Friday, February 05, 2010

Snowmageddon 2010

AKA Snowpocalypse, SNOW MY GOSH, The Snowtorious B.I.G., Kaiser Snowze, Snowblivion.

Ft. Detrick closed at 12:30 today. We did cancel plans for tomorrow. Still holding out hope for the Superbowl party on Sunday.

We've probably got about a quarter of an inch so far, and the flakes are coming down big and thick. Current forecasts are for 2" by 9pm (but at the rate we're going right now, we've got to end up with more than that); the heaviest stuff is supposed to hit between 9pm tonight and 9am tomorrow, and then continuing on until about 5 or 6pm. Depending on the site, 16-26" or 20-30" total is predicted - if it's the latter, records could be set.

As for us? We have the first season (7 episodes) of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' that just arrived from Netflix today and two seasons worth of the X-Files that M got me for Christmas. I'm probably going to knock out a good chunk of Stephen King's Under the Dome since that's not a book I want to lug around on vacations and such (1072 pages total). There's tons of stuff we have in the Netflix instant streaming queue. And I might even pull out my cross stitch again - haven't worked on that in a while. Matt bought Super Mario Brothers for the Wii today on his way back from lunch. We've also gotta do dishes and laundry, and vacuum, and clean the bathroom so that we can actually have people over on Sunday without being embarrassed.

Big flakes starting to stick to our cars and the sidewalk at 4pm. Will update with more totals and pics as the weekend progresses!

UPDATE (6:30pm) We've already gotten 2.5-3 inches; about a half an inch to an inch is on the sidewalks and roadway. The tempo is still pretty quick but flakes are generally smaller than several hours ago. This is the sidewalk and the front of our condo:

Several more artsy pictures in the photoblog (gasp, I know!)

UPDATE: 10.5" at 10:30 PM. Totals may be a little less than predicted, because the severe weather prediction now has a break from 12:30-5AM and some sleet mixed in with the snow. Lights were a little flicker-y earlier but that seems to have stopped.

UPDATE: No measurement at 12:15AM (didn't want to venture off the front stoop!) but it's definitely over a foot and drifts up to the windows from the wind. The view out into the parking lot from the steps:

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