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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #225: January 25, 2011, 12:53:28 PM »
In my first year as a homeowner, I'm happy to have barely used my snow shovel, between having a corner sidewalk, a driveway on an incline and a walkway, I'm really hoping for no snow

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #226: January 25, 2011, 12:59:07 PM »
models keep shifting to a heavy wet snow with accumulation across the DC area.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalweathergang/2011/01/odds_increasing_for_heavy_wet.html#more


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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #227: January 25, 2011, 01:51:36 PM »
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...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
* PRECIPITATION TYPE...BECOMING ALL SNOW DURING LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
* ACCUMULATIONS...5 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE.
* TIMING...SNOW STARTING DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. ENDING AFTER MIDNIGHT FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
* TEMPERATURES...MID TO UPPER 30S WEDNESDAY...DROPPING TO THE LOWER 30S BY THE EVENING. THE UPPER 20S WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WEDNESDAY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH WEDNESDAY EVENING.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #228: January 25, 2011, 01:55:59 PM »
NWS:


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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #229: January 25, 2011, 03:29:27 PM »
Loving how this is shifting over us.  CWG is now giving us a 45% chance of 8" of snow. 

I would ignore wxrisk, just a bad site that is often way, way off.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #230: January 25, 2011, 04:12:08 PM »
In my first year as a homeowner, I'm happy to have barely used my snow shovel, between having a corner sidewalk, a driveway on an incline and a walkway, I'm really hoping for no snow

somethign more than what we have so far and less than what we had last year would be ideal. :-)

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #231: January 25, 2011, 04:20:00 PM »
Keeps changing, now they are saying "5 or more inches of snow possible" for me.  Nice.  "possible"

Here's my forecast:

Snow or sunshine or heatwave or rain or sleet or toads falling from the sky possible.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #232: January 25, 2011, 05:20:48 PM »
Keeps changing, now they are saying "5 or more inches of snow possible" for me.  Nice.  "possible"

Here's my forecast:

Snow or sunshine or heatwave or rain or sleet or toads falling from the sky possible.
No locusts?

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #233: January 25, 2011, 05:21:34 PM »
It's possible.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #235: January 25, 2011, 05:49:04 PM »
and here's the CWG's map:


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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #236: January 25, 2011, 05:51:38 PM »
God dammit everything is different.  TWC says I'm right by the line for 1-3 and 3-6, that map shows me directly in the middle of the 4-8+

I hate snow.  Why the hell can't adults get snow days like we used to in school!  Then I'd be all about it.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #237: January 25, 2011, 05:53:28 PM »
God dammit everything is different.  TWC says I'm right by the line for 1-3 and 3-6, that map shows me directly in the middle of the 4-8+

I hate snow.  Why the hell can't adults get snow days like we used to in school!  Then I'd be all about it.

People who work for the Fed do.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #238: January 25, 2011, 05:53:54 PM »
God dammit everything is different.  TWC says I'm right by the line for 1-3 and 3-6, that map shows me directly in the middle of the 4-8+

I hate snow.  Why the hell can't adults get snow days like we used to in school!  Then I'd be all about it.

Tell me about it, I'd rather not have to burn PTO for snow days.  Unless that snow is Peruvian...

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #239: January 25, 2011, 05:54:06 PM »
People who work for the Fed do.

Not contractors.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #240: January 25, 2011, 05:58:08 PM »
At the god forsaken inhuman hellhole that I work you get an attendance point if you call out due to snow unless at least 50% of the entire facility calls out.

I drive a car.  It doesn't have 8" of ground clearance.  I can't drive through 8" of snow.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #241: January 25, 2011, 06:07:41 PM »
Tell me about it, I'd rather not have to burn PTO for snow days.  Unless that snow is Peruvian...

snow + full-time telecommuting = no fun.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #242: January 25, 2011, 06:10:03 PM »
snow + full-time telecommuting = no fun.

I have a real love-hate relationship with telecommuting.  It's nice to be able to keep caught up when I'm physically unable to go in to the office but frustrating in not being able to focus at home due to distractions (like NBA Jam).  Maybe if I had a dedicated office at home I'd feel differently...

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #243: January 25, 2011, 06:13:51 PM »
What does the weather rock say?  ;)

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #244: January 25, 2011, 07:02:54 PM »
I have a real love-hate relationship with telecommuting.  It's nice to be able to keep caught up when I'm physically unable to go in to the office but frustrating in not being able to focus at home due to distractions (like NBA Jam).  Maybe if I had a dedicated office at home I'd feel differently...

doesn't help much, second computer with personal internet and wnff is still distracting

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #245: January 25, 2011, 07:23:51 PM »
freak snow

I'm a Western PA boy.   I loved playing in the snow as a kid.   I'd sled ride until my gloves froze.   Then, I'd go in the house, get new gloves and go back out.    Damn near had frost bite a few times.   Played football at the playground (on cement) with a 12" base.    Now ... I know why old white people move to Florida.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #246: January 25, 2011, 07:38:24 PM »
VDOT just cancelled overnight work projects so the roads can be pre-treated.  Latest maps are all snow instead of a mix.  Even the anti-snow hosers on TV are calling for 4-8"+.  It's gonna be a doozy.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #247: January 25, 2011, 07:58:29 PM »
I've made the decision.   I'm staying at my niece's place in Arlington tomorrow night.     It's a long slog back and forth from Loudoun and I'm "essential" (whatever the hell that means).    Might go to the Quarter Deck and put down a few pitchers  ...   or Crystal City somewhere.    I'll leave my car at work in SW DC and play it by ear.    I'm old but I love a good adventure.   I'd prefer the South Pacific islands though (LOL).

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #248: January 25, 2011, 08:16:02 PM »
I've made the decision.   I'm staying at my niece's place in Arlington tomorrow night.     It's a long slog back and forth from Loudoun and I'm "essential" (whatever the hell that means).    Might go to the Quarter Deck and put down a few pitchers  ...   or Crystal City somewhere.    I'll leave my car at work in SW DC and play it by ear.    I'm old but I love a good adventure.   I'd prefer the South Pacific islands though (LOL).

Haha essentially a lush maybe :P

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #249: January 25, 2011, 08:46:18 PM »
The weather rock is cold, so it's cold. I'll check it again after the first flakes fall to see if it is snowing