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!
Surprised algore isn’t scheduled to speak at a conference on global warming in DC. This is the kind of weather that usually follows him around. LOL.
That system started out as rain here in Tx. Wish we would have gotten some of the white as well-—not that it sticks around for very long here in N. Tx. but the little we get here in winter is welcome—IMO.
Got the Bud Shoutout tonight and Super Bowl tomorrow.. gonna be tuckered by the end of the game.
Snow falls on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol as a blizzard blankets Washington, February 6, 2010. A blizzard producing heavy snow and powerful winds pummeled the U.S. mid-Atlantic on Saturday, causing at least two fatalities and paralyzing travel in the region. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Condolences to the families of the truck drivers that were tragically killed yesterday.
God definitely has a sense of humor. This kind of weather always seems to hit when algore is giving one of his “the end is near, so pay billions more in taxes or carbon credits!” speeches, or the global warming crowd is holding its latest boondoggle summit somewhere.
To our Mid-Atlantic FRiends - stay safe and warm.
A snow blower clears snow from a driveway around the White House in Washington February 6, 2010. A blizzard producing heavy snow and powerful winds pummeled the U.S. mid-Atlantic on Saturday, causing at least two fatalities and paralyzing travel in the region. Local weather forecasters said the storm could bring the heaviest snowfall in 90 years to the Washington area. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
A lot less in Southern Maryland.. I’m headed out to go cruising with my tow rope & shovel. ulled one out of the ditch in front of my house last night.
The snow is a lot drier now since the air is colder, so what is coming down now will readily drift in these winds.
I’m not even going to bother starting to shovel now, it will just drift over again.
What is the Government doing for these poor people, huh? Who was in charge of preparedness? Where do they go to get their free housing and meal tickets for a year or two?
22 inches reported in Bensalem, Bucks County, PA - 10-14 was forecast.
Only about 8-10 inches so far here in North/Central WV at 1500’. Higher elevations got a lot more. Hope we don’t get much more, I’ve got a 70 mile round trip tomorrow to pick up some live lobsters for our Super Bowl dinner.
same here about the power. our’s has blinked once. makes me nervous b/c we haven’t had our fireplace cleaned in several years so we couldn’t use it.
2 young kids in the house as well.
You’re right!! Why in the world hasn’t FEMA mobilized? Why haven’t the debit cards been distributed? Doesn’t Obama care about people?
We reside in the FFX County, Mt. Vernon area of N.VA. We have about 18” and still snowing. We lost our power in the middle of the night for 6 hours and now it is back on! Kudos to Dominion Power.
Watching the morons on TV who are outside in this weather and have no business being outside, unless you are essential/emergency personnel. These non-essential morons are just making the situation worse. STAY INSIDE.
Pat Collins of News Channel 4 interviewed an individual who walked 3 miles in this horrendous storm just to cash in on a coupon for a free sandwhich at a Giant on Connecticut Ave, NW. She got lost twice on the way home. What an idiot. When did common sense leave our society!!! STOOOOPID people.
Year in and year out, the Great Plains states suffer extreme blizzards, and they take it in stride and dig themselves out. The railroad runs rotaries through ten and fifteen foot deep drifts. People prepare and go without power for weeks.
But just let it snow in DC and NYC, and it is monumental news.
Time for a new hybrid party ..
Tired of the crap in DC?
A woman carries a snow shovel as she and a friend walk past the U.S. Capitol as snow blankets Washington, February 6, 2010. A blizzard producing heavy snow and powerful winds pummeled the U.S. mid-Atlantic on Saturday, causing at least two fatalities and paralyzing travel in the region. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
Panic-induced weather reporting is par for the course for MD media folks. This is the kind of weather they can usually only dream about it. It’ll keep ‘em going through the end of next week with reports of melt/refreeze, messy sidestreets, reminders to shovel in stages and dress in layers, etc. lol
Was there an anti-AGW protest in DC recently? Or did the Goracle show up?
This might be a bit off-topic, but suddenly I’m real glad that Scott Brown got sworn in on Thursday, just before the storm hit ... who knows how the Senate Dems might have tried to exploit this “weather crisis”.
Thanks again, Al Gore!
Wow, the 18 inch report at Philly airport was at 7am, and we’ve had a LOT more since then.
This could end up rivalling the 1996 storm with 30”.
Still snowing, with 14” on the ground here, northeast of Harrisburg, PA.
Scared the dickens out of my 15 year old Dalmation when he walked out the door to “do his business”!
I saw sandwich girl on TV, too. Plus the woman with plastic trash sacks tied to her legs. What a way to get your 15 minutes. That must be a hell of a sandwich to walk six miles. And they never did say what kind of sammich it is.
Isn’t stupid speaking now to his “DNC” crew? Apparently it was not enough snow!
It is monumental news because we are here in the epicenter of incompetence, if you hadn’t noticed.
yeppers. Pittsburgh got smacked hard. Listening to the scanner tells me even if I could get on the road it wouldnt be a good idea. I have drifts three feet deep. You can get dizzy looking at the snow since all the landmarks are buried.
i have the gas fireplace on and that will keep going in the event of a power outage. wish we had snuggies ; ) bet your younguns are excited about sledding in this. We do not OWN a sled [mine are teenagers] because it hasn’t snowed any appreciable amount in years and you couldn’t FIND neither a sled nor a snow shovel after the big snow in December.
I just wanted to let y’all know that it’s 70 degrees and sunny here in south Texas.
Neighbors have already been out plowing the road with their four wheelers here. They’ll prolly be out again later as well. Got my generator out of the garage and under a tarp next to the house “just in case” with about 28 hrs of gas at the ready.
In big cities, the problem is that there’s no place to put the snow.
My mother lives in central Virginia, she told me they got 15 inches of snow last week (that hasn’t melted yet), they just got another 18 inches more, plus they are supposed to get 4 more inches today before night fall. Unreal.
Snowing like mad here on The Jersey Shore. Wifes working a 12 hour shift at the local hospital. She’ll probably have to stay overnight. Damn global warming....