As I said in a previous post, we’re snowed in. The worst snowstorm in almost a century is pounding the DC area. I’d say we’ve gotten about 16-18 inches in the last 24 hours, and it’s still coming down hard. Another 5-10 inches is expected by midnight tonight.
Everything has shut down. Our streets aren’t plowed. That probably won’t start until tomorrow, if we’re lucky. Shoveling is kind of pointless, as you turn around and the ground is covered yet again. I’m crossing my fingers we won’t lose power, as the lights flickered around midnight last night. The weight of the snow along with heavy winds have caused several power outages across the Metro area.
And I didn’t make up the ‘Snowtorious B.I.G.’ name. I’m not that creative. I saw it on my local NBC website –>
Unfortunately this snow won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Temps will stay in the 30s (or lower) for the next 10 days. I see “a few snow showers” in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, which worries me as we fly out to Orlando Wednesday morning. Airlines won’t hesitate to cancel flights, and there will already be a backup from all of this weekend’s cancellations, I’m sure.
Back in 2002 it snowed a bit right around Christmas. My little brother, Michael, was here visiting, and was in heaven! He was 9 years old at the time, and even went out playing in the middle of the night! That’s him in the photo to the right. I’m sure he’ll be thrilled that I posted it. Ha! He told me last night that it’s been so long he doesn’t even remember what snow feels like. Say it with me – awwww! So this is for him. Lots of photos of the fluffy white stuff. Click on each one to see it bigger.
By 1pm yesterday there was about half an inch on the ground. The snow in the back in that first photo below is what was left from a storm earlier in the week. I put the stool (9 inches tall) outside to make it easier to gauge the snowfall.
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