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.
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