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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Winter storm warning

We're starting off the new year with record breaking cold here in northeast South Carolina. Every night this week temperatures are dipping into the teens with wind chills in the single digits. It was so cold this morning that our first day back at school started on a 2 hour delay, and the district has already canceled school for tomorrow because of a big winter storm headed this way:

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM WEDNESDAY TO
6 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Significant snow and ice are expected. Plan on difficult
travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches
and a light glaze of ice are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast South Carolina and southeast
North Carolina.

* WHEN...From 11 AM Wednesday to 6 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times in snow.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or
impossible.


It's strange to go back to work for one short day after over two weeks off, only to get more time off immediately. We're not prepared for this kind of weather so far south, though, and the roads really will be hazardous. I'm glad I get to stay home, safe and cozy, and wait on whatever weather is in store.

More tomorrow!

22 comments:

  1. We're going through it here in North Florida too! Jesus!

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  2. I hope you are wearing thermal underwear Jennifer. Good job Florence and the surrounding area is flat - much safer for driving on slippery roads.

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    1. I don't own any thermal underwear! My winter wardrobe is very limited, unfortunately.

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  3. Why do I always think you are from Canada?

    Anyway, I hope this cold snap passes soon. And I hope your husband’s appointment went well.

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    1. It makes me smile to think someone thinks I'm Canadian! :) I like Canadians as a general rule.

      We won't get the scan results until Monday when Gregg goes back to the oncologist. The waiting is driving me nuts.

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  4. We are having a week of proper intermittent rain, with accompanying wind, and daytime temps around 10 C. Annoying but nothing to worry us; we stay indoors by the fire.

    Funny that someone should think you are Canadian. If I'd had to guess where you were from, I would probably have thought the same.

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    1. I would have liked to have been born Canadian!

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  5. We are expecting some of that storm in PA on Thursday morning. There is a chance it will just be coastal and might misss us. I am relying on that. We have had four brief nuisance snow storms so far this winter and all have been pretty and brief. I do not want another one, especially one with ice.

    Take care and stay home.

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    1. I will (take care and stay home). I love snow and cold weather, but ice is another story. It's beautiful, but dangerous.

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  6. We have Storm Eleanor hitting the UK right now. Hurricane force winds and torrential rain. And I have to take Rick for a walk!

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    1. Our poor dogs are going stir crazy from lack of exercise, but it's far too cold for George. Ginger has a thick, heavy coat and winter weather never seems to bother her.

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  7. We just waved goodbye to storm Dylan and storm Eleanor has arrived.

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    1. When did winter storms start getting names? I don't remember that being a thing until this year!

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  8. Yeesh! Staying home sounds smart! We had a big storm here last night -- it's a weathery winter all around!

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    1. We're supposed to have gale force winds on top of snow and ice. It's going to be a frigid couple of days!

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  9. I'm enjoying the cold in SC, at least for now, and I'm itching for a little snow!

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    1. I'm enjoying the cold, too. We're finally having a real winter for once. And I definitely want to see some snow! :D

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  10. My BFF, who moved to the outer banks to escape NE Ohio winters is expecting three inches. Crazy.

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    1. The Outer Banks is a beautiful place!

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  11. We have very strong winds, even worse last night with hail, thunder and lightening. Electric was off for about 9 hours

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  12. Can't believe the weather news from all over the country. It was windy here today (and over 70 degrees); woe is us. Wishing you warmth!

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