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January 8th, 2010
07:36 AM ET

Weather Woes

What’s the weather stopping you from doing today?

Post your comments here. Heidi will read some of them on the air in the 10am ET hour of Newsroom.

Filed under: Heidi Collins
soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. maria

    The weather's stopping me from snow boarding, which is normal because I live on a Caribbean island.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:41 am |
  2. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    The cold weather isnt stopping me from doing anything that i normally do except im not real crazy about taking a shower the after effects of getting out suck's.

    January 8, 2010 at 8:58 am |
  3. Chuck

    Taking the CNN Tour

    January 8, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  4. Gabriel

    Is stopping me from saving, the heater is on all day!!!!!!!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  5. John Vanover

    There is NO safe level of radiation exposure. Note: anything in the electromagnetic spectrum is raditionn.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  6. Lloyd Hekhuis

    Bring on your x-ray scanners, puffers, and pat-down specialists. I for one, would gladly remove my clothes if it kept someone from blowing up the airplane. So which is it America, a little embarrassment and some harmless x-rays or death in the sky? Get a grip and face the situation head on and quit complaining.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:31 am |
  7. Megan Rhoads

    My car is actually off the side of a hill resting on a telephone pole...
    So that is stopping me from making my appointment to get microdermal facial treatments done with my mother that I bought her for Christmas.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  8. Rebecca

    I have been stuck in Pennsylvania for 3 days and I'm trying to get back home in Missouri.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  9. Bob Burton

    I can barely hear CNN due to the air conditioner, ugh. I have to turn the AC down for all phone so so bad here in Montecito, California..Bob Burton

    January 8, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  10. Dave M

    work is slower than usual, and I'm not making any money...Brother, can you spare a dime.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  11. Deborah in Blue Springs, MO

    The blistering cold is preventing me from making any real money at work. Those brave enough to face the treacherous roads, the driving winds, and the fluttering snow to dine out in a restaurant should remember the server bringing the tea and food. We make $3.00 per hour. Your gratuity is vital. DOUBLE THAT TAX, people!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  12. Tristan Smith

    This weather in LOUISIANA makes me happy because I am getting to miss school!!!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  13. Henry Damsma

    Hi from Canada.

    Gotta laugh what you think of a snow day, we call it coffee break and then continue to work.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  14. kelsey

    Hi Heidi
    In Brandon Manitoba Canada it is -46 celsius. The Olympic Torch Relay is going to be held inside instead of outside because its so cold.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  15. gerry

    Full sun, gentle winds, sure it was 49 this morning but it will be low 70's this afternoon. What's not to like in Miami. This only inconvenience is the frozen iguanas falling on our heads, Heh, Heh.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  16. Patrick Grove

    I am stuck in my house in downtown/midtown Atlanta. I can't get to work. Ralph McGill Blvd in front of the house is a solid sheet of ice. I pulled out of the garage and slid to the other side of the road hitting the curb. I got turned around and back in the garage.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:45 am |
  17. John

    I'm not hearing any panicked diatribes about global warming – thank God.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  18. Will

    I’m in North Dakota…..nothing.

    Well, I guess that’s not true.

    I won’t be water skiing today.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  19. Dolores

    The weather is keeping me from leaving my nice, warm house! And I don't plan to venture out until Sunday at the earliest. Plus, all our cats/dogs are inside and I've got all I need to make good, winter-time comfort food until the cold snap ends. I don't have cabin fever because, when it's this cold, I don't want to go out at all.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:48 am |
  20. Allen

    I am a sixteen year old boy from Macon, Georgia who loves to snowboard more than anything. This weekend my father and I had plans to drive up to West Virginia for a few days of boarding. Naturally I was extremely excited until my dad told me the trip was cancelled because it was supposed to snow here in Macon and he didn't think we'd be able to even get to Atlanta, which is a couple of hours north. At this point I was thoroughly disappointed but figured I guess it'll be cool to stay here and miss school and play in the very rare snow. Turns out Atlanta got snow but poor Macon just got a little bit colder. No more snowboarding for me.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:48 am |
  21. Charlie M from Hawaii

    It's stopping me from going to the beach today, I ran out of sun screen!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  22. Jim

    The weather is stopping me from absolutely nothing. Ice lived in Michigan all my life and can't help but laugh at how much a coating of ice and below freezing temperatures can effect everyone in the southeast.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  23. Adam K

    The weather is allowing me to get more out of a trip from Erie to the mountains to ski for the weekend! Yay Snow!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  24. Jeff Beyersdorf

    I'm a dairy farmer in Wausau Wisconsin . The cold weather makes the work more challenging,but I tough it out and get it done.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  25. Randy

    going out and be an idiot ,the snow is falling ,wind is blowing save it for another good day

    January 8, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  26. Constance Swift

    Tell me it's not true you are leaving CNN! I have watched you from your days in Colorado Springs, and now for 7 years at CNN. When I watch the news with you, I feel like an old friend is on the air...

    January 8, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  27. Alex Hurt

    It's stopping me from believing in the theory of global warming.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  28. Christopher Buehler

    Bitter cold and lots of snow? Perfect! Time to grab the skis and hit the slopes!

    Christopher / Vail, Colorado

    January 8, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  29. Lemuel Sibulo

    Apart from the blistering cold, the roads are covered in snow. It's keeping me from doing my usual morning runs, but I suppose that's what the treadmill is for.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  30. Jevan Hutson

    It is stopping me from going to school but I think I'll live. I find it funny though, I just moved here from Minnesota and to get a snow day there you need about four feet of snow. In Georgia all you need is less than a half inch. I think I'm okay with that 🙂

    January 8, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  31. Misty Reyes

    Going to work, get to stay home in my pj's and watch CNN in LaFayette, Georgia

    January 8, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  32. Victor

    I am snowed-in at my parents house in West Virginia. The snow is perfect for powder skiing so I will be layering up and venturing out for some fun in this awful weather before heading back to school in North Carolina.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  33. Quincy

    Stalling me from finding work! Huuurrrrmmmmm......

    January 8, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  34. Jennifer

    We are on vacation in Florida. It is so cold that we haven't been able to get into the swimming pool all week!

    January 8, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  35. Jim Merritt

    No real woes for the weather.Being a Canadian you get used to the cold weather and tons of snow, but it does wear you out over the long period of winter, but being stationed here in Kandahar, just have to put up with just the dust and cold and maybe rain. Have a great day


    January 8, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  36. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    There is one thing that the cold weather is stopping me from doing and thats believing any lies Al Gore tells.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  37. Chris, Wisconsin

    The subzero weather is stopping me from going ice fishing this morning. However, once the temps reach positive territory, I'm back out there. I mean, it's Wisconsin!

    January 8, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  38. Raine Beamer

    We live atop the Blue Ridge Mountains in SW Virginia. The 18" of snow we got 3 weeks ago today, is still on the ground. We have a cow/calf angus farm. We haven't seen temps above freezing for weeks now and high winds make it dangerously bitter. Regardless, the cattle need to be fed daily. There just isn't any way to stay warm regardless of how much outer wear we have on! Right now it's 8 degrees with sustained winds at 20-30 mph. Hey Heidi, want to come help us feed the cows?

    January 8, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  39. Gary

    I was supposed to teach my frist class as a graduate assisstant at the University of Louisville in KY today and all the morning classes were canceled. I stayed up all night because I was too excited to sleep. I am very disappointed

    January 8, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  40. Lyle Kast WI.

    This morning the Pres. said he is beefing up security add more drug dogs ect... ect... why spend more money just pay more attention to the warning signs so what if we are alittle overboard on our security in to our country if you can't spech english expect to have a intense search.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:29 am |
  41. don

    It would be great if your weather people would mention Montana and Whyoming weather. Very little time is spent on the NW states which are also a part of the US. Thands

    January 8, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  42. randy

    We here in the nothern part of US really feel for you southeners.Ha Ha . But I Really do feel sorry for the homeless out there. This should never never happen in a rich nation like our's.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  43. frederick fasegha

    heidi, how about handicappped/physically disabled individuals, how will they be sreened at the airport? I'm physically disabled.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  44. Steven B

    I am working today... Just like any other day without snow in Atlanta. Ahh- Telecommuting.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  45. Sharon

    It may be stopping me from my birthday party tomorrow. I will 62 and I do not want to miss this one. LOL

    January 8, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  46. Matt Knight

    Stopping me getting home,stuck on standby at Toronto airport for two days, no planes to take me home to the UK!

    January 8, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  47. Alison Ellis

    I understand people in the South are not used to the Artic Blast that is coming to them. But living in Lamoure, North Dakota I wish the temp was only -3. the temp last night ( not the winchill) was -30 . Come up and pay me a visit.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  48. Darold Blakely

    the weather is stopping me from wanting me to got to work,stopping me from wanting to even warm my car up,stopping me from even wanting to take a bath but i have to do that

    January 8, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  49. Don, Owosso mi.

    It's just another winter day in Michigan.. Thank God for my snow blower..

    January 8, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  50. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    When I was in Norfolk Va. 20 and 30 degree weather didnt seem to be as cold as Texas 20 and 30 degree weather what is this a humidity thing.

    January 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  51. stephanie

    The weather is stopping me from laying on the Puerto Rico beaches... rain 🙁

    January 8, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  52. David

    Heidi, The snow is piled up, the roads slick icy and snow covered, and it's freezing cold out. So yes it's hard to get around in the middle of the country. I guess the weather is keeping me inside a bit more than usual. But we're gradually coming through this.

    January 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  53. Kaeleigh Jordan

    20 this morning In Houston! Ice on the roads! We are supposed to be at 18 tommorow morning! All of Houston is taking precautions as we are not used to this weather! It hasnt been this cold in 20 years!!

    January 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm |
  54. Dant'e

    Is stopping me from skydiving in the nude. Of course, if I think about it, local laws probably have more to do with that than the weather.

    January 8, 2010 at 2:33 pm |
  55. Rachel

    Well, there is something interesting about the winter weather: the people in the northern parts of the US are actually getting LESS snow than people in say, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, NYC.....just to name a few.... i'm surprised that Finland is getting less snow than i am at home! is there an explaination for this phenomenon???

    January 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm |
  56. David

    Heidi, an update to my prev. post after going outside this afternoon. Actually we had some warm sunshine and the roads around our house had been cleaned and salted, parking areas kind of messy yet. So not too bad for being out and about.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  57. David

    Rachel, I think the ground is wet enough pretty much all over the country, so in the end it's a matter of when a fast moving weather system with enough precipitation coming over the already moist earth. In winter that could be throughout the US even, as today, in the deep south.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  58. Rachel

    it's not wet, it's SNOW. that's my issue–it's not logical!

    then again, weather isn't always logical.......

    January 9, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  59. David

    Snow is wet, that's what I was saying preciptation in the form of snow. The moisture to make snow has to come from somewhere, and I think ground moisture helps create snow somehow

    January 10, 2010 at 7:20 pm |
  60. David

    Anyway, unpredictable as the weather is, seems conditions are good for snow well into florida, that's pretty far south. Hope it warms up down there soon too.

    January 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm |
  61. Juanita / Mobile, Alabama

    I agree with the GOP, It is a double standard. I think Harry Reid should step down,I am very disappointed in the Black Cacaus as much as they screamed racism against Bill & Hillary Clinton during the campaign. That is something I will never forget.

    January 11, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  62. J Keefer

    Harry Reid's comments were taken out of context by Republicans and used as a political lever will little effect, since we all know republicans are bigoted liars, while the media over-hyped and extended the pointless outrage by making mountains out of molehills.

    January 11, 2010 at 9:31 am |
  63. seuin pirson

    Hi Heidi,
    i am a black person and this uproar about Harry Reid's comment is ridiculous.If president Obama was very dark skin and had a "negro " drawl and attitude I and many others would not vote for him , that is life , that is the way it is. These are thoughts of both black and white but it is not said aloud. As for Mr Steele he is about his own agenda. Does he think that he was selected for his ability?. He was selected because he is black and the republican party as usual was grasping at a straw just as Mc Cain did with Sarah Palin. Right or not light skinned educated/other blacks tends to get to the front seat in many circumstances, so if other wise go get an education to over come other unforeseen obstacles.

    January 11, 2010 at 9:39 am |
  64. randy

    Harry, apologized to everyone so lets but some ice on it. With the Republicans, they just like crying and saying NO.

    January 11, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  65. JODY K. DUNN

    the weather is stopping me from.... catching my breath,because i can't stop laughing at JIM from MICHIGAN who doesn't realize that when he's still chipping ice off the toilet seat in his outhouse,i'll be barbecueing some steaks and chicken and fresh seafood on my grill at the beach in my shorts while i'm getting a nice warm suntan looking at all the hot women in their tiny bikinis.i know it sounds rough and ice and snow is so much better,but i'll just have to deal with the cards i was dealt.this pina colada's for you JIM!!!!

    January 11, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  66. Arao

    I am black, foreign-born...and I found Harry Reid's comments somewhat offensive because you don't have to be "light-skinned" to be successful or acquire a position of power. Africans(who are typically very dark-skinned come here and excel in many areas...) That is not only underestimating what darker-skinned blacks are capable of but also underestimating the American public (and whites) who have come a long way from the 1960s....the "Negro Dialect" thing is just silly...If a white person or a black person in America can't speak English properly like its his/her first language, then they don't belong in politics or representing any constituency...Period. If Trent Lott had to resign, so should Harry Reid, that's if things are really going to be fair....It's interesting how Dems can cry out Al Sharpton and pressure people to resign but Republicans aren't allowed to do the same thing...?

    While we are on this "Negro dialect" nonsense, people are getting offended by the word "Negro" on the census...There are so many other things to be offended by, including minority drop out rates from schools...Can black America please get offended by that and do something about it please? Negro is an archaic word that has NO POWER unless you allow it to have power...I wish those offended by the word Negro would first make a call to United NEGRO college fund or the NAACP for using arguably offensive terms like "negro" or "colored" before screaming about the US census.Let's be fair ...

    Besides, the word Negro is on the census because Harry Reid still uses it....LOL

    January 11, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  67. David

    Rachel, maybe the atmosphere is charged with the flooding all around the country summer and autumn, maybe the weather is always trying to replenish or satisfy what the earth needs, sometimes blowing off clouds and rain, sometimes bringing in snow. Maybe the weather is hugging close and embracing the earth in winter months to keep warm. Weather is a system that is always trying to reestablish and maintain equilibrium, it is a constant job, and maybe the weather likes that job.

    January 11, 2010 at 10:29 am |
  68. Spacebeagle, a Yooper

    How come you'se guys, Heidi and Rob, dissed a Gramma suggesting she might have staged the icicle iPhoto? Shame shame on you both! It's cold down there so you'se should know cold temperatures and water create ice.
    Rob said Gramma's are savvy. Well, they are more savvy then you'se. Double shame shame!

    Have a great weather day, ok?

    January 11, 2010 at 10:53 am |