Podcast #222 – What a Difference a Forecast Makes!

We in the South are still reeling from a winter storm of historic proportions. The good news is that roads, businesses, and schools here in central Alabama are beginning to recover from the storm today. For us here in central Alabama, the better news is that we had lots of notice and warnings and time to prepare.


Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for our city friends in Birmingham, where the forecasts up until an hour before the storm set in called merely for “a dusting” of snow. What arrived instead was first a layer of freezing rain and sleet and then 3-4 inches of snow on top. In today’s program we compare and contrast the response of the two areas and what the difference has meant to members of the communities involved.

Listen – 13:38

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We had plenty of time to get frost blanket on beds 9 & 11, where we still have brassicas growing. We’ll pull them after tonight, because we’re expecting significantly warmer temps.
We had time and notice to get all the equipment safely under cover in the barn.
We had time and notice to get all the equipment safely under cover in the barn.
This is Oddie's first experience with snow. He thinks it's pretty cool. Literally and otherwise.
This is Oddie’s first experience with snow. He thinks it’s pretty cool. Literally and otherwise.

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