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    SSW Franconia/Kingstowne, VA

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  1. 12/09/17: 2.1"
  2. 2.1" inches (measured at 9pm) is my storm total and final spotter report, better than I thought I'd hit for my part of town, SSW Franconia/Kingstowne.
  3. Measured 1.5" at 5:20pm, SSW Franconia/Kingstowne. Generally consistent with the other spotter reports I've seen nearby.
  4. During a brief stop-off at home, measured 0.63" on a wooden surface at 12:45pm, SSW Franconia/Kingstowne.
  5. Seeing some light snow in SSW Franconia/Kingstowne now. I only noticed because it is sticking to the car top (very, very, very light dusting). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Anyone got a good recommendation for a PWS for a townhouse with HOA restrictions (i.e., I can’t put anything big on the roof)? I looked in the general board but most of the PWS postings there are really old. My (cheap) PWS broke last season, and I didn’t replace it because there was a reliable Wxbug just down the street. This season, though, it appears all the Wxbugs in my area have shut down — the default now is in Alexandria inside the Beltway — so it’s time to replace... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. This was my view driving down 395 (in periods of heavy rain) about 6:15pm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Measured 1.90" in the gauge in my part of SSW Franconia/Kingstowne at 09:30. That's since whenever the rain started last night.
  9. Last night I attended LWX's SKYWARN "Flood" specialty class. It was really good, and I learned a lot especially since I'd never thought much about flooding before. (And it was free, though I did have to pay the price of driving to Leesburg in rush hour). A couple things I thought might be of broader interest: 1) The instructor said LWX is planning to add a probabilistic forecast for rain, like the snowfall tool, though he didn't give a time frame. I know these products evoke strong feelings here, at least for snow... 2) NWS is more conservative on flash flood warnings now because of the emergency alerts that go off on our phones; they don't want people to start turning off/tuning out those alerts. Finally, they have a history of area flooding, going back to George Washington's time, available at http://www.weather.gov/lwx//floodtimeline
  10. Likewise seeing some flakes a few miles further south. 33 on both the nearby wxbugs. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. 02/09/17 -- 0.25" 03/14/17 -- 2.40" TOTAL: 4.40"
  12. Seeing a few flakes out my office window near Foggy Bottom. Separately, the roads in my part of NOVA were really good on the drive in -- had to swing down to Lorton and then up 95/395 to the District. Everything was clear, with the only real problem people who didn't clear their cars (saw big sheets of sleet sliding off cars and hitting the freeway). DC was another story -- as soon as I hit Memorial Bridge the roads were poorly plowed and slushy.
  13. Less than 1/16" of an inch since I measured 2 hours ago; looks like 2.4" will be my total for SSW Franconia/Kingstowne, as it's time to go to work. Closest wxbug still at 31, while the second closest is at 33.
  14. 2.4" of mostly sleet measured on my snow board and submitted for a spotter report just now in SSW Franconia/Kingstowne; didn't make it out to do a proper measurement before the snow flipped to sleet last night, but it wasn't much. Still light sleet here when I was out measuring. 29/29 on the nearby wxbug.
  15. Taking the dog out in my part of SSW Franconia/Kingstowne/Southern FFX: - Cars and trash cans looked to be close to 0.5" - Grass, mulch, etc., looked to be maybe 0.25" - In 4 winters here, this is the first time the HOA has treated the HOA-controlled streets, so roads are just wet. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk