For you Yankees out there laughing at the southerners huddled in their houses for a few flurries, let me explain. Now, after living in Pittsburgh, it does make me laugh but I also completely understand. Northern cities have millions of dollars in their snow budgets, a tried and true network of salting and snow plows and people who not only know how to drive in the snow but do it on a regular basis. Even with all of that, there are still multi-car accidents and fatal accidents when it snows.
Now take all of those things and get rid of them and add temperatures where it warms above freezing temporarily to melt some of the snow then freezes it to make what, boys and girls? Ice. Yeah no. You get out and drive in snow and ice with thousands of people who have never done it before or who have only done it a few times. You are out there with nuts speeding then spinning out and crashing right in front of you and snow and slush-covered roads, sometimes with a few ice patches. Not cool. Everybody stay in the house. My next city got 6.8 inches. I'm not ready. But this is why I gave myself a 2-year snow sabbatical. Because I deserve it and I KNEW my next city would have snow. I just knew it. I'm really gonna try to enjoy you while I have you, Florida, with your sunshine and your palm trees and your clear blue skies. I have to stop talking about snow. I'm starting to miss you already. *sniff*