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Offline blue911

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #300: January 26, 2011, 03:31:56 PM »
Don't like the conga on that.  not enough piano.  I saw Zevon do two sets in club in boston in the late '90s. One set was just him and a piano, the other he had a guitarist with him.  he opened the piano set with "Excitable Boy" and the guitar set with "Lawyers, Guns, and Money."

I like the fact that it was on network television.

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« Reply #301: January 26, 2011, 03:35:51 PM »
Man all these changing reports are making me worry that we'll only get like 2 inches.

Offline blue911

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #302: January 26, 2011, 03:37:05 PM »
Man all these changing reports are making me worry that we'll only get like 2 inches.

That's what she said


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Offline Potomac Cannons

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« Reply #303: January 26, 2011, 03:40:56 PM »
TWC says snow accumulating 1-3". What?

They, accuweather, and the local tv/radio weather guys are just awful.

Offline Potomac Cannons

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« Reply #304: January 26, 2011, 03:41:46 PM »
Man all these changing reports are making me worry that we'll only get like 2 inches.

There are no changing reports from people that matter.  CWG has us up closer to 6-8" now and NWS just updated it's forecast to put us in the 8"+ range.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #305: January 26, 2011, 03:46:17 PM »
Capital Weather Gang:

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1:30 p.m.: In light of the high snowfall rates expected, we have increased our snowfall prediction of 3-6" around D.C. (and just to the southeast) to 4-8". North and west of D.C. we're upping the 4-8" forecast to 5-10". Locally heavier amounts cannot be ruled out in a few areas.

Snow is coming down heavy out here, very windy as well.  And there's a nice layer of ice under the snow.  Be careful to those of you driving home tonight.

Offline Potomac Cannons

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #306: January 26, 2011, 03:48:07 PM »
Okay, snow in Manassas has virtually covered everything in less than 10 minutes.  This is freaky snow and it's supposed to get much heavier later on.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #307: January 26, 2011, 03:51:53 PM »
It's somewhere between sleet and hail now (basically raining chucks of ice) in Alexandria now, about a half inch of ice balls coating everything.

Offline Potomac Cannons

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« Reply #308: January 26, 2011, 04:02:56 PM »
.75 inches of snow in less than an hour in Manassas.  Just coming down heavier by the minute.  3 hours this intense is going to produce something pretty amazing.

Offline CALSGR8

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #309: January 26, 2011, 04:08:58 PM »
.75 inches of snow in less than an hour in Manassas.  Just coming down heavier by the minute.  3 hours this intense is going to produce something pretty amazing.

Yeah!  Huge Flakes now.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #310: January 26, 2011, 04:15:40 PM »
Thundersnow with ice pellets subsided - I'll check the buildup after my nap.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #311: January 26, 2011, 04:22:58 PM »
i'm going to have hot cocoa before going out to shovel this time.

Offline Potomac Cannons

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #312: January 26, 2011, 04:31:45 PM »
Round 1 with the snowblower done.  About 1.5 inches already.  Getting close to whiteout conditions.

Offline Dave B

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #313: January 26, 2011, 04:39:17 PM »
Round 1 with the snowblower done.  About 1.5 inches already.  Getting close to whiteout conditions.

you used a snowblower for 1.5 inches? how big is your driveway

Offline Potomac Cannons

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« Reply #314: January 26, 2011, 04:40:42 PM »
you used a snowblower for 1.5 inches? how big is your driveway

Sloped driveway that can hold 6-8 cars and faux stone walkway.  Takes about 20 minutes to do a good job on it.  I'll probably go out once every 60-90 minutes.

1.5 inches was a conservative guess.  I just measured 2" on the deck and it was clear until about 3:15.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #315: January 26, 2011, 04:41:39 PM »
ABC7 says the storm is moving a bit faster than predicted, should be more toward 5" than 10" before it's done.

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« Reply #316: January 26, 2011, 04:42:22 PM »

Offline Potomac Cannons

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« Reply #317: January 26, 2011, 04:42:27 PM »
ABC7 says the storm is moving a bit faster than predicted, should be more toward 5" than 10" before it's done.

Doug Hill was the last one to acknowledge it was going to snow.  He's extraordinarily talented at always being wrong about the forecast.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #318: January 26, 2011, 04:46:43 PM »
Doug Hill was the last one to acknowledge it was going to snow.  He's extraordinarily talented at always being wrong about the forecast.

They replaced him on his own channel with clips from Accuweather in State College :lol:

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #319: January 26, 2011, 05:04:15 PM »
They, accuweather, and the local tv/radio weather guys are just awful.

Accuweather is apparently really terrible.

Just an hour ago, it said no snow until later tonight, with temps staying just above freezing and keeping this thing a rain storm.

We're currently being pelted with snow. :hammer:

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #320: January 26, 2011, 05:17:39 PM »
Its snowing pretty heavily but I don't know how much is out there.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #321: January 26, 2011, 05:41:22 PM »
:panic: :panic: :panic:

Dammit I have to drive in this crap tonight.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #322: January 26, 2011, 05:43:13 PM »
Front door shot:

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« Reply #323: January 26, 2011, 05:43:25 PM »
:panic: :panic: :panic:

Dammit I have to drive in this crap tonight.

be careful, I'm watching cars sliding all over the place out of my front window.

Offline Potomac Cannons

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #324: January 26, 2011, 05:48:38 PM »
be careful, I'm watching cars sliding all over the place out of my front window.

Just saw a guy completely give up on the concept of lanes and head down the middle of the PW parkway at about 15 mph.  It's getting silly dangerous out there.