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Winter Wonder …. Ummmmmm

“LEON” WAS A LETDOWN …  Winter Storm “Leon” (when did they start naming these things?) failed to deliver much of a punch to the Palmetto State, with its snowfall totals falling well short of projections. In fact the only real “kick” associated with the storm was the one delivered by…

“LEON” WAS A LETDOWN … 

Winter Storm “Leon” (when did they start naming these things?) failed to deliver much of a punch to the Palmetto State, with its snowfall totals falling well short of projections.

In fact the only real “kick” associated with the storm was the one delivered by weatherman Jim Cantore to a heckler on the streets of downtown Charleston, S.C.

(In the NUTS) …

Most areas of the Midlands received between 1.5 – 2 inches (editor’s note: “that’s what she said”), while isolated areas saw accumulation of up to four inches. Nothing to write home about that’s for sure.  Meanwhile, Greenville, S.C. recorded only an inch of snow.

Must be global warming … 

In Charleston, it was mostly sleet and ice – which resulted in the closing of multiple bridges (including the Ravenel Bridge, Don Holt Bridge, Isle of Palms Connector and the Stono Ferry Bridge, to name a few).

Anyway, while this storm’s intensity was lacking it could still cause problems for a region unaccustomed to wintry weather. For example temperatures in most of the state are projected to remain at or just above freezing this afternoon – then dipping into the teens tonight.

That means potentially treacherous, icy travel conditions will persist through at least Thursday …

And as our founding editor’s lovely wife noted, the real danger isn’t the roads “it’s the people driving on the roads.”

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40 comments

Frank Pytel January 29, 2014 at 11:11 am

That’s not what mine said. “Swwiiinnng Looowwww….”

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GrandTango January 29, 2014 at 11:34 am

What???…is FITS so hard-up to present criticism he is BASHING a storm for not being worse???

That’s is the same kind of mentality that blamed Hurricane Katrina on Bush. But FITS’ groupies are just as F*#kin dumb as democrat voters…so I guess it’s not that far-fetched…

FITS, sometimes it may be a good idea to put down the bong…and strep away from the keyboard…

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Frank Pytel January 29, 2014 at 11:43 am

I’ve come to the conclusion that T is in actuality a #UniteBlue HufPo agent here to create division among those of us with a brain.

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GrandTango January 29, 2014 at 11:47 am

One thing you’re right about: you all march in lockstep, and you’re against me…except for a couple. You, FITS included, ARE what you vow to hate…

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Deo Vindice SC January 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Tango, I like ya! For real! For me your just from a time I used to love, long ago!

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euwe max January 29, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Reminds me of the time I spent with the Outlaws.

Good times.

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 29, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Green grass?

High tides?

euwe max January 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Strong women.

Loose alcohol.

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 29, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Ahhhhh…… the bikers.

TBG was thinking the band….

shifty henry January 30, 2014 at 9:23 am

Max, I find it’s better and more fun when its ‘loose women and strong alcohol’…….

CorruptionInColumbia January 29, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Forever!

FudgePackerAtChocolateMonkey January 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm

I don’t hate you Tango. The only reason I turned you down last night was because I was on my period. My hemmies were bleeding.

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Will Folks aka Sic January 29, 2014 at 11:48 am

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but I love you man.

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GrandTango January 29, 2014 at 11:51 am

If you can love me…you are truly magnanimous. And that’s not a bad trait…

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Deo Vindice SC January 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Poop does have a purpose, find out about how the word ” SHIT ” came about? I’m for real on this one.It is historic for a reason, only clue I will give ya.

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euwe max January 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Loving you is not hard to do… as long as you’ve had your shots.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 29, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Minnie Ripperton loves you, Big Time.

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CorruptionInColumbia January 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Here TBG, let me fix that for you.

Minnie Ripperton loves you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg

Minnie Ripperton and Peter Gabriel love you big time.

FudgePackerAtChocolateMonkey January 29, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Tango I love you. In fact, if loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMk16u-nW1Y

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Nölff January 30, 2014 at 10:47 am

I love you too.
I don’t agree with you on everything, but I do agree with some of the things you say. Will you be my Valentine?

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GrandTango January 30, 2014 at 11:07 am

Sorry, I’m spoken or…and I don’t Clinton.

That said: I bet he doesn’t either…w/ Hillary.

Deo Vindice SC January 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm

It’s Tango cold! Bush’s middle name is ” katrina ” you didn’t know that? AKA, Katrina Shealy! ALL Republicons are realated dumb one!

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euwe max January 29, 2014 at 1:28 pm

It’s Tango cold!
——-
perfect!

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euwe max January 29, 2014 at 11:38 am

Roads don’t kill people, people do.

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Frank Pytel January 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Correct

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 29, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Roads don’t kill people, people do.

The government should still ban roads with more than six lanes. The public just has no legitimate need for such thoroughfares. The Founders could never have even envisioned them.

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euwe max January 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm

It’s not the thoroughfares themselves. Just because a thoroughfare looks like a death trap, it has no more killing power than a more pedestrian looking thoroughfare.

Don’t be fooled by bomb depressions painted in the road, or mirrors on the shoulder giving the impression there are twice as many lanes… it’s just intended to give the driver a woody.

Sometimes you can get more tax levied if people feel as if they’re in a war zone, where every sign may conceal a fresh new deadly threat.

Concessions are still available for a non-alcoholic beer substitute sold alongside the roads in beer bottles with labels from the original alcohol-containing product. If you have the correct option in your vehicle, and it’s enabled, a bottle will be shot at the passenger side window as you pass. Your toll tag will be charged for convenient dispensing.

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shifty henry January 29, 2014 at 11:43 am

The coldest indoor temperature on record was -23F, recorded in the living room of Mr. & Mrs. Ira Levine of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, on February 3, 1968, when their only son, Seymour, introduced them to his new bride – a GENTILE.

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guest January 29, 2014 at 11:52 am

It’s not the snow that’s dangerous but the ice on the road. You cannot see it that’s why it’s call “black ice”. Mrs. Sic is correct, the danger is the people driving speedily w/o checking the conditions of the road.

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Paladin January 30, 2014 at 8:22 am

You’re obviously a racist. The whole area is covered in white snow, but you blame the black ice.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 29, 2014 at 11:53 am

[Ditzy News Babe (of your choice)] to [Pompous weather dude (of your choice)];

“What happened to that 6″ you promised me last night?”

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Will Folks aka Sic January 29, 2014 at 11:54 am

hahahahaha +2

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EJB January 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Actually happened, there is a youtube video (except she was
looking for 8”).

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FudgePackerAtChocolateMonkey January 29, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Lindsey gave Tango 8″ last night. He did it four times.

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shifty henry January 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Some of my girlfriends gave me the nickname “SNOW” — “Why?,” asked me in innocence. “Because we never know how many inches we’ll get or how long you’ll last….”

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Squishy123 January 29, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Since when, and why did the city of Columbia buy a fleet of ATV’s? Do they just plan on using them every 4 years during snow storms?

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CorruptionInColumbia January 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I don’t know which is worse, the stupid drivers who have a lead foot in this shit, or the damn snow plows, that move a non-threatening amount of snow out of the way and leave a damn glaze of ice like glass with Rem-Oil (Remington brand oil with Teflon in it) sprayed on it.

Why the hell do SCDOT and numerous businesses feel the need to have those damn graders come through and turn the roads and parking lots into a sheet of slick, ice???? Small amounts of snow such as we had, are actually do-able in that you can get traction in snow, both on foot and in a car. The ice, is difficult to walk on unless you are blessed with spike shoes or something. On the road, the little ruts act as a rail. If you get in one and don’t do anything stupid, the rut will keep you on the road.

Of course, the fuckwits who think they should be driving 40*, 55+, 65+, etc on a sheet of lubricated glass make it all worse for everyone. I normally have a lead foot, but even I slow down for this stuff. I kept hoping the ones coming up behind at unsafe speeds, riding my bumper and then passing (endangering me and themselves) would wreck. So help me, I would have stopped, laughed loudly at them, and given them the finger before taking off, again.

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idcydm January 29, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Being from the upper Midwest I learned early after moving here that when it snows I don’t goes. People have trouble driving in the rain around here.

Haven’t left the house since yesterday, all though I did have a good round of golf Monday.

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RogueElephant January 29, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Storms like this are another reason to love SC. Check out Upper mid west, and north east. Between old age and Plavix I get cold in Oct. and warm up in May.

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