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“PAX” PREPARES TO DROP ANOTHER WINTRY LOAD ON DEEP SOUTH

South Carolina didn’t handle the last winter system that came its way exceedingly well … which is especially disappointing when you consider the system was a bit of a disappointment itself.

Sure, the Palmetto State handled things better than Georgia … but that’s not exactly a compliment. Nor was it a comfort to the tens of thousands of Lowcountry motorists whose lives were disrupted by the incompetence demonstrated by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

(No … really).

Anyway, another batch of wintry weather is headed toward the Deep South this week (again …  it’s gotta be all that global warming).

So will the Palmetto State be ready this time?

We’ll soon find out …

According to The Weather Channel, Winter Storm “Pax” is preparing to blanket the south with more freezing rain, ice, sleet and snow.

“Tuesday night into Wednesday, the wintry mess of snow, sleet and freezing rain will likely linger in the southern Appalachians and adjacent Piedmont of north Georgia and the western Carolinas while spreading farther east into central North Carolina and the South Carolina Midlands and northward into Virginia and the Delmarva Peninsula,” the station notes. “Significant ice accumulations are possible over parts of Georgia and the Carolinas with this phase of the storm.”

Ruh-roh …

Fortunately for Haley, current forecasts do not call for icy conditions in Charleston, S.C. – which saw its iconic Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge shut down on multiple occasions during the last storm.

Both the Midlands and Upstate regions of South Carolina are likely to see varying amounts of winter precipitation, though … so yeah … go ahead and plan on the entire state shutting down.

Again …

What not to plan on? Bum-rushing Weather Channel reporter Jim Cantore …