Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Snowfall Rollcall!

Photo from Ms. Rochel Schnur in central MD.
5:30 AM EST 1/24 - Ready for some good news? The Blizzard Warning for many areas of the 95 corridor has been canceled! The map is no longer red, now it's down to only your toes and finger tips!  
While the adrenaline coffee is brewing, let's start the Sunday Snowfall Rollcall! Let us know: 

1)   How much; 
2)   Location; 
3) How long you think it will take to clear that walkway/driveway/lot?

Remember the road crews and lot workers. Some have been on this straight since Friday afternoon with a few hours sleep if any at all. Consider offering them something-- cocoa, bottled water, a snack, or the most meaningful thing right now: Appreciation.


The FF Powderhounds

45 comments:

ravensbbr said...

NE Carroll
Avg. alt. 920'ASL
17F
Winds NW@10MPH


10 spot avg of 34.2". Medium-low degree of confidence in measurements as drifts are EVERYWHERE. One drift behind back deck is over 5'6".

Goal for clearing drive, etc. 10 MINUTES BEFORE KICKOFF AT 3:05PM! Like Manning, don't like Elway (as no Baltimoron should), but can't stand Brady and Belicheat. :)

keith42 said...
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keith42 said...

No confidence in totals as drifting is everywhere, but it'd appear to be 28".
This is the city, and we have a row house with a carport. That poor Altima is in a snow tomb right now, and I'm going to let the warmer air this week slowly melt it away. There's simply no place to put it. I work from home anyway!

Jason Henry said...

East Berlin PA
Last night our single point measuring stick said 27". This morning with all this wind last night it says 25". We worked on clearing all day yesterday and gave up. Hopefully with no more new snow and light wind the snowblower will cooperate! Thanks for the great coverage foots!

BioPat said...

I'm in the same boat; no confidence in measures as there are just too many drifts. However my closest guesstimate would be 29" in my yard. Some of the drifts on my back porch are almost 5' high and they will have to be attacked slowly.

We will be borrowing our neighbors snow blower to help us dig out; being in our 6th decade does not allow us all the strength and energy that we could muster even 20 years ago. We will just take our time as HOCO schools are closed through Tuesday and I am sure Baltimore Co has made a similar decision just have not checked.

Before the storm hit I told my classes we would not be back in school until at least Wednesday. With the amount of snow to be moved I'm going with Thursday before we are back to school.

BioPat said...

BTW Ravensbbr I agree with your sentiment on the game. I cannot support the Patriots I hope they get their heads handed to them today. I'd love to see Peyton go out on top and I am sure there are many others who feel that way as well. I think the Panthers will have an easy win over Arizona but time will tell!

BioPat said...

I noted this morning that already our weather sources are looking closely at next weekends storm. Similar path projected will it be snow????

Mike Demetrakis said...

That was a fun storm. Roads in aaco suck.
I've heard some rumblings about another storm headed our way next week. Any info on that?

Amy said...

Mercy, another one? I've excavated to the back of the minivan, and wishing I had a snow blower. Low confidence on the numbers as I crapped out after the 3rd spot. 31", yard was pretty flat and completely filled to the top step into our house.

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Butch Dynomite said...

We maintained a path out of our house yesterday.... A toe hold for today

NeedaSnowday said...

BP...
WBAL jumped the gun on Howard County ...nothing officially announced as of yet..this was a statement from HCPSS social media because of false info...

Howard County Public School System: TY. It looks like they have now removed it. You can find our official emergency closing information sources on our website. http://www.hcpss.org/schools/emergency-closings

Wouldn't surprise me if they were shut down though.. The County Exec said side roads probably not touched until Tuesday or Wednesday....

NeedaSnowday said...

Next? Thurs into Friday, but models are showing it to be more fish food as of now!!

Anybody but Lady Brady and Belicheat! I want Manning to get a ring and retire, but like you BBR, I think Elway is a turd, and that's putting it nicely!!!

Amy said...

I got a little excited there and then checked the hcpss web site. May not be official but I'm it going to be surprised if they end up calling it. AACo is already out on semester break the next two days.

Ducktape22 said...

In Frederick 30 plus. Some lawyer with a Key in his hand saying " O can you see my car"

NeedaSnowday said...

What a bunch of tools... Yeah, cause by Tuesday everything will be clear. :::: rolling eyes ::::

January 25, 2016 Weather Update

All Howard County public schools and offices are closed Monday, January 25, 2016.

All evening activities in schools, both school-sponsored and community-sponsored, are canceled. This includes high school athletic practices and games.

DMoney said...

I think it's going to be iffy if we even open this week (Frederick). So many factors besides just the roads. The schools, Bus stops, sidewalks, clearing out the buses, and many more. As we've all been saying...where are we supposed to put it?

Diane Nusser said...

23" in Slanesville, WV. We consider ourselves very lucky to have avoided the winds and still have power. I'd like to thank the Foot's Forecast team for working so diligently to get us the information we needed to get through the storm. Your professionalism, integrity and exceptional forecasting are heads above some of the "others. So thank you from West Virginia!!!

Westsidehideaway said...

I'd say 25" in West Baltimore. A great guy with three teen boys, a blower and shovels just came by and completely baled us out. I mean everything, for $100. Now all I have to do is eat and watch football. Oh. And take a nap!! Best $100 I ever spent.

ddpaints said...

As others have stated, not confident in my measurements. We had a ton of wind last night and we always drift no matter . I measured 4 different spots and got 22"as my average in Rising Sun MD. I'd say we probably got more but the wind piled it up in other places. Thank you Foots I've been following since the 2010 winter storm. Keep giving it like it is without the hype and with the science. This armchair weather junkie enjoys reading and learning more.

ddpaints said...

I should add it took my husband 4 hrs to do our driveway, our elderly neighbors sidewalk and some of his driveway with our tiny snowblower. I wrenched my back trying to knock down snow so I'm laid up in my chair and not happy.

Tina said...

Southern DE (Sussex County):

About 5" of gorgeous fluff on Friday night, followed by pouring rain overnight, a mix all day yesterday and then a 4th of July finale of about 2" of gorgeous fluff (that covers the frozen slop and reminds me again of what sun-glare is... yeesh).

Anyone thinking about Jan 28 - 30? Too soon?? LOL!!!

Tina said...

Scrolling without really reading... bad Tina, BAD Tina: yes, folks are thinking about the next storm.

Here's an on-going discussion thread:

http://forums.accuweather.com/index.php?showtopic=32646&st=40

BioPat said...

Well with all of us working for the past 3 hours we got the driveway and walks done. One car is almost freed from its snow tomb the others will need work but we're not touching them until the plows go by and bury them again.

A special thanks to my neighbor who loaned us his snow blower to get the work done. We had plenty of fuel so gassed him back up but we could not have done it without the kindness of his loan.

Wisconsin Native said...

My general estimate for the Marley Neck portion of Glen Burnie would be 24 inches or so. Like everyone said before, the drifting leaves a lot ambiguity. I love the 6 to 7 foot snow mountain just from shoveling. Fortunately a plow finally came through for our street, but what was a 2 lane road is now a 1 lane road.

Wisconsin Native said...

I forgot to answer the 3rd question. Well, since we kept up with it throughout the storm the only problems were the drifts that piled up here and there. We were out there for about a third of the time as the neighbor who started this morning. I should also add we were exhibiting less than half the effort.

Butch Dynomite said...

I really don't think I could shovel any more....

MollyMagee said...

Forest Hill (harford county) update

33" of snow, 5-6' drifts in spots.

Successfully dug out 3 cars, sidewalk and drive. No plow since 4:00 yesterday.
Had my Fitbit on and tracked 939 calories burned over 2.5 hours of shoveling. Not something I would enjoy doing regularly for exercise, but it earned me a comfy spot on the couch for the afternoon!

ravensbbr said...

Done. 3 min to spare. Beat like a rented goalie. Go Manning, and then lose another Super Bowl for Elway to the NFC.



Mike Cheuvront said...

Manchester, Md about 33" or so. 4 of us started at 8am. My father on the Kubota and the rest of us shoveling. Stopped for 1 hr the whole time and I came in at 250pm. We are still not done!

The road that leads out to a main is still impassable. No plow yet. I guess we are staying home Monday.

There will be no time to dig out the rest and get to work in the morning.

NeedaSnowday said...

I LOVE SEEING BRADY GET HIT!!!

Carry on....

Nicholas Schuman said...

Anyone have anything on the potential storm Thursday into friday of next week. Have to go to Newark, New Jersey. Really making me nervous I paid 340 bucks to see the fight there saturday!

Nicholas Schuman said...

Anyone have anything on the potential storm Thursday into friday of next week. Have to go to Newark, New Jersey. Really making me nervous I paid 340 bucks to see the fight there saturday!

Rufus said...

I think 25" here just too much drifting. There is a bobcat on the street now...one that digs out things not one with fur ;)

Still have some clearing to do after the bobcat gets through.

Arizona is getting their bums beat oh I see they did score. Needa I love seeing Mr. Brady sitting on the field as well...no not a fan of Elway but more dislike felt for the Pats.

Full moon is beautiful....Thursday and Friday will be discussed later I'm sure.

Rebecca said...

At least 2 feet total.
Husband rocked the shoveling. Spent about 6h total. Shoveled out our end of the alley (2nd house in), both cars, the parking pad, front walk, and sidewalk. Very nice neighbor let him borrow a blower for the entrance from street to alley.
I was in charge of making sure the kids didn't kill themselves or each other.

ilv2fly said...

9 hours shoveling 2/3 cleared from my driveway. Working from about 13" at top of hill to near 36" at the bottom. I must admit a tear or two. I didn't anticipate the drifting.

1 mile east of Crownsville, Maryland. Average snow depth of 20 inches.

Please don't mistake my shoveling narrative as complaining. The worst part of a winter storm is when the snow stops! Shoveling is all part of the experience :-) !!!!

NeedaSnowday said...

WOW, talk about a snowball effect... CAROLINA is rolllllling over AZ!! EGADS! U.G.L.Y!

Lauren Kaufman said...

Timonium, MD 33", 7 point average
Walkway and side of cars clear, waiting on the plows. Be nice to your snow truck drivers. My daughters father has been working since 7am friday, now they are running shifts but he got the 1st and won't be off until 11pm tomorrow!!
Lauren

Lauren Kaufman said...

Sorry 1pm tomorrow. Why does autocorrect change my times?!!

DMoney said...

When will they open schools this week? A.Tuesday? B.Wednesday? C.Thursday? D.Fri E. Not gonna happen this week

I'm in Frederick county...What county do you represent and which answer do you choose?

BioPat said...

I'll go with "C" Thursday for a full day. I am not sure all Counties can get the secondary an residential streets cleared for a Wednesday opening. However, faculty may have to report on Wednesday.

I'm listening to disagreement in models regarding the Thursday/Friday storm. Still too far out for any kind of significant forecast but it looks like another N'or Easter brewing. There are many who place a lot of significance on "storm memory" so where does that leave us for the upcoming possibility.

DMoney said...

Hi Pat,

My biggest concern are digging out 3 vehicles with just my shovel. I'm trying to conserve my energy but am worried we may school in Frederick County tomorrow (up never know up here). Do I push it to the limit today or do it in intervals? Ugh...I hope you're right with C!

Rufus said...

Balto County...C too Bio Pat there are a lot of rural areas not in the hereford zone.

this storm the end of the week will be interesting to watch. I will be making shop 1 in BCo some lasagna very soon....

NeedaSnowday said...

This is a tough call! Does anyone remember the amount of days we were out in 2003 or 2010? Fortunately I was in Disney World!

Fox 45 just reported that 75% of the roads in Baltimore County have been plowed at least once! I'm quite lucky that mine has been plowed twice, but it is now blocking all the cars in, many of which haven't even been dug out yet... the sidewalks are still not good enough to travel and I wonder what the bus stops look like? A lot of my friends in Howard County have not had their roads touched yet! I think with the dropping temperatures each evening it'll be tough to get a full day in until Thursday!

The end of the week should be definitely interesting I believe there has been a small shift West… have to keep an eye on the temperatures!

Amy said...

Friends in HoCo won't see their first plow until Wednesday so I'm guessing late start Thursday. We still have 2 exams to finish so this has pushed our quarter start date for sure. AACo main roads decent if down to one lane either direction. I'm on a main street of ft Smallwood. Most of our street is close to pavement but the travel lane is narrow and some corners are still slushy snow.