Skip to comments.Snow piles up, paralyzing nation's capital ('huddle at home' & out of the way of emergency crews)
Posted on 02/06/2010 7:08:28 AM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON A blizzard battered the Mid-Atlantic region Saturday, with emergency crews struggling to keep pace with the heavy, wet snow that has piled up on roadways, toppled trees and left thousands without electricity.
Officials urged people to huddle at home and out of the way of emergency crews. Forecasters said the storm could be the biggest for the nation's capital in modern history.
A record 2 1/2 feet or more was predicted for Washington. As of early Saturday, 10 inches of snow was reported at the White House, while parts of Maryland and West Virginia were buried under more than 20 inches. Forecasters expected snowfall rates to increase, up to 2 inches per hour through Saturday morning.
Blizzard warnings were issued for the District of Columbia, Baltimore, parts of New Jersey and Delaware, and some areas west of the Chesapeake Bay.
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As of 10:00 am, I measured exactly 24” on the nose on my patio table in Columbia, Maryland.
20” at our place in Sterling, VA so far. Fun times!
A BliZZard is a pretty rare thing in DC as I recall.. this one is hugh.
And the shelves in the grocery stores must be empty. I work for a grocery wholesaler, I just got done planning multiple trucks of groceries to deliver to a chain there tomorrow.
Socked here in western PA. Over a foot and still snowing.
I miss sliding down big snowy hills on chunks of cardboard and flying saucers and especially, missing the trees along the way too..
Not sure how long this stuff will stick around,, we do have some car racing and baseball to play real soon..
any way to export this stuff to Vancouver? they need it bad.
This one storm has done more to stimulate the economy than anything that MaoBama has done the last year.
Let’s all pray that it lasts until, say, NEXT November when America’s ADULTS will run the Obozo Dems out of town.
We got bupkis in Connecticut. Not even a stray flake floating around.
18” of snow at Philly airport so far, and could easily get 6 more inches, a big snow band has developed over the area and is barely moving. Baltimore has over 30”.
“Huddle at home” — I’m all for that. How about “Red — Break RIGHT on 2 November!”
shovel sales alone must be staggering
and think of all the day laborers ready to go to work .. cheap
God truly does look after the ‘sparrow’ too.
too bad we can’t say the same for the American taxpayer. chirp.
“Snow piles up, paralyzing nation’s capital”
All of that global warming is keeping the givernment from attacking more of our rights.
Thank God for global warming.
90,000 without power in Cape May County, NJ.
we have about 20” + here in Vienna, VA. I’m fine with it, so long as the power holds out!
GLOBAL WARMING! GLOBAL WARMING! *ahem* I mean..uh.. CLIMATE CHANGE! CLIMATE CHANGE!!
Just a bit north of you in Carroll County. Pretty incredible out there. Hard to say how much because it’s been pretty windy and everything’s drifting, but we’re definitely to the 2 ft. point, and right now I think it’s snowing the hardest it’s done so far.
Have you noticed the increasingly panic-inducing tone in announcements from the weather bureau and in weather related newspaper stories like this? "Huddle at home"? ROTFLOL!
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