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  1. Guess we have to travel now if we want to see good snow. Let's see... there's Louisiana, Texas, Madrid and London
  2. The only frozen my yard will see in Germantown is this from my block freezer defrost
  3. Sure is. I was in southern MD in 1994 for 2-plus inches of ice accretion -- you do NOT want to see it.
  4. Can't believe it's 17-year cicada time again. I remember telling my wife in 2004 that the next time our little kids would be 21 and 19. It sounded unthinkable at the time but here we are!
  5. Now here's a thread I can get into! Winter is so terrible here -- months of bare trees and chilly dreariness with no snow, but we have gardening to look forward to. I'm a flower gardener with emphasis on butterflies and hummingbirds. My hummingbirds arrive the third week of April - just three more months! In the next few weeks I will get my tropical milkweed seeds going for my monarch crop.
  6. A few graupel grains on the deck table this morning. Guess that's worth a report the way this winter is going.
  7. We are flying out of BWI this Saturday to visit family in Florida so this storm is happening
  8. 2010 was once in a lifetime. Give me a 2018 type winter (around 30" total with one big storm) and I'm ecstatic.
  9. Snow falling thru super-cooled water droplets. I was showing my daughter the perfect star-shaped ones on the deck table. Pretty neat precip type. All snow in Germantown now.
  10. Wow you've got it covered -- parents place for coastal/beach blizzards, home for DC specials and Deep Creek! Lt rain and 43 here.
  11. I look forward to NFL D-linemen getting a piece of Lawrence.
  12. I was just reminiscing about the awesome December 2009 storm. 11 years ago today was our office holiday party and I was checking the model runs between having drinks and fun. I remember a post by one of the Moderators saying "welp, it's just about time for the Euro to pinch on off in the punch bowl" and another guy (Ian maybe?) said "If this goes bad I will intentionally roll my car on I-70" The Euro run was great and we had no stress leading up to that incredible storm. I cannot believe it's been 11 years!
  13. Oh man in Jan. 25, 2000, I was between two bands like that for hours. I even had a peek of sun at one point. I ended up with 7" while areas to the west and east got 15-20. That one hurt!
  14. I checked out their hourly obs - 0.40 for that hour, and they got 0.35 and 0.36 for the next two hours! Can you imagine. And all while in the mid teens.
  15. Well look who's #1 in the region for reported snow amounts! 02:50 pm EST - 12/16/2020 2 E STEPHENS CITY, VA 6.4 02:51 pm EST - 12/16/2020 1 SSW MARTINSBURG, WV 6 02:24 pm EST - 12/16/2020 4 ENE WINCHESTER, VA 6 02:45 pm EST - 12/16/2020 2 N POINT OF ROCKS, MD 5.8 02:20 pm EST - 12/16/2020 1 NNW BERRYVILLE, VA 5.5
  16. I am impressed with RadarScope -- as soon as it had red/blue over me, I switched to snow/sleet. Eyeballing close to 3" just NE Germantown; hoping we don't go above freezing and maybe get a little period of snow later tonight. Nice start to winter!
  17. Closing in on 2" just NE of Germantown. That matches my total for last "winter" LOL
  18. Those 10Z HRRR maps posted on the previous page would be ridiculous for my area -- 12.6" snow, 3.9" sleet and 0.19" ice?! Now I know that's highly unlikely but it would be nuts. Even the new Euro JI posted would be a huge win compared to my expectaions. 27/20 at closest station to me (GAI) but that spot runs cold. I have 29
  19. Ha for me that would be 2" My bar for the storm is 4" Starting the evening off at 37/19
  20. I remember a storm way back in 1978 in Kettering, MD where they were saying a brief period of snow, then rain with a low passing over the area. I was bummed. I remember walking home from school looking at the smooth overcast sky and how sharp the cold felt and thought how much it sux that it's gonna rain. Light snow started in the evening and turned heavy quickly. We got a completely unexpected front end thump with 5-7" in about three hours or so. The news broke in with special reports. It was so fun! When the changeover happened later that night into the next day it was mostly drizzle and the snow stayed around with temps in the mid-30s. The snowballs were brutal! Models were primitive compared to now but it would be awesome to get another surprise like that.
  21. Yeah I'd be tempted to do my 33-mile mini chase to Greenbrier Park off I-70 but man even there is looking dodgy now.