Digging Out of the Snowstorm (Again)

Living in Georgia, snow is a pretty rare thing.  Even rarer is snow that actually sticks to the ground for more than one day.  Twice now within the last month, we’ve had major snow and/or ice events and even been the subject of some pretty funny news coverage.

We’ve had comparisons to the Walking Dead:

Source:  http://i.imgur.com/TMCSBfo.jpg

Due to people literally abandoning their cars on the roads and interstate due to them being impassable:

Source:  http://imgur.com/a/uREXR

Source:  http://imgur.com/a/uREXR

But it was at least very pretty in some places.  Since Georgia is snow-covered so rarely, it’s strange to see many things covered in an all-white blanket.

A bit of a fun Easter Egg.  I uploaded the following shot I took of the snow-covered streets and Google decided on its own that it looked better as an animated GIF with snow falling. Thanks, Auto Awesome.  Can’t say I disagree…

Since this is a data visualization blog, I will mention that it was really interesting watching the various visualizations throughout the storms.  Things have come a long way in these past years.
Traffic:
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Weather:
Source:  http://i.imgur.com/fvPxi5E.png
Power Outages:

2014 will definitely be going down as one for the records books in Georgia history!