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#195276 - 02/07/10 03:48 AM Re: Historic snowfall - N/E I-95 Corridor [Re: Andy]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
This was a magnificent storm! Started snowing mid-morning Friday, picked up the pace during the evening, cranked up more around 10:00p and it was relentless for the next 18 hours.

What was shocking about this storm is not just the depth of the snow but the moisture content. From the get-go, this stuff was super-glue, sticking to the sides of bollards, cars, every twig, clogged chain link fences. Stunningly beautiful. Sympathies to those whose power it has knocked out.

God help you if you needed to (or still need to) drive anywhere, or Metro above ground.

I haven't posted photos until now because I have hardly been in the house. Snowshoed five miles today, took Gidget to her "Snow Bowl" puppy playdate, had a neighborhood potluck to attend and just hung out in the 'hood for hours with all kinds of peops. Pedestrians have ruled the roads -- big roads and side streets -- for the past 30 hours or so. Hasn't been this quiet since 9/11 shut down the airports and trains.

Here are the first of a variety of photos, from mid-storm until after the last snowflake fell. All taken today, from sunrise to after sunset.

Below is Massachuseetts Avenue, a major cross-town 4-lane thoroughfare.



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#195279 - 02/07/10 03:51 AM Re: Historic snowfall - N/E I-95 Corridor [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
Around the Capitol.


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#195280 - 02/07/10 03:53 AM Re: Historic snowfall - N/E I-95 Corridor [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
More....


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#195281 - 02/07/10 03:53 AM Re: Historic snowfall - N/E I-95 Corridor [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
U.S. Supreme Court.


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#195282 - 02/07/10 03:55 AM Re: Historic snowfall - N/E I-95 Corridor [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
Residential.


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#195283 - 02/07/10 03:58 AM Re: Historic snowfall - N/E I-95 Corridor [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
The guy below was gunning it to keep moving. Doubtful he got much further. Few ventured out in vehicles, many of those who did got stuck. Two snowplows got stuck in my neighborhood. A home in Virginia burned down last night as the fire trucks got stuck trying to get there. Temps tonight are down to 12 degrees in the 'burbs. Scary to need 911 tonight.


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#195284 - 02/07/10 04:01 AM Re: Historic snowfall - N/E I-95 Corridor [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
The Capitol Police are not enforcing the rule against sledding this year. What a fun gathering, peops of all ages sledding, snowboarding, skiing. Not much of a hill but beats sitting at home.


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#195285 - 02/07/10 04:03 AM Re: Historic snowfall - N/E I-95 Corridor [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
The storm ended with a nice sunset.


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#195286 - 02/07/10 04:05 AM Re: Historic snowfall - N/E I-95 Corridor [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
Gidget likes sticks but they were buried under snow. So she dismembered any snowman she could get to. This one she also decapitated because I'm not nimble on snowshoes.



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#195290 - 02/07/10 12:15 PM Re: Historic snowfall - N/E I-95 Corridor [Re: Susan]
Andy Offline
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Registered: 09/13/07
Posts: 378
Loc: SE PA
Originally Posted By: Susan
Hey, Andy, if you left that little guy out for more than five minutes with that short coat, he would be a popsicle!

If it gets any deeper, he's going to have to start tunneling!

Sue


Sue,

After I dug a path to his favorite tree in the backyard he decided to go after a squirrel and disappeared under the snow. He dug himself out and came back into the house muttering 'no mas, no mas'

Wind chill here now is 0 degrees with more snow in the forecast for Tues/Wed. He doesn't seem to mind the cold for our 30 minute walks but he's no Gidget playing in the snow for hours.

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