Alabama's no stranger to snow, said J.D. Hess, chairman of the Calhoun County Commission, but it's usually not like this.
"Normally, in Calhoun County and Alabama, it snows today and it's gone by lunch tomorrow," Hess
said the county had prepared its Emergency Management Agency
, the Sheriff's Office, rescue squads, civil defense workers and local fire departments to deal with any contingencies that arise.
And if, as often happens, snow fans are disappointed and predictions of wintry weather melt away faster than an Alabama snowball?
"I'd rather somebody look at me and say 'You were wrong' if didn't happen' rather than it happen and us not being ready," Hess