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  1. March 20/21 STORM Obs/Discussion- No Banter

    Drove from silver spring to the VA in DC. Just white rain. Roads wet, some powdered sugar on the grass and cars. Usual DC bogus event so far.
  2. March 20/21 STORM Obs/Discussion- No Banter

    At the VA on North Capitol/Irving streets..... Plain old rain. Not even a pinger. Yawn.
  3. January Mid-Long Range Disco

    I'm still in my infancy in learning so I don't post much, but I understand the frustration people are feeling. Just wasted a nearly historic cold pattern where it seems so many cities- Charleston, Norfolk, and of course PHL, NYC, BOS and many others cashed in big, while DC alone literally was left out in the cold. And unlike the Boxing Day fail of 2010, which was a one storm fail immediately after the best winter on record, this was a 3 week fail following a nothing winter. I think for many it felt like we were first and goal on the one yard line and couldn't punch it in with 4 tries. But all that said, if people understood that not only are we not a true northern city (below 40N) and that our proximity to the mountains, as well being further away from the ocean than the rest of the megalopolis, it may help with expectation management. Why people believe a computer model 8 days out spitting out feet of snow over understanding the history and reality of where they live, I don't know. I have zero knowledge compared to most here, but frankly, if a low is not going through Georgia to the OBX with a block in place, I never expect WSW amounts of snow. Yes, we can get lucky like 2/10/10 or 3/9/99, or experience very interesting storms like the 1/11 storm that went from rain to sleet to heavy snow, but for the most part we don't cash in. I still appreciate the analysis and interpretation the smart and experienced folks give here. Why take something none of can control so personally? I love being aware and understanding the possibilities without forgetting the likely probabilities. Flame away.
  4. Jan 4th Coastal Obs/Disc

    Always. Someone sneezes and they get a foot.
  5. Jan 4th Coastal Obs/Disc

    like everything else this winter it's amounting to nothing.
  6. Jan 4th Coastal Obs/Disc

    Flurries at the V.A. - North Capitol and Irving st. Thrilling.
  7. Jan 4th Coastal Obs/Disc

    Seems like every event on the Md side of the immediate DC area 270 and 95 are goalposts and all the precip is wide right or wide left.
  8. Jan 4th Coastal Obs/Disc

    One handed sweep was all that was needed to clear the windshield in Wheaton. Main roads just wet. Meanwhile, PHL, NJ and NYC do well once again. sigh.
  9. Jan 4th Coastal Obs/Disc

    Please forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I would think wind direction (namely seeing wind out of the east at some point) would be a feature we would want to focus on?
  10. JAN 4th Coastal

    Saw what is below on the SE forum. I cannot speak at all to its validity, may be 100% incorrect. Just found it interesting. "WXSouth just posted this to his Facebook page. Batton down the hatches and hold on tight along the East Coast--This thing is about to enter full Beast Mode and is going to max out its energy all along the East Coast in rare fashion from Florida to Canada, slamming the Entire Eastern Seaboard of America, in a nearly once in a lifetime setup. All ingredients are now coming together rapidly with tremendous energy aloft, in the warm waters and incredible barocliinic thermal boundary, with a tremendous negative tilt southern trough about to fully phase in a very unusual spot in the Southeast. The fully phased storm will bomb out as it rides north, up the entire east Coast, hugging the Coast and producing Blizzard Conditions from North Carolina to Maine as time goes by. Heavy snow and ice totals all the way to Florida and Georgia with the biggest snow and ice drop in Georgia to Florida in Decades. The system is pulling further west, having an earlier head start than forecast in the northeast Gulf of Mexico and will rapidly intensify and expand through the eastern halves of the Carolinas and Virginia and now places more areas of the Piedmont in snow totals as well. But the blizzard portion should reside from eastern North Carolina, eastern Virginia and up the Eastern Seaboard late tonight and Thursday, with up to a foot of windswept snow, and possibly thundersnow and thundersleet episodes very near the immediate east coast at times, with increasing winds. If your area was expected to be on the western edge of the storm, pay close attention now and some forecasts have already been changed, many more are likely to be changed and includes some major metros like Columbia, Charlotte, Raleigh, Richmond and DC. This is a dynamite setup and the fuse has been lit, now it's wait and see. Following the storm, more intense cold comes well south, with below zero Wind Chills again as far south as Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas."
  11. JAN 4th Coastal

    Long time lurker, very rare poster b/c I know nothing. Question- PHL and NYC are north of the Jet streak as well- why are they still I the game?
  12. Moderate pixi dust again. Can't sustain any real decent flake size.
  13. Long time lurker. Finally moving beyond steady pixi dust here in Wheaton. Flakes size improving a bit and now moderate. Couple of brief wind gusts as well.
  14. February 16th-17th Obs & Nowcasting

    And just like that a bit more impressive flakes and rates in Wheaton.
  15. February 16th-17th Obs & Nowcasting

    That band on the north side of Rockville is going due east. Skipping the silver spring, Wheaton colesville areas.