Thursday, January 17, 2013
GDOT is urging motorists to monitor weather conditions in advance with the possibility of light snow and icy roadways expected Thursday and Friday in areas of North Georgia.
Weather forecasts for areas of north Georgia and Douglas, Paulding and Cobb counties, and possibly black ice accumulations on roadways as far south as Columbus beginning Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Due to the expected inclement weather, the Georgia Department of Transportation urges motorists to plan ahead before traveling during this timeframe and check weather and road conditions before heading out. “We are continuously monitoring current weather conditions and forecasts as snow flurries and high winds are predicted for north Georgia," said Keith Golden, Georgia DOT Commissioner. "Weather forecasts indicate snow, black ice, fallen trees and damaged traffic signals are possible from Thursday evening through Friday morning…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Visit Stone Mountain and have fun playing in the snow now through mid-February 2013.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Have you visited Stone Mountain's Snow Mountain yet? This winter wonderland is just a short drive from Metro Atlanta and even closer to the Mountain Park area. Snow Mountain offers guests of all ages a variety of activities that involve that white, cold, fluffy stuff we wait all year to play in. Man made snow and lots of it awaits visitors at the park. Snow Mountain remains open through the month of January and even a few weeks into February, closing on Feb. 18, 2013. Here are several of the activities you may choose to enjoy when visiting the mountain: Avalanche Alley: Family tube ride for guests at least 36" tall, max of 5 riders per tube. This is Atlanta's only 400-foot tube ride. Children under 16 years of age require adult …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Kids enjoy sledding on the fourth day of no school.
Day four of no school was a blast for some. Streets were still frozen. Kids enjoyed sledding. As you can see in the video, cars were still sliding on the ice and the postal truck was out once again. Thursday was more of the same. I passed a car which slid off the road and totaled a neighbors white picket fence on Ebenezer Road. As I was taking my kids back to their dad's house, my car got stuck on a hill and wouldn't move an inch due to the incredibly thick ice. Their step-mom lovingly drove to meet us. She stopped at one end of the street. The kids were able to carefully walk up the icy hill holding my hand. I shifted my car in reverse and slid down the hill to safety. Fortunately, the forecast for Friday looks promising. Our ice problems…
From a BMW that caught fire spinning tires on Windy Hill Road to a Marietta man who cleared his neighborhood with a tractor.
Videographers around Cobb County and Atlanta caught some extraordinary moments on video during the winter storm. The videos include a BMW that caught fire while spinning tires on Windy Hill Road, a man who cleared his Marietta neighborhood with a tractor, and a man who ice skated down 11st Street in Atlanta on Tuesday. Enjoy.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Winter storm causes frozen roads and another day of closed schools.
Day three of closed schools is just one of the side effects from the winter storm that took over the South. Cobb schools announced today that they will be closed Thursday as well. Residents are warned to stay off the icy roads. Inches of snow turned into ice cover roads as temperatures stay below freezing. It has probably been a while since most parents have looked at the Cobb County guidelines for school closings. According to Cobb County's official school website www.cobbk12.org, the following rules apply to weather days: There doesn't seem to be a hard rule for Cobb County regarding making up snow days. Of course, Cobb County doesn't usually have to worry about snow days, but this is the fourth snow day of the school year... so far. …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Children can build snowmen and have snowball fights for the third day in a row.
Beautiful skies graced residents this morning along with another day of white ground. The first white Christmas in over a century is bringing joy to families for the third day in a row. Many houses in the area still have an abundance of snow on the ground. Some families were stuck in their homes yesterday as they were unable to leave due to accumulation of ice on steep driveways. Ice could still be found on the ground this morning as temperatures were below 20. Today will prove to be another cold day due to low temperatures and winds gusting up to 20 mph, according to weather.com. This should be the last day with snow as temperatures warm to the 40's, 50's and 60's throughout the week. Enjoy the snowballs while you can!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Kids find their own way to play with "snow" during the freezing temperatures.
The temperature has been below freezing for the past few days. It's entirely too cold for kids to play outside without wearing multiple layers of clothing. My son came up with an alternative. He said, "Mommy, can I make my toy trucks play in the snow using flour instead of going outside?" I remembered a few weeks ago that his teacher sent home a rubber glove with students to have them fill it with flour and seal it with a rubber band to be used as a stress reliever during class. It seemed harmless to play with flour. We weren't going to cook with it since we don't use bleached flour for cooking, so I figured it was a clever idea. We took an old sheet and laid it on the ground to prevent flour from getting on the floor. We found the lid …
Monday, December 13, 2010
Black ice is on the roads after an afternoon of snow flurries.
I was driving on the interstate last night after intermittent snow flurries had been falling through the afternoon and early evening. The temperature was in the mid 20's and the wind was blowing around 20mph. My eyes fell upon snow hovering a few inches above the ground. The strong winds were making the scattered snow blow in the most interesting and elegant patterns. It was as if the snow was performing a dance just above ground. It was gently gliding one way and then another in beautiful swirling patterns. It made me think of the symphony I listened to earlier in the afternoon. A few minutes later, while driving up highway 575, my car suddenly slid across a sheet of black ice. I was already driving with both hands on the wheel, but it …