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  1. very bright lightning bolt just now with long extended thunder. it sounded different than summer thunder. cat is disturbed
  2. My experience was very similar to yours. I was 11 years old, always enjoyed snow, but this was the storm that I caught the "snow weenie illness". I have not been the same since....lol. Seriously, it changed me. I remember that Sunday evening well. My Grandmother who lived up the street from us in Baltimore, would come down to our house every Sunday night for Spaghetti night. She made the spaghetti. She was older and walked with a cane due to arthritis. When it started snowing, she wanted to get back to her house quickly because she was not good with walking. So, I went in front sweeping the sidewalk for her while my mother and Grandmother walked gingerly behind. I remember watching Bob Turk that night (he was with WJZ forever and not even a met.). It was probably the 6PM news. His forecast was for 1-3 or 2-4. So I went to bed with that in my mind. Something woke me up very early in the morning. It was the wind. I had a window next to my bed, so I ducked my head under the curtain and looked outside. I was really confused because I could hardly see a thing outside my window. But I was able to see the orange glow of the sky due to the urban lights, so I knew it was still snowing. I tipped toed downstairs because everyone was still sleeping. I looked out the front door and absolutely could not believe my eyes! It was snowing harder than I had ever seen before in my life. I was amazed!! I never thought it could snow that hard. It was puking snow! (People on here use that word nowadays, but they have no idea what puking snow really looks like). Our front porch was a covered porch, but there was two plus feet of snow right up to the front door due to the wind. I wanted to keep the moment to myself, so I purposely, did not wake up my brothers or parents. I spent the next hour or two going from window to window saying quietly, "WOW!" over and over again. The next day all of the neighbors started to shovel out the street as we were told that the city was not going to be able to plow side streets for up to a week. It was like a neighborhood party. My school, which did not close for snow often, was out for a week! The '83 blizzard was also very cool because we were out playing in it when the rounds of thunder snow came through. I don't remember thunder snow from the '79 blizzard, but perhaps I slept through it. Nothing will replace the euphoria I felt waking up on that Monday morning in Feb. of '79!
  3. https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?parms=LWX-N0Q-0-12-100-usa-rad
  4. https://www.pivotalweather.com/model.php?rh=2024021200&fh=60&dpdt=&mc=&r=us_ma&p=sn10_acc-imp&m=gfs Looks like a shift south and west for GFS. Love the little tongue of 12"+ that bisects Carrol county.
  5. Right. He and accu weather had my area with 3-6 the entire time. it was the perfect call for my area at least. Guess i might need to pay more attention to him in the future.
  6. I kind a doubt it. Looks like (on models) most of the heavy stuff should be over by then...but I hope I am wrong.
  7. I like the blood pressure as the new snow ob! I think it should be mandatory on everyone's snow observation from now on Towson Obs. light to moderate snow bigger flakes at the moment Accumulation: Somewhere between 3 and 30 inches...who really cares? Got the day off before a single flake fell. Temp: cold enough for snow to fall and stick! Blood Pressure: 100/60 (enjoying the peacefulness of the snow)
  8. Within a couple of minutes it has turned into a steady light snow...almost moderate snow! Bang!
  9. Towson: Under heavier returns now, but mostly virga with a few very tiny flakes starting to fall Suspect 6z gfs will come in with 4-6 in results as well since the NWS hoisted the Warning.
  10. https://www.pivotalweather.com/model.php?m=nam&p=snku_acc-imp&rh=2024011706&fh=75&r=us_ma&dpdt=&mc=
  11. Towson: Big beautiful dendrites coming down at a moderate/heavy clip. Radar looks sweet for Central MD. Measured 2 inches at 9 and 4 inches just now at 1:30
  12. Moderate to heavy snow in Towson. No way BCPS will open tomorrow. I guess I can catch up on sleep then. Too excited to sleep now.
  13. Snowing nice in Towson. Love the way it sparkles in the light! What's with MD school systems and the 2-hour delays?! Everyone knows they will end up being closed, so why not just call it like the VA school systems are doing.
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