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  1. I'm putting all of my chips in on the late February to Early March period for our biggest snowfall. I have some ground to make up in the snowfall contest and this feels like a year for a fluke storm. We're Fluke Due!
  2. Back building radar over Baltimore. Keep it coming all day Even if it is just snow globe entertainment.
  3. A good bit of non-stickage snow. Finally getting mulch and car topper
  4. 41/31 radar shows rain but it is definitely light snow now.
  5. HRRR looking consistent over past couple of runs. Likes Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties. (Please be correct, just this once!)
  6. All I need is one decent late Feb./early March blizzard (that turns to rain in Richmond) and I am back in the game! We are due for a fluke blizzard in a Nina!
  7. God knows how to show his Glory!
  8. It was beautiful! My 11th grade son has become the amateur Astronomer/Photo Astronomer this year with new equipment. He was able to capture the "Flame Nebula" in the cold last night despite the glow of suburban lights. Quite amazing actually! So much to see that we miss with the naked eye. What an amazing universe!
  9. OK, I know this thread is about memorializing Snowmageddon, and I don't want to take anything away from the absolute historicity of that period in our history, but honestly, the thing that I miss the most is the "surprise snow". Of course, I was only 11 years old for PDI, but my memory tells me that forecasts were for 1-3 inches or 2-4 inches. Waking up to 24 inches and the heaviest snow in my lifetime, was amazing. I don't want to take anything away from the progress we have made in forecasting, modeling and interpretation of meteorology, but there is nothing better than the instant surprise!!! This simply does not happen (much) anymore, unless it the surprise of "No snow for you!" at the last minute. We are much more likely to get the rug pulled out from under us, than to get the surprise boom nowadays. At least that is my anecdotal observation. I still love tracking snow and trying to understand more about what is conducive to getting snow here, but I miss the "Boom" surprise of days of old when data was limited. https://www.inquirer.com/news/blizzard-presidents-day-philadelphia-washington-atlantic-city-20190218.html
  10. The experience of PDI imprinted on my mind with such vivid imagery that it is like it happened yesterday! And yes, instant addiction to snow and big storms/any storms after that point. Woke up, just before sunrise. Looked out the window next to my bed and I could see nothing at all which was strange because usually when it snowed I could see an pink/orange glow of urban lights and could make out snow falling. I tipped toed down stairs while the rest of my family was snug in their beds (without a clue) and looked out the front door. Our covered porch had so much snow that the door could not open. It was snowing at a rate that I could not even imagine possible! I stood and stared for what seemed hours long as the break of dawn was occurring. I cherished the time by myself watching the snow fall while everyone else was asleep, as if it was meant for just me! '83 and '96 also very memorable, but PDI started the addiction. A week off of school and shoveling out the road with the neighbors was also fun, but nothing beat those first moments of snow glory in the morning!
  11. A Mini-Weenie!!! Wonderful pic!
  12. I'm still waiting for this!
  13. OK, but didn't the UKIE and EURO first show this storm as a major snow storm for our area before pulling the rug completely?
  14. Looking at Weather Underground temps. The 32 line is up in Harrisburg. Not sure that will have enough push down here with precip still around. Maybe MD line, but not Towson area. We'll see.
  15. a bit late to close schools, but I foresee the infamous "Hereford Zone" closing.
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