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Everything posted by DCTeacherman

  1. Super Bowl Slop Storm

    Really a shame we didn’t have just a tad cooler temps, would’ve been a nice snow storm.
  2. The Panic Room--Winter 2017-2018

    Yep....that's a wrap. May as well just bring on the 60s/70s at this point and skip the rest. After such a crappy season I don't even want a lame event or two at the end of the month or in March. If we're not going to get a decent event hopefully we can skip the 1-2 inch instant meltage type stuff and move right into nice weather.
  3. February Mid/Long Range Discussion

    Looks like a big hit again for Deep Creek/Oakland/Canaan. It's not a complete torch the Winchester area is near freezing with cooperative 850s at 108.
  4. January Med/Long Range Disco Part 2

    On the positive side though I prefer this winter where the events go poof in the 4-6 day range instead of in the 2 day range which is much more disappointing.
  5. January Med/Long Range Disco Part 2

    Hahaha yeah 500 doesn’t end up nearly as amped as yesterday.
  6. January Med/Long Range Disco Part 2

    Euro looks more amped at 96 vs yesterday’s 12z.
  7. January Med/Long Range Disco Part 2

    That’s a 24 hour snowfall map at hour 138 so none.
  8. January Med/Long Range Disco Part 2

    Just got around to looking at the Euro in detail...would be a really nice event. Let's hope it does better with this threat than the last.
  9. January Discobs Thread

    This is most definitely the best way to not snow...shorts and T shirt jog and then outdoor time with my daughter.
  10. School Closures in the DC Region

    Closing for today's snowfall was overdoing it. A 2-hr delay was sufficient. By the time 9 o'clock rolled around all the primary roads had enough traffic to be completely clear and buses should have been be able to navigate all but the steepest secondary roads.
  11. Jan 16/17 Event Obs/Disc

    I can't see how this low throws any precip back our way. It exits stage right as soon as it forms and no model has precip getting anywhere near us.
  12. The Panic Room--Winter 2017-2018

    One blizzard that gives us 7 days of amazing model runs is good enough for me. Every 6 hours was like another party.
  13. Jan 16/17 Event Obs/Disc

    Looks like the precip in our area is getting eaten away towards the south and the dry air is winning. If the coastal was going to do anything for the DC metro area I'd expect the opposite to be happening.
  14. The Panic Room--Winter 2017-2018

    Yeah I'm not much for climo, don't care about seasonal totals. Give me 2-3 decent events each winter and I'm happy. Or give me one January 2016 and I'm also happy. But don't give me 10 quarter inch storms.
  15. Jan 16/17 Event Obs/Disc

    Best event of the year so far in Takoma Park, MD. Guesstimating around a half inch with snow falling and breezy. All roads in my neighborhood are snow covered.
  16. Jan 16/17 Event Obs/Disc

    I believe there were two decent Euro runs, 12z Friday had a nice area-wide 4-7 inches and then 12z Sunday had 2-3 inches but a nice smattering of EPS big hits.
  17. The Panic Room--Winter 2017-2018

    What a lame period. I don't care about anyone saying "we're near climo" or whatever. Every event in DC this year has SUCKED. I'd rather go straight torch than these garbage events that trend drier right up til gametime.
  18. Jan 16/17 Event Obs/Disc

    This seems like it'll be on par with the "blizzard" for our region. That was about 1/3 of an inch of snow for me and then some breezy conditions and cold air.
  19. Jan 16/17 Event Obs/Disc

    I think that is the only model then that shows DC with more than 1 inch of snow...maybe it can score a coup!
  20. Jan 16/17 light snow event.

    Seems like good agreement on 0.05-0.15 for the immediate dc metro. My call would be trace to an inch for DC.
  21. Jan 16/17 light snow event.

    Dry, less than 0.1 for dca.
  22. January Banter String

    I am actually one of the few people in the dc area with snow tires. I bought a set cause I drive the whole family up to Davis 3-5 times a winter in a 2WD and I was getting sick of rooting for snow, then having white knuckle harrowing drives to get to the places we wanted to ski/snowshoe and then getting stuck on hills or in parking lots. It’s amazing what a difference they make. I drove up in a blizzard last year and my car handled great.
  23. January Banter String

    Yeah I grew up in the Hudson valley of ny state and our school would generally close for 4-5+ inches if it snowed near the time of arrival/dismissal. 1-3 inches wasn’t even worth checking the radio for. It’s amazing how 1/4-1 inch of snow a couple weeks ago shut down everything for, and in some cases for multiple days. Also, we never EVER got the “day after” delay that is standard operating procedure around here. But as you say we had better road clearing and more people have 4WD vehicles or snow tires.
  24. Jan 16/17 light snow event.

    NAM 12k is an acceptable event, 1-3 maybe more on the northern part of our sub.
  25. Jan 16/17 light snow event.

    Uk has been trash all winter for our “events”. GFS/GEM/GEFS/GEPS this winter.