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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Dunno. Many Baltimore City classrooms were at 40° last week.
    I remember the time our heaters broke. My mom had gone to the same Catholic school, 30 years prior (it had a different name then). Because it was only cold, and the roads were OK, they didn't cancel - we were allowed to wear coats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    As of 2012 or so, ATL had a total of 8 plows for the entire metro area. Not kidding.
    They upgraded a few years back when they got hit with a bad ice storm.

    If I recall, GaDOT has to also rely on state DNR pickup trucks with plows. They claim that outfitting dump trucks with plows and portable sanding bodies isn't cost effective. Even with the recent ice storms building frequency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    They upgraded a few years back when they got hit with a bad ice storm.

    If I recall, GaDOT has to also rely on state DNR pickup trucks with plows. They claim that outfitting dump trucks with plows and portable sanding bodies isn't cost effective. Even with the recent ice storms building frequency.
    I can see it. Now that you mention it, I do remember them upping their numbers, I want to say up to 12-15, but still.....that's just sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    I can see it. Now that you mention it, I do remember them upping their numbers, I want to say up to 12-15, but still.....that's just sad.
    Yep, you, I, a few friends, and a dozen F250's with BOSS snowplows could win a state wide snow removal contract with the state of Georgia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Yep, you, I, a few friends, and a dozen F250's with BOSS snowplows could win a state wide snow removal contract with the state of Georgia.
    But....I'd have to be in GA. I'll pass. Not worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    She wouldn't last 2 seconds in Michigan.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...842_story.html
    “When I first moved here, I knew I was in for disgusting, muggy summers. That was clear to me,” Palombo says.
    Yes — yes! To be clear, we in Washington are so opposed to single-digit temperatures that we accepted the tradeoff of three-
    digit temperatures in August. We should not have to do both.
    **** you. We have muggy summers. A couple years ago it was so hot my thermometer melted. It's currently -4 on the way to -15. Suck it up, buttercup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    ...A couple years ago it was so hot my thermometer melted. ...
    And that was the last time you ever bought a thermometer made from butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    **** you. We have muggy summers. A couple years ago it was so hot my thermometer melted. It's currently -4 on the way to -15. Suck it up, buttercup.
    As many can attest to, in the midwest (for me, MN), hit -20 probably once a year, 0 on a regular basis. Also hit 105, 95 on a regular basis. Think about that temp swing. We just deal with it. So, as ticap says, suck it up and move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    **** you. We have muggy summers. A couple years ago it was so hot my thermometer melted. It's currently -4 on the way to -15. Suck it up, buttercup.
    You realize the article is half-satire, right? The bottom line is, everyone needs to have more of the "suck it up, buttercup" attitude towards weather and traffic, and less arrogance.

    Also, our definition of muggy and DC's definition of muggy differ greatly. That said, both of them pale in comparison to "Savannah muggy". Was there in early May a couple years ago, and if not for the calendar, I could've sworn it was already July/August.

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    And that was the last time you ever bought a thermometer made from butter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    You realize the article is half-satire, right? The bottom line is, everyone needs to have more of the "suck it up, buttercup" attitude towards weather and traffic, and less arrogance.

    Also, our definition of muggy and DC's definition of muggy differ greatly. That said, both of them pale in comparison to "Savannah muggy". Was there in early May a couple years ago, and if not for the calendar, I could've sworn it was already July/August.



    Southern muggy is insane. I never want to go back to FLA, or SC, for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Southern muggy is insane. I never want to go back to FLA, or SC, for sure.
    Once had a waitress in Orlando tell me she was from the Savannah/southern SC swamp area, and that Florida felt drier. As much as I hate Florida (and especially Orlando), I believed her.

    By all means, do visit Savannah - great food and architecture city. Just do it in October or November, when the heat and humidity have gone from "($*$(% YOUUUUUU" to bearable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Once had a waitress in Orlando tell me she was from the Savannah/southern SC swamp area, and that Florida felt drier. As much as I hate Florida (and especially Orlando), I believed her.

    By all means, do visit Savannah - great food and architecture city. Just do it in October or November.
    I hit up Greenville in August or so for work, many years ago. I hated it. Not even just weather, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Southern muggy is insane. I never want to go back to FLA, or SC, for sure.
    I was in Hilton Head last August. Was hot, but not off the scale Disney World muggy.

    Right now it is 22° at Myrtle Beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    I was in Hilton Head last August. Was hot, but not off the scale Disney World muggy.

    Right now it is 22° at Myrtle Beach.
    Spent a week there in August several years ago. Hot and humid, but the sea breeze makes it OK. Biked a lot and enjoyed it.

    Also spend an August week in Nola recently. Too sultry for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    Also spend an August week in Nola recently. Too sultry for me.
    I can't imagine why Nola wouldn't be as bad as Savannah. Same river delta/swamp arrangement.

    But did the food and culture make up for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I can't imagine why Nola wouldn't be as bad as Savannah. Same river delta/swamp arrangement.

    But did the food and culture make up for it?
    Sure helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    Sure helps.
    That is where Greenville lost me. "Laid back" lifestyle compared to midwestern is pure lazy. And there's no distinctive food, or culture (southern hospitality? not there), etc to save it. Total hellhole as for that part. Nice city and all, for accommodations, but attitude and culture suck arse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    That is where Greenville lost me. "Laid back" lifestyle compared to midwestern is pure lazy. And there's no distinctive food, or culture (southern hospitality? not there), etc to save it. Total hellhole as for that part. Nice city and all, for accommodations, but attitude and culture suck arse.
    Never been, but my impression is that GSP is rednecks, and Midwestern transplants who identify with rednecks...not that there's anything wrong with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    And that was the last time you ever bought a thermometer made from butter.
    Plastic. But yes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Never been, but my impression is that GSP is rednecks, and Midwestern transplants who identify with rednecks...not that there's anything wrong with that.
    Everyone is into gardening, 20 minutes to get served water at a restaurant is normal, as long as the job is done within 2 hours of target time you're good....it was unreal. No work ethic, in hindsight.....I don't want this to get political but it's a necessary comment.....it's Trump country. (NOTE: this was about 10 years ago, the demos could have changed since then)
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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