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Have you ever driven in severe weather?

Shoot, I've probably driven in over a dozen snowstorms and severe thunderstorms in the 18 years I've been driving. It can be an adventure, let me tell you.
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I drove in rain that fell and seemed to be 2 feet deep suddenly, it was so scary.. I had to pull in for a moment, gather my bearings, the rain was coming so fast wipers were like nothing....It took me 2 hours to get home a 10 minute drive and I had no phone with me and my husband was at home with the babies and I was pregnant too.. OMG, when I think about it now, it was crazy.
latinladybug · 41-45, F
[@1263,tiggerandariel13] Probably the blizzards of 2011 and 2015.
tiggerandariel13 · 41-45, M
[@876949,mamabear41] mine was Jan 2009 Ice storm in Louisville KY my 2 oldest daughters was 2 and a half and 18 months old
latinladybug · 41-45, F
[@1263,tiggerandariel13] I remember January 2009. That was a snowy month in my area, especially the first week.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
I’ve driven on ice but not in severe storms except one time when a tropical storm came from the Gulf of Mexico and centered over Oklahoma...we got 8+ inches that night. I got off of work at 12:30 a.m. and didn’t make it home. There was so much water in the bar ditches they looked like creeks...got to one bridge that was covered with water and had to turn around and go stay the night with my aunt & uncle.
Suethenudist · 31-35, F
Yes it can be an adventure.
tallpowerhouseblonde · 31-35, F
I have drove in snow and on icy roads,in heavy rain,controlled my car when it has aquaplaned.
Spokeskitties75 · 46-50, M
If you think driving is fun in severe weather... try flying in severe weather... that will pucker your sphincter muscle right up!!

And I mean flying the airplane yourself
latinladybug · 41-45, F
[@362821,Spokeskitties75] In one of those little propeller airplanes that would be scary as hell.
Spokeskitties75 · 46-50, M
[@876949,mamabear41] I’ve done it in single engine... multi engine... and jets, but no plane is big enough or fast enough for thunderstorms
latinladybug · 41-45, F
[@362821,Spokeskitties75] I remember the news story when I was 7, about the Delta jumbo jet that was pretty much slammed to the ground by a microburst near Dallas, Texas. Second major aviation disaster that year (1985).
bookerdana · M
Many times;once there was an ice storm and work wouldn't let me go.
Luckily when I left the roads were empty but for 20 miles I prayed I wouldn't go into a pole as my car was all over t😨he road
latinladybug · 41-45, F
[@335376,bookerdana] My first car had bad tires the first winter I had it, and unfortunately I didn't find out until our first snowstorm that winter.
english · 51-55, M
like you say its a challenge ,but as long as you have snow tires or chains,the worst was driving up to whistler mountain, minus 25, snow just dropping like blizzard. 🙂
TexChik · F
Absolutely ! It’s part of life in Texas , especially where the farm is , snow , blizzards, ice , hail, heavy rain , high winds . We farm raised people learn at an early age 🤠.
User41 · 31-35, M
I have. Through hurricane, floods, snow storms... It is fun.

However I’ve been in California for the last 8 years and find it hilarious that when it drizzles the locals lose their minds.
JeanAnna · F
Yes, I've driven through ice storms, snow storms (times when I couldn't even see the road) and heavy rain. Very scary.
tiggerandariel13 · 41-45, M
one time I drove from Atlanta to Nashville in a ice storm it is usually 3 and a half hours it took 6
xixgun · M
Snowstorms, monsoons, hurricanes, hail storms, and watched a tornado form off to our left
SW User
I heavy rains but honestly it's very risky because it affects my visibility. 😣
Fernie · F
Living in New England...I've driven through EVERYTHING
Adamski24 · 36-40, M
Yes in rain storms and snow too
Here in wisco it can be anything
ncgremlin · 56-60, M
It definitely can be an adventure
SW User
I try not to but yeah.

 
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