I've been watching how our friends in the south have been dealing with below normal cold, plus snow and ice.
We wouldn't bat en eye at temps around freezing and a light glaze, but this is the deep south-- where these things are extremely rare.
Above is a screen grab from WSB in Atlanta. The ABC station had 25 reporters doing storm coverage yesterday.
Highways were closed. Businesses and schools shut down. Many municipalities learned the value of having salt spreaders around, even if they're used once in a decade.
What we would call "spring" is the end of civilization as we know it in Atlanta.
As always, The Weather Channel added to the hysteria. The locals provided voices of reason.
Responsible information is a powerful tool.