South Carolina braced for the arrival of a massive winter storm system – dubbed “Leon” – on Tuesday, shutting down its government, schools and businesses in anticipation of the Arctic invasion.
And while kids dreamt of frolicking in powdery white snow, utility crews prepared for a nasty winter mix of precipitation that could result in widespread power outages due to iced over limbs and weighed down power lines. No one is quite sure how much snow and ice this system will dump on the Palmetto State (or where that precipitation will fall), but there is particular concern regarding the Lowcountry – which is expected to see more ice than snow.
“There appears to be an enhanced threat of damaging heavy accumulations of ice around Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.,” The Weather Channel reports. “This will bring the potential for extensive and long-duration power outages. Falling trees and heavy ice accumulations could cause widespread road closures and make travel nearly impossible by Tuesday night.”
Meanwhile the Midlands region of the state is projected to receive anywhere between 3-5 inches of snow – which would be the most it has seen since a 2010 storm dumped 8.5 inches.
The Upstate is projected to receive between 1-3 inches of snow.
The National Weather Service has placed almost the entire state of South Carolina under a winter storm warning through Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m.
“Only travel if it is absolutely necessary,” the warning states.
I’ve been watching Storm Chaser Chief Meteorologist John Cessarach talk about some Polar Vortex Blizzard on the Mega Doppler Triple Viper Net 5000S HD.
TBG is waiting with bated breath for the next upgrade:
Uber Storm Chaser Chief Meteorologist/Climatologist John Cessarach talk[ing] about some Polar Vortex Blizzard on the Eco-friendly, Green, Low Carbon Footprint, Sustainable, Mega Doppler Triple Viper Net 5000S HD.
5000S HD? That’s so 2013. The 7000SX Ultra HD came out a week ago and will be obsolete by tomorrow.
Here’s the forecast:
Global Warming with a chance for snow
I don’t pay it much mind unless they can show it to me on
the “Super Dooper Whopper Doppler”, that’s when it gets real.
The company that made that machine went belly up after receiving millions of taxpayer dollars and high approvals from our wonderful government leaders.
What we call a “massive” winter storm a lot of states call a break, but shh, don’t tell SC that! Gotta flood Walmart to buy a bunch of useless shit so that local news can ramble on and on about it.
Coincidentally, I ran out of milk and was almost out of bread so stopped at the grocery store on way back from some errands. They had plenty of milk but I got the last loaf of whole wheat bread.
Quickly people! Plywood and duct tape! Batten down the hatches! Oh, wait, that’s the other season…
I got confused and sealed off the house with plastic and duct tape. I came out of it when I opened the door, and the postman wasn’t wearing a gas mask.
Oh these news guys are having the best circle jerk they’ve had since the royal wedding.
There was a rumor going around that Diana wanted to annul her marriage to Charles the day after the wedding. She thought that every ruler was 12 inches long.
Follow this board instead of the dumb Mets who always low ball totals.
This is a weather message board. Very interesting and they have been right on.
Thanks for sharing jag, great link.
I stopped by the local HT to get bananas for my post work out protein shake and they were completely out. Seriously, bananas?
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…but, since we could lose power and I have a well I did fill up the bathtub so I can flush the toilet.
My city water doesn’t seem to care if I lose power. They have generators at the pumping stations…
And plenty of Chlorine. Blah. Can’t wait to get back on the good well water.
Really and how do you like the boil water advisories, do the generators help with them also? Everything has it’s pros and cons not to mention monthly water bills.
Name a downside to sex.
I don’t recall ever having a “boil water advisory”. And if you’re getting your water from a well, every day is probably a boil water advisory..you just don’t know it.
And sex isn’t so bad when you get old..its sex with older women that isn’t as fun.
lol, “every day is probably a boil water advisory”, not really.
Waiting for Nikki to declare a state of emergency, and in general, give a real “snow job” to the citizens….
Will there be blowing when she does it??
However, blow is just a figure of speech.
I – I – I, um I was thought, you know the weather?? IDK. What?!?
One bit of good news today — when people tell you to go to hell, it’s only a suggestion…..
I’d like to share some bad news and good news with you folks. The bad news is that it’s going to drop to zero tonight. The good news is that my air conditioner is working again.
I put on my storm trooper outfit, and someone shot me.
My apologies, Max, I only meant to nick you but the sun was in my eyes….
I meant no offense… some of my best friends are Mexicans!
This obviously means we must disband the national weather service. Who are they to put South Carolina under a winter storm warning? Waste of taxpayer money. George Washington certainly didn’t imagine a national weather service when he participated in the Constitutional Convention.
Jackie. Tsk tsk. There’s pro’s here. Keep trying bro.
Of course, not everyone is as Shifty as….
It’s nothing that the private sector doesn’t already handle Mr. Chiles, you poor confused soul.
Is weather prediction a core function?
Aw hell!!!! I read somewhere earlier that we could expect sluts. I got really excited, even went to the ATM in case I wanted to take one out for dinner and drinks. Then I realized they said “sleet”.
Spell check. :(
“Winter Storm Leon?” What gives you the impression this snow storm had a name? Since when have snow events EVER had names? Hurricanes and typhoons have names, given to them by the appropriate government agency. Snow storms do NOT have names. The National Weather Service (NWS) hasn’t named the snow, nor has the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Neither the NWS, NOAA, nor anyone I know is referring to this weather system as “Leon.”
Oh, WAIT A MINUTE. You must be referring to The Weather Channel. Yes, in what can only be described as a shameless, pretentious publicity stunt, they have taken it upon themselves to start naming every snow event that comes along, and in the process they have become a bit of a laughingstock. Who knows? Maybe this summer, when things have started quieting down, they’ll start naming HEAT WAVES!
It makes you wonder how we ever survived the old days when snow was just called SNOW, not given a cute name by The Weather Channel, which is owned by NBC and not the government. Is it REALLY necessary to pander to their sense of self-importance?