‘sNOw’ More Snow?

Originally published Jan. 17, 2013 11:30 a.m.

What is it about snow?  Snow seems to divide people almost as sharply as politics do!  That’s especially true in a southern town like Augusta that rarely sees snow.

Some people are of the opinion that snow should not occur in this part of the country.  “That’s why I live in the South,” they say.

Others seem to want snow so badly, they can’t think about anything else!

I have seen numerous comments on my Facebook fan page of folks sharing their own opinions as to whether snow should be in the forecast.

Heavy snow fell in Augusta, Georgia on February 12, 2010.

Snow has become such a hot topic that the media has begun to report not only where snow may fall, but also when and where it won’t snow! Earlier this week, I declared in a Facebook post that our area would not see any snow from this week’s storm system, to which one fan replied by telling me some meteorologist in Alabama is suggesting snow will happen “the last part” of January, and then she asks, “Do you see any chance of snow for us at all?? Please say Yes.”

Another fan, in response to my negative outlook on the chance for snow responded, “well!!.. then that just sucks!!!.. I am really hoping for some snow!!” Alright, people—let’s watch the language!

One fan in particular takes every opportunity she can to simply say “I want snow.” We might post a topic totally unrelated to snow, and she’ll still write “where is the snow,” or “I want snow!”

I’ve even been asked to take an order for snow, to which I replied, “yes, we take orders for snow. However, we don’t seem to process those very well.”

On the other side of this debate are those who simply want warm, sunny weather all the time.

“I hope the heat stays,” one fan wrote. When I told her it wouldn’t, she said she could live with the temperatures since no snow was in the forecast.

Another fan commented on the warm temperatures we’ve had lately: “I want it to stay. Spring is my favorite season!”

Whether it snows or not, rumors fly around faster and more erratically than snowflakes! Remember, the best source of weather information, particularly when it comes to winter weather, is your local meteorologist, not some computer generated forecast from a mobile app.

One final note—please know that I appreciate all of our viewer comments on our social media sites!  We enjoy interacting with them and hearing what they have to say. Thanks for making the writing of this column entry a lot of fun!

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