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calendar   Wednesday - January 26, 2011

Round Two

There Snow End In Sight




It snowed all day long here. Big fat flakes from dawn until almost dusk. Then we had about 2 hours worth of break, when it warmed up and just gently sleeted instead. Then the temperature dropped, the main part of the storm system got here, and now it’s snowing like mad. Very fine flakes and the wind has picked up.

We had about 4” here today I’m guessing, and the sleet compacted that a little and put a nice crust of ice on top of it. The weather wienies are saying that that was just a warm up, and that we can expect another 8-10” from this part, which will snow all night and into tomorrow. So about a foot total.

We got out to the store around noon; the roads were fine because they’ve been heavily salted. I don’t expect that is the case right now.

Crap, I should have gone to the library too. I’m reading Triumph of the Sun by Wilbur Smith, a bit of historical fiction, probably for the 6th time. At this point Khartoum has fallen, General Gordon is dead, the dashed British relief forces never got there, and Rebecca has been taken to be a concubine for the Mahdi. So it’s all downhill from here, and my interest in the familiar old story is waning. Who wants to read about the jihadis winning? That sux.

Guess I’ll have to watch the TV. Is it Spring yet?

AM Update: Looks like the weather folks called it conservatively for once. We picked up about a foot last night alone, and it’s still snowing gently. 20” total for this storm in parts of the state; 19” is the official measurement in NYC. Reporters are calling it “Snowmageddon, Round 7”. I’m not sure they’re counting properly. It’s hovering right around freezing now, so I guess it’s time to go and dig out the car.

Commuters up and down the East Coast began the all-too-familiar task of digging out cars, shoveling sidewalks and slogging and slipping through a treacherous morning commute on Thursday after a drawn-out storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas overnight, heaping more misery on a region that has been hit by one snowstorm after another.

The storm started Wednesday with icy mix but overnight gave a wallop of heavy blowing snow in many places, stranding thousands of airplane passengers and leaving more than 400,000 customers in and around the nation’s capital without power.

Since Dec. 14, snow has fallen eight times on the New York region — or an average of about once every five days. That includes the blizzard that dropped 20 inches on New York City and paralyzed travel after Christmas. When the snows arrived Wednesday, the city had already seen 36 inches of snow this season in comparison with the full-winter average of 21 inches.
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Through Tuesday, Boston had received 50.4 inches of snow, a nearly 270 percent increase over normal snowfalls of 18.8 inches at the same time in the season. The central Massachusetts city of Worcester had gotten 49.3 inches while the norm is 28.7 inches. Providence, R.I., had recorded 31.7 inches for the season, twice the norm of 15.7 inches.

Damn that Global Warming!

We have another storm forecast for Friday into Saturday. Oh joy.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/26/2011 at 08:53 PM   
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