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Washington D. C. - Special Weather Statement
NWS ^ | 1234 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2010 | NWS

Posted on 02/05/2010 1:01:39 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

...RECORD SNOWFALL FORECAST IN THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON DC REGION...

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS DEVELOPING TONIGHT...

GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH VISIBILITIES FREQUENTLY FALLING BELOW ONE-QUARTER MILE DUE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT TO PRODUCE NEAR-BLIZZARD AND EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. TRAVEL IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED TONIGHT AND WILL BE VERY DANGEROUS.

LOOKING BACK AT THE BIGGEST STORM OF RECORD FOR WASHINGTON DC... THE JANUARY 1922 KNICKERBOCKER STORM...28.0 INCHES OF SNOW WAS PRODUCED FROM 3.02 INCHES OF LIQUID WATER. CURRENT FORECASTS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE TOTAL LIQUID FALLING FROM THIS STORM APPROACHING 3 INCHES...WHICH ACCORDINGLY WOULD CREATE A SNOWFALL THAT WILL RIVAL THE KNICKERBOCKER STORM TOTAL. GENERALLY ACROSS THE REGION...20 TO 30 INCHES OF SNOW WILL FALL BY SATURDAY EVENING.

BALTIMORES RECORD OF 26.8 INCHES FROM THE PRESIDENTS DAY FEBRUARY 2003 STORM WILL ALSO BE THREATENED.

(Excerpt) Read more at forecast.weather.gov ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: North Carolina; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; snowstorm; stormwatch

1 posted on 02/05/2010 1:01:39 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: All

Paging Al Gore....


2 posted on 02/05/2010 1:02:25 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

OH MY GOSH! NOT SNOW! NOT IN JANUARY! NOT IN ALL CAPS!!!


3 posted on 02/05/2010 1:03:35 PM PST by Obadiah (Democrats and their life partners, the MSM)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

God has a message for those in DC....


4 posted on 02/05/2010 1:03:58 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Obadiah

DEFCON 3

WE’RE DOOMED !!


5 posted on 02/05/2010 1:04:09 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If it gives our elected dimwits any problems, or inconveniences them in any way, it would all be worth it.


6 posted on 02/05/2010 1:04:18 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Obadiah

Better not have any snowbal fights on D.C. streets
;-)


7 posted on 02/05/2010 1:04:45 PM PST by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: Obadiah

wEATHER statements are always in all caps.


8 posted on 02/05/2010 1:05:38 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Obadiah
"NOT IN ALL CAPS!!!"

NWS bulletins are always in CAPS, it drives me insane.

9 posted on 02/05/2010 1:08:13 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Am thinking I’ll go out to the garage and put battery chargers on the cars.


10 posted on 02/05/2010 1:08:51 PM PST by freespirited (Congratulations Senator Brown. One down, 59 to go.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The “GOOD” part of this is that our Congress will be doing nothing - no new spending or taxes for at least a couple of days!


11 posted on 02/05/2010 1:11:07 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m going to check out web cams for those areas to see what may be going on ....


12 posted on 02/05/2010 1:12:54 PM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: freespirited
Am thinking I’ll go out to the garage and put battery chargers on the cars.

If your cars are in a garage, don't bother. If they're outside, you may want to if the temps get down below 0F. But that depends on how old and how charged the batteries are.

I live in Northern IL. It gets down to the minus temps at times. My car sits outside and has never needed a charger overnight.

13 posted on 02/05/2010 1:15:39 PM PST by bcsco (Obama is the navel of his own universe.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Would be helpful if Congress could not meet for months.


14 posted on 02/05/2010 1:16:20 PM PST by mulligan
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To: All
I wonder how long it will take Obama to blame George Bush for the bad weather. (unladylike snort)

Here in Pittsburgh, it's starting to really snow now. We had some rain earlier, then some flurries; now it's the real thing.

Everyone in the path of this storm: Stay safe. If you can, stay home and post on FR.

15 posted on 02/05/2010 1:16:45 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Looking at traffic on Conneticut Ave. http://atms.montgomerycountymd.gov/jpgcap/TL/


16 posted on 02/05/2010 1:18:18 PM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: RummyChick
If so then it should be 20 feet of snow.
17 posted on 02/05/2010 1:19:52 PM PST by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://snowpocalypsedc.com:80/


18 posted on 02/05/2010 1:20:36 PM PST by mike70
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To: SkyDancer

Clicked on a couple of dots. Most of the time you can’t even see the vehicles.


19 posted on 02/05/2010 1:21:07 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Where are at fnl? I am near Irwin (Westmoreland County) big, big fluffy flakes and roads covered. School district cancelled evening Saturday activities.


20 posted on 02/05/2010 1:21:18 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (BOOM! Taste my nightstick! Sarah, making Shatner sound Shakespearean.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

May this snowstorm stop every D.C. politician in their tracks and paralyze all their efforts for several days. We need the break.


21 posted on 02/05/2010 1:23:09 PM PST by OB1kNOb (I'd rather be over the hill than under it.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

I’m closer to the city. We’ve been lucky for the most part..you folks out in Westmoreland County and points north have been pelted this winter. Some of our schools let out the kiddies early. One of my friends from my former job said the bosses were letting everyone go home at 2:00. Usually, the companies here wait till after about 6 inches of snow before they send the employees home.


22 posted on 02/05/2010 1:26:24 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This is God’s way of a smack down for the global warming loons, and lying scientists. Hey, you can’t control the weather....DUH!!!!!


23 posted on 02/05/2010 1:27:37 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Took the words right out of my mouth...er keyboard :)


24 posted on 02/05/2010 1:28:16 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: SkyDancer

My ma lives about a mile away from there. I live way up north. We’ve had 174” of snow so far, welcome to da U.P....lol


25 posted on 02/05/2010 1:29:38 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

ya know, in the old days of band/line printers and dot matrix printers and teletypes, I can see why government releases would come out in all caps.

But geesh guys, come to this century.

NET: the area is gonna get DUMPED on. Deal with it. (used to live there)


26 posted on 02/05/2010 1:30:26 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: MsLady

It may be God’s way of saying he is quite angry with the lying, conniving president and his henchmen.


27 posted on 02/05/2010 1:30:55 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BMTP!!!!!

Bread
Milk
Toilet Paper

BMTP!!!!!


28 posted on 02/05/2010 1:32:19 PM PST by SengirV
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Back in '81 or 82, I was working in Bethesda for the gov. They let all government employees out early because of snow. I lived 5 miles away from work. Left work at 2:00 got home at about 7:00.

Now I live in da U.P. 174" of snow as of right now. No body stays home and during a white out people still go about there business. I think there nuts, but, I guess that's how you live when it snows 7 months out of the year...lol

29 posted on 02/05/2010 1:32:37 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

Been digging around the camera locations but can’t find the one pointed at either the WH or Capitol bldg. Right now I’m watching 15th. and Penn. Ave ...http://www.trafficland.com/city/WAS/


30 posted on 02/05/2010 1:33:26 PM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: SkyDancer


Pay no attention to this storm. It's Bush's fault - Not part of global warming.
31 posted on 02/05/2010 1:42:47 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Rove Weather Machine Lives!


32 posted on 02/05/2010 1:44:02 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BigEdLB
"There Is No Storm Coming To The East Coast"

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33 posted on 02/05/2010 1:45:24 PM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: Col Frank Slade

FedEx “We’re Doomed” spot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmZRDUO1wGQ


34 posted on 02/05/2010 1:45:53 PM PST by savedbygrace
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To: savedbygrace

That’s funny !


35 posted on 02/05/2010 1:50:11 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Col Frank Slade


Five hours ago & now from a webcam atop the Baseball park
36 posted on 02/05/2010 1:52:33 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Haven’t reviewed all posts but here’s my take (like it matters):
1. Bush’s fault
2. Global Warming


37 posted on 02/05/2010 2:02:33 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: BigEdLB

Thanks for the view....hope this really shutdowns any weekend Congress...lobbyists activity...


38 posted on 02/05/2010 2:54:51 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All
Related thread:

Mid-Atlantic shuts down ahead of huge snow warning (NWS Alert - warns of 20-30 inches of snowfall)

39 posted on 02/05/2010 3:24:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: fatnotlazy

I’m about 25 miles east of the Burgh...we are having thunder snow! Coming down so hard you can only sorta see the flashes.

Just measured...shy of 10 inches. With the thunder, our lights flicker...it will be amazing if we DON’T lose power.


40 posted on 02/05/2010 6:13:17 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (BOOM! Taste my nightstick! Sarah, making Shatner sound Shakespearean.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

The electricity here flickers as well. Not sure of the snow total where I live, but I’d guess at least six inchres right now. The word is that most of us will see at least a foot or more.

Our bus system stopped running a few hours ago. The Parkway West (which takes you to the airport) is shut down, and the other Parkways will probably follow suit. Several other major roads are closed. I live on a main street in this town — no one has even bothered to plow or salt...kinda useless since the snow is still falling. There are hundreds of school, church and other events cancelled. All in all, not a good idea to go out.


41 posted on 02/05/2010 8:33:22 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

We’ve had a lot of flickering, but still have power.

We saw flashes from a transformer short while we were out shoveling the drive.

We’ve shovelled 4 times so far, trying to keep ahead of it, since we aren’t spring chickens. Tomorrow I might have to give in and borrow the neighbor’s snow-blower.

At least we are getting our streets plowed. Turns out the guy assigned to do our neighborhoods actually lives in our neighborhood, so he has to plow us out first to get out to do the rest of the streets he is assigned to.


42 posted on 02/05/2010 10:59:12 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I have a heart condition so I can't shovel anyway. I do have a fella who does my yard work...he said he would be glad to do some shoveling if I wish, but there is no way I'm going to ask him to do it until the snow stops. Quite frankly, I don't think that if you have this much snow, anyone should be out in it. Oh, and there is that lovely wind chill too. Makes it hard to shovel and puts a strain on anyone’s heart.

All in all, this is a good day to stay home, curl up with something (or someone) warm...maybe just post to or read FR all day.

43 posted on 02/06/2010 4:11:23 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

I’ve got two kids and my wife, all helping (my wife and I are no spring chickens anymore, but I never think of myself as old — but my back hurts easily, so I set up my shoveling so I can slide the snow around and into my yard.

There are two snowblowers on the street. We’ve been shoveling about ever 2 hours or so. I was just out with my daughter, I went out in shorts this time to keep cool, plus my boots gave me blisters so I wore my tennis shoes. It isn’t all that cold if you don’t stay out more than a half hour or so. But stepping hip-deep into snow in shorts.


44 posted on 02/06/2010 10:17:59 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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