Atlanta has first white Christmas since 1882

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    Dec 27, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    Wow - even though flurries erupted in 1993 nothing stuck. 2010 saw an inch at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and 2-3 inches in north Atlanta suburbs and 4-6 inches in the north Georgia foothills. A once in a century event!
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    Dec 27, 2010 2:55 AM GMT
    I had heard this on the weather. Pretty awesome. No doubt a very special Christmas for you that live in the Atlanta area.

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    Dec 27, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    NJDewd said A once in a century event!


    It'll be much more common, with global warming kicking up. (No irony intended).
    And lots more people stuck in airports too.

    http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1962294,00.html
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    Dec 27, 2010 5:01 AM GMT
    YAY for us in Atlanta! I hardly got to play in it though because we literally got maybe 1/4 inch. But a white Christmas, nonetheless...

    I am just glad the roads didn't get super icy (around metro Atlanta at least) because then the city goes in to full blown retard mode
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    Dec 27, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    I've saw nothing in S.Georgia.

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    Dec 27, 2010 5:21 AM GMT
    As an Atlanta resident, this has been the best Christmas EVER! I spent it with my family in the Georgia mountains about an hour north of the city and we got 6" starting early Christmas morning. I woke up and the area was all white.. just like in a movie!

    The last time I had a white Christmas was when I was a little kid living in Ohio. This is AMAZING!
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    Dec 27, 2010 6:07 AM GMT
    With the rate weather patterns are going, I figure Miami will have a white Christmas within the next couple years.
    We're hitting even more record lows tonight and tomorrow night. icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 27, 2010 6:41 AM GMT
    While Charlotte, NC saw flurries in 2007 and in 1993, this was our first White Christmas since 1947!

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    Dec 27, 2010 6:49 AM GMT
    All of you are so cute reminding me of when children see snow for the first time. It is a prerequisite to make snow angels too.

    Enjoy the novelty, I groan at the thought of it every single year.
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    Dec 27, 2010 7:22 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said
    NJDewd said A once in a century event!


    It'll be much more common, with global warming kicking up. (No irony intended).
    And lots more people stuck in airports .

    http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1962294,00.html


    climate change you mean. It seems that places are breaking temperature records for heat and cold. More heat for more energetic storms and extreme weather.
  • timmytwister

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    Dec 27, 2010 7:44 AM GMT
    If you're wishing for the white stuff, take a trip to my corner of the world.
    Here's what we have to deal with every year!! icon_smile.gif

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    Dec 27, 2010 8:10 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWith the rate weather patterns are going, I figure Miami will have a white Christmas within the next couple years.
    We're hitting even more record lows tonight and tomorrow night. icon_sad.gif


    Some would say if you believe in global warming and climate change your a communist. icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:35 PM GMT
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    paulflexes saidWith the rate weather patterns are going, I figure Miami will have a white Christmas within the next couple years.
    We're hitting even more record lows tonight and tomorrow night. icon_sad.gif


    Some would say if you believe in global warming and climate change your a communist. icon_razz.gif


    Well the concept of carbon taxes is a collectivist's dream. There is that.

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    Dec 27, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    This ought to start the flames and insults flying...
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
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    NJDewd saidWow - even though flurries erupted in 1993 nothing stuck. 2010 saw an inch at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and 2-3 inches in north Atlanta suburbs and 4-6 inches in the north Georgia foothills. A once in a century event!

    I don't get it....I'm missing which part of this is "all things gay"? Christmas? Snow? Atlanta? icon_smile.gif


    well I DID bring up a discussion about inches, no? ;)
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:00 PM GMT
    It was pretty nice, esp when it started to snow around 7:00pm on Christmas day. By 11:00 everything was white and beautiful.
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    It isn't known as 'freak weather' for nothing. Trying to make sense of weather like this is like trying to plat fog. It will get you nowhere.
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    At dinner last night my partner's sister was talking about the blizzard hitting the East Coast, and the snow in Atlanta, where her daughter lives. And she was saying this disproves the liberal "theory" of global warming.

    And I said the models of global warming predicted exactly this result years ago: wild swings in micro climates, but overall average warming of the Earth, which has happened. So that the polar ice caps would melt, while Atlanta might see some unseasonably cold weather snaps.

    Well, you couldn't convince her. Atlanta was getting snow, so global warming is a fraud. As Republicans preach, so must it be true. The fact we've had several of the warmest summers in history right here in Florida didn't matter, all that mattered was we were having a few cold weeks locally recently, so Global Warming is disproved.

    Ya know, when you're predisposed to disbelieve something, facts are totally irrelevant to some people. It's upon such human frailties the US Republican Party thrives and builds its support.
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:19 PM GMT
    And only slightly outdone, Columbia SC had its first white Christmas since 1887.
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:28 PM GMT
    To what did Atlantans attribute their white Christmas of 1882, I wonder.

    The world has been going through warm periods and cold periods for millennia. The period from the mid-14th century to the 19th century in Europe is called the Little Ice Age because of the severity of the climate, especially the winters.

    Of course we need to look after the environment and conserve our finite resources, but I do not think man is any more responsible for extremes in our climate today than he was during 'The Little Ice Age'. I am a 'man-made climate change' agnostic though, so I am always open to persuasion.
  • ohioguy12

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    Dec 27, 2010 5:23 PM GMT
    Nice, I love the snow, and plan on moving to Atlanta soon, at least I'll have some hope for a white Christmas!
  • rnch

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    Dec 27, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    yuk! watching the weather channel makes me glad i live in New Orleans. it will be in the 70's here by the end of this week. icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 27, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said...
    Ya know, when you're predisposed to disbelieve something, facts are totally irrelevant to some people. It's upon such human frailties the US Republican Party thrives and builds its support.


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    Dec 28, 2010 5:08 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAt dinner last night my partner's sister was talking about the blizzard hitting the East Coast, and the snow in Atlanta, where her daughter lives. And she was saying this disproves the liberal "theory" of global warming.

    And I said the models of global warming predicted exactly this result years ago: wild swings in micro climates, but overall average warming of the Earth, which has happened. So that the polar ice caps would melt, while Atlanta might see some unseasonably cold weather snaps.

    Well, you couldn't convince her. Atlanta was getting snow, so global warming is a fraud. As Republicans preach, so must it be true. The fact we've had several of the warmest summers in history right here in Florida didn't matter, all that mattered was we were having a few cold weeks locally recently, so Global Warming is disproved.

    Ya know, when you're predisposed to disbelieve something, facts are totally irrelevant to some people. It's upon such human frailties the US Republican Party thrives and builds its support.


    the more i think about how fierce people want to believe in their own reality i lose more hope for the future. liberal labels bug the fuck out of me with science, but thinking is hard! lets' go shopping! maybe your partner's sister is right? it gets cold every day like clockwork around 6pm THEREFORE global warming is false!
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    Dec 28, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    OK, I read something entirely politically incorrect into the title. It prolly involved festive hoods.