This March 11 marks a decade since the Blizzard of '93 hit the South and left many without power or a way to travel on snow-logged roads. And readers of the Asheville Citizen-Times reflected on Tuesday what they remembered about that day 10 years ago.
Some of the more lighthearted comments included those from the younger generation, such as the 12-year-old girl who talked about walking a dog in such deep piles of snow that it was more like she was walking a leash.
Asheville readers remembered depths of snow ranging from 3 to 5 feet, and Georgia residents likely remember the same thing, with one Northwest Georgia resident reminding this Examiner that snow was so deep in some locations that you couldn't get out the front door of your home. But at least items food items were easy to keep refrigerated, despite lots of power outages, as the snow made a great tool for that during the blizzard.
Rob Miller, the former Pisgah Inn caretaker from North Carolina, said "crazy" is the only word he could use to describe the unusual weather that occurred that March, when winds of 100 miles per hour and 5-feet of snow kept most people home bound.
Some have wondered every March since if the freakish weather would ever occur again, silently pondering the possibilities each time the month nears. But with forecasts of 60ish degree temps dominating Weather.com this week, it appears Georgians can breath a sigh of relief. Maybe.
And that's a good thing, since the 2013 Southeastern Flower Show and Antiques event is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m., and who wants to pass up all things spring for several feet of snow this year?