February 23, 2005

A Snowflake! Run for your lives!

As many people know, Snowfall Panic is a varsity sport here in Dee Cee. Given that, looks like we're in for a treat tomorrow:

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning to late Thursday night...

A storm passing through the southeast United States will spread snow
across the region from Thursday morning into Thursday night. At this
point it appears snow will accumulate several inches before ending.
Snow will likely mix with sleet across central Virginia and lower
southern Maryland during the event. This mix may reach as far north
as Washington... Luray... and Harrisonburg.

Depending on projected snowfall accumulations... either a Winter Storm
Warning or a Winter Weather Advisory will be issued later this
evening with more refined forecast snow accumulations.

A Winter Storm Watch is issued when there is a potential for
significant snow accumulations of 5 inches or greater.

I can almost guar-Ohn-tee that the Fed'ral Guv'mint is going to shut down for this one. Be that as it may, I think I'll come in just to show everyone what I think of this business.....

THURSDAY UPDATE: Well wonder of wonders, the Feds haven't shut down yet. Judging by the grumbling I overheard on the Metro coming in, there are a great many people who think this is a monumental injustice. We'll see what happens - I would bet they toss us out early after all.

Meanwhile, all the schools in the area are shut down. At least for Fairfax County, I do believe this is the first snow day of the season. The Llama-ettes don't get anything out of it - their school was closed today for parent/teacher conferences anyhow. Ha ha ha.

Posted by Robert at February 23, 2005 04:51 PM

I remember the joys of a snowfall in DC. Everyone piled into their mint-new SUVs (that would never see a dirt road) to go five blocks to the grocery store and get toiletpaper, milk and bread.

Posted by: RobertJ at February 23, 2005 05:47 PM

HA HA that's funny - and you being a delusional
ranter is even funnier. Lots of people getting weather I should be getting.

Explain something to me: What is a Yip? and what is an Orgle? :-) I know what a real orgle is but in what way are you guys using it?


Posted by: firstbrokenangel at February 23, 2005 06:10 PM

That is true, Robert. Too funny. Where do you live now?


Posted by: firstbrokenangel at February 23, 2005 06:12 PM

Now, Toledo. In between DC (actually Arlington, but that's inside the Beltway too) I was in Columbia, SC, where the whole city shut down if they did see a snowflake. Amusing for a guy growing up in mid NY.

Posted by: RobertJ at February 23, 2005 07:09 PM

One word for me: telecommuting.


Posted by: jen at February 23, 2005 09:04 PM

The snow days are perhaps my favorite things about DC. Great.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at February 23, 2005 09:16 PM

So the government shuts down when it snows?

It should snow more often.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at February 23, 2005 10:50 PM

Well, the government is open. For now. I'm glad my kid's day care follows the Federal Gvt. closings and not Fairfax county schools. (As a contractor, if I don't work, I don't get paid.)

Posted by: Eric at February 24, 2005 08:50 AM

It is my sad lot to work for the Federal government, but I can say this: every time it shuts down, the taxpayer should heave a sigh of relief. Since I commute to DC from Richmond via Amtrak (motto: "Relax, we'll get there eventually"), I opted to give myself the day off, so as to avoid the potential horror of sitting in the train overnight somewhere in the wilderness between Frederickgburg and Richmond, waiting for malfunctioning CSX signals to dry out.

Posted by: DWC at February 24, 2005 09:30 AM

What a gyp, not to get a snowday because the school's already closed. Oh well, the llama-ettes are get a lesson in "life isn't fair".

Posted by: RobertJ at February 24, 2005 11:19 AM

Fix the Save please - my name is too long.

You guys are wimps!!! And lately the mid states are getting the snow. Just got rid of some, now more is on the way - usually 2 feet at a time. 5 inches my foot. What wimps! hahaha


Posted by: firstbrokenangel at February 24, 2005 02:29 PM
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