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Ian

Jan 22-24 blizzard obs, tracking, nowcasting #2

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I got about 27", give or take an inch (I didn't measure with a snow board, just took multiple measurements from around the yard.

That's all you can really do.  I ended up with a few inches less than 2010, but fun nonetheless!  If 2010 was a 10.0 imby this was a 9.7!

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My mom lives in Vienna and she said 25"... and the way she measured it was just sticking a yardstick into the sidewalk. Could be slightly higher... maybe by an inch or so. 

Vienna mailing address out by Wolftrap. Using a yardstick , measured 26 to 28 in various places.

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Yep, I've called it. Really needed that quick blossom around 45 minutes ago to edge 22". Congrats on 2'. 

 

I'm just going to use this logic to tell myself that 24 actually fell to the ground. 

Glad to see you went to Condition 0.

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Glad to see you went to Condition 0.

 

I was fine all winter. The board was nuts. We almost had a mass punt, but the GFS saved us with its porn. 

 

I kept it at 1 out of respect for the Richmond folks who were pinging last night. When they got redemption today, I knew we had reached the promised land. How long can we keep it?

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Amazing post. You are an awesome person and I deeply respect your insights. I am privileged to be able to experience this with everyone here.

 

Well said!!! Truly worth all the model-watching and overall weather-geeking in then end...To see the beautiful splendor and sheer force of the creation--A blessing indeed!!

 

I agree. And I've really appreciated the expertise and insight I've seen on this board (especially in the modeling threads) from beginning to the end for this amazing storm. It's been like taking a seminar :)

 

Awesome post and record keeping. Thanks for all you do and did to keep folks updated during the storm. Eastern DC numbers look very similar, up and down the district.

 

Thanks, guys. Rereading my post I have to admit I got choked up a bit. We run through life trying to solve all these problems--problems at work, problems at home, problems we can't possibly solve, and we often forget about the amazing things that happen all around us. My dad's health has gotten a lot worse right at the time that I'm thinking about having a family, and you look at the world a different way I guess. Time is precious no matter how old you are. You have to enjoy it. I've enjoyed the pbp, predictable panic, radar watching, and sharing my love of weather with all of you. Hell, I even enjoy the people who annoy the heck out of some of us. To share this stuff with people who care as much as I do is special. 

 

First order of business when I have kids is to get them on board with loving weather :lol:

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BWI airport per the Baltimore Sun recorders 29.2 to make this their largest snow evermore . Crazy totals everywhere!

That was at 7pm, I'm just south of there and it's still light snow falling for last 4 hours

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My final storm total just outside of Richmond is 16". Looking through spotter reports it seems that most in the metro area received 14-18". This certainly makes up for our near misses back in Dec. 2009 and Feb. 2010. What an event to remember for all of VA and MD!

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Just got in from a nice lengthy jebwalk. Gorgeous out there.

 

My neighborhood experienced some really impressive drifting. My street runs North-South, so the wind was just blasting right down the street all day. I'm guessing the design of the set of townhouses has something to do with it, but there are some legit 6 to 9 foot drifts in my neighbors driveways.

 

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No cars under those piles, that's just all drifted snow... almost all the way to the top of the garage doors.

 

Even in other places in the neighborhood, I noticed a lot of 4-6 foot drifts. I'll throw some pictures into the photo thread a bit later.

 

What a storm...

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Down to flurries, so I went out for an end of storm measurement at 11pm, and was pleasantly surprised to have gained a final inch over the last four hours. Winds had really died down so it was a much easier measurement, consistent across my snow board locations.

Final storm total, SSW Franconia/Kingstowne: 25.0 inches

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Thanks, guys. Rereading my post I have to admit I got choked up a bit. We run through life trying to solve all these problems--problems at work, problems at home, problems we can't possibly solve, and we often forget about the amazing things that happen all around us. My dad's health has gotten a lot worse right at the time that I'm thinking about having a family, and you look at the world a different way I guess. Time is precious no matter how old you are. You have to enjoy it. I've enjoyed the pbp, predictable panic, radar watching, and sharing my love of weather with all of you. Hell, I even enjoy the people who annoy the heck out of some of us. To share this stuff with people who care as much as I do is special.

First order of business when I have kids is to get them on board with loving weather :lol:

I appreciate you! Thanks for sharing that.

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I enjoyed all of the snow reports, radar analysis and now casts during this event. Thank you all so much. I know some may get annoyed with the details I share during analysis but I truly appreciate you all.

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It will be close. Either the highest 4 or the lowest 5 is my first guess at it, basically 3rd best.

 

Since recording, going to be a 4, solid type, will write the standard in many areas, imo, this is a 50-70 type year deal for those impacted.. 

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I enjoyed all of the snow reports, radar analysis and now casts during this event. Thank you all so much. I know some may get annoyed with the details I share during analysis but I truly appreciate you all.

Thanks for your expert analysis.

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