Saturday, July 28, 2007

Let's cool off a minute...

I read a cool post by Laura Radford on the WVUA Tuscaloosa Weather Blog about the Blizzard of 1993. It was nice to take a break from the heat, humidity, and pop-up isolated thunderstorms of late july and think about snow.

Unfortunately we have been in a snow drought in Alabama in recent years.

Between 1985 and 1993 we saw several occurances of snow and ice in North and Central Alabama. I remember a crippling ice storm in Huntsville in 1985, a 10" snow in HSV in 1988, an 8-10" snow in Tuscaloosa in 91 or 92, and of course the "Blizzard of 93". These were all major events and there were some others mixed in. Since then, we've seen very little snow or ice. That is too bad because my boys were born in 93, 96, and 99. They are missing out on snow. Maybe this winter......

What are some of your favorite snow memories?

6 comments:

Dewdrop said...

Did you seriously just say the "s" word?! Mike, it's July!!!

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

Definitely the blizzard of '93....I remember one in 1978...went to bed late on a Saturday night and it was raining, woke up the next morning with 9" of snow....WOW!

Dewdrop said...

I remember the 93 storm. I was up in Atlanta. Our daffodils were covered in snow.

Mike said...

I just walked outside and it's a sauna out there today. I guess "sauna" would be the "s" word for July 30 in Alabama.

Dewdrop said...

We don't actually get the other "s" word down here. I think it did happen about 13 or 14 years ago. Of course, we had the 10 second flurry this past winter, which dissolved before it hit the ground, but we don't get the real stuff... Many children here have never seen the cold, wet, white stuff.

Mike said...

That's too bad...you need to go snow chasing with Mini Dew.