Winter strikes again.
A burst of cold air and wintry precipitation swept across the southeastern United States. Atlanta. Charlotte. Greenville. Birmingham. And more. Traffic backed up and cars piling on the sides of the interstates. Twitter was overtaken by the trending hashtag “#Snowpocalypse14” as everyone and his mother had something to say or show about the snow, the ice, or the snow and ice combination.
Being a new transplant to Upstate South Carolina from Oregon (and originally Minnesota), I find it especially entertaining to see and hear all the responses of our southern brethren to the Snowpocalypse. Even the name tells you that everyone considers it a really big deal. Nothing but love for my friends in the South; I hope everyone’s staying safe and enjoying the snow rather than dreading it. Honestly, I like getting excited about snowstorms and inclement weather, too.
I’m glad to share this snowpocalypse with my southern friends. There’s something about experiencing the same big weather simultaneously, like it’s a big event everyone’s invited to. We’re all in this together, so let’s make the most of it.
I’m going to make the most of it by enjoying all the hype about a couple inches of snow and reading jokes on Twitter. You can join me, too.
Here are the reactions from all across the South regarding the winter storm system:
How The South Reacts To Snowpocalypse 2014
One of the best things about this kind of weather trend is the sarcasm.
Some people are getting really worked up about how much snow is hitting the region.
Some people just wait out the storm.
There are legitimate concerns about road safety and accessibility.
Other regions wanted to let the Southeast know how they were surviving the winter storm, too. Everyone gets to play.
Probably the truest thing about Snowpocalypse.
But what’s the deal with all this milk and bread?
And then there’s this guy.
Enjoy the snow, everybody. If you take a picture or do something cool, tag me on Twitter or Instagram: @johnweirick.
Find more of these sorts of reactions by following trends like #Snowpocalypse, #Snowpocalypse14, #snomg, #snowmageddon, and other hashtags.
What entertaining reactions to snow and weather have you seen?