businesses closed and sent the employees home. In all the years I have lived in the south, I have never seen such a traffic nightmare as there was today.

Cars sat on the highways not moving. The secondary roads were iced over and I spent 30 minutes trying to get 50 feet down a hill to a turn off. Yuck. There are many many reasons to live in the sunny south and only a few not to. Today happened to be one of those few bad times. People were bailing out of cars, leaving them alongside or sometimes in the middle of a road, and walked home. Even with all the mess today, people were still excited to see the white stuff.

We will all be iced in for at least a day because tomorrow will not be above freezing. Thursday is supposed to be in the 40's and the weekend into the 60's. At least the bad does not last long. Come on Spring, I am rooting for you to get here soon!


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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Peter, even the more experienced drivers here in the Northeast cannot drive on ice, be CAREFUL and work from home if you can.

Jan 28, 2014 10:24 AM #1
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, ice isn't fun.  My son is in boot camp in Ft Benning GA.  Before he left we were commenting on how lucky he was to be in Georgia in the winter - and how the weather would be much better than up here.  I've been watching the weather and he's already had several days extremely cold days and today ice is forecast there as well.  Yuck.

Jan 28, 2014 07:50 PM #2
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

Makes me almost feel guilt when I look at the weather maps. Here on the Oregon coast we have been warmer than usuall and I have been out driving my 1960 vette pictured here in my icon.

Jan 28, 2014 09:35 PM #3
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Bette - Having lived up north and in the south I can say that the driving conditions are reallly different. The south gets ice most of the time. Up north, driving on snow can be treacherous, but doable.

Kat - I hope your son is warm and dry in Ft. Benning. He may have gotten a sloppy mix of rain, snow, and sleet. We will try to do better for him weather-wise!

Rob - I think we will be warming up for the next several weeks and the west is slated to cool down. Better put the top up!

Jan 28, 2014 09:42 PM #4
Harold Smith
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices - Acworth, GA

Ready for spring.

Jan 29, 2014 05:07 AM #5
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