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vastateofmind

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About vastateofmind

  • Birthday 03/25/1966

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KDAA
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    Fort Belvoir / Hayfield Farm (SE FfxCo)
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    Weather...DUH. By day, I toil as a nameless, faceless bureaucrat trapped in the bowels of the federal government, but outside of that professional hell, I love teaching as an adjunct at Southern New Hampshire University.

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  1. vastateofmind

    MLK Weekend Event - Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

    A purely unofficial obs, but I did stumble up out of the LR easy chair between 3:30-4 a.m. today to drag myself up to bed, and saw when glancing at the thermometer on my way that the temp IMBY had risen to 53 degrees. I rolled out about 9 a.m., and it was back down to 40 degrees, and is now 35/19. Though we're under a wind advisory, wind gusts haven't been that bad...perhaps up to 40 mph, and ~15-20 sustained.
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    MLK Weekend Event - Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

    Just checking in after being out most of the evening....what are conditions at your MD place right now?
  3. vastateofmind

    MLK Weekend Event - Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

    So, which specific areas in our region do you think could see thunder-frozen? Probably my favorite meteorological phenom of all time.
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    MLK Weekend Event - Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

    I personally hope y'all get a thump of some sort out of this sh*tshow coming over the next two days...you (and the Mason Dixon line folks) deserve it, especially after we in the VA 'burbs south of the District bull-ishly cashed in with 8"-10" of snow last weekend.
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    MLK Weekend Event - Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

    Currently 37/32 here. The 1.2"-1.5" that fell overnight has long melted away, but we still have about 2/3 of the snowpack from last weekend on the ground here, which means ~2"-3" where it still exists. Interesting that forecast called for temps in low-mid 40s today, but we're just not getting there...probably has no impact on what happens tomorrow/Sunday (especially here in NoVA), but...interesting. So, @mappy, just what DO you have on the ground at home in terms of snow? I've caught spotty updates in several topics over past 1-2 days, but still don't have a clear picture on what white stuff (if any) is actually on the ground in your area, on over to @psuhoffman-land after last weekend and last evening.
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    Light Snow Event - 1/17-1/18 Obs and Discussion

    Troegs = one of my fave microbreweries in the NE. Also, flurries just starting; also need to enter into mPING.
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    Light Snow Event - 1/17-1/18 Obs and Discussion

    I feel ya, brother. I'm always futzing with the pic size to get it down to manageable posting size here. All good. BTW, 35/24 here in SE FFxCo, with radar-indicated flakes appearing to be arriving within the hour (or so).
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    Light Snow Event - 1/17-1/18 Obs and Discussion

    I thought about asking @clskinsfan for a pic or two from his Jebwalk...but when you replied, I was more tempted to ask you, @Scraff, for an updated pic of your fridge contents this evening.
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    Light Snow Event - 1/17-1/18 Obs and Discussion

    Preach. I was caught in a much more localized version of the Feb 12, 2008 debacle, commuting from Fort Belvoir to my home a mere six miles away -- a normally 20-min trip that turned into a four-hour slog that afternoon. It was only a light snow dropping 1-2" (that I recall), but which created a thin scrum of roadway ice, with cars spinning/bailing out in every direction every few minutes, causing most roads on or around post to randomly close down every 10-20 min on a temp/perm basis. It was a continual battle of wits, to constantly re-think and re-route the escape strategy from Belvoir that afternoon. Hands-down worst commute ever...and reason enough to consider leaving earlier today if indeed flakes arrive earlier, and especially now that we're under a WWA.
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    January Medium/Long Range Discussion

    I typically come here to lurk for the excellent wx analysis...but of course, I always enjoy the Freudian slips, too. EDIT: 'd by @stormtracker
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    January 12-13th Cold Smoke Obs and Nowcast

    30/28, received (about) 1.5" on top of the 6.75 we received overnight. Absolutely, stunningly beautiful evening out there...if you haven't made time for a Jebwalk, you really should.
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    January 12-13th Cold Smoke Obs and Nowcast

    Yep. You and I are only a couple miles apart, and I'm impressed with how the rates have picked up in past 15 minutes. Still 32/28 IMBY (has been for hours), however, with current snow, all pavements have whitened back up again. To @Deck Pic's point, I hope the radar keeps filling in and we can maintain this for another several hours. Might still verify that 1"-3" that NWS progged for SE FfxCo.
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    January 12-13th Cold Smoke Obs and Nowcast

    Holding at 32/28, with barely visible snizzle. And that pic of your fridge from Friday evening, @Scraff, was as beautiful as what we see outside right now.
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    January 12-13th Cold Smoke Obs and Nowcast

    32/28, light snow just fired up again. 5.75" IMBY. Beautiful morning.
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    January 12-13th Cold Smoke Obs and Nowcast

    Currently 30/26...probably about .75" on grassy areas. (Vids taken about 30 minutes ago but rates still about the same). Beautiful night for a Jebwalk.
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