Here in Eastern NC we have a "Winter Storm Warning" from mid day tomorrow to daybreak Thursday. "No biggie. It's the south. Your winter storms aren't exactly six feet of snow." One would think..... No, here's how we do it. The fronts usually come in from the south or the east (meaning the ocean). They pick up a TON of moisture and then slam into a cold front. But our winter storms are schizophrenic. They can't make up their minds whether or not they are cold rain events, freezing rain events, snow events, freeze the crap out of everything events, or all of the above. There will literally be a lines on the weather map that run from west-southwest to east-northeast that are green, white, blue and pink which is rain, snow, freezing rain and ice. Never mind that the natives all freak out at the very mention of snow. There won't be bread or milk for a hundred miles in any direction. We'll all he eating milk sandwiches for weeks!!!! Then there is the "fairness" of our school systems. 99% of us live on perfectly paved amazing roads. But about 30 families live on awful dirt roads or poorly paved roads. Every time somebody sees one snowflake in our area the schools shut down until every single snowflake has melted. We will all be driving on dry pavement for the several days the schools are shut down. (This is not an exaggeration. The last time schools were poopie down for days there were people freaking out because nobody could even find a latch of ice anywhere. But the authorities swore there were like two neighborhoods in the county still frozen.... So is created a safety issue for those families.) So, wanna start a betting pool? What kind of weather are we gonna get? How do you do winter?