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1 hour ago, stormtracker said:

Yeah, I've been following it down there.  Looks legit.  They could get two storms.

I took Dallas in the south division of my Fantasy Snowfall league, trying to bank on the bonus points for snow above seasonal average.  I'm hella pumped.

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re sports, the wizards defense is just completely unacceptable.  i know t bryant is out, but 12-41 from threes is also silly.  they've been trying too hard since the wittman days to be a small ball, warriors style offense and it's not working because they don't have the roster for it.  i think they need to reboot, but i'd rather leonsis clean out the front office first.  sheppard has made a couple of good moves, but they might need a fresh start with someone from the outside to create some type of synergy.

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2 minutes ago, 87storms said:

re sports, the wizards defense is just completely unacceptable.  i know t bryant is out, but 12-41 from threes is also silly.  they've been trying too hard since the wittman days to be a small ball, warriors style offense and it's not working because they don't have the roster for it.  i think they need to reboot, but i'd rather leonsis clean out the front office first.  sheppard has made a couple of good moves, but they might need a fresh start with someone from the outside to create some type of synergy.

Team is a mess, they somehow got worse defensively since last year.  We gotta ship Beal...

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Just now, EHoffman said:

Team is a mess, they somehow got worse defensively since last year.  We gotta ship Beal...

yea, i like beal, but they could have fleeced a team for probably 2-3 lottery picks 2 years ago.  i like russ, too, but i'd rather have my all stars in the backcourt and frontcourt (murray/jokic, etc.).  at this point, leonsis might just let the season play out, hope for a high pick, and reevaluate.

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Just now, 87storms said:

yea, i like beal, but they could have fleeced a team for probably 2-3 lottery picks 2 years ago.  i like russ, too, but i'd rather have my all stars in the backcourt and frontcourt (murray/jokic, etc.).  at this point, leonsis might just let the season play out, hope for a high pick, and reevaluate.

We can definitely still get a lottery pick or two for beal, he's electric.  I'm kinda dismayed because we really don't have a good young core...Bertans has regressed big time this year, TB is good but hurt, and Deni remains to be seen but I haven't really been that impressed.  Rui is good.

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So now BAL is cashing in an immediate DC metro is rain with a few pellets. Figures. Cashing in my 0.3 accumulation chips and heading for the bar. 

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12 minutes ago, EHoffman said:

We can definitely still get a lottery pick or two for beal, he's electric.  I'm kinda dismayed because we really don't have a good young core...Bertans has regressed big time this year, TB is good but hurt, and Deni remains to be seen but I haven't really been that impressed.  Rui is good.

true, and makes sense to trade him if they're all in on a reboot, though not sure if that's what they want yet.  bertans is a sniper, but i didn't like that contract.  i would have preferred that money spent on a more versatile forward like jerami grant.  rui/deni are solid, but their athleticism doesn't pop out of the screen which is where the league is at right now...and if you don't have standout athleticism, you better be able to shoot well...and if you don't shoot well you better be a great defender.

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Made me look, he did indeed. End times, man, end times. 
Now who's Snowmaps will he copy and paste?

This storm is miserable for those of us this side of the bay. Looks like I get skunked on both waves. Ugh.

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22 minutes ago, alexderiemer said:

Now who's Snowmaps will he copy and paste?

This storm is miserable for those of us this side of the bay. Looks like I get skunked on both waves. Ugh.

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Sorry to hear on the snow - hoping some rates and cold air still work in overnight for you all. This whole region is always on such a knife's edge with snowfall...

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Finally got an appointment for a Covid vaccination in the Baltimore Convention Center...for  tomorrow...ummm....   Life.   But snow...  I like it.   Conundrums.

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33 minutes ago, alexderiemer said:

DT just "divorced" the Euro on FB emoji2357.png

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That dude has a legit job forecasting for commercial clients right? I guess they don't care he posts crap like that on social media? 

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Disclaimer:

I ain't mad at anyone who got snow. 

 

I ain't happy that I missed on the snow.  Thats the difference.  I try to take most of the fails in stride and laugh them off.  What else can I do? Weather gonna weather. But this one sucked.  This isn't a plea for sympathy.  Just a little leeway if I go off the reservation and vent today.  Not reaped so don't get too excited @WxWatcher007  This is just me complaining to management about poor customer service.  I have been a loyal patron of winter for a long time(not giving my age, thank you @mappy :P ) and service this winter has been atrocious.  Lots of hot deals and BOGOs and so far its been all get home with the package only to open it up and see the beautiful dozen eggs smashed, loaf of bread smushed between the OJ and the sour cream spoiled CAUSE EFFING TEMPS AT ONE LEVEL ALWAYS GETS HOTTER THAN THE SURFACE OF THE GADDAMN SUN(leaving the misspelling).  Seriously.  Why do I keep shopping at the same shitty store?  Oh I know why.  Its the only store that serves snow. Snowmart seems to have better locations to the south, north, west and now east.  They suck in the DC area.  To get the good service I have to drive two damn hours in any direction. 

But its not like Tropicalmart is any better.  Whats great around here is Heatmart, Warmmart, AnythingbutSnowMart, 33andRainMart.  Sigh.  Now SnowAnusMart is making a push to enter the market.  Lack of precip means they are coming in dry.  

Wish things would change a little.  Thats all i ask.  boo effing hoo

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12 minutes ago, GATECH said:

So did Baltimore get good snow?  Just want to confirm DC is the new snow anus of the mid Atlantic 

Its never been the new.  We've owned that mofo.  they thought they could take it from us and we just slapped them back into the 1800s when all they had was crabs and old bay. 

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Seeing a few post about how underwhelmed some are with the snow.  All I can say is

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7 minutes ago, H2O said:

Disclaimer:

I ain't mad at anyone who got snow. 

 

I ain't happy that I missed on the snow.  Thats the difference.  I try to take most of the fails in stride and laugh them off.  What else can I do? Weather gonna weather. But this one sucked.  This isn't a plea for sympathy.  Just a little leeway if I go off the reservation and vent today.  Not reaped so don't get too excited @WxWatcher007  This is just me complaining to management about poor customer service.  <SNIP>

Wish things would change a little.  Thats all i ask.  boo effing hoo

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I empathize with your pain. Writing was on the wall midday yesterday, though I held out hope when the show started with sleet last night. But I knew when I woke up today it would be all, womp-womp. I'm just kinda dead to the shutouts anymore.

But, to honor @WinterWxLuvr's request regarding pics-with-sticks earlier in the week, thought I'd include this -- sorry, it's definitely unofficial, as I forgot to get out the snowboard last night. Also of interest -- the remaining snow pack IMBY (lower left).

Currently 35/34...and in an act of cruelty, Mother Nature just started mixing in a few mangled flakes with the drizzle.

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Its maddening that (EURO_ensemble-3")*2/3 has provided a reasonable 24-hour snow fall forecast for College Park - 3 storms running.  

The operational has provided similar results.  Guess its the Euro cold-bias at work. 

Of course, the ensemble mean should never be used for a forecast.  At short range, use the operational forecast; at long range use the ensemble median ... and sigh adjust for your local climatology

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The story of the winter has been the boundary/surface temps in DC.  Even a few days ago, we were supposed to be in the 20s with snow falling.  I'm still at 33 degrees with white rain. 

I'd be skeptical of the upcoming "historic ice storm" since I would lean towards another bust on temps.  DC should easily be at climo by now with the events we've had -- the temps just have been terrible.

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14 minutes ago, nj2va said:

The story of the winter has been the boundary/surface temps in DC.  Even a few days ago, we were supposed to be in the 20s with snow falling.  I'm still at 33 degrees with white rain. 

I'd be skeptical of the upcoming "historic ice storm" since I would lean towards another bust on temps.  DC should easily be at climo by now with the events we've had -- the temps just have been terrible.

Was just talking to a buddy about this.  When does Saturday go from 28 and sleet and Ice to 31-32 non event for us close into DC metro?   

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18 minutes ago, nj2va said:

The story of the winter has been the boundary/surface temps in DC.  Even a few days ago, we were supposed to be in the 20s with snow falling.  I'm still at 33 degrees with white rain. 

I'd be skeptical of the upcoming "historic ice storm" since I would lean towards another bust on temps.  DC should easily be at climo by now with the events we've had -- the temps just have been terrible.

I’m not even sure the issue was boundary temps in the city. There was simply a N-S gradient to the temps from 2m on up during the best QPF that screwed those of us on the southern edge of the precip.

I’m not about all the reaping stuff (sorry, Watcher), but I’ve decided to not get invested in anything else this winter until the precip has started, and even then I’ll be wary of what’s coming (f’ing Correlation Coefficient radar - miserable POS). I’ll track and post, but I vow not to looks for any eggs, let alone put them into any baskets.

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2 hours ago, H2O said:

Its never been the new.  We've owned that mofo.  they thought they could take it from us and we just slapped them back into the 1800s when all they had was crabs and old bay. 

Very much a "you come at the king you best not miss" moment...

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