Well, I think I found my breakfast for this morning

Last night (or really, really early this morning) I wrote there was no chance of snow, blah blah blah. And then, I find this Special Weather Statement in my inbox.

… Frozen precipitation will mix with rain at times this
morning…

Frozen precipitation… in the form of sleet and snow… will
occasionally mix with rain at times through the mid morning hours.
The sleet and snow will occur during times of heavier
precipitation. The frozen precipitation will not accumulate… but
rainfall and strong winds may result in hazardous driving conditions
this morning. Motorists… especially those in high profile
vehicles… should use caution when traveling across bridges due
to the high winds.

Tune to NOAA Weather Radio all hazards or visit the National
Weather Service in Charleston on the internet at weather.Gov/chs
for the latest forecasts and statements.

It’s not “fun” snow, though. It’s snow and sleet mixed with — you guessed it — crappy, terrible cold rain. Talk about a commuter nightmare this morning…and I get to walk in this crap in about 20 minutes…

Published by

Jared Smith

Jared Smith, 30, is a web developer and weather enthusiast living in Charleston, SC.

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    I heard from a few people that there were flurries this morning. My alarm went off at 8:15 and I turned it off and set it for 9. Got up and it was painfully cold and windy, but I made it to the shelter of my truck and I guess the weather explains the FOUR wrecks within half of a mile of each other on Rivers Avenue just before Northwoods Mall.

    The first one (farthest along in the eastbound direction) was a Grand Am that drove off the road, went muddin’ on the shoulder and drove into the trees (by the overpass for the I-26 exit). The next wreck was people slamming on the brakes to deal with that one, so that was in the opposite lane, meaning people had to go from three lanes to one, and then do a slalom around the wrecks, and because of that, two more showed up back in the 3-to-1 circus.

    RAWR! Stupid people in the Charleston area. ::shakes head::

  • http://www.lifelessempathy.net/ NotMyBest2Day

    I heard from a few people that there were flurries this morning. My alarm went off at 8:15 and I turned it off and set it for 9. Got up and it was painfully cold and windy, but I made it to the shelter of my truck and I guess the weather explains the FOUR wrecks within half of a mile of each other on Rivers Avenue just before Northwoods Mall.

    The first one (farthest along in the eastbound direction) was a Grand Am that drove off the road, went muddin’ on the shoulder and drove into the trees (by the overpass for the I-26 exit). The next wreck was people slamming on the brakes to deal with that one, so that was in the opposite lane, meaning people had to go from three lanes to one, and then do a slalom around the wrecks, and because of that, two more showed up back in the 3-to-1 circus.

    RAWR! Stupid people in the Charleston area. ::shakes head::