They’re calling for snow in Alabama and people are having a meltdown
Bring it on
The south is a gem. For the most part we seem to have our ducks in a row, that is, until the four letter word “snow”—roughly translated into apocalypse—is used by our meteorologists. There is nothing quite like the south during a winter storm because, without fail, we are always significantly unprepared. Our northern allies scoff at our premature closures of schools, businesses and roads and, well, they should.
Alabama, along with many other southern states, is expecting “snow” over the next fews days, so naturally, we panic. Our bread is gone. Our milk section? Rampaged. Our water bottles? Vanished. “How much snow do y’all have?” you ask. Well…I mean…like…maybe…possibly…um…none? Yet, panic mode is still well underway on twitter.
There is, of course, the shock and general disbelief.
@jenpo87 Since when does Alabama get snow?
— RMFB (@Baetsmen) January 4, 2017
Snow flurries in Alabama is a blizzard!
— Gary Jarnigan (@gljarnigan) January 4, 2017
people keep saying it's gonna snow on friday, do they know that we live… in alabama
— audrey (@cybersleeps) January 4, 2017
Then came the insightful, who have probably seen this happen time after time even when there is barely a dusting.
Possible snow by the end of the week which means alabama will freak out
— Tederra johnson (@TederraJohnson) January 3, 2017
Meteorologists are calling for snow in North Alabama on Friday and Saturday…Let the panic begin!
— Bradley Payne (@talkswaytoomuch) January 3, 2017
keep in mind its alabama so if theres .2 mm of snow everything is shut down https://t.co/kDkcXEuLOv
— Kris (@capt_andor) January 4, 2017
Some pointed out how unstable Alabama weather can be and how we’ve all come to accept this fact.
Tornados and snow all in the same week. If you're shocked about this, there's a good chance you're not from Alabama
— mikayla.✨ (@Mikayla_Corn) January 3, 2017
Last week I was wearing shorts and now there is a chance of snow Saturday??? Wtf Alabama
— kalie (@kaliebryanne) January 2, 2017
Alabama weather has no chill. Tornadoes and 75 degrees Monday. Flooding and 70 degrees Tuesday. Snow Friday.
— Sarah Carol ™ (@scsears_wde) January 2, 2017
The catch phrase of the last eight years.
Some people might say that this guy is over-exaggerating, but sadly he isn’t.
Just wanted to let y'all know the state of Alabama will be shutting down this weekend —DUE TO SNOW
— Whypayretail (@wypayretail) January 3, 2017
One person perfectly summed up how eager we are to get our winter coats out and be fashionable as hell.
Let me see one flake of snow in Alabama pic.twitter.com/v65oDParcX
— *emoji* (@WhereBaeAt) January 3, 2017
Work it Aretha.
Naturally, the talk of rummaging through the grocery stores began.
2 INCHES OF SNOW FRIDAY IN ALABAMA BUY BREAD AND MILK WHERE YOU WONT DIE
— Harvey Updyke (@Harveyrolltide) January 3, 2017
— Eric O'Neal (@fightfire00) January 4, 2017
1 inch of snow is forecasted for Alabama Friday night. Commence statewide freak out ?. Milk & bread just turned into gold.
— Zachary Andrews (@zeeger6) January 3, 2017
We do know that milk and bread are basically number one and two on the list of what expires the fastest, right?
What’s the point of snow if school can’t be cancelled?
the possibility of snow in alabama is significantly more interesting if it happens during the school week and can get us out
— // ameriss // (@amerissnicole) January 3, 2017
Then there were the people hoping that all this overreacting and over-exaggerating would actually pay off and that we would actually get snow…
We have a 50% chance of snow. We can do this Alabama. WE CAN DO THIS
— Chance ?? (@chancesmith574) January 3, 2017
…we probably won’t.
Then the people everyone hates.
My car isn't capable of driving in the snow…RIP
— GHUT_ALABAMA_STATE (@GarrittHutchens) January 3, 2017
IT IS NOT THAT HARD PEOPLE
As if #snowpocalypse2014 wasn’t enough.
For those outside of the situation – snow in the forecast in Alabama creates a special kind of chaos. #snowpocalypse2017
— Derrick Roberts (@ChartreuseRobot) January 4, 2017
Will we even get snow? Probably just a dusting. Will we still halt all life? Most definitely. Bring it on #snowpocalypse2017. We’re ready for you, kind of.