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Mid-Atlantic shuts down ahead of huge snow warning (NWS Alert - warns of 20-30 inches of snowfall)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/10 | Nafeesa Syeed - ap

Posted on 02/05/2010 12:00:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – Shoppers jammed aisles and emptied stores of milk, bread and shovels Friday as a massive snowstorm blew into the Mid-Atlantic. Forecasters predicted a record 30 inches or more for the nation's capital, and authorities already were blaming the storm for the deaths of father-son Samaritans in Virginia.

The region's second snow storm in less than two months could be "extremely dangerous," and heavy, wet snow and strong winds threatened to knock out power, the National Weather Service said.

Flakes started falling around noon in Washington, where the federal government sent workers home early. The storm's wide swath and predictions of historic proportions for an area ill-equipped for snow had airlines canceling flights and school districts closing hours before any snow arrived.

The last time D.C. got at least 28 inches of snow was in 1922. The city has seen more than a foot only 13 times since 1870, according to the National Weather Service. The storm was expected to track through Virginia and West Virginia, across Maryland into southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: albore; algore; blizzard; blizzardof2010; chickenlittles; elnino; globalwarming; iminmiami; midatlantic; nws; snow; snowstorm; stormwatch; va; virginia; warning; wusses
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1 posted on 02/05/2010 12:00:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I have to say it: Global Warming! Global Warming!


2 posted on 02/05/2010 12:01:18 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: NormsRevenge

As long as it is south of central NY, I am fine with it....


3 posted on 02/05/2010 12:01:56 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: hsalaw

4 posted on 02/05/2010 12:03:08 PM PST by jpl
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To: hsalaw

PaniC!!!!! My boss wont let us leave yet....Everyone else is at the bar.


5 posted on 02/05/2010 12:03:08 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: hsalaw
I have to say it: Global Warming! Global Warming!

I just had to go outside and scrape all the global warming off my satellite dish so the internet would work...

6 posted on 02/05/2010 12:03:15 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: hsalaw
Got Shovel?

Green Energy Jobs. :-}

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Workers assemble shovels at a garden store in Merrifield, Virginia February 5, 2010. Demand for shovel soared with a major snowstorm under way in the entire Washington D.C. area. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)


7 posted on 02/05/2010 12:03:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: hsalaw

> I have to say it: Global Warming! Global Warming!

God does have a sense of humor, no?

You know I see a lot of similarities between the AGW crowd and the Tower of Babel crowd.


8 posted on 02/05/2010 12:03:48 PM PST by XEHRpa
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To: NormsRevenge

Climate change. Really, only it’s not GW. It’s the typical climate cycle we’ve enjoyed all along. Only, I wish those dead heads in Congress and the WH would get a clue...


9 posted on 02/05/2010 12:04:03 PM PST by bcsco (Obama is the navel of his own universe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Snow on the ground, Snow on the ground

Snow on the ground
Snow on the ground
Lookin' like a fool drivin' through the town


Drivin' real fast
Car spinning round
Snow on the ground
Call yourself a cool cat
Lookin' like a fool
Drivin' downtown with the snow on the ground


Car in a ditch, hey!
Get the snow off the ground
Looking like a fool
Drivin' downtown with the snow on the ground


Car in a ditch, hey!
Get the snow off the ground
Lookin' like a fool
Drivin' downtown with the snow on the ground

10 posted on 02/05/2010 12:05:25 PM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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The Age of SnowBama

A fresh layer of snow covers the grounds at the White House in Washington,
February 3, 2010, following an overnight winter storm. REUTERS/Jason Reed
(UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT)


11 posted on 02/05/2010 12:05:25 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Been snowing for a couple of hours here. Just starting to stick. Lord, just let the power stay on. That’s all I care about now.


12 posted on 02/05/2010 12:07:12 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The east gets all the neat storms while we suffer here in the PNW with cloudy days and drizzle - hey all, keep safe ...


13 posted on 02/05/2010 12:07:26 PM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: VastRWCon

When a car slides on an icy road into a ditch, most Americans say “Oh, no, watch out!”.

In DC they say “Here, hold my beer and watch this”.


14 posted on 02/05/2010 12:07:46 PM PST by bcsco (Obama is the navel of his own universe.)
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To: Bender2
Don't worry......I've got it all under control
15 posted on 02/05/2010 12:08:22 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: NormsRevenge

I would like to thank everyone for fixing the problem of Global Warming.

How come no one is out taking the credit?


16 posted on 02/05/2010 12:08:56 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: VastRWCon

Love it! Great!


17 posted on 02/05/2010 12:09:12 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ReneeLynn

Well where are you?

Here in the swamps of Delaware....nothing yet.

I’m nervous....sheesh...last year we had NO snowfall except a short storm on 3/1/09.


18 posted on 02/05/2010 12:12:00 PM PST by Fishtalk
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To: NormsRevenge

MAY THE GOD OF ISRAEL SHOW HIS MIGHTY WONDERS !!


19 posted on 02/05/2010 12:12:07 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: jpl

In June it’s Global Warming, in January it’s Climate Change Ice Age That Was Brought On By Global Warming.

Or as we used to call it, “the seasons”.


20 posted on 02/05/2010 12:14:59 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Fishtalk

Washington county, PA. They’re saying at least 8 inches for us.


21 posted on 02/05/2010 12:16:29 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m thinking this is God’s way of telling them to forget about Global Warming and try doing something useful.


22 posted on 02/05/2010 12:19:03 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: NormsRevenge

I was unhappy that Missouri is expected to get 4-6”. WAS unhappy...


23 posted on 02/05/2010 12:19:19 PM PST by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital-MARTIAL! This has been a spelling PSA.)
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To: VastRWCon

Excellent! As U sit in a warm climate I’ll bet;)


24 posted on 02/05/2010 12:19:23 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: VastRWCon

ooooooooooooooPS - I checked your home page -
poor Maryland;(


25 posted on 02/05/2010 12:20:36 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: hsalaw

Global Dumping


26 posted on 02/05/2010 12:20:54 PM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: NormsRevenge

Merrifield Garden Center, la la (I can hear the jingle in my head).


27 posted on 02/05/2010 12:21:23 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Fishtalk

Norfolk, VA. 1517 hours (that’s 3:17 PM) Humongous snowflakes coming down hard and starting to stick. Roads not frozen yet but traffic is hosed since all the dehydrated idiots (just add water) are on the roads. They are forecasting snow changing to rain tonight.

Second snowstorm in a week in an area that maybe gets flurries once in a winter.

Please sing with me:

We wish you some global warming
We wish you some global warming
We wish you some global warming
And bring it right here.


28 posted on 02/05/2010 12:22:22 PM PST by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: sodpoodle

4WD SUV weather yea!!!!!!!!!


29 posted on 02/05/2010 12:22:48 PM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge

Scott Brown brought the New England winter weather into town with him!


30 posted on 02/05/2010 12:24:29 PM PST by Palladin (TOTUS has bad pronunciation.)
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To: VastRWCon

Ha, I knew it was the Pants On The Ground song!

Heard an hour or so ago it was snowing in DC and that stores had been emptied like they were going to be stranded for days. All I have to say is DC deserves it. Here in Texas, the sun is shining brightly.


31 posted on 02/05/2010 12:24:58 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: VastRWCon

Very good!


32 posted on 02/05/2010 12:25:57 PM PST by Palladin (TOTUS has bad pronunciation.)
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To: fredhead

;)

Starting to snow here. To the PA lady....you only getting EIGHT INCHES?

We’re looking over two feet in the eye.

Just praying power stays on. We got a Jeep. It’s in the garage.

Sing with me....

I WILL SURVIVE....


33 posted on 02/05/2010 12:26:19 PM PST by Fishtalk
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To: big'ol_freeper

Mister Plow
That’s my name.
My name again is Mister Plow.

“Wear the jacket, Homey”


34 posted on 02/05/2010 12:28:17 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: ReneeLynn

It’s coming my way then...Williamsport. Hope it’s only 3-5” here up above RTE. 80.


35 posted on 02/05/2010 12:28:20 PM PST by Palladin (TOTUS has bad pronunciation.)
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To: Fishtalk

Stay safe, fishy. Don’t shovel unless you’re under forty with well-toned muscles and low blood pressure.


36 posted on 02/05/2010 12:29:24 PM PST by Palladin (TOTUS has bad pronunciation.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“..Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together...!”


37 posted on 02/05/2010 12:30:11 PM PST by sinanju
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To: VastRWCon

Pot roast in the oven weather—YAY!


38 posted on 02/05/2010 12:30:42 PM PST by Palladin (TOTUS has bad pronunciation.)
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To: Palladin

Even if you’re a lusty young blade, pace yourself carefully or you’ll receive a nasty surprise in the lumbar region when you wake up the next morning.


39 posted on 02/05/2010 12:32:03 PM PST by sinanju
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To: Fishtalk

Got to love the forums at AccuWeather...they are already licking their chops over more mid-Atlantic snow NEXT week. What’s the rush???


40 posted on 02/05/2010 12:33:31 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Fishtalk
10-14 in the Philly area.

Food and beer already provisioned.

41 posted on 02/05/2010 12:33:50 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: who knows what evil?

There could be a series of hugh storms over the next couple of weeks, the cold air is in place, and the storm systems are lined up across the Pacific waiting to come into the country.


42 posted on 02/05/2010 12:35:38 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: NormsRevenge

From a Texan who grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Eh! Big snow starts at 30 inches.


43 posted on 02/05/2010 12:37:23 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: Palladin

From the looks of things out my window right now, I think 8 inches is going to be the least of it. Have to pick up a med refill in an hour and then I don’t really care.


44 posted on 02/05/2010 12:40:04 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: NormsRevenge

We got a flood in Tampa. A guy was walking and got hit by lightning I just saw em giving CPR on the sidewalk and a tornado by McDill Field.


45 posted on 02/05/2010 12:41:06 PM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: NormsRevenge

A note from a practiced snowshoveler:

Spray PAM on the shovel blade and the snow will come off much easier. Car wax works too.


46 posted on 02/05/2010 12:41:17 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: Palladin

Why?


47 posted on 02/05/2010 12:47:48 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: ReneeLynn; All

Hang in there, all my fellow mid-Atlantic FReepers!

48 posted on 02/05/2010 12:52:17 PM PST by workerbee (Yes, I hate Obama because of his color: RED!)
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To: NormsRevenge

So unfair. Send it my way!!!

(It’s obviously Bush’s fault that the mid-Atlantic is experiencing above average snowfall this year...)


49 posted on 02/05/2010 12:52:25 PM PST by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: CJ Wolf

now he let everyone with out 4x4s go...Still here. snow on the ground!


50 posted on 02/05/2010 12:55:52 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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