Snow possible for Augusta area on Sunday

Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 4:32 PM
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The Augusta area could be in line for some snow on Sunday, according to weather and emergency services officials.

As a low pressure system mixes with cold air, light snow could start Sunday evening, lasting a few hours before leaving the area, according to an e-mail from Columbia County Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker.

Snow could occur from late afternoon Sunday into early Monday morning.

According to David Werth , a meteorologist at the Savannah River National Laboratory, as much as a half inch to one inch of accumulation on grassy surfaces is possible, mostly in areas north of Interstate 20 and west of Augusta.

Widespread icing on highways isn't expected, but surfaces such as bridges and overpasses could have some light icing, according to Mr. Werth.

Mrs. Tucker said her office is gearing up for any conditions that might develop.

"I have talked with the Columbia County Roads and Bridges manager, Tim Holloway, and he confirms that everything is ready to go in case we do have any icing on the bridges and overpasses," she stated in her e-mail.

Meanwhile, severe weather is already moving into the area in the form of a line of thunderstorms. That system could bring heavy rains and winds from now through midnight Saturday, according to a statement from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

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sueboo418
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sueboo418 02/27/09 - 06:25 pm
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Is there going to be school

Is there going to be school on Monday??? LOL

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 02/27/09 - 06:50 pm
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get your mucklucks

get your mucklucks ready...LOLOLOLOL

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 02/27/09 - 06:57 pm
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Let's hope it will continue

Let's hope it will continue into Monday so there will be no school.

createyourfuture
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createyourfuture 02/27/09 - 07:07 pm
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how do you spell obese

how do you spell obese probability? F-A-T C-H-A-N-C-E.

Surely there will be no bread and milk in the stores by Saturday night.

smbga
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smbga 02/27/09 - 07:08 pm
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yes yes bring on the snow!!!!

yes yes bring on the snow!!!!

My_2nd
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My_2nd 02/27/09 - 07:08 pm
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let's RIOT!

let's RIOT!

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 02/27/09 - 07:10 pm
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School closings will be

School closings will be announced on Saturday night......

TCB22
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TCB22 02/27/09 - 09:42 pm
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What is the obsession some of

What is the obsession some of you have about the schools closing? Maybe you are kids? We haven't had a school close due to snow since I can't remember when. I doubt it will happen Monday. sorry.

what2
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what2 02/27/09 - 10:04 pm
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If there is one thing I have

If there is one thing I have learned about snow predictions in the Augusta area, if they predict it then we don't get it. If they don't predict it we still don't get it! There is a 100% chance we are getting it, bet it won't stick. But all of you who follow the farmers almanac know that snow was predicted for Ga. and it snowed but didn't stick. I sure would love to see it!

what2
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what2 02/27/09 - 10:06 pm
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They are being sarcastic

They are being sarcastic about school closings...Duh!

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 02/27/09 - 10:09 pm
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I do believe that she gets

I do believe that she gets the weather forecast the same place as everyone else does wouldn't you think? Duh.....

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/27/09 - 11:58 pm
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If you watch the progress of

If you watch the progress of the weather front that is supposed to bring us the snow, you'll see it's moving in an easterly direction and slightly to the north. We're on the very bottom edge of the front. If the normal pattern is followed, the front will swing north of us and we won't even experience the cold shot, let alone the frozen precipitation. However, if the meteorologists prove to be right, then I'm ready to be impressed by the forecast. My children, who have been deprived of the yankee experience, look forward to having snow. I can use the day off.

bentgrass
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bentgrass 02/27/09 - 11:59 pm
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1-4-02-----For the record 7

1-4-02-----For the record 7 years and nearly two months have elapsed since the last Augusta snowfall of at least one inch. Surely, it is time again for the good Lord to smile on us Augusta snowlovers!!! I have a six year old who is still in waiting for his first Augusta snowman. To the generation of Augusta kids growing up today seeing snow means taking a 31/2 hour drive to Scaly Mountain snow tubing. That is sad for it was not always this way. I'm 44 and I have the pictures to prove it.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/28/09 - 12:16 am
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bentgrass, you have the

bentgrass, you have the pictures to show the time between snowfalls in Augusta? I've been here since 1973, right after the 18" freak storm, and I've only seen snow over 1" in this area on two occasions. Neither lasted 1/2 day.

jhuran
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jhuran 02/28/09 - 01:00 am
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Pam Tucker is wonderful,but

Pam Tucker is wonderful,but since Augusta,Richmond County is the major metropolis in the area ,seems to me , we would hear something from Augusta sometimes.

As It Is
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As It Is 02/28/09 - 02:59 am
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Pam Tucker is the EMA

Pam Tucker is the EMA Director for the entire CSRA alothough she doesn't have the title or the pay. She is a dedicated and highly professional person who was a great asset to Columbia County and a terrible loss for Richmond County. Richmond County Commissoners again messed up things and as of yet have still failed to propely fill this position. Think this job isn't very important for our community, then ask the Mayor of New Orleans what he thinks now. Richmond County is very ill prepared for emergencies in all areas from communications to lack of training and personnnel.

SIGHER
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SIGHER 02/28/09 - 01:31 pm
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It was awesome in '72 or '73

It was awesome in '72 or '73 (Don't remember the exact year). Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 02/28/09 - 03:51 pm
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I remember the year clearly.

I remember the year clearly. It was 1973 and I was in the 8th grade. It had started snowing earlier in the afternoon and when my father came home from work, he and my mother promptly went to the grocery store. When they returned there was enough food to feed an army. When I woke up the next morning I could see why. Snow completely covered our front porch steps and was even with the top of our front porch. If I remember correctly it was above my knees when I stepped of in it. I thought it was absolutely wonderful. Let it snow!

FAIR TAX Now
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FAIR TAX Now 02/28/09 - 06:04 pm
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Talking of the 1973 snow, I

Talking of the 1973 snow, I remember the stories of it well even though I was only 2 when it happened. My grandfather said the night before I don't care if it snows up to the window seals and by the next morning his prediction was true. My brother who was 8 at the time went out in it and all you could see was his baseball cap above the snow they tell me. Althroughout my childhood and even early adulthood I have begged my grandfather to make that statement again and he never would. He is almost 101 now and if he had his right mind and I went and asked him today he would tell me I will never make that statement again, I don't want to see it. I think he believed he caused it.

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