Well, here we are again. Back in December, I posted on the last record-setting blizzard in the DC area. Today finished up yet another one for the record books. BTW, the name “snowmageddon” did not originate with the president. It came from the Capitol Weather Gang blog. I noticed that no credit was given by the pres. The source probably wasn’t listed on the teleprompter.
Now I like snow, but this is getting out of hand. Snow totals so far for this storm from the National Weather Service:
SW BALLSTON 28.0 600 PM 2/06
NNE BAILEYS CROSSR 24.1 450 PM 2/06
ENE FALLS CHURCH 22.0 700 PM 2/06 AVERAGE DEPTH
E BARCROFT 19.8 718 PM 2/06
ESE BARCROFT 18.0 630 PM 2/06 SNOW DEPTH
W ROSSLYN 18.0 400 PM 2/06
REAGAN NATIONAL AIRP 17.8 600 PM 2/06
…CITY OF ALEXANDRIA…
SSW ALEXANDRIA 23.2 515 PM 2/06
ESE HYBLA VALLEY 23.0 430 PM 2/06
SE ALEXANDRIA 20.0 346 PM 2/06
ALEXANDRIA 20.0 400 PM 2/06
NNE ALEXANDRIA 19.5 550 PM 2/06
ESE ALEXANDRIA 19.2 515 PM 2/06
…DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 27.5 600 PM 2/06
SW AMERICAN UNIVER 25.0 715 PM 2/06
WASHINGTON 18.2 441 PM 2/06 SN DEPTH
And the highest readings I could find on the list:
…HOWARD COUNTY, MD…
W ELKRIDGE 38.3 405 PM 2/06
…WARREN COUNTY, VA…
ENE HOWELLSVILLE 37.0 505 PM 2/06
Here’s a snowfall accumulation map from the Washington Post:
Very impressive storm. Some pictures from this afternoon:
The snow looked more impressive than the December 19, 2009 blizzard and the accumulation seemed deeper. However, I measured it at 22-23 inches, not much more than last time. However, totals ar0und the region were definitely higher.
If anthropological global warming predictions were true, winters like this would not be possible anymore. As the planetary greenhouse heats up, snow should decrease dramatically. That’s not what we’ve seen the last several years – quite the opposite.
Meanwhile, it took me about 3 hours to shovel about 1/4 of the driveway and 1/2 of one car. Tomorrow must end with a clean car, driveway, and walk. I’m already running out of places to toss the snow. Almost 2 feet of coverage across a wide area equals a lot of volume. Oh that global warming were true!