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Hank Scorpio

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    Brambleton, VA

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  1. Hank Scorpio

    2019 Mid-Atlantic Severe Wx - General Discussion

    Thanks! Something similar popped up a few times in different places as the whole thing interacted with the Potomac. Here's another occurrence earlier, before it crossed 495:
  2. Hank Scorpio

    2019 Mid-Atlantic Severe Wx - General Discussion

    Yesterday I had a nice view of that area of rotation from Tysons as it moved from Fairfax County, across the Potomac, and into MD before the rain moved in and blocked my view. Pretty neat to watch!
  3. Hank Scorpio

    MLK Weekend Event - Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

    Here's the relevant 6 hour map from LWX. It also has 0.01" - 0.10" in Winchester for the following 6 hour period.
  4. Hank Scorpio

    January Medium/Long Range Discussion

    If this happens, we have to name it the Trailer Trash storm.
  5. Hank Scorpio

    January 12-13th Cold Smoke Obs and Nowcast

    Went for a good Jebwalk in the wilds of suburban Ashburn...always so nice to explore, see how the landscape has been changed, and enjoy just how silent the blanket of snow has made everything. I ended up doing more shoveling when I got back, since the plows had moved a mountain of snow just beyond the edge of my driveway while I was gone, and I knew it'd be a glacier come morning. \
  6. Hank Scorpio

    January 12-13th Cold Smoke Obs and Nowcast

    Really enjoying winter finally being back here in Ashburn. I haven't gone to measure, but eyeballing, it looks like 2.5ish inches?
  7. Hank Scorpio

    March 20/21 STORM Obs/Discussion- No Banter

    Light snow just started in Brambleton/southern part of Ashburn from that little blob of backbuilding. Pretty cool to see it progress so far so quick.
  8. Hank Scorpio

    March Banter

    This is like claiming we should all 100% rely on weather.com for our forecasts. It's way too much fun to do the real work ourselves.
  9. Hank Scorpio

    March Banter

    I hope the really smart electric car engineer nerds figure out how to offer a fake manual transmission in the near future. The only thing keeping me from jumping on the electric car bandwagon is that they're all automatic...I enjoy operating a manual transmission way too much to go all electric at this point. It just makes the daily drive that much more engaging, especially when combined with something that has a bit of power and torque.
  10. Hank Scorpio

    March 13-14 Storm Nowcasting/Obs

    We flipped back to mostly snow in Ashburn within the past half hour or so, although its fairly light.
  11. Hank Scorpio

    June 21 and 23 severe weather risks

    Thanks, and agreed. It's always nice when storms around here are visually appealing enough to get some good photos. Thank you. I just got lucky that this one decided to cruise on through the neighborhood and that I had an almost clear vantage point with a bit of maneuvering.
  12. Hank Scorpio

    June 21 and 23 severe weather risks

    I was getting dinner ready earlier, noticed how that cell looked on radar as it was moving through Loudoun, and went on a very quick foot chase. Pretty sweet sky wedge, eh?
  13. Hank Scorpio

    June 21 and 23 severe weather risks

    Hah, just got put under my 4th severe tstorm warning of the day. I don't think any of them have met the official severe storm criteria, although the hail in the third one was very very close to 3/4". Let's see what this 4th storm holds for Ashburn.
  14. Hank Scorpio

    Jan 22-24 blizzard obs, tracking, nowcasting #2

    Just got in from a nice lengthy jebwalk. Gorgeous out there. My neighborhood experienced some really impressive drifting. My street runs North-South, so the wind was just blasting right down the street all day. I'm guessing the design of the set of townhouses has something to do with it, but there are some legit 6 to 9 foot drifts in my neighbors driveways. No cars under those piles, that's just all drifted snow... almost all the way to the top of the garage doors. Even in other places in the neighborhood, I noticed a lot of 4-6 foot drifts. I'll throw some pictures into the photo thread a bit later. What a storm...
  15. Hank Scorpio

    Jan 22-24 blizzard obs, tracking, nowcasting #2

    As others have noted, we seem to finally be winding down. Looks like my HOA called in the big guns. This thing was awesome to watch... just effortlessly plowed through the snow as if it weren't even there.