Call it NO-pocalypse 2017. As in no snow here in town. Zero. Zip. Nada.
But nobody should be short of ice today, especially if you enjoy yours freshly scraped off tree branches.
When Atlantans used to feel cheated out of a rare snow day, we just grumbled into our coffee and, if we weren’t too distraught, headed outdoors to build a flake-man. But social media gives us the option of sharing our disappointment with friends, family and a multitude of people we don’t know, so now we take to Twitter and fuss about how the winter weather forecast turned out to be just another snow job.
That’s the case as folks around metro Atlanta woke up on Saturday to... ice, in most cases. They wanted snow and they are upset with (and pretty darned cynical about) the lack thereof. And when Twitter isn’t happy, nobody’s happy. Here are some examples from the Twitter of our discontent:
Rain drop— Triston Tackett (@attristOn) January 6, 2017
This winter storm bouta
Bring ATL to a dead stop #SnowPocalypse pic.twitter.com/gKAFHOi5sv
Winter storm update: almost fell walking the dog, then didn't. #WinterStormHelena #atlsnow #survived #blessed— Josh Erwin (@writerwin) January 7, 2017
True dedication is seeing kids try to make a snowman out of less than an inch of snow on the ground. #ATLsnowday— Rachel (@RachelGlasberg) January 7, 2017
Meteorologists should really just stick to meteors #atlantaweather #Atlantasnow #snowpocalypse— Robert Gillentine (@rwgillentine) January 7, 2017
😏 #atlantaweather #Atlanta #StormMode #StormWatchOn2 #weather pic.twitter.com/WLrQ0SlpHI— Gary Alan (@gbro76) January 7, 2017
The Russians hacked my snowstorm!
Well, the #atlantaweather has taken a positive turn: sunny with a 90% chance of bread pudding. #breadandmilk #nopocalypse #Grocerypanic pic.twitter.com/2DETbAelyu— Bill McClain (@BillMcClain4) January 7, 2017
I'd like to thank the mayor of Atlanta for helping us prepare. We made it! #WinterStormHelena #StormMode #atlantaweather pic.twitter.com/v4XI5ozmDj— KayDee MacDouglas (@Kt_8080) January 7, 2017
I haven't been this disappointed about what the media assured me was a sure thing since the election. #snowpocalypse #atlantaweather— Matt Pavlak (@MattiePav) January 7, 2017
So about that snow day #ATL #ImNotMadImDisappointed— Christopher Adamson (@Adamson_CW) January 7, 2017
It only hiccuped snow here but the ice isn't messing around. #atl #Atlanta #WinterStormHelena pic.twitter.com/higQsfY9WG— Nora F (@norafrankovich) January 7, 2017
And nobody’s getting a break today -- period.
Don't try to be slick today, Amazon Prime. You're still on the 2-day delivery clock. #atlantaweather— Ismael AbduSalaam (@Ismael_BBM_NYK) January 7, 2017
😒 #ATL #SnowDaysBeLike— DJ Eboogie (@iamdjeboogie) January 7, 2017
All that extraness & Not even enough snow to make a snowball
#ATL all day RT @1Kel305: RT @DeLanes24: Atlanta is the only place you can get snowed in with no snow— ATLHAPS (@atlhaps) January 7, 2017
😭Where's the snow? 🤔#AtlSnow #AtlWeather #Weather11— Bluebird Patch ATL (@BluebirdPatch) January 7, 2017
When you wake up hoping for a winter wonderland and all you can see is... grass!
😴😑😒❄️🙄😑😴 #snowpocalypse #atlsnow #ATLweather— Matt Genné (@matt_genne) January 7, 2017
Snzzz...snow?...meh. What a ripoff.
The Great DiSNOWpointment of 2017 #AtlSnow https://t.co/omsMu0bmBT— The Force Is With Me (@MyNameIs_LEO) January 7, 2017
😂. It's something! #atlsnow #SnowStorm pic.twitter.com/c6TjA4Qxzk— bry (@brittwastaken) January 7, 2017
What "3-4 inches" looks like in the ATL
😁🌨☃️🍞🍌🍜 #atlwinter #atlsnow— ✨Glorious Shanti ✨ (@Glorious_Shanti) January 7, 2017
I'm glad the news tricked y'all in ATL with the weather so the kids could finally get some food in the house.
I wanted to sit on my porch with a glass of bourbon and watch the snow. So...where's the snow? #atlsnow— Jacob Valleroy (@jrvalleroy) January 7, 2017
This = truth. Let’s be honest.
Meanwhile in Atlanta @NefertitiWSB @JustinFarmerWSB @RikkiKlausWSB @GlennBurnsWSB. #snowpocalypse #atlsnow #gawx pic.twitter.com/Ezhg1P2t2A— Thomas D Bradley (@ThomasDBradley) January 7, 2017
Looks like the snow storm skipped #ATL— thomas washington (@goodlook72) January 7, 2017
Southern snow day. Y'all are so cute! #snowpocalypse #snowmageddon2017 #atlantaweather #Atlanta #atl pic.twitter.com/JBN567410T— Diana Keough (@dikeough) January 7, 2017
#atlanta #atl #snow #snowman #snowpocalypse #snowpocalypse2017 pic.twitter.com/TxNxAZLJoz— Mr Peter File (@MrPeterFile) January 7, 2017
The sun is out and the snow and ice on the roads has already melted. Snowpocalypse, my hide. #ATL #Lawrenceville #snowpocalypse— Elbot Carman (@Arctides) January 7, 2017
Saying "snow" to southerners is like yelling "fire" in the proverbial crowded room ❄️❄️ #atl #snowpocalypse— Jessie Langley (@jessceelangley) January 7, 2017
Beans? Really? Huh...
People in Atlanta prepared for snow like it was the end of the world. Raiding stores, getting thousands of cans of beans. #Atlanta #ATL— DJTrunksOfficial (@DjTrunks100) January 7, 2017
About the Author