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

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Heather Curtis @HeatherMCurtis1

The National Guard has been called in to rescue meteorologists at the @NWS in Sterling. They're snowed in & need to change shifts #dcsnow

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3 Miles NW near hickory I have 4 snow boards set up all in different locations Max snow was 32 Low snow was 29. 2 were 30.0-30.5

Ok I'm pretty close to that I'm right near Forest Hill off of Red Pump Rd 

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Heather Curtis @HeatherMCurtis1

The National Guard has been called in to rescue meteorologists at the @NWS in Sterling. They're snowed in & need to change shifts #dcsnow

lmfao please tell me her account was hacked.

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This is the one. Favorite storm of all time. I didn't live here in 96 but I doubt I would have appreciated that storm like I have this one. It's one for the ages. My interest in long lead tracking is over this year. Most exhausting and enjoyable week of my weather nerd life. 

You'll be model tracking soon enough.

Wait til you see the snows in February.

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Heather Curtis @HeatherMCurtis1

The National Guard has been called in to rescue meteorologists at the @NWS in Sterling. They're snowed in & need to change shifts #dcsnow

 

Yeah I was following until the punchline was "need to change shifts" and not "their office roof caved in"

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Three words:

 

Flat

Out

Blizzard

 

This afternoon had the rates of the first 2010 storm with the winds of the second. Around Friendship Heights, with the wind funneling through some of the medium rises, visibility was under 150 yards at times.

Impossible to say how much has fallen specifically but I took 10 measures and they were all between 20" and 22.5".

I was walking around in it for about two hours and I'm glad to be back in for a bit. That's a sign of a kick-azz storm: when it makes glad to be inside for a spell.

Saturday January 23 2016 will forever more have special meaning to DC weather weenies.
 

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Heather Curtis @HeatherMCurtis1

The National Guard has been called in to rescue meteorologists at the @NWS in Sterling. They're snowed in & need to change shifts #dcsnow

I'm guessing what that really means is that somebody called and asked if they could get a guy with a hummer to come over.

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This is my #2 storm now, beating out 1996 and 2010.

 

My #1 remains PD 1979, living in northern Calvert County, which was the jackpot by far with 30-35" of snow and several hours of the most violent blizzard I have ever seen.  We got 6" in one hour at one point, and winds howled at 50-60 mph.  Drifts were 6-8 feet deep.

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