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Harv_poor

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  1. Was one of these houses in the 7500 block of Salem? Curious because my wife saw on FB that the house of somebody she knows in Falls Church was hit by a falling tree. *********************************** I think I’ve seen enough to say that this was the biggest storm to hit my immediate neighborhood in decades (better than the derecho). Two houses with direct hits, one down the street from me and one a block over. Branches down and leaf parts sticking to everything. I bet we went 70+. EastCoast NPZ, George BM, NorthArlington101 and 10 others 11 2 Quote
  2. Just came in from a walk with my grand daughter. In parts of our neighborhood, could definitely hear the cicada hum. Also our driveway by the garage door looked like a cicada army died trying to invade our garage
  3. This is from Lutherville-Timonium, not Wolftrap.
  4. From the north, in a walk with my grandkids around our new community we checked trees and saw about five shells. However, later when my grandson went exploring he found one tree with many.
  5. For a few more weeks 38.935080 -77.260750 and since earlier this month 39.425030 -76.664360
  6. Third day out of last seven that DCA stayed 32 or below all day, after not doing that for two years.
  7. Was yesterday the first day in about two years that the high temperature at DCA was 32 or less? And today could make two days in a row?
  8. Victory in that the plows are in my cul- de- sac next to Wolftrap.
  9. I thought that two or three weeks ago Fairfax teachers were given three options if they did not want to go back to the classroom: Have a valid Medical excuse for not going back (per Federal law) Take an unpaid LOA Resign Did this not happen?
  10. My two oldest grand children have been back in the classroom basically since Labor Day. They are in a private pre-school and a private school in the Baltimore area. However, I do think there has not been a week where at least one of them has school canceled because of a Covid scare. Because, the classes are small (big difference there between large classes in a City public school and a pay out of the gazoo private school), the possibility of an infection in the class is limited. It also helps to have a lot of parents of students who are Hopkins doctors and can almost instantly arrange Covid testing or so I have heard. Nevertheless, I do believe if we do not get the kids back in school full-time until there is a vaccine (who knows when), we are going to waste a generation of children.
  11. We use Tauck for all of our vacations. Sailing on the Isabela II. Going with 5 or 6 couples we met on prior Tauck vacations. Just checked airfaires hoping for deals for FirstClass/Business class. WE have Iceland in July which may be the safest country in the world due to their extensive testing.
  12. We have a trip to Galapagos in January via Guayaquil. After reading the Wash Post article today on Ecuador, even January seems a longshot.
  13. We are lucky in Virginia that the golf courses remain open. At this time of year, one can play almost every day. Great for your sanity.
  14. Had heard the horror stories. Walked in to Tysons DMV around 10:05 yesterday and was back in my car by 10:40.
  15. Not often I can say I golfed 18 holes right after, and no more then 15 minutes from the location of a record tying "snowstorm'" 307 SXUS71 KLWX 050229 RERIAD RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 928 PM EST WED DEC 04 2019 ...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL TIED AT WASHINGTON DULLES DC... A RECORD SNOWFALL OF A TRACE WAS TIED AT WASHINGTON DULLES AIRPORT TODAY. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF TRACE LAST SET IN 2016. WEATHER RECORDS FOR THE STERLING/DULLES VIRGINIA AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT AT WHAT IS NOW WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SINCE 1960. ALL CLIMATE DATA ARE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL REVIEWED BY THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (NCEI). $$ RCM
  16. Friend in Lansdowne was reporting the torrential rains out there around 7 AM. Told him we only had sprinkles. Around 8, the sky to the west turned black and the torrential rains commenced with a thunder clap or two but no winds.
  17. My first time grading. I think a D. I think a C for the winter but I then drooped it for the golfing impact. The pluses were the early start in November, the11 inches in January, and hitting snowfall averages. The negatives were the disappointments I felt after lurking on the board all winter such as the relatively big snowfall predictions, reading the Euro weeklies are cold the next four weeks, etc. Also because of the early winter start and the continued wetness, I probably golfed less this winter then I have in a long-time. And it continues. Last Monday, Tuesday, yesterday, today and tomorrow, it looks like I will need four layers of clothes, including thermals, to golf which makes it hard to swing a club. And adding insult to injury, my golf trip to Palm Springs and then Vegas had two 90 minute frost delays and the shorts I packed were useless as I needed thermals and pants,
  18. How about the foothills of Salt Lake City? Definitely has (3) and (4) and (1) and (2) are only limited by how far up foothills you want to live. Alta and Snowbird with there 500+ average inches of snow are less then an hour away. Its been a long time since I lived there but there seemed to be snow most of the time from November to April.
  19. I have a question on the daily readings. The CWG reported rainfall of 1.26 inches at Reagan yesterday. If I look at the hour by hour, I get 0.58 by the 11:52 PM reading. The 12:52 AM reading has an additional 0.68 bringing the total to 1.26 as reported. Is this because the additional 0.68 fell in the eight minutes between 11:52 and midnight or possibly because you count the 12:52 readings as the prior day? Or is the 12:52 counted only during DST? It would seem this would also apply to max and min temperatures for each day.
  20. The Norman Golf Course at Lansdowne lies in the flood plane and was built (raised greens and tees) to handle river flooding. Yet, what I saw this afternoon as I rode around was quite an unbelievable sight. The flooding from the river and from Goose Creek inundated so much of the course, reaching greens, covering tee boxes and many paths and bridges under significant amounts of water. A great majority of the course was unaccessible. The flooding of two weeks ago was almost trivial compared to today.
  21. Frost delay at my club out past Dulles until 8:30.
  22. First plowing of our cul de sac. Normally, we are the last to get plowed. About an inch, just west of Tysons off Route 7.
  23. Interesting all these comments. Played 18 holes today and the cold was not bad. Winds were minimal.
  24. I agree. Played 18 holes both yesterday and today, and once you got to noon or so (past the early morning chill), it was quite comfortable out there. Much warmer feeling then playing in 50ish degrees in January.
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