SNOW PROJECTED FOR UPSTATE, MIDLANDS REGION OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Forecasts continue to evolve for Winter Storm Pax, which is projected to bring a variety of hazardous weather conditions to the Palmetto State over the next 2-3 days.
Temperatures are dropping as we write … and winter precipitation is expected to begin late Monday evening.
As of this writing, South Carolina’s Upstate is projected to see the most snow – with parts of Greenville, Oconee and Pickens counties possibly receiving as much as eight inches (editor’s note: somebody cue Michael Scott).
Other parts of the Upstate are projected to receive between 3-5 inches, while the Midlands region of the state is currently forecast for roughly 1-3 inches – or about the same amount of accumulation it received during the last storm that rolled through.
More worrisome for Midlands residents, Columbia, S.C. and its surrounding regions – along with Aiken, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington and McCormick counties – appears to be in the path of the storm’s projected “ice belt.”
Columbia is projected to see as much as an inch of ice – which would make it “the center of the ice world in this storm,” according to one of our meteorologically inclined readers. In fact The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore has arrived in the Palmetto State’s capital city in anticipation of the ice storm.
Fortunately for S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – whose Department of Transportation (SCDOT) botched the response to the last storm – no wintry precipitation is presently predicted for Charleston, S.C.
And yes … say “precipitation is presently predicted” five teams really fast (if you’re really bored).
While not forecast to be as serious as the last storm (which itself was not as serious as originally forecast), count on the entire state of South Carolina shutting down regardless.
That’s just how we roll … errr, “not roll” really.
And yes … say “precipitation is presently predicted” five teams really fast if you’re bored.
Too much sports, not enough adderall.
spell check is not Sic Willie’s friend.
teams is spelled correctly!
“teams is spelled correctly!”
There is no ‘I” in team.
There is, however, a “me’.
BTW.. Can you post TBG’s rules? I keep seeing the references… maybe you could get FITS to post them on the margin or something.
Can you post TBG’s rules? I keep seeing the references… maybe you could get FITS to post them on the margin or something.
“… say “precipitation is presently predicted” five teams really fast …”
How many figs could a fig plucker pluck
If a fig plucker could pluck figs….
Is there a fine line between being a “journalist”(lulz), and a chronic complainer?
Forecasting ice as far east as Hwy 17 now.
“Pax?” 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 “Pax.”
But yes, in what can only be described as a shameless, pretentious publicity stunt, The Weather Channel 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?
It’s like deja vu, all over again.
*TBG goes all ghetto and sheet….*
I tend to agree but television media would not hype it if South Carolinians wern’t such “sheeple” at the mention of a single snowflake.
I thought South Carolinians prided themselves as being independent types.
Politically and socially, South Carolinians are the biggest example of “sheeple in the entire United States.
Way to highlight one of the most important questions of our age!