By Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities
As if the South and mid-Atlantic region haven’t had enough snow and ice between last winter and the start of this winter, another major winter storm is on the way for this region.
The map below shows the watches and warnings as of mid-afternoon Saturday, and you can click on the map to see the latest National Weather Service watches and warnings.
Eight inches might occur in parts Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia, with a mixture of freezing rain, snow, and sleet to the south of heaviest snow band.
I have more details in my AOL story (Winter Storm Will Slam South and East Coast).
I know that it’s popular to mock southerners for their inability to deal with the snow, but think about it for a minute. They have little snow-removal equipment, small staffs dedicated to snow removal, less salt and chemicals with which to treat the roads, and the vehicles are not as prepared for snow as in northern climates.
Snow is a more serious problem in the south than the north.