February 21, 2008

Storm Of The Century Of The Week***

Run for your lives!

... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 10 PM this evening to 10 PM EST Friday...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a
Winter Storm Warning... which is in effect from 10 PM this evening
to 10 PM EST Friday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in

A storm moving in from the southwest will bring precipitation into
the cold air already in place over the region. The result will be
light snow overnight... followed by freezing rain Friday into
Friday night.

Light snow will begin during the late evening hours tonight...
likely close to 10 PM. One to two inches of snow is expected
overnight. The snow will change to freezing rain early Friday

The freezing rain will be on and off during the day on Friday and
into Friday night. Significant icing... around a quarter of an
inch... is expected. This will likely cause substantial travel
problems and power outages. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts
through this event.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...
sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel
very hazardous or impossible.

As a matter of fact, it looks like tomorrow is going to be an unpleasant day, but not enough so to justify staying home and snuggling back under the blankets. Rats. As I believe Calvin once said, getting an inch of snow is like winning ten cents in the lottery.

***Can you tell how much I enjoy using this post title?

Posted by Robert at February 21, 2008 02:50 PM | TrackBack

Two inches of snow make a snow day? What a difference it makes when you aren't used to snow on a regular basis. We (SE Wisconsin) have over two inches of snow and more accumulated ice on the roads, still left from the great dump on 2/6 (18"? Bah - just an ordinary day).

Still, be careful out there.

Posted by: diane at February 22, 2008 08:09 AM