Southern Snow and IceJanuary 28th, 2014 at 9:42 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Left pic. from NBC15 showing the snowy home of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Here’s South Carolina’s football stadium. Middle picture is snow on the deck of the USS Alabama at Mobile Harbor (from NWS Mobile facebook page). Right pic. from NBC15 is abandoned cars on the expressway near Birmingham, Alabama. Click on the pictures to enlarge. We had at least a trace of snow today in Houston and Galveston, Texas – Baton Rogue, Louisiana – and Pensacola and Mary Esther, Florida. Sleet fell at Victoria and San Antonio, Texas. Sleet fell in New Orleans and 3″ of snow fell in the towns of Chunky, Zero and Increase – Alabama (yeah, those are real town names). Alexandria, LA, breaks a 110-year-old record with 1.2″ of snow. I-10 from the New Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge to New Orleans is closed Georgia DOT urges motorists to stay off of highways. AL Gov. Robert Bentley activates 350 National Guardsmen and urges residents to stay off roads if at all possible. Lots of pictures here. Pictures of massive traffic jams in Atlanta here. The picture here was taken at 3 am – some people have sat virtually still for 6-12+hours! Here’s I-65 in Birmingham. Note the cars that have slid off the road on the ice. Cars can’t get up hills and it creates massive traffic jams. Concrete barriers in the median, so no place to turn around. People are abandoning their vehicles. Check out the “Welcome to Florida” sign amid the snow! National Guard mobilized in GA and AL. 6″ new snow at Virginia Beach – only 20 deg.