The blizzard of '93 brought more snow than most Atlanta natives had ever seen or will see.
The floods of 2009 brought an unexpected rush of water that submerged interstates.
The winter storm of 2011 took an entire week away from the city.
But the Snow Jam of 2014 might be the single craziest weather day in Atlanta in a generation.
1-to-3 inches of snow, mixed in with an afternoon drive that still hasn't ended has brought Atlanta to its knees again.
“There are certain things we don’t have control over and one of those is the weather. This came rather unexpectedly," Governor Nathan Deal said. "The time frame in which it hit was a very short time frame. And I think we’re better prepared now than we were in 2011.”
Metro Atlanta interstates have been gridlocked since about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Commutes stretched 8-to-10 hours. And that's for those who actually got home.
Thousands have been stranded in their cars just sitting in the middle of the road.
Metro Atlanta schools waited until the snow started falling to dismiss classes. That sent parents scrambling to get home along with workers trying to beat the regular rush hour.
It didn't work.
“People are panicking trying to get home and it’s causing worse problems,” said Karlene Barron, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Now the massive traffic jam is making it very hard for crews to treat roads because of all the cars in the way.
"Stay off the roads," WSB's Capt. Herb Emory says.
Some students were stranded at school or worse -- on the bus.
Shortly before midnight, about 50 students were still aboard Atlanta Public School buses, a spokeswoman for the district said.
"I can't believe this is happening," one parent at Hiram Elementary school told WSB's Pete Combs.
In Marietta, WSB's Richard Sangster reports about 600 middle and high school students had to bunk at Marietta High School. School administrators gave up trying to get kids home around 9:30 p.m. A spokesperson says all the students were fed last night and will be given breakfast today. Parents are picking up their kids when they can.
Gov. Deal has declared a state of emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia. State Troopers have been sent to schools where students are stranded. The Georgia National Guard is also helping the DOT clear the roads.
The State Patrol says it has investigated 940 crashes. One person is dead and 104 are hurt in those crashes. Yvonne C. Nash, 60, of Griffin, died after losing control of her Ford Explorer in Coweta County, the GSP said.