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  1. Yes, I'm being a weenie...but March 30th, 2014, to me, put to bed the notion that it's impossible for snow to stick during the day this late in the year without absolutely insane rates. I forget what the exact temps were at the time (reading the obs thread, it appeared to be anywhere from 32-35 across the area), but this picture was taken in Howard County in the middle of the afternoon on March 30, 2014, and, if I remember correctly, we torched before this. To be fair, it didn't last long, and when we lulled, all the pavement accumulation melted. But, if I remember correctly, the rates weren't terribly impressive at the time that picture was taken. It was an impressive event, at least to this weenie. Here's the link to the part of the thread discussing that event.
  2. Nope, not yet. Here's the link to the para GFS.
  3. I'm not seeing upper 90's in the zone forecast. I see a forecast of lower 90's?
  4. March 25th, 2013 was an area-wide event. Here are the totals
  5. Don't want to take this too off-topic, but yeah...I've never understood why some on here act like those who root for ice are rooting for the end of the world or something.
  6. You're right -- perhaps I shouldn't have called it a no-brainer. I guess it depends on your specific location. Admittedly I was too young to even remember 96, so perhaps I am talking out of my ass here (going solely off of reports/accounts of the storm). IMBY (which is all that matters anyway, right? ), i measured anywhere between 32-34" Feb 5th/6th, and of course the highest report from the storm came from Howard Co. at 38.3" (though I still think that may be too high). Combined with the 13-16" from Feb 10th, that's 45-50" from both storms combined, which is obviously more than other parts of the region received, so I guess I can understand the need for some debate. Feb 5th didn't really feature all that much wind, but I thought the winds on the morning of Feb 10th were very impressive as well (since a lot of people here like to take wind into account when judging storms). I still believe that snow totals from Feb 10 take the cake over Jan 96, at least in Central MD. Whether or not the impact was the same as a result of technological improvements is another question entirely.
  7. Understood, but it's one way to measure the severity/overall impact of a storm.
  8. I didn't have a full day of school from February 5th through February 21st, a span of 17 days. The area was about as crippled as it can get from a snowstorm/snowstorms (unless something surpasses this like 110 years from now, since it will probably be that long before something even remotely similar occurs ). There simply were not enough places to put all the snow.
  9. For the DC/Baltimore metro area, 2/5/10 and 2/10/10 easily beat 96. Normally I say things like these are a matter of opinion, but it's hard to argue for 96 in this case in terms of overall impact. My favorite was a post from some guy in Nova Scotia during the blizzards. He said that a similar amount of snow dumped there would cripple NS as well, and he had a hard time fathoming how we were able to deal with snow removal. I know people are comparing individual storms only, but when you add in the WSW criteria snow on January 30th/31st and February 3rd, that stretch becomes even more unfathomable. Most places in the DC/Baltimore metro area had more seasonal snow than any major or semi-major city in the US as of February 10th, 2010...more than SYR, more than Buffalo, etc. Obviously at the end of the season those cities had surpassed us, but that stat alone is mind-boggling.
  10. I don't know if this thread makes me 1.) Happy to look back and remember the good times or 2.) Depressed to look back and then look at the crappy pattern we're in and realize we aren't going to be seeing anything like this (much less anything even 1/3 as good as this) anytime soon. I'm think I'll go with #2.
  11. Definitely, especially in today's times with everyones mind on possible attacks. I honestly can't imagine what I would have done had I been in public...probably just ran outside. I'm sure I'd be just as fascinated by quakes if I had your experiences. Also interesting to hear you describe today's quake in the way that you have -- certainly different from some snobby Californians who don't realize how earthquakes impact different areas, well, differently. It's like a Mid Atlantic or NE weenie making fun of someone who lives in Dallas over the city's reaction to a few inches of snow...
  12. Not sure what would be scarier for most -- it happening when it did around 1:50 in the afternoon when people are at work/in public, or it happening overnight/early morning when people are sleeping (like last years). Last July's was much, much, much weaker, but I was almost just as scared because being awoken by your house shaking at 5:30 in the morning is obviously terrifying. What do you guys think?
  13. Pretty cool to have experienced two once in a century (if not longer) events in the past two years in winter 09-10 and this earthquake.
  14. I'm curious who it was too. They usually either have Doug Hill or Bob Ryan give the forecast during the evening rush, but I can't imagine it was one of them. And yeah, they use WJLA mets.
  15. In that case, Fauquier County should just cancel the entire school year.
  16. I thought you were joking at first.
  17. We get it -- you use to live in California.
  18. We've had more earthquakes in the past year than we have 4"+ snowstorms
  19. A few days before Feb 5th, one of my teachers told us that there could be a 2nd storm the week after, .and that she found out by watching a "very funny weather guy on accuweather." Five minutes later Henry Margusity's long range outlook video was on the projector.