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Round 2: Blizzard Buries East, Grounds Flights
FOXNews.com ^ | February 10, 2010 | Associated Press

Posted on 02/10/2010 9:13:12 AM PST by metmom

WASHINGTON -- Snow, wind and slush hounded eastern commuters Wednesday as blizzard warnings from Baltimore to New York City heralded the second major storm in a region already blanketed by historic weekend snowfalls.

More than 10 inches of new snow fell before dawn in parts of Maryland that had received up to 30 inches just a few days earlier. Plows and salt spreaders fought heavy snow in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where the flakes briefly turned to rain to make a slushy mix.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: New Jersey; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: blizzard; globalwarming; noreaster; snow; snowmageddon; snowstorm
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1 posted on 02/10/2010 9:13:12 AM PST by metmom
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To: metmom
Heavy snow collapsed part of the roof and a wall at a Smithsonian Institution storage building in Suitland, Md. Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas said they don't believe there was any damage to artifacts from the National Air and Space Museum, but officials were unable to go inside because the building is unstable.

We'll be hearing more of that if people don't get to clearing their roofs off.

2 posted on 02/10/2010 9:14:12 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

The wind is starting to pick up here in Michigan. That should blow this light fluffy stuff off everything.


3 posted on 02/10/2010 9:16:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: metmom
A public service sign at a local pizza parlor where I live (not in snow country but still abnormally chilly) says...
"Has anyone seen Al Gore?"

4 posted on 02/10/2010 9:18:01 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Luke 12:34 -- For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: metmom

Could the snowpocalypse and snowmageddon become Barry’s Katrina? That may sound far fetched but the heavily populated east coast is very vulnerable to interuptions in transportation of food, fuel, etc. With the lack of snow clearing equipment and expertise around DC, things could get ugly quick if things do not improve.

Also their is another system coming ashore in California which may be taking aim at the deep south and could also make a run up the Atlantic coast. If that happens, you will see some real panic in the DC metro area.


5 posted on 02/10/2010 9:18:24 AM PST by milwguy
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Al Gore has done a groundhog. Once these storms hit, he headed underground for 6 more weeks of winter. I see he is sheduled to give a speech in Phoenix on Feb 27, but it is not on climate, but on EDUCATION.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 9:19:52 AM PST by milwguy
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To: milwguy

I agree.

We are well prepared here. Even if we were getting hit like this, it wouldn’t cause nearly the problems. We’re too used to it.

Heck, where we used to live, they didn’t even break out the plows until there was 6 inches. You just drove through it.

Up in the north country, near Watertown, they don’t even bother plowing, they just pack if down and put sand on top of it and keep going. Let it melt in the spring.


7 posted on 02/10/2010 9:21:55 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: cripplecreek

We hardly have any wind yet. The snow has been coming almost straight down.


8 posted on 02/10/2010 9:22:35 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Alexandria, Va., emergency services issued a warning, “Due to blizzard conditions and near-zero visibility on the roadways, to protect the safety of city employees and residents, all snowplowing operations have been temporarily suspended until weather conditions improve.”


9 posted on 02/10/2010 9:23:07 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: metmom

Please, not another Knickerbocker Theater! (Let’s see who can remember that one.)


10 posted on 02/10/2010 9:23:21 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

LOL...

Maybe a FReeper?

Or maybe the rest of the country is waking up.

Nothing like a good dose of reality as an antidote to liberal stupidity.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 9:23:36 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DvdMom

The National Weather Service on Wednesday used the phrases “extremely dangerous” and “life-threatening blizzard” to describe conditions in Baltimore and Washington, which have both set records this week for the snowiest seasons ever. Wind gusts have reached as high as 60 miles per hour as the blizzard passed through the region.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 9:24:08 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: hampdenkid

Not me......


13 posted on 02/10/2010 9:24:21 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

I don’t actually remember it ... but were my dear old Italian mother alive now, she would be reminding me of it time and time again. Here’s the Wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knickerbocker_Storm


14 posted on 02/10/2010 9:27:13 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: DvdMom

Blizzard conditions are defined by snowfall rates but more by sustained winds over 35 MPH.

They specifically defined *blizzard* after the Blizzard of 77 that hit Buffalo. Every time they said blizzard, people panicked and stayed home. It was so disruptive, that they set the criteria for what a blizzard was and don’t use the term unless it’s expected to reach that.

If I were told blizzard conditions were expected, I WOULD make sure we had the essentials and would go out and stock up and hunker down.


15 posted on 02/10/2010 9:27:26 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: hampdenkid

Interesting, and surprising that I had never heard of it.

Thanks for the link.


16 posted on 02/10/2010 9:28:34 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

I would do the same :)


17 posted on 02/10/2010 9:29:06 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: betty boop; Tired of Taxes; pandoraou812; christianhomeschoolmommaof3

Over here.....


18 posted on 02/10/2010 9:30:19 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Deeming it too dangerous to plow, Washington and surrounding governments halt snow removal

http://www.foxnews.com


19 posted on 02/10/2010 9:30:26 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: metmom

I never thought I would say this it is something I used to hate to hear, but after all the hype about globle warming climate change or whatever all the talk and all the money spent to me it seemed gore and those other people had a point because it did seem to be we had no winter weather to speak of for years. God truely does work in mysterious ways He stepped in and showed them all who was boss.

Lee


20 posted on 02/10/2010 9:33:27 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: metmom

Yeah, I think my mom — who died about 10 years ago at age 87 — was the last living human being to remember it. Probably stuck in her mind because she had just come over two years earlier as a seven-year-old Italian immigrant.


21 posted on 02/10/2010 9:34:40 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: metmom
Blizzard conditions here in Buck County PA.no wind yet.Thundersnow in Philadelphia with lighting strikes in the area.
22 posted on 02/10/2010 9:36:41 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: DvdMom

Interesting article here....

Seems that the The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicted a storm for this time period.

Snow rumors abound as 2nd nor’easter looms
http://www2.newsvirginian.com/wnv/news/local/waynesboro/article/snow_rumors_abound_as_2nd_noreaster_looms/51807/

Does anyone else has a Farmer’s Almanac or know what it says?


23 posted on 02/10/2010 9:38:31 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: fatima

Thundersnow is creepy.

We had it several times in lake effect and when we saw it, we went in and shoveled later.


24 posted on 02/10/2010 9:40:15 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Here in MD, school systems have announced closing for the rest of the week.

City of Baltimore is in Phase 3 Emergency, which means only official vehicles are allowed to drive on city streets.

The state has gotten stingy with the road salt. My street got plowed, but no salt. Northern VA is also in tight supply. Nine shiploads of salt have been ordered, the first of which has already arrived at Baltimore’s port.

Gas stations here and there are running dry. They can’t get tankers in.

I’m a lifetime resident, and can’t recall ever, this widespread a scale of problems from snow.


25 posted on 02/10/2010 9:46:10 AM PST by Stalwart
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To: metmom

thanks :)


26 posted on 02/10/2010 9:48:20 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: DvdMom; betty boop; Tired of Taxes; pandoraou812; christianhomeschoolmommaof3; ...

Some interesting links...

http://www.accuweather.com/video-on-demand.asp?video=44795589001&title=Joe%20Bastardi%20Says%20%22The%20Parade%20Continues%22

On the map if you look carefully, there is a white outline map of the US under all that color.

It doesn’t look good for next week.

And get this one for a laugh...

http://www.accuweather.com/video-on-demand.asp?video=28984389001&title=Frozen%20Al%20Gore

Chilly politics: Gore ice sculpture back in Fairbanks
http://www.adn.com/3437/story/1080124.html


27 posted on 02/10/2010 10:14:51 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom
If I were told blizzard conditions were expected, I WOULD make sure we had the essentials and would go out and stock up and hunker down.

As would most people... thereby causing a rush on the stores and a shortage of goods. Might I suggest storing essentials BEFORE the weather bureau creates a panic. Even a two week supply costs little and requires a minimum of storage space. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark! (And yes, before folks check my "about" page, I am a Mormon.)

28 posted on 02/10/2010 11:37:25 AM PST by night reader (NRA Life Member since 1962)
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You haven’t seen my posting history I take it.

By essentials, I mean milk and eggs and gas, period.


29 posted on 02/10/2010 11:41:05 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom
Parkville, MD 21234 short vid of heavy band of snow that just came through

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VcPEjdLZtM
30 posted on 02/10/2010 11:42:38 AM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Stalwart

Hey MD’er, check out post #30


31 posted on 02/10/2010 11:43:18 AM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: VastRWCon

Looks like CNY.

They sure are getting the wind though, and that’s what makes any storm ten times nastier than it needs to be. The drifting can be a killer.


32 posted on 02/10/2010 11:51:55 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


33 posted on 02/10/2010 12:07:39 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Farmer’s Almanac predicted this one.

http://www.almanac.com/weather/longrange


34 posted on 02/10/2010 12:11:50 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: trisham

ping


35 posted on 02/10/2010 12:20:12 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom
Heard a report from Fox News that is warning people NOT to attempt to go on their flat roofs right now.
36 posted on 02/10/2010 12:22:50 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: milwguy
Could the snowpocalypse and snowmageddon become Barry’s Katrina?

Rush was saying the DC office of FEMA is closed because of the snow! ;-)

37 posted on 02/10/2010 12:23:24 PM PST by maryz
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To: hampdenkid
Please, not another Knickerbocker Theater!

Over 100 killed.

38 posted on 02/10/2010 12:24:25 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

You start shoveling from the edges first and make sure you get more than your weight of snow off before adding any more.


39 posted on 02/10/2010 12:25:20 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DvdMom

Our township ran out of salt and very low on sand here in Atlantic County. I haven’t seen a plow in the last 3 hours.


40 posted on 02/10/2010 12:25:35 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: maryz

The irony.......


41 posted on 02/10/2010 12:25:54 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DvdMom

Wow. What a tough time for anyone who has a medical emergency!


42 posted on 02/10/2010 12:26:32 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: metmom

Thanks!


43 posted on 02/10/2010 12:27:50 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mware

Bingo! I wonder what was playing.


44 posted on 02/10/2010 12:28:00 PM PST by hampdenkid
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To: hampdenkid

An interesting sidelight of history.

I had never heard about that disaster.


45 posted on 02/10/2010 12:31:38 PM PST by Palladin ("We are the loyal opposition"~~Sarah Palin)
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To: Stalwart

Gov. Rendell has closed down many of the major PA highways: 83, 81, 78, 76 ,476, 176.

Turnpike remains open; also 80.


46 posted on 02/10/2010 12:34:36 PM PST by Palladin ("We are the loyal opposition"~~Sarah Palin)
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I know. It’s pretty fascinating. A great story for a snowy day.


47 posted on 02/10/2010 12:55:45 PM PST by hampdenkid
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To: mware

I hope the plow comes soon :)


48 posted on 02/10/2010 1:56:03 PM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: trisham

I agree with you 100 %


49 posted on 02/10/2010 1:56:42 PM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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Might as well wait now, the wind is blowing like crazy. It will just blow back on the road.


50 posted on 02/10/2010 2:02:54 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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