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  • Obama's True Priorities Won't Be Snowed Under

    02/06/2010 8:31:31 AM PST · by CaroleL · 7 replies · 267+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/06/10 | CaroleL
    The historic blizzard dumping 2 feet of snow on Washington DC was evidently enough to cancel the administration's daily press briefing today but not President Obama's political activities. While the daily briefing with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was cancelled due to the storm, it didn't stop Mr. Obama from speaking to party activists at the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee.
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC

    02/06/2010 12:57:45 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 107 replies · 4,373+ views
    NOAA ^ | February 6, 2010 | N/A
    4 products issued by NWS for: Washington DC Blizzard Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1044 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2010 DCZ001-MDZ007-011-013-014-018-061130- /O.CON.KLWX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-100207T0300Z/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-HARFORD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES- ANNE ARUNDEL-CALVERT- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS 1044 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2010 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST SATURDAY... A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST SATURDAY. * PRECIPITATION TYPE...HEAVY SNOW...ACCOMPANIED OCCASIONALLY BY THUNDER OVERNIGHT. * ACCUMULATIONS...WIDESPREAD STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 20 TO 30 INCHES...WITH SOME LOCATIONS IN EXCESS OF 30 INCHES. * TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY...
  • Snow piles up, paralyzing nation's capital ('huddle at home' & out of the way of emergency crews)

    02/06/2010 7:08:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 328 replies · 9,287+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/6/10 | Nafeesa Syeed - ap
    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...
  • Mid-Atlantic shuts down ahead of huge snow warning (NWS Alert - warns of 20-30 inches of snowfall)

    02/05/2010 12:00:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 242 replies · 7,220+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/10 | Nafeesa Syeed - ap
    WASHINGTON – Shoppers jammed aisles and emptied stores of milk, bread and shovels Friday as a massive snowstorm blew into the Mid-Atlantic. Forecasters predicted a record 30 inches or more for the nation's capital, and authorities already were blaming the storm for the deaths of father-son Samaritans in Virginia. The region's second snow storm in less than two months could be "extremely dangerous," and heavy, wet snow and strong winds threatened to knock out power, the National Weather Service said. Flakes started falling around noon in Washington, where the federal government sent workers home early. The storm's wide swath and...
  • Head of NOAA urges public safety [East Coast Mid-Atlantic Region]

    02/05/2010 12:38:35 PM PST · by advance_copy · 90 replies · 2,329+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 02/05/10 | CWG
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admistration (NOAA) Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco has released the following statement: An epic snowstorm has the mid-Atlantic region in its cross hairs. At this time, personal safety must be first and foremost. National Weather Service forecasters have been tracking this storm for the past week and now that the storm is here it must be taken very seriously. Chris Strong, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Sterling, Va. just emailed CWG and other media outlets the following note: Our media partners, If you would, please ensure these points get some...
  • The Weather Outside

    02/05/2010 11:35:50 AM PST · by La Lydia · 36 replies · 1,248+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | February 5, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    Okay, so I just got back from the store...DC is close to a full-blown panic about the storm heading our way. There's an interesting race-to-the-bottom dynamic that overtakes DC when it snows. People hie to the supermarket as if a billion Chinese zombies with frickn' lasers strapped to their heads are about to invade from outer space and nobody knows the correct translation of "Klaatu burada nikto." When I lived in Adam's Morgan (the most New York City-ish DC neighborhood) I was amazed at how people would buy not just canned goods and, say, chili-fixings, but gallons and gallons of...
  • Blizzard Warnings issued for DELAWARE and NJ Coasts

    02/04/2010 3:29:53 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 51 replies · 1,218+ views
    NWS.Noaa ^ | 02/04/10 | NWS
    ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. A STORM SYSTEM DEVELOPING OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO TODAY WILL PASS OFF THE CAROLINA COAST FRIDAY NIGHT AND THEN CONTINUE TO THE NORTHEAST ON SATURDAY. SNOW FROM THIS SYSTEM WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION FROM SOUTH TO NORTH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THEN CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF SATURDAY. SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 12 TO 18 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...
  • White-out Christmas [Oklahoma Blizzard closes all highways]

    12/24/2009 11:08:16 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 23 replies · 1,978+ views
    The Norman Transcript ^ | Friday, December 25, 2009 | Andrew Knittle
    Published December 25, 2009 12:15 am - A blizzard for the ages plowed through Norman and much of the state Thursday, leaving about a foot of snow on the ground and stranding motorists and emergency responders all over the city. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol shut down all of the interstates in the state, including Interstate 35 through Norman. White-out Christmas [All Oklahoma Highways Ordered Closed by Governor] By Andrew Knittle A blizzard for the ages plowed through Norman and much of the state Thursday, leaving about a foot of snow on the ground and stranding motorists and emergency responders all...
  • Winter storm forces interstates, turnpikes closed in Oklahoma [Every highway closed]

    12/24/2009 7:46:51 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 23 replies · 2,027+ views
    CNN International ^ | Friday, December 25, 2009 | Sean Morris and Mallory Simon
    (CNN) -- Oklahoma's governor ordered every state highway, interstate and turnpike closed Thursday night, hours after declaring a statewide emergency because of a major winter storm battering the state and the rest of the central U.S. "I am urging all Oklahomans to take winter storm precautions and stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary," Gov. Brad Henry said earlier in the day after declaring a state of emergency. "This is a very serious winter storm, and we want Oklahomans to stay safe." Heavy snow and limited visibility has left treacherous road conditions in Oklahoma on Christmas Eve, snarling...
  • State of Emergency Declared in Oklahoma as Winter Storm Hits (No Global Warming)

    12/24/2009 1:35:10 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 42 replies · 2,070+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | 24 December | Staff
    A winter storm bludgeoning Oklahoma today has been responsible for at least three deaths so far, and Gov. Brad Henry declared a state of emergency, officials said. Christmas Eve in OKC All interstates closed in Oklahoma City; H.E. Bailey... 12/24/2009 EL RENO — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol closed eastbound Interstate 40 at U.S. 81 in El Reno because of several weather-related wrecks. Troopers closed... One person died in a weather-related crash on Interstate 44 near Geronimo, Comanche County officials said. At least two people died in a weather-related crash on State Highway 51 near Sand Springs, Assistant Police Chief Mike...
  • Could the Track Be Changing Again? Updated look at the Christmas Week Storm

    12/22/2009 12:19:18 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 12 replies · 1,248+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 12/22/09 | Dale Bader
    Last night, the models were all in pretty good agreement with taking this storm system from north-central Texas up through western Missouri and then into Minnesota which lead me in the direction of providing you the information in the latest post. Things may be on the change again. Not a huge surprise to me, though. As I had previously mentioned until the storm system really moves into the U.S. the upper air data would not be that great and that would influence the model outputs.
  • Christmas Week Storm Becoming Clearer

    12/21/2009 7:54:10 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 20 replies · 1,362+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 12/21/09 | Dale Bader
    It is appearing more likely that the heaviest snow, in excess of 6” and as much as 2 feet, will be falling Wednesday through Christmas Day from the Panhandles of Texas/Oklahoma to Wisconsin. Some cities that will be affected includes:
  • Oh my: Lieberman out of town before crucial Senate vote as snowstorm moves in (Perfect storm?)

    12/18/2009 5:08:04 PM PST · by maggief · 141 replies · 5,154+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Supposedly he’s in Connecticut for the Jewish sabbath, but come on. We all know he’s in Barbados. Laughing his ass off. Already, they’ve wheeled in the cots for members and staff who choose to slumber party the night away in the Capitol, or Senate offices. But tomorrow, bright and early, all of them could need to be on hand for procedural reasons. For instance, Democrats expect to have to waive a budget point of order they expect Republicans to raise against the defense appropriations bill. That requires 60 votes… “After being assured by Democratic and Republican leaders that his vote...
  • No vote without Joe: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

    12/19/2009 3:06:54 PM PST · by lightman · 101 replies · 4,359+ views
    self | 19 December AD 2009 | lightman
    Senator Joe Lieberman is snowed in up in Connecticut--which means no vote on Øbama "Care" until he can make it back to DC! In honor of this fortuitous blizzard Oh the healthcare reform is frightful Status quo is so delightful And since there’s no vote sans Joe Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! The Dems don’t show signs of stopping Our tax rates will soon be popping Cancer screens will be cut real low Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! If Joe finally leaves tonight How he'll hate going out in the storm! But...
  • Thousands freed from Channel Tunnel after trains fail

    12/19/2009 1:57:19 AM PST · by darkside321 · 17 replies · 808+ views
    More than 2,000 people spent hours trapped inside the Channel Tunnel after four Eurostar trains broke down due to cold weather. The trains failed as they left the cold air in northern France and entered the warmer tunnel. Some passengers were evacuated to car shuttle trains, while others remained on the stranded trains overnight. Eurostar say the four trains have been moved from the tunnel and passengers are being transferred to England. Meanwhile, more snow and freezing temperatures are expected for parts of Scotland and south-east and eastern England. Heavy snowfall caused travel chaos, forced schools to close and cut...
  • Winter Storm Coverage: I-77 shut down, I-81 traffic not moving in some areas

    12/18/2009 11:19:34 PM PST · by Darnright · 57 replies · 3,834+ views
    wsls.com ^ | 12/19/09 | WSLS
    1:54 a.m. The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office says Interstate 77 between Wytheville and West Virginia has been shut down due to the weather, and accidents blocking the highway. All other traffic on I-81 and I-77 is moving slowly with only one lane of traffic open. National Weather Service says Roanoke has received a foot of snow. Blacksburg at 11.2 inches. VDOT says multiple sections of Interstate 81 are not moving, on both the northbound and the southbound side from Rockbridge County through Wythe County .
  • Pending I-95 Blizzard, Also a look at Christmas Week Potential Storm

    12/18/2009 1:48:28 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 12 replies · 954+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 12/18/09 | Dale Bader
    Lot going on so did a video blog post today. Wish quality was better. Will give it a try again tomorrow but hopefully it helps get the ideas across.
  • Blizzard hits Copenhagen (with video)

    12/17/2009 8:28:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1,305+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/18/2009
    I knew that the Copenhagen conference would be a time to break out the shovels. I just didn’t realize that they would be snow shovels. Well, actually I suspected it would. The Copenhagen Post: “Bitter cold and steady snowfall has paralyzed the country’s roads and public transport since yesterday, and the icy cold weather is expected to get even worse over the next couple days.” What have I been saying? On Sunday night, the forecast was for record cold today in Copenhagen. Later that was upgraded to cold. Now, 4 inches of snow have fallen on the Church of Global...
  • Tempers boil as delegates wait in freezing weather (A Blizzard on Loan from God in Copenhagen)

    12/17/2009 5:16:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,713+ views
    Inquirer.net ^ | 12/18/09 | Michael Lim Ubac
    Tempers boil as delegates wait in freezing weatherBy Michael Lim Ubac Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 04:43:00 12/18/2009 COPENHAGEN — Coffee or tea? Police officers serving warm drinks to civilians is definitely not part of the job description of the Philippine National Police, or police forces in other parts of the world. But Danish police officers known here as “politi” had to assume this rather odd role as delegates braced themselves for long queues just to get inside Bella Center, the site of the UN climate conference here. It’s like being public servants literally. Below zero On Monday, with the...
  • More than 100 motorists stranded on Thruway

    12/11/2009 8:37:20 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 53 replies · 1,816+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 12/11/09 | Lou Michel and Peter Simon
    More than 100 motorists are stranded on the Thruway between Dunkirk and the Pennsylvania border, locked in by blowing snow since 1:30 a.m. when the Thruway closed. State police have managed to make contact with many motorists, and "there are no medical emergencies at this time," one trooper told The Buffalo News. Many motorists stuck in the snow have been in contact with state police by cell phone. State police on ATVs and Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies on snowmobiles are trying to reach the stranded motorists. "We can't get aviation up in the air because of the poor visibility. But...