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About TJ3

  • Birthday 07/01/1963

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    McLean, Virginia
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    NFL, Civil War, Golf and SNOW

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  1. TJ3

    March Mid/Long Range Disco 3

    The 1996 April 9 snow at Dulles was the one CAPE and I were mentioning a couple of days ago. It actually snowed the better part of the day across the WMA but didn’t stick until Dulles/Leesburg area. Now somewhere else I saw a reference to a 1986 snow about April 25. I think that was moisture associated with a very strong cold front. I was in Burke at the time. It flipped in early evening so sun not issue. It really cranked and had minor accumulation. But just made all the more unusual since so damn late in April
  2. TJ3

    March Mid/Long Range Disco 3

    I don’t remember the set up but certainly the year. April 9,1996, in the winter that would not end, saw snow for a large part of the day. Sometimes heavy. Hard to forget since I was getting married that upcoming Saturday. Despite good intensity and duration no real accumulation around the city and Fairfax. But I do seem to recall Dulles may have gotten around 3 inches.
  3. I blame it on Tyson’s. The new UHI
  4. Great post. As current and lifelong resident of McLean you are spot on. But we are trying to make up ground now!!
  5. Yes McLean doing well for the last 30 minutes
  6. Nice period of snow in McLean. Probably best rate since 2016 Blizzard.
  7. Nice surprise in McLean
  8. Simply for how it makes me feel when falling from the sky. For how it looks across the landscape. What I really miss is waking up in the middle of the night of an expected snow but not having to rush to your window for the answer. You know because of the silence. The new blanket of snow has lent a calming silence to your surroundings. And the new snow has an extra lightness to the night which comes to your room. You know it’s snowing and a great day awaits.
  9. TJ3

    March 7 Disc/Observations

    Went over to snow in McLean like someone flipping a switch
  10. TJ3

    What's your favorite <2" snow event?

    Christmas night 1993. Came in very quickly after a very clear early evening. The traffic nightmare that ensued immediately after when the minor accumulation froze was also very notable.
  11. TJ3

    December 2017 Mid-Long Range Disco 2

    The snow squall was serious indeed. But even more serious was the traffic nightmare than followed late Christmas night. The region was paralyzed like that inch of snow a couple of years ago
  12. TJ3

    Dec 8/9 Obs and discussion (Showme's) Storm

    Heavy stuff coming into Mclean now
  13. TJ3

    Dec 8/9 Obs and discussion (Showme's) Storm

    Picking up quickly in Mclean
  14. TJ3

    March 13-14 Storm Nowcasting/Obs

    I noticed the same thing as I drove around today about how it appeared we had a bigger event. Is that because of all the sleet?
  15. TJ3

    1/5/17 to 1/8/17 Obs Thread

    I bet Fins was a blast during a storm. How is City Hall looking? Almost done?