Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Christmas Blizzard of 2010

Astounding, Amazing, Who would have thought???

I am referring, of course, to the Christmas Blizzard of 2010.

Snow storms and blizzards are not rare in the USA but usually occur in areas where expected.

You know -- such places as the New England states, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, etc. etc.  etc.

But this year many additional and unusual areas experienced the ‘joy’ of Snow on Christmas day.

And those areas included much of the usually snowless ‘sunny south’.

Atlanta, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and innumerable other places that usually do not ‘think’ snow on Christmas Day had snow in 2010.

We DIT folks were in Atlanta when this momentous event occured and can attest to the fact that it really happened.

And not only did it happen but this was the first significant measurable snow (ie more than scattered flakes or a light dusting) on Christmas day in 128 years!

WOW!  128 years.  This means that the last time this happened in Atlanta was in 1882.

Several similar historical records were also set in other Southern places on Christmas Day.  But, since we were in Atlanta at the time, that is the record we are noting here.

To see a 2 minute 26 second video of ‘how it looked’ in Atlanta HERE'S THE LINK