Tuesday, February 13, 2007

IT MAY LOOK PRETTY...

It may be pretty but it will be nasty
BUT IT WILL BE NASTY.

But it will be nasty


THE I-95 CORRIDOR FROM WASHINGTON TO NEW ENGLAND:
MOST CRIPPLING ICE STORM SINCE JANUARY 1999.

BY THURSDAY MORNING, UP TO
ONE MILLION PEOPLE MAY BE WITHOUT
POWER ACROSS MID-ATLANTIC & NORTHEAST.

WILL YOU BE ONE OF THEM?
.5 - .75" ICE + 30-50 MPH WINDS +
WED NIGHT TEMPS IN TEENS MEANS...

MANY SCHOOLS FROM DC-BALTIMORE-NYC
CLOSED THROUGH FRIDAY
Radar 2-13

Hence Monday's headline.."Something Wicked This Way Comes." We just hope it goes some other way but ours. If your location is at risk for losing power, you have about 12 hours before those outages begin once winds start to increase tomorrow morning. This is going to be wickedly bad so I hope you will take necessary precautions to protect your family and property. I am very concerned that in the overnight hours, starting in southern Maryland/DC by 11PM and reaching the Philly area by 4AM, there will be an intense line of thunderstorms that will cross the DC-Baltimore-Southern-Central Maryland-DelMarVa-Philadelphia regions.

These storms are capable of producing .25 to .50 inches of "freezing" rain in a few hours, causing catastrophic and instantaneous icing over a population area of at least 10 million people. Make no mistake about it, this rain will freeze on contact at the surface, combined with brief strong winds, thunder and lightning.


The National Weather Service might in a surreal kind of way, be thinking about issuing a Severe Thunderstorm Warning concurrently with an Ice Storm Warning in the middle of a Winter Storm Warning. Don't believe me? Look at the radar yourself. That massive line of "yellow" in the Carolinas as of 8:50 PM Tuesday is going to rotate up the Chesapeake Bay and over this region, picking up tremendous moisture as it does. And you'll know when it happens, because you'll hear the rain pounding against your windows. Except that the ground temperatures will be in the 20's across the area. Recipe for a week off. You'd better hope there's a sudden, inexplicable and steady rise in temperature across the region, or else it might be a while before we can all chat on this website again.
Surface Temperatures 2-13-07

I will turn in early tonight to rest up because tomorrow will be even more challenging. Please continue to post your observations, especially if you see big changes in conditions at your location. It is interesting to note in the recent observations posted in the comments, that as the large area of rain gets closer, temperatures reported in by readers have been DROPPING. Makes my heart sink to wonder what will await me in the morning. Talk to you all then.

78 comments:

Russ said...

Mr. Foot you are making me very nervous. What about the one question that was asked about the cold air collasping into the center of the storm, which makes this mess all snow? I saw that on accu-weather also. Can you forecast something to get my water back on??

Mr. Foot said...

Ok everyone, email russ a large 5 gallon container of water.

Russ: As soon as the containers come through, immediately dump into your bathtub. Careful not to get any on the keyboard.

I still think there is a surprise snow element left in this storm somewhere and I haven't had a chance to see that info yet but will do so tonight. Getting close to dinner and the evening program everyone, so you know what THAT means.. I go silent for a few hours until we are cleaned up and into post dinner playtime mode. Talk to you all sometime after 7 PM

I am right on with Stormin Norman. He says once the winds come, major problems will be a small explanation for what will be a massively huge region-wide problem.

Want a sense of what this might be like, go do a google search for the 1998 Ontario Ice Storm and hold on to your seat.

Russ said...

thanks--talking to baltimore city now---keep your fingers crossed

Ben said...

how about DC!!!

Mr Foot, how cruel! how can you mention Baltimore and not DC!!

Do you think DC should be included in your prediction.....i really need a day off!!!!!

elevation said...

They kept saying on WBAL that normal rain will be coming, what impact will that have?

Mr.B said...

Topper shut has me in the major ice storm area. Oh Boy!

terpguy said...

[insert already used story of 5KW generator HERE]

I REALLY hope that I don't need it....

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

Flakes and pingies hitt'in my window at 6:50 pm. I can deal with the flakes, but don't care for the pingies!

Novatriguy said...

24 and sleeting to beat the band in Leesburg

tarentz said...

29 in White Marsh. Pingies have subsided a little, but I'm sure we're in for more.

Waiting to see what happens.

Mr.B said...

Sleet/Smow

23.6

I expect a major ice storm here at this point, then 2-4" of snow on the back side.

Novatriguy said...

Ok if you want to get technical it's 23.5 in Leesburg (according to weatherbug)

tarentz said...

The parking pad next to my end-of-block townhouse is now, officially, an ice-rink.

Ben said...

DC....need the info....[on hands and knew praying]

Mr.B said...

Mr. Foot I am scared for who ever gets the ice storm. (It may be me.) Because I have been through a 3/4" one before and it was not a pretty sight the next morning.

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

Ben:

Go to capitalweather.com. They are all about D.C. 24/7. Great site. I read it sometimes. They have a comment section like this.

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

Back from the liquor store, the guys there were worried about me as they have not seen me for more than 48 hours. This storm is not what I wanted, but I'll take it. I don't really like it but hey it's the MOST interesting thing we have had all winter!

Mr. Foot said...

Ben... take a look at the NWS forecast for DC.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/zones/DCZ001.php?zo=1

Please don't feel slighted. I have 2 small children and it is a busy time at home from 5-8 pm.

I did not include DC because I was not totally positive you'd be in the ice zone. According to your NWS forecast, it looks like you'll be in the thick of it as well. Unless it all goes over to rain, pure unadulterated,unabridged rain at 35 F+ across the area, you are looking at a region wide shut down. Everyone, everything, everywhere will be closed.

In January 2004 (told this story 2 times now on this board).. the region had 1/4 inch of ice and we schools were closed for 3 days, universities 1 day.

Ready for the punchline? That 1/4 inch of ice came slowly in the form of freezing drizzle over a 2 day period (day 1 was snow).

You're going to get 1/4 to 1/2 inch in a 12-16 hour period, followed by very cold temperatures and high winds. It is going to be horrific. Do you understand?

Mr. Foot said...

I agree with Andy. Visit capitalweather.com,though we don't want to lose you on this board, but you can be a "double-commenter" and post there and here!They have this site linked on theirs and vice versa.

Mr. Foot said...

I sure hope WBAL is right, but I think they are downplaying to the point of risking lives. It is bad policy to issue a forecast like that when the preponderance of evidence clearly indicates there is a significant to crippling ice storm currently in the making.

If WBAL is right, we will have to see a rapid rise in temperature of 11 F to reach their overnight low of 38 F. They've got 4 hours to go. That's about 3.5 degrees per hour. Ok, let's watch and see if anyone's temp in the entire region goes to or above 35 F.

Mr.B said...

Not mine. Dropping from 23.6 to 23.2 in the last 20min.

WEYTYN said...

Mr Foot-

I am in a total dither.... Where oh where is Paul Koycin through all of this???. Is he having a throat implant...or maybe he is stuck in his Jack Bauer Adventure Bag looking for his handheld barometer.

Yes its true....The official JB Bag...go here
http://charitycoinshop.stores.yahoo.net/teshfo24jaba.html

list price was $24 of course but you can get it here for 19.95

bring on the ice cubes and I'll take another margarita as i monitor your comments page
Happy Forecasting!

terpguy said...

Fallston-

2011 local- 24.6F

weytyn: Kocin, whom I've had the pleasure to meet twice, was fired by TWC last Spring. MY opinion (with some others) is that it was because he wasn't blonde eye-candy. TWC's credibility in winter forecasting has dropped to near zero IMHO.

Gigi Lynn said...

Last night you told me that the powers that be weren't making a decision about closing schools today because the forecasts were so uncertain. But now there's ice on the ground, temps below freezing, and more of the same to come. So WHY won't they make the call before I put my kids to bed tonight? Surely they won't repeat today's fiasco again tomorrow, will they?!?

I guess now I know why they don't list Sydney Cousin's email addresses on the Howard County Public School website!

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

20.4 degrees here and 4 inches of snow with mixed sleet on the ground. Light freezing mist/fog in the street light. 8:35 pm.

Ben said...

thanks Mr Foot

DC obvs: 27F, light freezing rain (so the Weather Channel says)

Mr.B said...

Yep here we go.

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
835 PM EST TUE FEB 13 2007

.SHORT TERM /REST OF TONIGHT/...

PRECIPITATION HAS TURNED TO FZRA/IP ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TIER THIS
EVENING AS MILD AIR STREAMS IN ALOFT AHEAD OF PRIMARY LO IN OHIO
VALLEY. CHANGEOVER LINE...WHICH CORRELATES WELL WITH MODEL 0C
ISOTHERM AT 800MB...SHOULD REACH ITS NORTHERNMOST EXTENT LATER
TONIGHT IN VICINITY OF I-80. PREV FCST HANDLED THIS CHANGEOVER WELL.
WILL ONLY ADD MORE FZRA ALONG SOUTHERN TIER...BASED ON LATEST
REPORTS FROM SPOTTERS.

tarentz said...

26 degrees here in White Marsh around 8:45. Precip seems to have slowed, but this should be temporary. Already have that 'glazed' look outside.

Here's hoping for an announcement for schools tonight -- if I can make it to 11! Haven't done that in a while...

Russ said...

Tom,
I just fiqured out that was you! Where in WM do you live? I still do not have water!

cgoodnight said...

22F in Fells Point, with freezing rain/snow mix. Walked Lily about an hour ago, and the sidewalks were snowy but wet, last walk of the evening a few minutes ago revealed what was slush is now frozen solid... Time to make a toasty toast to closed schools... hopefully!

Russ said...

Tarentz,
If BCPS were smart, they would make up for today and call tonight. Even if we go in tomorrow, I'm not! I'm tired of packing a suite case every morning and going to my dads in Edgemere to shower before work!! We live in the County and the City controls our water.

Basketball856 said...

this heavy line of rain heading into the Baltimore region could be devastating.

Mr.B said...

OMG!!!

Overnight...Freezing rain and sleet. Little or no sleet accumulation. Additional ice accumulation of one half to three quarters of an inch. Lows in the mid 20s. Temperatures steady or slowly rising after midnight. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Wednesday...Freezing rain in the morning...Then a chance of freezing rain...Snow and sleet in the afternoon. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation. Total ice accumulation of one half to one inch. Brisk with highs in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph...Increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Total Ice: .5"-1" This is death!!! Mr. Foot save me. LOL

Russ said...

cgoodnight,
you live in Fells Point? I'm suppose to take my wife to Kali's Court tomorrow for dinner. Maybe I will post tomorrow and ask you how the streets are.

Julee said...

Terpguy
Thanks for the info on Paul Kocin. I have been looking for his blog for days. Weather Channel morons!

Mr. Foot
Capital Weather? Ho hum ... completely lacking the inimitable Foot charm. What a bore.
A FOOT CHARM!! I need to add one of those to my "life charm" bracelet!

Andy
I'm jealous of your 4 inches of snow. About an inch or so of glazed snow in Pikesville, with constant window pinging since 7 o'clock.

David
Still think we'll be in our Blue Ribbon school tomorrow?

Mr.B said...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST
WEDNESDAY.

THROUGH LATE EVENING...LIGHT SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING DRIZZLE
WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN
AREAS...CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MARYLAND...AND MUCH OF THE SHENANDOAH
VALLEY.

A LARGE AREA OF PRECIPITATION OVER NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA CONTINUES TO MOVE TO THE NORTHEAST. AS THIS MOVES INTO
THE AREA...MIXED PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO FREEZING
RAIN.

THIS AREA OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO REACH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
AND THE CENTRAL SHENANDOAH VALLEY AFTER 9 PM...REACHING THE
NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY...NORTHERN VIRGINIA AND THE WASHINGTON
METROPOLITAN AREA AROUND 11 PM...AND NORTHERN MARYLAND AROUND
MIDNIGHT.

BY MID MORNING WEDNESDAY...FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE
TO AROUND 1/2 TO 1 INCH ON EXPOSED SURFACES IN THE SHENANDOAH
VALLEY...POTOMAC HIGHLANDS AND AREAS JUST EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.
FURTHER EAST...ACROSS THE BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN
AREAS...TEMPERATURES ARE SLIGHTLY WARMER AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 1/2 AND 3/4 INCHES.

THE GREATEST ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO THE NORTH AND WEST
OF THE INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR.

IF PRECIPITATION REMAINS IN THE FORM OF SLEET FOR A LONGER PERIOD
THAN CURRENTLY ANTICIPATED...ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE SOMEWHAT
REDUCED.

THIS IS THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION OF ICE THAT THE REGION
HAS SEEN SINCE THE ICE STORM THAT AFFECTED THE AREA IN JANUARY OF
1999.

Frank said...

21.0 outside here in CNJ. The temps continue to drop. Since 6:30, my temp dropped 5 degrees. I am actually routing for ice since I know snow is out of the question now for the most part. Ice storms are rare in these parts, so it is cool to get one as long as if everyone remains safe.

terpguy said...

2130 local
22.6F (down 2.0 from 2010 local)
Misty, freezing rain.

TG
Fallston

wvmommyof4 said...

23 here in wv with light snow and sleet. We had freezing rain all evening then it went back to a mix. I would say we have about 3 to 4 inches of white stuff ( snow sleet ice) on the ground. Hopefully we will not be devastated with heavy ice!!

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

9:45 pm. Down to 18 degrees, freezing drizzle and rouge snow flakes dancing in the starless skies of the keystone state. Winters unforgiving hand continues to grip the throats of powderhounds with the unthinkable alternate scenario which prompt the coveted Winter Storm Warnings we otherwise prize!

Got Haggis? said...

FCST UPDATED TO RAISE ICE ACCUMULATIONS BASED ON LATEST
OBSERVATIONAL DATA AND 21Z SREF/00Z RUC. REGIONAL MOSAIC SHOWS
BIG SLUG OF MOISTURE HEADING THIS WAY WITH COLD WEDGE FIRMLY IN
PLACE. 00Z SOUNDINGS FROM RNK/GSO AND IAD SHOW WARM NOSE WITH +3C
OR BETTER SUPPORTING FZRA RATHER THAN SLEET. LATEST RUC SHOWS ABT
THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH WATER EQUIV OVERNIGHT AND 21Z SREF
PLUME DIAGRAMS SHOWING VERY HIGH PROBABILITES OF EXCEEDING HALF
INCH OF ICE ACCRETION MOST AREAS INCLUDING DC. SREF DIAGRAMS ALSO
INDICATING SMALL PROBS OF APPROACHING ONE INCH OF ICE ACCRETION.
FCST WILL GO WITH ICE ACCUMS OF ONE HALF TO THREE QUARTERS EAST
AND ONE HALF TO ONE INCH WEST. ONLY ST MARYS AND CALVERT COUNTIES
ARE EXPECTED TO SEE RAIN OVERNIGHT. PRECIP EXPECTED TO END BY 8 OR
9AM SO ANTICIPATE WARNINGS WILL BE CANCELLED BY MID MORNING
INSTEAD OF CURR END TIME (2PM).

THIS IS THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUM THAT THE REGION HAS SEEN
SINCE THE ICE STORM IN JANUARY OF 1999. SEVERE ICING ON TREES AND
ROADWAYS IS LIKELY...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD POWER
OUTAGES.

terpfan3 said...

23.7F in timonium, temp has dropped 1.6F in the last 45 min.

Ben said...

26F here in DC, dropped 1F in the last 30mins :-)

Mr. Foot said...

Finally the NWS is picking up on the possiblity there could be at least 3/4 inch of ice resulting from that slug of moisture I talked about in my post.

Can you imagine...thunder freezing rainstorm with lighting and sleet?

and Chip probably still thinks were in on time tomorrow :-)

Tom T. is out at a tanning salon in shorts basking in the 38 F that has yet to materialize.

Dundalk holding steady at 27 with zr/ip
(that's the technical abbrevation for freezing rain and sleet believe it or not)

This is going to be a night to remember...err forget.

chip said...

Mr. Foot, thanks as always for your info and your wonderful comment board. Thanks to all posters... seems to me that confidence is high, Ms. Julee, that we ain't gonna be at school in the HZ tomorrow... and I wouldn't bet on Thursday either. My knuckles have itched not a whit, so I am only setting the alarm to enjoy seeing the announcement, and then turning over and going back to Snoozer's Palace. Question for Mr. Foot and the group: any ideas about which areas in the Balmer region are more or less likely to lose power?

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

Haggis is a tasty Scottish dish enjoyed in the ole country. Although it consists of ground organs served in a sheep stomach, I hear it is quite delightful. After a bought of whiskey sampling at Glenlivet, I once tried Haggis. And I must say, that although it is Scottish it is "CRAP"!!!!!

N.B.: If you are a Haggis connoisseur, as I am sure most patrons of this site are, please take no offense as I spent my entire summer under the official pretext of international law study in Scotland back in 1998 in a drunken fog. I hear I had a great time and my friends tell me I did indeed enjoy the Haggis!

Mr.B said...

Mr. Foot,

Am I in big trouble??

Novatriguy said...

23 in Leesburg. Can't tell if it's tiny rain droplets or tiny snowflakes. They are floating.
Goodnight

Rachael said...

Hey Mr Foot
im still hoping i will be able to take a plane out of BWI on Friday
what are you thinking?

terpguy said...

rachael;

The problem won't be taking the plane out...but getting the plane IN to BWI from where ever it is waiting for the Wx to clear in Maryland.

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

OKAY? It is now 17 degs here? Temps are dropping. According to forecast they were going to go up. Wonder what is going on. Also the blue on the radar is now extending further south.

Julee said...

Freezy Andrew
You forgot the OATMEAL in Haggis -- it's ONLY saving grace!!

Temp here at 10:17 is 29 served up with a thickly glazed snow.

Hope we CAN all get together tomorrow Mr. Foot.

Have a safe and warm night
everyone ...

Mr. Foot said...

Mr. B.. only if you do not show for detention. Seriously though if you have snow sticking to the trees, then you get this ice, you'll be the first to get the heavy winds and snap, crackle, pop.. down go your power lines.

Dr. Chip: who is more prone to losing power sooner is the great unknown. I would venture to say those older subdivisions with trees and powerlines right underneath, like my parents in suburban Philly. Rural areas..one big limb comes down and takes out the main line into little town # 1.

Areas that have all their lines underground would be better off, like my development, unless the main transformers come down. I never lost power in Isabel, yet some of you were out 4-5-6 days. Can't even begin to imagine what that would be like. Gives us a cold version of what they went through in Katrina.

Rachael: I'm sure most here would agree BWI should be fine by Friday. Wed and Thu will be rough, delays and de-icing will destroy travel plans nationwide, especially when the NE starts to get hit.

I did some research while back on strength of transmission lines. Seeem to remember they are generally rated to withstand 1.25 inches of ice with no wind. Wonder what 1.0 inches plus wind would mean. In Ontario, January 1998 their entire power grid was destroyed by an ice storm that left 3-4 inches of ice, took 6 weeks to reconstruct. $5 billion in damages. Read about it here:
http://canadaonline.about.com/cs/weather/p/icestorm.htm

We won't be that bad, but it's way way more people in the megalopolis.

John of Rosedale, MD said...

looking at radar, large slug of moisture heading towards Baltimore area, coastal low starting to form? are temps dropping accross the region now....?

Mr. Foot said...

HA Julee how about we just plan to meet at graduation. That's how long it'll take to recover from this

Here's the forecast for Dundalk, you know that little town real close to the BAY where it is generally supposed to be WARMER than everyone else:

Overnight...Freezing rain. Additional ice accumulation around one half of an inch. Lows in the mid 20s. Temperatures steady or slowly rising after midnight. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Wednesday...Freezing rain in the morning...Then a chance of freezing rain...Snow and sleet in the afternoon. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation. Total ice accumulation of one half to three quarters of an inch. Windy with highs in the mid 30s. North winds 15 to 20 mph... Becoming northwest 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

We could very well end up with 1 god-forsaken inch of ice in Dundalk. On that note, I am going to tranquilize myself with Tylenol PM now to dull the fear of what is coming.. and promptly go to sleep, remote in hand, TV pegged at Ch 12.

Mr.B said...

It's Sleeting like crazy here. 22.7 degrees.

terpfan3 said...

temp continues to steadily drop, its now 23.3F. Very light snow continuing in Timonium.

Mr. Foot said...

Hey check out wbal closings page.. it is starting to roll in already

http://www.wbaltv.com/closings/index.html

John of Rosedale, MD said...

Has Tom T backed off that 40 degrees with heavy rain forecast yet? It amazes me how 3 local channels can see the same storm so differently and also how some of them basically ignore the warnings from the NWS

terpguy said...

Check out:
http://www.intellicast.com (go to DC)

Heavy cold air intrusion to create snow echos as far south as Farmville, Va. (WSW of Richmond).

Goodnight all...be safe.

Anonymous said...

HI MR FOOT!! We all arrived home safely from ORLANDO!! We thought we might be delayed because of severe weather there - t-storms. But they passed by VERY quickly! Thanks for all the updates.. we had many phone calls and texts from home about your updates!!

Gonna get some rest... and look to see if HoCo calls the day because I NEEDASNOWDAY!!!

terpfan3 said...

tom tasselmeyer says the change over to rain will only occur on the eastern shore.

Deanna said...

Hi Mr. Foot... I have really enjoyed reading your site the past couple of days. My friend who is a former teacher at Dundalk Middle sent me the link!

Honestly, I would like more time off, so my papers get graded and I can have a long break from teaching ;). However, I really hope that everyone considers safety tomorrow!

While it really looks beautiful here in Rosedale, it is also very icy, with a light sprinkle coming down.

Have a good night!

Ben said...

after hearing reports that the major tv outlets are now calling for an ice storm for DC proper. And after reading mr foots comments, comments above, and comments on Capitalweather....i have come to the conclusion, with 99.9% confidence, nothing in DC will be open tomorrow.

I can sleep in, have more time to review for my spanish test on thursday, and watch a soccer game (if power is still on, which i bet it is bc Universities have many generators i believe)....going to be a great day

stay safe everyone. and enjoy your snow/ice day! :-)

wvmommyof4 said...

temp is 22 with sleet

Justin said...

In Montgomery County (Olney)...not sure on temp but it is cold

sleet/freezing rain now. Street/driveways covered in snow with sleet/ice on top made it slippery out there now

Mr.B said...

Still sleet here. Maybe no freezing rain?

wvmommyof4 said...

WOW it is pouring the sleet!!!! I cant believe the amt of sleet we have had tonight. I am sure we have picked up atleast an inch or more of just sleet.

Justin said...

yeah it is coming down here hard right now

terpguy said...

0325 local

Snow, sleet and freezing rain...26.8F.

I think we have a winner.

Novatriguy said...

21 in Leesburg. Still sleeting. Back to bed. The cat wants to be fed. Fooled him!

terpguy said...

0511-
Baltimore County is closed!

Now, if Harford would wake up......

terpguy said...

ps-25.6F, light frozen precip, gusty winds.

I've brought in rain gauge #1 from the garage where it spent the night not completely melting.

I'll swap for #2 for the 24 hour total later.

terpguy said...

OK-Thank you, Harford...

Back to bed.

Everybody be safe.

Mr. Foot said...

I think we can agree to upgrade this event to SuperKahuna. Any objections?

Dundalk: 31 F, freezing rain, at least .3 inch out there.

Dr. Chip: I think school will be closed today. I know it's a stretch. Maybe you should get a shower just in case.

I'm very concerned about Philly to NYC-- Ice Storm Warnings. The I-95 corridor has not seen something like this since I don't know when. The Jan 94 storms were more in PA and MD, right?

Mr.B said...

Sleeted here all night I don't think we had any freezing rain.

Novatriguy said...

The temp in Leesburg is 29! It's climbed 8 degrees since my last comment just over an hour ago. We now have freezing rain. They called LCPS last night around 8:30 so everyone in this house will be sleeping in. (except yours truly)

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

Still moderate to heavy blowing snow falling here. Looks like the back end of some precip. is trying to fill in. Check out the readar trend. It's moving back into N. Maryland.