Originally Posted by Lowndsey
Is 5 inches of snow a lot?
It all depends on where in the US you call home. If you live in the white, frigid tundras of the North, nah..it's nothing. What they call " a lot" of snow is snow 6 feet deep, drifts over 20ft and near white out conditions. Otherwise, it's a walk in the park.
But down here in the Deep South, snow is almost a myth. Hell, if it wasn't for television I might even doubt it's existence
we see snow flurries maybe 2-3 times a year and get a "good" snow maybe every 4-6 years (a good snow in the Deep South, is anything that sticks. 1/8th - 1/4th of a inch sticking to the ground is considered good, 1-3" is frickin' sweet.) although every now and then we get freak blizzards, like in 93 there was 3ft of snow on the ground and it shut the whole damn state down, I was a little guy but I vividly recall it, mostly it being cold as hell and being without power for about 2 weeks.
Some parts of the South get a good bit of snow (like the Smokey and Ozark Mountain ranges, then states like Virginia/West Virginia, Tennesse and Kentucky get measurable amounts each year) most of Alabama doesn't get the white stuff, although if we do the Northern hill country gets the most accumulation.