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January 20, 2016

Severe, long-duration snowstorm begins Friday, blizzard watch in effect


On Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch for the entire metro region
due to the potential blinding combination of snow and powerful winds. “Potential life-threatening conditions [are] expected Friday night into Saturday night,” the National Weather Service says. “Travel is expected to be severely limited if not impossible during the height of the storm Friday night and Saturday.”Severe, long-duration snowstorm begins Friday, blizzard watch in effect - The Washington Post

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Has this yet been measured in the Panic Scale of loaves of bread and gallons of milk to buy.

Such as this is a three loaf-two gallon storm.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 21, 2016 4:54 AM

Le's see. I (sort of) retired to this place 43 years ago. We had a humongous blizzard two years later. Snow drifted and covered the grass in low spots. Snow on the ground for three days. That was in '75. Then in '07 we had a smaller blizzard, and another in '09, and I said uh-oh, global cooling. But guess I was wrong. Hasn't snowed since. The Deep South may be a hit-shole, but it has it's good points.

Posted by: BillH [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 21, 2016 7:06 AM

Just an observation but can’t help but notice these “storm warnings” of the last few years are just like Obama – over hyped, rarely delivers what was promised and when it does happen it’s really bad.

"Get ready, it's SnObama!!!"


Posted by: Lands’nGrooves [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 21, 2016 9:27 AM

Otherwise called "winter."

Posted by: OldFert [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 21, 2016 1:37 PM

Here in the Poconos, it's about 2 months late.

I have made the necessary precautions by buying two bottles of Lagavulin rather than one.

Posted by: bilejones [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 21, 2016 6:44 PM

Yep, the storm is supposed to dump its worst right about where I am, halfway between the armpit of Maryland which is Baltimore and the crotch of the nation which is Washington DC. Supposedly we're gonna get somewhere between one and two feet of snow, but I've been lied to before. But I'm curious to experience my first east coast blizzard. It'll be an interesting 24 hours.

Posted by: Grizzly [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 21, 2016 7:16 PM

Ah, I remember hitchhiking through there on a snowy day. My ride was driving non-stop south from upstate New York for the holidays, making good time, and pouring beer on the windshield with his left hand to keep off the ice as he drove with his right. Left and right, semis were jackknifed off the shoulder of the road. Yes, I was young and, in hindsight, crazy as a loon. But it was an adventure.

Posted by: chuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 21, 2016 9:25 PM

Gerard, there was an actual blizzard on Queen Anne hill, and the rest of Seattle, during the winter of 71/72. The snow blew sideways for four days. When it stopped there was three foot drifts on the sidewalks and people had to dig trenches. It was GREAT! Driving down off the hill was a tad sketchy.

Posted by: pbird [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 22, 2016 10:12 AM

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