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mattie g

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    Burke, VA - On top of Pohick Mountain at 325' and I'm usually 0.01F cooler than my surrounds!!
  1. March 20-21 Storm Banter and Party Thread

    Kids can’t walk on snow-covered sidewalks nowadays? What about a couple days after storms in December or January after which some folks are too lazy to shovel and there’s a nice, thick layer of ice on their sidewalks? Do we cancel school for that, too? Not like this argument matters anyways, because sidewalks were pretty well free of snow by this morning in most of Fairfax County.
  2. March 20/21 STORM Obs/Discussion- No Banter

    Except for the whole swath of the Maryland Western Shore (and through Delaware and eventually up into South Jersey), I suppose you may be right.
  3. March 20/21 STORM Obs/Discussion- No Banter

    All roads around Burke (including county and residential roads) were completely snow- and ice-free as of 6:30 am. Didn't notice any icy sidewalks in my neighborhood, either. I fully expect to see plenty of bare spots on lawns by the end of the day today given temps in the 40s and plenty of sun. Won't be sad to see it go!
  4. Mid-Atlantic snow totals for winter 2017/18

    12/9: 1.75" 12/15: 0.25" 12/30: 0.50” 1/4: 1.00" 2/17: 1.00" (adjusted down from 1.25') 3/6: 1.00" 3/21: 4.75" Running Total: 10.25"
  5. March 20/21 STORM Obs/Discussion- No Banter

    Tough to say with compaction, but I think 4.75” is a good number (I always round to the nearest 0.25”). It was kind of painful because we started off really strong with 3” as of about 10:30 am, but we had small flakes and lighter snow from then on and we just couldn’t accumulate well. We had one pass from a plow on my car-de-sac in the early afternoon, and within an hour we had just a wet street that never got covered again. There are spots on the driveway that get a little less snow on them due to an overhanging holly - they went bare as the day unfolded due to only having an inch or so on them.
  6. March 20/21 STORM Obs/Discussion- No Banter

    Well said. VRE is running its Special schedule tomorrow, so I’m driving in instead. Hopefully all the folks with kids getting an unnecessary day off will stay home to keep the traffic down. On topic: Maybe we get a little dusting from this last band to end an interesting day. At least it’s happening at night, because March insolation did a number on the lighter rates during the day today.
  7. March 20-21 Storm Banter and Party Thread

    Thank God Fairfax county closed school tomorrow. They were only able to get to my car-de-sac once today, even though that ended up with my street being completely clear since 2:00. God forbid the streets were actually snow-covered.
  8. March 20-21 Storm Banter and Party Thread

    It’s. Just. F’ing. Weather.
  9. March 20-21 Storm Banter and Party Thread

    What does that even mean Sorry...that was kind of Stormchaser Chuck-like. What I meant was that this storm really wasn’t worth it. I’d so much rather it be warm and sunny than get a late-March storm that can’t accumulate unless there’s crazy rates.
  10. March 20-21 Storm Banter and Party Thread

    This wasn’t really worth it when all was said and done. Bring on spring. Please.
  11. March 20/21 STORM Obs/Discussion- No Banter

    Exactly. Not a huge deal, but it was certainly a disappointment. A few hours of heavy snow saved the day. It was really impressive that it snowed all day, though it didn’t do much to help with totals. Yet we have some people saying we should shut up and be happy that we got warning-level snow.
  12. March 20/21 STORM Obs/Discussion- No Banter

    It was a fine storm, especially for so late in the season, but it hasn’t been *that* impressive, particularly given guidance leading in.
  13. March 20/21 STORM Obs/Discussion- No Banter

    I had 3” as of like 10:00 this morning. It’s been snowing all day since and I’ve barely made it to 4”. Light snow during midday after the equinox just ain’t gonna cut it.
  14. March 20/21 STORM Obs/Discussion- No Banter

    We’ve really eased up in Burke after getting into good stuff early on. Impressed by the reports from DCA given it’s not all *that* far east of here.