Skip to comments.Round 2: Blizzard Buries East, Grounds Flights
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.
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We'll be hearing more of that if people don't get to clearing their roofs off.
The wind is starting to pick up here in Michigan. That should blow this light fluffy stuff off everything.
"Has anyone seen Al Gore?"
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.
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.
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.
We hardly have any wind yet. The snow has been coming almost straight down.
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.”
Please, not another Knickerbocker Theater! (Let’s see who can remember that one.)
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.
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.
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
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.
Interesting, and surprising that I had never heard of it.
Thanks for the link.
I would do the same :)
Deeming it too dangerous to plow, Washington and surrounding governments halt snow removal
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.
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.
Interesting article here....
Seems that the The Old Farmers Almanac predicted a storm for this time period.
Snow rumors abound as 2nd noreaster looms
Does anyone else has a Farmer’s Almanac or know what it says?
Thundersnow is creepy.
We had it several times in lake effect and when we saw it, we went in and shoveled later.
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.
Some interesting links...
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...
Chilly politics: Gore ice sculpture back in Fairbanks
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.)
You haven’t seen my posting history I take it.
By essentials, I mean milk and eggs and gas, period.
Hey MD’er, check out post #30
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.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
The Farmer’s Almanac predicted this one.
Rush was saying the DC office of FEMA is closed because of the snow! ;-)
Over 100 killed.
You start shoveling from the edges first and make sure you get more than your weight of snow off before adding any more.
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.
Wow. What a tough time for anyone who has a medical emergency!
Bingo! I wonder what was playing.
An interesting sidelight of history.
I had never heard about that disaster.
Gov. Rendell has closed down many of the major PA highways: 83, 81, 78, 76 ,476, 176.
Turnpike remains open; also 80.
I know. It’s pretty fascinating. A great story for a snowy day.
I hope the plow comes soon :)
I agree with you 100 %
Might as well wait now, the wind is blowing like crazy. It will just blow back on the road.