Here's the photo that The Weather Channel is using as the background for their winter storm "Juno" coverage. Notice anything wrong with it?
Oh, Austin. You're great at so many things, like food trailers, cheap and plentiful booze, live music, and barbecue. But you just aren't cut out for driving when it's icy out.
Was it snowy or icy in your part of the country this week? It very well might have been, but I guarantee you it never got as bad as what Austin, Texas is going through. That's because when there's snow or ice in Austin it's THE END OF THE GODDAMN WORLD.
You know if you park your car wrong in some countries, there might be an ax in your back window. If you park your car in Boston after saving a spot, you might have your tires smashed in.
Remember that sexy Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione that played around in the Boston blizzard yesterday? I don't know about you, but I had a great time ogling its sleek Italian body and listening to its luscious V8 engine.
I don't know if you guys heard about this or not, but the northeast got a teeny bit of snow the other day. Nothing too crazy, just about 30 inches in some areas. Thousands without power, people stuck on the freeways, NBD.
A few dozen inches of snow may scare most people into hiding in their homes, but for those of us who enjoy opposite lock and empty roads, it's a chance to come out and play in our cars.
Do you happen to live in the northeastern United States? Then besides finding a good parking lot to do donuts in, today is probably not the best day to be driving. Or flying. Or trying to get anywhere.
In the event that you live in the northeastern United States and get your news and information exclusively from Jalopnik, then it is my duty to warn you that it's going to snow this weekend. A lot, maybe. Probably. Oh, who knows?
A Swedish man was rescued on Friday after being trapped by snow in his car (not pictured above) for two months. Amazingly the man was alive, although according to TheLocal.se he was "seriously emaciated and barely able to speak or move" when he was found.
Here's the scene. A few snowmobilers out enjoying a weekend trip on the side of a mountain. One rider falls. Another rider drives above him and triggers an avalanche, quickly consuming the man. And then the rescue begins. Movie? No, real life — and it's one of the most heart-stopping videos I've ever seen.
With a few months of winter still yet to come I can definitely say that no one is going to top this horrible driver in a Kia. Nice try Utah drivers. Good effort Seattle commuters. You simply can't top a woman driving at highway speeds in the median while trying to signal into oncoming traffic. UPDATE!
We already know two inches of snow is a lot for Seattle. Now, thanks to a Jalopnik reader, watch a pair of less-than-smart supercar drivers try taking an Audi R8 and a Nissan GT-R out for a drive in the Seattle "snowpocalypse." Because apparently, in Seattle, size doesn't matter.
What makes owners of cars with zero winter prep want to commute in the snow, on a hill, is beyond me. Seattle drivers apparently can't be bothered to... umm... is that someone putting chains on the REAR TIRES of a FWD Toyota Corolla?
A photojournalist in St. Louis captured an inattentive driver speeding towards a police car blocking the scene of another accident. The police car was crushed, but the officers were thankfully out directing traffic.
Joel Appleman was driving to work in Central Pennsylvania when he came upon an Amish horse team pulling a tanker truck safely out of the snow. Fortunately, he had his camera and captured the conquest of old technology over new.
Manhattanite Peter Helfer found his Audi covered in ice from a broken water main. His car was on newspaper covers, on morning news shows, and all over the internet. Here's how it happened, in his own words. — Ed.
This poor Corvette driver's doing his best to drive his RWD sports car — almost certainly on summer tires — home in the snow. It's not working, and the comments from the Fox 4 Dallas helicopter above probably aren't helping.
Houstonians expected to wake up this morning to a dreamy city frosted with snow. Instead they found an icy nightmare. More than 100 crashes in four hours encouraged the city to shut down most major interstates. This mosaic of the region from the city's Transtar traffic cameras shows roads normally swelling with…