Snow into the South – State of Emergency declared in three states

Snowfall could measure up to 4 inches (10 cm) in North Georgia, including metro Atlanta. is forecasting up to four inches of snow over parts of Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and along the coast all the way to Maine.

Meanwhile, portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee could receive anywhere from a coating of snow to a couple of inches.

With a winter storm watch in place for much of Central and North Georgia, the state’s governor has declared a State of Emergency for 78 counties. 

Alabama’s governor has declared a State of Emergency for all Alabama counties, and North Carolina’s governor has declared a State of Emergency for all 100 counties.

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  1. In addition to the usual Kamchatka volcanoes, Bogoslof (a volcano I’ve never heard of) has been going off on a daily basis with a taller plume than most, because the small island is very low elevation, from what I understand, in fact much of the island has been rearranged recently.

  2. I’m in southeastern Virginia, and it’s a LOT more than 4 inches predicted now. I’m in an area they are saying “up to 12 inches”. While this probably seems like whimpyness to people who live in places where it snows all winter… the problem here is the area is not prepare for this type of weather. The rural roads where I live (Isle of Wight County, just outside Smithfield) *never* get salt, sand, or plowing… we can expect possibly 1-2 weeks being snowed in. So we get to practice what it would be like if the Greenies get their way and no fossil fuels allowed if the power goes out on us; kind of like 1800, only without horses.

  3. Frost hits Russia as Christmas is coming for Orthodox Christians (IMAGES) Published time: 6 Jan, 2017 16:06
    Orthodox Christians are getting ready for midnight liturgy to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. However, freezing weather has descended on Russia this Christmas Eve, with temperatures falling to -30C in Moscow and down to -40 in the regions.
    Those planning to attend midnight liturgy at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior will have to put on an extra layer or two this Christmas, even if it will be celebrated by Patriarch Kirill. Temperatures in the capital are set to drop below -32 degrees centigrade (-25F) on January 7.
    Freezing cold is expected across the country, with some regions such as Siberia or Yakutia bracing themselves for -40C.
    Some 200 mobile food tents with hot meals will appear in Moscow during the Christmas celebrations due to the “freezing weather, to create comfortable conditions for the faithful who come to worship,” Deputy Mayor for Housing and Public Works Pyotr Biryukov said.

    El Wehda has this article, sorry for the somewhat inaccurate translation. They claim their source is Russia Today. I will double check the information about Finland and Bulgaria. If it is indeed true, as I fear it will be, the question rises why the Arabs are having this news, while the Dutch MSM do not publish it.
    Unity news – with the temperature reached 42 below zero … “hordes Generale frost” violently hit Europe and kill 70 people
    Unity news site offers you the latest entertainment news and weather. Hit the “General Frost” Otunabh in Europe earlier this year and it snowed in many areas of which has caused the deaths of 70 people in various parts of the continent and disrupted traffic.
    In northern Finland, particularly in Lapland, a new record: -42 ° C. And the Finnish Meteorological warned of extremely low in many parts of the country, the heat, which often causes the proliferation of pulmonary diseases.
    Snow fell in most EU countries, and covered virtually all the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the air temperature dropped to minus 26 there Celsius, where he will continue to cold and snowfall there several days.
    In Italy, snow fell in areas affected by the earthquakes in the past summer.
    And it damaged cities of northern Germany Axel snowstorm, which hit the coast of this country, causing many of the problems on the roads. Flooded and some coastal areas. In the states of Schleswig–holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern the water level rose to two meters.
    In several cities in Bulgaria were registered record numbers of air temperatures, dropping to minus 29 Celsius. In Bulendagay seven people, including 55 displaced people were killed following the bitter cold.
    And hit the extreme cold and Ukraine caused the deaths of four people in Lvov province west of the country.
    For its part it considered that the Russian Meteorology, the night of on 5 and January 6, was the coldest in Moscow since the beginning of winter. In last night the thermometer air index fell even minus 24.7 degrees Celsius.
    In some areas of the countryside Moscow temperature was lower. And it arrived in the city north of the capital Dmitrev to minus 28.8 degrees Celsius.
    Meteorology expects interest to be brisk frost and strengthens the Russian capital in the region in the near future. On Friday night may Tsdl air temperature to minus 30 Celsius, or even less than that.
    The reason for the wave of cold and frost that spread in Europe currently, is the high atmospheric pressure in Siberia, is expected to reach the largest force in the beginning of next week. Source: Russia Today—%D9%85%D8%B9-%D8%AD%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D9%88%D8%B5%D9%84%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%89-42-%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%B1-%D8%AC%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%81%D9%84-%D8%AC%D9%86%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%B9-%D8%AA%D8%B6%D8%B1%D8%A8-%D8%A3%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%A7-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D9%86%D9%81-%D9%88%D8%AA%D9%82%D8%AA%D9%84-70-%D8%B4%D8%AE%D8%B5%D8%A7.html

  4. Finnish news confirms the extreme cold in Lapland, but it has already gone.
    Saturday the weather warms, snow rains subside and the air poutaantuu morning from the west, the Finnish Meteorological Institute on duty meteorologist Hannu Power says.
    The day is celebrated in temperatures below zero throughout the country. For example, in Kuopio at noon on Saturday, the frost is no longer about five degrees.
    The west coast of temperatures can stay around zero. In the evening, the weather cools a few degrees, depending on the cloud cover. Frost is generally between two and eight degrees.
    Meteorological Department issued a warning on Friday evening to poor driving conditions throughout the country. Poor conditions of the roads the snow, wind and weather condensation.
    Even on Friday, almost the whole country kärvisteltiin until the evening of extremely cold weather. For example, Salla, Lapland was measured during the night between Thursday and Friday’s 40.3 degrees below zero.

    Heavy snowfall in Bulgaria, January 6, 2017:
    The biggest snow in Vratsa – 33 cm, announced by the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology pe BAS.
    In Montana tablecloth reaches 29 cm. In Kyustendil is 28 cm. In Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo – 25 cm. In Blagoevgrad Lovech – 21 cm. Snowfall continued throughout the country without the Black Sea. In the next few hours there and precipitation will turn to snow, according to meteorologists.

    Throughout the day will keep raining heavy snow. More complicated will be the situation in the North and Northeastern Bulgaria, where soul strong wind gusts of 100 km / h. Because of the snow: Places in three areas without electricity

    Bulgaria, January 6, 2017 with video’s. In these areas was declared an orange alert code – for strong winds, snowdrifts, drifts. The warning applies to Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Lovech, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Razgrad, Targovishte, Shumen, Silistra, Dobrich, Varna, Burgas, Yambol, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Kardzhali, Smolyan.
    Code Yellow is declared for the regions of Plovdiv, Pazardzhik, Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Pernik, Sofia, Sofia region, Vidin.
    Temperatures will continue to fall until the evening.
    In the regions of Sofia, Sofia region, Pernik and Kyustendil evening temperatures fall below minus 10 degrees. Somewhat comforting news is that even after the lunch rainfall will weaken, and at night to Saturday in places and will stop.

  5. One of you’re statements Robert was in a ice age cycle the climate of Chicago would progress south into Georgia.

  6. Snow in late November in the Texas panhandle in the 1950s was not considered unusual, but it was rare. Snow storms were at their worst at the end of march and early April.

    • John,
      With respect to why a State of Emergency being declared “juse” because of snow,

      It all depends on where you live, what you are used to and what the local area is prepared for. Here in southeastern VA, snow if not common (maybe once a year) and so the local people don’t have the knowledge how to prepare themselves or deal with it. And local communities are not prepared … no snow plows in my town, for example and a lot of towns might just share 1 plow for 4-5 towns (OK, snow plows are expensive as are operators).

      Here they think that if it snows you can just wait for it to “melt” – and sometimes that works. We are in the middle of a blizzard right now (first I’ve seen here and I’ve been here 10 years, the first 2 years no snow at all…)

      My landlord who grew up here called me the day before this one hit and was worried I might “freeze to death” if we lost power… because we live in a rural place and since they NEVER salt, sand or plow here… the roads can become impassible, even for weeks. But they will have to get some people with plows from other parts of the state or other parts of the country to dig us out of this one, which costs big bucks. Also hard to deal with power outages if you are the guy having to go out there and fix it, and our guys are mostly from the South… may not know what to do for example if their vehicle won’t start, or that bucket thing they use to put them where they can get to the power lines freezes up on them.

      I grew up in New England (MA) so I know something about how to cope and I have supplies like lots of Polartec, wool, alpaca, down and sheepskin things and know if the power goes I should layer, bundle up, put my coat and hat on and probably go to bed (where I have nice warm bedding from Maine, and my feet will be off the cold floor.

      Local people usually do not know how to drive in it, including the snow plow operators… and the people who moved here from elsewhere often get cocky and think they can do anything, but are not aware that the roads here are built differently and if not plowed they get in trouble also for driving too fast. Here the local roads are “banked” or slightly higher in the middle… and usually we have steep deep ditches on both sides of the road, so if there is even the slightest bit of ice… off your vehicle goes sliding into a ditch, no matter how slow you drive.

      One year I got stuck in a blizzard in Maine while driving back to Boston; a route that normally would take 5 hours took me 13. But the worse winter driving I’ve ever experience? That would be here in VA, when only about 6 miles from home there was about 1 inch of mixed ice and snow and despite driving slow… I almost hit 2 cars, two or three almost hit me, and saw at least 8 cars off in the ditch in a mile. So when I went sliding off towards the ditch (but thankfully got control of the car and was able to get back on the road)…. I ended up staying at a motel in town 2 days because the landlord told me we had sheets of ice out on the farm … and it’s very dangerous along a part of my road.

      Crashes, plowing, etc. costs more than these communies realize they need to budget for and by declaring an emergency, at least they can apply for low cost loans (and people who’s homes get damaged also).

  7. FEMA trucks everywhere in Northern CA. They must be expecting something big with the coming pineapple express

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