Skip to comments.Washington D. C. - Special Weather Statement
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 ...
Paging Al Gore....
OH MY GOSH! NOT SNOW! NOT IN JANUARY! NOT IN ALL CAPS!!!
God has a message for those in DC....
WE’RE DOOMED !!
If it gives our elected dimwits any problems, or inconveniences them in any way, it would all be worth it.
Better not have any snowbal fights on D.C. streets
wEATHER statements are always in all caps.
NWS bulletins are always in CAPS, it drives me insane.
Am thinking I’ll go out to the garage and put battery chargers on the cars.
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!
I’m going to check out web cams for those areas to see what may be going on ....
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.
Would be helpful if Congress could not meet for months.
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.
Looking at traffic on Conneticut Ave. http://atms.montgomerycountymd.gov/jpgcap/TL/
Clicked on a couple of dots. Most of the time you can’t even see the vehicles.
Where are at fnl? I am near Irwin (Westmoreland County) big, big fluffy flakes and roads covered. School district cancelled evening Saturday activities.
May this snowstorm stop every D.C. politician in their tracks and paralyze all their efforts for several days. We need the break.
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.
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!!!!!
Took the words right out of my mouth...er keyboard :)
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
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)
It may be God’s way of saying he is quite angry with the lying, conniving president and his henchmen.
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
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/
The Rove Weather Machine Lives!
FedEx “We’re Doomed” spot:
That’s funny !
Haven’t reviewed all posts but here’s my take (like it matters):
1. Bush’s fault
2. Global Warming
Thanks for the view....hope this really shutdowns any weekend Congress...lobbyists activity...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.