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Ed in Houston

On the Weather Underground maps, several stations east of Birmingham Alabama are reporting below zero temps at 4:30 am and that is F not C!

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PalmatierMeg

How terrible! Those areas aren't equipped for such temps. Water pipes will burst everywhere once highs go above 32.

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Funkthulhu

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I know this is Atlanta, but still, we on the great plains are enjoying this bit of Schadenfreude. . . (and we're expecting a light dusting of 3 inches tonight)

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PalmatierMeg

When I worked for GE in downtown Washington DC,, GE reps from Schenectady, Syracuse, Binghamton......... would laugh their socks off when the whole metro area went into a death spiral over 6" of snow. But then they would complain that our roads turned icy when snow melted a tad then refroze as solid ice. Up there it got so stinking cold the snow kind of just blew around as powder. The Middle Atlantic states are always on the cusp of rain, freezing rain and snow - sometimes all 3 at once. Much of the South is prone to awful ice storms because the precipitation is so heavy it breaks trees and power lines. But the polar GE types complained bitterly that our cold was worse than theirs because it was damp and penetrating. People in areas that seldom get snow need to stay home when the white stuff does come.

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DoomsDave

Imagine an inch of snow in . . .

HILO! :bemused:

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Alicehunter2000

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I know this is Atlanta, but still, we on the great plains are enjoying this bit of Schadenfreude. . . (and we're expecting a light dusting of 3 inches tonight)

:floor::floor:

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_Keith

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I know this is Atlanta, but still, we on the great plains are enjoying this bit of Schadenfreude. . . (and we're expecting a light dusting of 3 inches tonight)

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enigma99

funny stuff. But apparently the snow is fake. Many people are posting these fake snow youtube videos... :indifferent: They say it doesn't melt under fire and turns black and smells like burnt plastic. Can anyone debunk this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_-e7DPABfg

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Funkthulhu

funny stuff. But apparently the snow is fake. Many people are posting these fake snow youtube videos... :indifferent: They say it doesn't melt under fire and turns black and smells like burnt plastic. Can anyone debunk this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_-e7DPABfg

What's happening here is:

A) The snow is melting, but the very loose fluffy structure of the snow wicks away the water, turning dry snow into wet snow, and eventually turning the snow into slush.

B) The snow is blackened when a lighter is held underneath it because of the soot from the lighter (the products of incomplete combustion). It's not burning.

C) The smell is fumes from the lighter (also from incomplete combustion) and/or people briefly burning nearby objects like gloves.

https://www.metabunk.org/threads/debunked-fake-snow-burning-snow.3026/

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