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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #25: December 16, 2010, 11:01:18 AM »
Tough talk, we'll see how you feel when some moron rear ends you

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #26: December 16, 2010, 11:09:34 AM »
Tough talk, we'll see how you feel when some moron rear ends you

Right.  The roads are completely jammed with excess traffic under normal dry conditions.  Add snow to already frigid pavement, and you have the ingredients for a long drive home. 

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #27: December 16, 2010, 11:20:41 AM »
Thankfully I'm an independent contractor who only takes work when I feel like it and a grad student online.  I'm not going anywhere unless I have to in this mess.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #28: December 16, 2010, 12:13:28 PM »
we're getting a pretty good amount in bethesda.  but it didn't stop me from walking to work with no problems. 

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #29: December 16, 2010, 01:26:07 PM »
This snow thing has turned out to be a real disappointment.  Of course it's not really the snow's fault, most places announced closings pre-emptively last night or this morning, but noooo not where I work :?

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #30: December 16, 2010, 02:33:43 PM »
Hmm.  There's some white crap all over the ground.  It can't be snow because the weather forecasts weren't calling for any here :?

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #31: December 16, 2010, 08:22:28 PM »
Wouldn't more fresh water result in a smaller concentration of salt, meaning the colligative properties change? aka i believe the water would be susceptible to change in temperature based on the same change in heat.

i think they go over this in the al gore movie.  as the warm water moves up from the south and cools, it becomes more dense and sinks. this helps keep the warm water flowing up from the south as it cycles. if you add fresh water it affects makes the salt water less salty and dense and it doesnt sink and the cycle slows down or stops the flow of warm water coming up from the south. i think it went something like that

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #32: December 16, 2010, 08:27:02 PM »
i think they go over this in the al gore movie.  as the warm water moves up from the south and cools, it becomes more dense and sinks. this helps keep the warm water flowing up from the south as it cycles. if you add fresh water it affects makes the salt water less salty and dense and it doesnt sink and the cycle slows down or stops the flow of warm water coming up from the south. i think it went something like that

It goes exactly like that. At least in theory.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #33: December 16, 2010, 08:34:00 PM »
It snowed a couple of inches here in Manassas.  Had an unscheduled leave afternoon, so I left work early.  Wish it was Friday.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #34: December 16, 2010, 11:06:25 PM »
left fairfax at about 1:15 PM today, got to gainesville at about 3:45.  Joy!

And PWC schools are closed tomorrow.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #35: December 16, 2010, 11:07:29 PM »
This snow thing has turned out to be a real disappointment.  Of course it's not really the snow's fault, most places announced closings pre-emptively last night or this morning, but noooo not where I work :?

the lerners couldn't even buy us a real snow - LAC LAC LAC!!

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #36: December 16, 2010, 11:20:01 PM »
bethesda had a decent snowfall today ... some streets/sidewalks are slippery, while others are slushy. 

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #37: December 16, 2010, 11:21:56 PM »
About 20 inches in the greater Montreal area so far this winter. Rink in the backyard is almost up, couple more waterings and it'll be good to skate on.  :mg:

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #38: December 18, 2010, 11:36:49 AM »
So...the forecast essentially says no snow but there's a fairly large batch or two in the Waynesboro to Charlottesville area that looks like it's tracking right for us.  What the deuce?

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #39: December 18, 2010, 04:34:49 PM »
So...the forecast essentially says no snow but there's a fairly large batch or two in the Waynesboro to Charlottesville area that looks like it's tracking right for us.  What the deuce?

According to the radar, it should be snowing right now. The reason they didn't call for any is because they know the air is too dry for it to have even a remote chance of making the ground. 69% humidity with a decent amount of precipitation over head right this second.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #40: December 18, 2010, 05:06:31 PM »
I live in San Diego but I'm coming home for Christmas soon.  Really hoping to get some snow.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #41: December 20, 2010, 09:36:55 PM »
it looks like we might get a Christmas snow.  Oh, and there's a lunar eclipse around 3:00 AM tomorrow if you can pull yourself away from bed for a few minutes.


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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #42: December 20, 2010, 09:37:37 PM »
it looks like we might get a Christmas snow.  Oh, and there's a lunar eclipse around 3:00 AM tomorrow if you can pull yourself away from bed for a few minutes.
That snow better not stop me from getting to the Chinese restaurant!

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #43: December 20, 2010, 09:38:09 PM »
That snow better not stop me from getting to the Chinese restaurant!

ha!  You aren't going to the Matzo Ball? (Do they even still have that at the 9:30 club?)

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #44: December 20, 2010, 09:38:53 PM »
ha!  You aren't going to the Matzo Ball? (Do they even still have that at the 9:30 club?)

AFAIK they do, or maybe it's at 6th and I, but we have our own little matzo ball to take care of.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #45: December 20, 2010, 09:39:40 PM »
I guess we should count our blessings, in the Sierra Nevada's they've had more than 13' of snow in some parts and 100 MPH winds.

check out this picture from the Capital Weather Gang:


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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #46: December 20, 2010, 09:47:03 PM »
Oh yeah, our flight got snowed in, so we cancelled our vacation :?

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #47: December 20, 2010, 10:33:41 PM »
AFAIK they do, or maybe it's at 6th and I, but we have our own little matzo ball to take care of.

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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #48: December 23, 2010, 12:13:19 AM »
some of the models are now converging on a big storm hitting either in D.C. or just north of D.C., probably late Sat. into Sunday.

http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/meteomadness/story/43380/euro-and-gfs-both-go-to-the-big-storm.asp


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Re: snow watch 2010/11
« Reply #49: December 23, 2010, 12:17:46 AM »
....... but we have our own little matzo ball to take care of.

Good One!!!  :lol: