Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Snow of your Life


4:30 AM EST 1/23 Winter Hurricane? Snow-nado? What's your one or two words to describe the scene outside?

One of the wildest radar reflectivities we've ever seen from earlier this morning shows the incredible intensity of this Big... er, ULTRA Kahuna now ripping across the region.

Believe it or not, snow rates and wind speeds may continue INCREASING the next few hours by daybreak, making 2010 seem Iike a flurry compared to the amazing strength of this storm. After sunrise, get ready to cue the thundersnow if you live anywhere east of I-81.


Tell us about the monster at work at your house, or you can share your pics to our Facebook page where there are a "few' readers. Just take it that photo safely from the window of course!)

THE COLORS ABOVE? The red/green in that top image shows how high a velocity the energy is moving toward and away from the Sterling NWS radar site, simultaneously. It's also something you normally see in tornadic radars, not snowstorms! There is no such thing as a snow-nado but in Hollywood that's what they would call it. Here in Maryland, they just call it normal-- about every 6 years or so.

The FF Powderhounds

157 comments:

Rufus said...

anybody awake yet?

Woods Robinson said...

Yes. Sleet in Phoenix, Md

Rufus said...

seems to still be snow in Catonsville. I'll venture out shortly which will require a change from flip flops to boots.

Rufus said...

Just had thunder and lightening in Catonsville.

Brett Post said...

Maybe 8-10" in Laurel. Sleet currently. Just saw lightening.

Westsidehideaway said...

Up and Reporting for Duty here in West Baltimore. Just had snow lightning. Getting the bacon out gearing up to not do much else. This is wild. Have fun everyone.

cathy ruback said...

Just had thunder in Washington grove, Montgomery county. Never heard that before.

Grammy Doodle said...

When I picked up my six year old grandson from his Fairfax County school on Wednesday, he ran out, jumped up and down and exclaimed, "Grandma! We're going to have a Blizznado!" It' blowing hard out there, but here by Dulles airport I have not heard any thunder this morning.

Lisa Simeone said...

Yep, thunder and lightning here in Charles Village, a few blocks from the Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Museum of Art. And the winds are howling! Actually, the pinging against the windows sounds like ice pellets, but I can't really see if that's what's going on.

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Adnoh said...

Just got back from a drive, saw lightning, it is sleeting currently, although it is very large white sleet, think vanilla dippin dots. Really bizarre.

Dollar Flipper said...

About 13" as of 530 in Frederick. My Scion xB has about 2 feet of drifted snow on top already. I've given up on trying to keep all the areas clean and have moved to just having useable paths. I'm already running out of places to put the snow. Didn't shovel between midnight and 5am and I regretted it!

Snowbmore said...

Foots team, what are your thoughts on a drys slot around Baltimore. Does it seem likely to move in?

-s- said...

Pretty sure it was thunder that woke me just before 6 in Ednor Gardens(by memorial stadium site). Sure saw some after. Sleesnow at the moment and well over 18" blown on my west deck, and accumulated a good covering an hour after shoveling a path down the middle.

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ravensbbr said...

I could be wrong, I frequently am, but my nonprofessional, nowcasting take is that it looks like this thing phased up to the northeast about 100 miles or so further than prev. forecast, taking the bulk of the moisture with it...thoughts?

Mike Cheuvront said...

ravensbbr said...
I could be wrong, I frequently am, but my nonprofessional, nowcasting take is that it looks like this thing phased up to the northeast about 100 miles or so further than prev. forecast, taking the bulk of the moisture with it...thoughts?

***Look at the national radar. Click on it over on the right of Foots page. The storm is rotating and bringing in moisture still. Banding has set up it looks to me and the southern area is drier but still rotating in snow.

Could it have stalled off the Delmarva coast?

ravensbbr said...

Good point Mike. Wonder also if the temps were lower e.g. drier and soaked up more before it fell. SST's also look a little colder...

ravensbbr said...

All that being said, still puking snow up here :-)

DMoney said...

Good morning everyone. Have just watched the weather on 3 different channels and they all say the snow will continue until this evening. Help a novice understand this when the radar doesn't look that way. Can snow bands wrap around that long? Thanks

Mike Cheuvront said...

18" now called for in NYC so it has moved alittle farther north but we are ground zero for the most accumulation from whatever this thing will put down.

Marguisity on FB posted the HRRR model showing a solid 18" so far west of the bay. My wife's sister in Columbia says she has 18".

Susan Lamont said...

We have about a foot here on Kent Island and it's still snowing pretty hard.

Snoogins said...

Doesn't seem to be snowing very heavily here in 21236, plus I'm seeing some breaks in the radar near the bay. Will these fill in? I'm not exactly sure where the center of the storm is right now or if it went where it was forcast to go overnight. Wind is a howling though!

ravensbbr said...

Secondary L forming down by the Outer Banks, or is that the primary?

Westsidehideaway said...

Greetings from The Westside. Just woke up from a snooze after being up early. Looks aweful rough out there. What is happening?

mapsrcool said...

Still barfing snow in Alexandria, although the winds aren't really what they've forecasted so far, but that will likely change. I just did a shoveling run and have about 15 - 16 inches.

Mike Cheuvront said...

Low is off the Virginia Capes//mouth of the Bay area. The storm is still gathering moisture and pivoting over us with snow bands.

This will continue for many more hours into the afternoon.

The most incredible thing about this storm? THE WAY THE MODELS ALL SAW THIS STORM SO MANY DAYS OUT AND IT IS PERFORMING EXACTLY AS THEY SAID IT WOULD! In my 52 years I have never seen this happen. That is why I too was very skeptical in the beginning but The models nailed this storm. With high confidence days out is an amazing feat of technology!

DMoney said...

Still snowing like a shower in Frederick. What a storm

Stone said...

14.5" in the People's Republic of Pasadena (21122) and still coming down, albeit a tad slower. Wind is brisk with some hefty gusts.

Morpheus said...

Just went out to check the heat pump, its in a good spot so not much shoveling. measured 11-13 inches, so we have around a foot in Bowie. The winds have been at non-blizzard force here. Actually if you look at the Map on Foots home page and DC (and Bowie) is in the calm green spot. no significant drifts as others are describing. I do not mind not having the wind as I like having power. The snow is not heavy, definitely 2-3 inches per hour heavy. Hoping for some heavy bands to come our way, will be happy if we get to the 16 inch Mark. At least where I am sitting this is not the storm of my life (in Maryland). 2010 had Blizzard conditions in Bowie. Ok enough grumbling time to make some waffles.

Morpheus said...

***definitely not 2-3 inches per hour***meant to say

mapscrool - I have noticed over several storms that Alexandria generally get more snow than on the other side of the beltway in Bowie (if it is cold enough). I wonder if my area is some sort of snow shadow some how caused by DC. (No politician hot air jokes please!)

Oh yeah I those waffles are not going to make themselves.

weed said...

Good morning everyone....looks to be a foot here in Hampstead....not very windy though....sticking to everything....even the screens on my windows.

-wees

Butch Dynomite said...

Snodominous Rex . Morning all. This looks remarkably like the models I recall looking at Wednesday. I guess I better get shoveling

Westsidehideaway said...

The way I'll judge this storm is based on two things. How many people lost power and how many days of school are lost. I'll predict: No school till Wednesday at the earliest. So far, not that many power outages. Let's hope it stays that way.

Regards, the good folks at The Westside Hideaway Lounge in the lovely Windsor Hills Neighborhood of West Baltimore.

BioPat said...

Belt on snow blower just broke, I am not happy! It was tuned in November and they knew the belt was bad then, I called yesterday when it would not start, when it finally started I thought we would be ok. I just put in a call to Ridgeway to come back and finish the repair. So I'll wait and shovel a bit at a time, we will need all hands on deck for this one.

mapsrcool said...

@morpheus - ha, not sure why or if maybe the river has something to do with it. I'm usually complaining that my friends up in Baltimore get more than me but this time they're getting some sleet mix and much heavier/wetter snow. Our stuff here is still mostly dry and fluffy but this last shoveling run I noticed it getting a bit heavier.

Westsidehideaway said...

Yep Butch. It's time to get out there and push some of this around.

Amy said...

Wow it is just dumping snow in Pasadena. A really noticeable rate change in the last 30 minutes.

Westsidehideaway said...

Oh Bio, real Bummer about the blower. Everyone. Take It Easy out there. Shoveling snow causes lots of Heart Attacks. Take It Easy!!!

Morpheus said...

looking at the high res. national radar mosaic, I would have to agree that the models nailed where the intense snow is right now - North and West of 95 almost exactly.

we have flurries right now***sigh***

Leslie said...

I measured 23" in our front yard in New Market. This snowfall rate is insane!

Mike Cheuvront said...

I was just outside at home in Manchester only 7/10's of mile away from the PA line and we have over 20". Just 6 more inches will tie the largest snow depth I have ever had in my life.

Made some paths for the outdoor feral kittys and checked on them. Gave them some food and fresh water. They are doing fine.

mapsrcool said...

Ok I'm a believer! Woke up at 7:00 and it appeared on the radar that we would get a break around 8:00 in Alexandria - AccuWeather with their "minutecast" even predicted it. But it never came. The snow bands just keep appearing out of seemingly nowhere on the radar. Boo-yah!

DMoney said...

What is the time line for this storm? Still on course to snow the majority of the day?

KevinB said...

Dumping in Hagerstown! 28" already.

Lisa Simeone said...

Just did preliminary shoveling out front. Haven't done the back yet. I haven't taken a measuring stick to anything, but our 2-foot-plus-high St. Francis statue in the backyard is buried. (Charles Village, in the city)

Lisa Simeone said...

Whoa -- and the wind keeps changing direction. It's wild.

Morpheus said...

Nothing but Flurries and or very light snow since this morning here in Bowie. Looking at the radar it looks like this dry slot position is not going to change for a while, perhaps for the duration of the storm. Might as well go out and clear the drive as I this this might be it. To all foots friends in a 180 degree swath aligned with 95 - enjoy the Snow!

Waffles were good.

Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

Hope you are enjoying the historic storm! We have about 23 inches here and the storm is raging. Not paying too much attention to the models just enjoying the storm. I anticipate a final total here between 32 to 40 inches when all is said and done. Not bad! This Ultra Kahuna is delivering as promised!

Mike Cheuvront said...

WOW ANOTHER 12 INCHES********************

Foot's Forecast
35 mins · Dundalk ·


SNOWFALL UPDATE: Up to 12 more inches of snow through 6 pm tonight. Snow rates of 2" per hour are possible through midday per NOAA Storm Prediction Center.

Let us know how heavy there it is or how much you have.

Winds of 25-35 mph will produce near whiteout conditions. Do not travel unless you are essential personnel or have a critical emergency. Allow road crews the space needed to plow.

If outdoors shoveling, please stay near your home and do not venture out of eyesight of your house. Whiteout conditions can be disorienting and with large drifts, it is easy to lose sight of small children, your house or your location no matter how small an area you are in. Please be safe and live to tell the tale of this storm.

See this link for precise details: http://1.usa.gov/23kCSNm

FF Powderhounds

mapsrcool said...

Looks like we finally have a break in Alexandria but more coming later. On my last shoveling run the snow in the last 2 hours is significantly more wet, getting heavy

Lisa Simeone said...

OK, the winds are going nuts now, and it's still snowing like crazy.

Grammy Doodle said...

We were out to clear the Heat pump. I consistently measured 17-18 inches. We are right next to Dulles Airport.

Morpheus said...

Snow has all but stopped and the sky looks like the sun is about to come out. Amazing to think just a few miles west north people are in a Blizzard. NWS just updated their Blizzard Warning for this area and it says 18-24 inches east of I95. I seriously doubt that we will get anywhere close 18 inches. Well at least it is not raining. Leading up to the event the models had showed my area just inside the higher impact area. I guess the track was a bit north and west of what was predicted.

Rufus said...

BP so sorry about your snow blower...ugh. Mike glad to hear the ferals are doing well. Snow is coming down good in Catonsville. Have fun and be safe. Hubby says we have 15-16 inches out there. 26*

BioPat said...

Whoa, everything I cleared this morning has been refilled. It just might be worth waiting for the snow and wind to slow down. Most important is keeping the heat pump cleared and we are taking turns with that and keeping the thermostat on electric setting to help with that.

No word from Andy, I'm wondering if he has power? I think the totals they are posting on TV are going to be low. This morning I was seeing a foot and with the rate of snowfall it is probably closer to 20" by now and the drifting is pretty significant.

Unknown said...

Former Marylander here a few miles off the coast in Lewes DE. Missing the snow this year - we've only got a few inches here but boy are we getting pummeled with some incredible gusts of wind!

Dollar Flipper said...

19" in Frederick. Tons of wind and drifting. Seems like its worse than this morning but I'm sure the wind is partially to blame.

Mike Cheuvront said...

PAT---here is Andy's post from alittle while ago.

Blogger Andy, Southern York County Pa said...
Hope you are enjoying the historic storm! We have about 23 inches here and the storm is raging. Not paying too much attention to the models just enjoying the storm. I anticipate a final total here between 32 to 40 inches when all is said and done. Not bad! This Ultra Kahuna is delivering as promised!

1/23/16, 11:10 AM

BioPat said...

Thanks Mike!

Westsidehideaway said...

I love it. Just awesome outside.

Sinbad said...

Enjoying my snow, been in and out since 7 last night. I'd like to think I'm still in the fight, but I had to come in at 11 am and now I'm all cozy and want to go back to bed. Suppose I'll hate myself if I don't male it back out by 1:00.

Rufus said...

Pat my hubby said he's waiting before snow blowing. We just had a crazy gust. still snowing. Andy posted a bit ago.

Sjc Al said...

16" in Severna Park, winds gusting.

TEB 2350 said...

No wind and barely dusting snow in Annapolis. Is it over or will more come??

Mike Cheuvront said...

THIS STORM WILL BE TH 21ST ON RECORD OF THE LARGEST STORMS SINCE RECORD KEEPING BEGAN.

PRETTY IMPRESSIVE!

1. Feb. 15-18, 2003: 28.2 inches

2. Jan. 27-29, 1922: 26.5 inches

3. Feb. 5-6, 2010: 24.8 inches*

4. Feb. 11, 1983: 22.8 inches

5. Jan. 7-8, 1996: 22.5 inches

6. Mar. 29-30, 1942: 22.0 inches

7. Feb. 11-14, 1899: 21.4 inches

8. Dec. 18-19, 2009: 21.1 inches

9. Feb. 18-19, 1979: 20.0 inches

10. Feb. 9-10, 2010: 19.5 inches

11. Mar. 15-18, 1892: 16.0 inches

12. Feb. 15, 1958: 15.5 inches

13. Jan. 25, 2000: 14.9 inches

14. Dec. 11-12, 1960: 14.1 inches

15. Feb. 11-12, 2006: 13.1 inches

16. Mar. 5-7, 1962: 13.0 inches

17: Jan. 22, 1987: 12.3 inches

18. Jan. 30-31, 1966: 12.1 inches

19. Feb. 16-18, 1900: 12.0 inches

20. Mar. 13-14, 1993: 11.9 inches

Oregon Ridge Powder Hound said...

Any friends know how much snow has fallen in Hunt Valley?

Westsidehideaway said...

Just put a home made apple and blackberry pie in the oven. Gonna get back to Tracy hammering me at the Super Scrabble game we started last night.

Mike Cheuvront said...

Mr.Foot,

I have a question that is just nagging me.

From a modeling standpoint, what was so different about this storm verses most of the other storms we experience?

In particular, how did the models all catch on to this storm so early and very little changed in what the models were saying?

This to me was very unusual.

Mike Cheuvront said...

Go to www.facebook.com/MeteoMadness

Click on and look at the photos.

This storm this morning showed signs of an EYE!

AMAZING!

Morpheus said...

Radar look like the no snow dry slot has move up to the I 95 boarder and a band might be on it way. Maybe we will get another inch or so out of this storm.

For this neck of the woods snow storms in late 2009 and the big one in early 2010 were both larger events here.

ravensbbr said...

Highlands. Crushed. That is all.

Westsidehideaway said...

I am quite surprised that more folks have not lost power. Anybody here had any loss of power? I hope not.

ravensbbr said...

Fully energized and full power here. Drive clear, good to go. Until it fills back in the next twenty minutes.


Never seen snow visibility as low, unless it's a memory I have floating around from 1978 as a boy...

Butch Dynomite said...

Tough to get a measure there is a lot of drifting . Also winds picking up in Parkville. Road crews doing an incredible job .

Wisconsin Native said...

At first the question made me chuckle because how could they be on here without power and then I realized a cell phone can do the job as well.

I heard this name last night... The Snowaconstrictor

Westsidehideaway said...

The one I remember as a kid is the 1983 storm. I was a senior in high school and the storm put a cramp in my senior shenanigans.

ravensbbr said...

Wind drifts up to 4+ feet up here in the Highlands. Trust me, don't be jealous, they're pretty overrated when you're trying to get a snowthrower through them...

ravensbbr said...

Best wife in the world just set a bowl of ham and bean soup in front me. Inhaling. Back at it in 20 min and a quick nap...

weed said...

thank the Gods for snow blowers!!!

In Hampstead we easily have a foot and a half so far and still coming down strong....haven't seen a plow yet on my little dead end road.


-weed

Lisa Simeone said...

To Mike Cheuvront:

Thanks for posting that Meteo Madness FB link with the eye of the storm picture. Amazing. I've forwarded it all over creation.

Our neighbors tag-teamed us with the shoveling. Though it's still coming down so hard everything we already did is blanketed again. So far, electricity, heat, internet, and satellite TV all still working. But friends of ours only 1/2-mile away lost internet service this morning. (Baltimore city)

Snowplease said...

Getting nuked in harford county holly cow blizzard conditions the last 30 minutes with this heavy band this is amazing.

mapsrcool said...

Game on again in Alexandria after another short break, it's on full-force!

Morpheus said...

Power on here but FIOS BB is out, tethering with cell phone to get here.

We are finally getting close to whiteout conditions here....so this is what you all have been posting about;-)!

Just here the capital weather gang report on the radio and they are expecting this are to get another 3-6 inches now that the dam dry slot has given way. Perhaps we will get to the bottom of foots range (16 inches) but below the 24 inches the NWS posted a while back. either way I'll take it. My mood has lifted with blowing snow!

Rufus said...

Have 18.75 inches in Catonsville (measured a few spots and averaged)We have not lost power wind still blowing and it's still snowing wow very hazy coming down.

Morpheus said...

Ha - I should really proof read my posts before pushing the publish button.

Lisa Simeone said...

More terms, from a friend in Florida:

Snowtrocity, Snowbomination, Snowko Haram

Westsidehideaway said...

Hi Everyone. Like Lisa, I'm in Bmore and we have not had any let ups and consistent heavy snow. Unlike Lisa, I haven't started the shoveling yet. Ugh

Lisa Simeone said...

Snowko OHno!

Rossiter said...

N. Baltimore has yet to let up

Snowplease said...

Straight puking snow I hope it never stops.

Kolo Jezdec said...

Snowbama

Snowplease said...

Blizzard conditions are very close if not verifying right now.

Amy said...

The wind inn Pasadena is down right frightening. Tree limbs look ready to snap. Electricity is now forefront of my mind.

ravensbbr said...

Admitted defeat with the John Deere...did a swath down to road...turned around...no evidence I'd done anything at all...none...we'll see what tomorrow holds...uncle...uncle...

kristia35 said...

Ripping snow here in NE BaltCo. Near whiteout conditions with the winds.

Snowplease said...

Haha Ravens there's no point anymore I gave up during the last round we've gotten six inches in the last two hours.

Butch Dynomite said...

I think the shield generators will be down in moments

ravensbbr said...

Butch, can I start my landing? ;-)

Butch Dynomite said...

Imperial troops have entered the.....,.,

ravensbbr said...

Of course, that's AFTER I prepare to target the main power. With maximum firepower, of course.

Seriously, show of hands, what % of you all DIDN'T pretend they were on Hoth today?

Amy said...

Haha, there was mention of luke in the dead tantan

Amy said...

Haha, there was mention of luke in the dead tantan

Lisa Simeone said...

From the Sun:

Update for Baltimore Countians: Plow might not get to your street until Monday p.m. twitter.com/BaltCoGov/stat…

ravensbbr said...

Did actually consider that when the 'thrower's fuel line fell off for the second time...shortage of Tauntauns around here though...place ain't what it used to be...

#hothhumornevergetsold

Westsidehideaway said...

Still getting hammered on the Westside. Wind is blowing all the snow off my roof and onto my front walkway. It was 3 plus feet deep when I shoveled it a while ago.

Unknown said...

Snowicane! No let up in the Hereford Zone.

Morpheus said...

Cap. weather Gang just reported totals around DC and I am in the lowest count are 10-14 inches. But let me tell you is is snowing to beat the band out there now trying to make up for lost time with some serious gusts.

Verizon will not get a tech out here until Wednesday, so no phone, TV or Internet...

BioPat said...

Getting hammered hard in Catonsville some drifts are at least 4 feet high. The snow and wind continue I know it will let up at some point this evening but this has been something to watch. Fortunately the snow is dry enough it's not clinging to the trees so not worrying about them coming down - at least for now. The cars have disappeared into drifts that will be something to dig out over the next few days.

I know Rufus posted snow totals at about 18.5 but I think we may be well over 20" by now. Anxious to see the final totals and begin the dig out. Not looking forward to working without the snow blower!

Snowplease said...

Nuked in harford have to be pushing 30 inches in an hour. Absolutely amazing whiteout ocnditions.

Butch Dynomite said...

Sorry morph and bio ... My wife totally bit it just getting down the stairs (she's ok) . But let's all be slow and safe once the great excavation begins.

mapsrcool said...

I just measured 19" in Alexandria and it's not letting up, winds keep picking up.

Rufus said...

Butch why I am going out the basement glad she is ok. BP we have probably gotten 6 inches since I was out...gonna run out before dark but lordy it just snowing and snowing and more snow! I can see our cars but they are not going anywhere anytime soon.

Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

Hit the 30 inch mark here in the high hinterlands of York County. Still moderate to heavy snow falling.

Chuckie Ross said...

So much for this thing letting up by evening. That radar looks like it could stick around into the night.

BioPat said...

Yes folks be careful try and exit your home at ground level if at all possible. Our cars are completely buried at this point. I almost feel like we'll need to put flag on them just to find them tomorrow.

Rufus it is snowing so hard right now I can barely see across the street and that's in between the gusts. The wind has to be gusting close to 35 mph. Andy since you have hit 30" I would not think we are too far behind. I keep listening to these snow totals on WBAL and I have no idea where they are measuring because we have a ton more snow than what they're indicating.

I understand MEMS is going to do a live broadcast soon with the Gov. I am sure they will advise folks to stay off the roads through Sunday to allow the crews to work. I wonder how long our guys on the ski trip will have to stay at Seven Springs?

Stay safe all and when we finally do get to start clearing please be mindful of doing it a bit at a time. I would not think anyone is going anywhere until at least Tuesday afternoon.

Morpheus said...

Thanks Butch - Hope you wife is OK. Good point in the recovery stage everyone should take it in stages, especially if you are clearing by hand.

I am surprised that we have hardly any power issues with all the wind and snow. If it was wet snow it would be a different story. If you want to see for yourself here is an application I helped get in place:
http://mema.maryland.gov/Pages/PowerOutagesData.aspx

Westsidehideaway said...

It is just crazy snowing in West Bmore right now.

Nicholas Schuman said...

Thinking were close to the 25 mark at bwi. Hopefully will break the 28 inch mark from 2003. Don't think it's impossible.

Nicholas Schuman said...

Thinking were close to the 25 mark at bwi. Hopefully will break the 28 inch mark from 2003. Don't think it's impossible.

Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

Local news here in PA said Harrisburg hit 28.5 inches and still snowing. At that airport at least this is the number 1 storm in central PA history!

Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

Storm is winding down here but there are still some very heavy bands that have to rotate through. Final totals up here in York county will be sick when the final verdict comes in!

ravensbbr said...

Snowplease, you got 30" in an hour??? Daggone, son... :)

j/k, around the same here. Drifts and whalebacks up past my waist, and I'm pretty tall, thank God for Carhartts and polar bear genes...

Mike Cheuvront said...

All good things must come to an end.

The banding has notably shifted directions and is now moving south and east.

Snow should be tapering off from west to east bit all will pickup more decent snow before it swings thru.

Andy- Manchester is over 30"
Butch- Hope your wife is ok.
Pat- I work for Allstate in the field as an Auto Adjuster. Do you think I may be cleaning off some vehicles next week? LOL
Westside-Lived there for 41 years before moving to Manchester. Great memories of snow storms in the "hood".
Nicholas-Man that would be awesome if the 2003 storm total was smashed!

ravensbbr said...

Mike, how's the Kubota holding up? I may trade in the Deere for a new model or a Cub Cadet next time...

...but then I wouldn't be able to wear my ultra-hick JD camo hat in good conscience...dangit...

Amy said...

I think the official measuring stick is broken at BWI.23", please. My yard says a different story and I'm only a few miles from there.

JULIE SMITH said...

I'm in BWI and it has to be over 24"! Been watching the military and firemen get a stranded motorist unstuck. They aren't pleased.

ravensbbr said...

Secondary L!

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Surface/Forecast12.aspx

Now if it would be kind enough to follow its big brother and hug the coast up to NE...that should keep me from work until around Thursday.

Kidding, it'll probably slide back SE, but...

Mike Cheuvront said...

Ravensbbr---Made the decision early this morning after seeing the models and maps that we were toast.

I have not even uncovered my beast yet. I will be getting it done before kickoff tomorrow. Church is toast so I have all morning :-)

I shoveled a bit around 10 am to clear off the heat pumps and check on the feral cats but that shovel job is buried:-)

Our kubota has the bucket and digger, we got the belly mower and snow plow blade. It was around 18k total, zero interest for 5 years. kubota rocks!

Westsidehideaway said...

Hi Mike. This has been fun hanging with you and the gang. I think we have a few more hours of this. Then, alas a day of shoveling. Ugh

Butch Dynomite said...

I saw a ford escort going down Hanford road with a three vehicle plow line behind it. there better be someone pregnant inside.

ravensbbr said...

Sounds good, Mike, who knows, we may be in the market down the road here, looking for more land as well, but probably up in Adams or York County. It'll be further from LifePoint, but hopefully not too bad.

As long as I'm done in time tomorrow to see Manning beat Brady and then I really don't care about the NFC game, both teams are good.




Wisconsin Native said...

Seriously this thing isn't done yet? This is so ridiculous!!! Lucky for me and my bad back, my wife did an amazing job shoveling and we have a 2 foot wall where the plow needs to come through (only to throw it back in our driveway). This is quite an impressive storm and I'm extremely curious as to how the totals turned out everywhere when it's all said and done.

Mike Cheuvront said...

Hi Westside- Yeah this has been fun hasn't. Just take your time. I never owned even a snow blower those 41 years I lived down that way. It's all part of being a powderhound. We pay to play for sure. I can't fathom thinking there could be a snowstorm better than this one.

It truly is the perfect storm.:-)

Butch Dynomite said...

To qualify this was around 2pm but still .., how did they even get on the road!?

Mike Cheuvront said...

BTW>>>>>>>GO TERPS<<<<<<<

ravensbbr said...

Does make one wonder, Butch. Must have been tempting for the plow drivers to just bat it aside and keep going.

Everyone recover from the stairway slip?

Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

Tony Pann indicated officially 26 inches at BWI and still snowing! They are good for a few more so I will be curious to see what the final tally will be!

Butch Dynomite said...

Watching game too... Made some epic pizzas... I kinda wanted to laugh as I saw it go down in seeming slow mo but she hit hard .. Walked it off like a champ

Westsidehideaway said...

I've never been in the Bulls Eye of a storm like this. It is howling outside and piling up.

Rufus said...

At almost 5 BP I measured an average 23" then I fell in the snow because I wanted to wander on over to measure the drift by hubby's truck....some of the drifts were up to my hips....I was not very graceful getting back up and decided a warm bath was in order. :)Still snowing but I can see the garage so it's not as crazy.

Ravensbbr what you talking about secondary L :) I'll take a look at the link you shared.

Yes lawd go Broncos!!!!!!! I'm good with Carolina or Arizona...do love Larry Fitzgerald though.

GO Terps but what is with solid colored uniforms another elf on a shelf matchup :P

I think outages are low because the temps were lower than originally forecast in some outlets. The snow stayed lighter and drier.

Take it slow tomorrow and have a great evening.

BioPat said...

Snow slowing down but wind still gusting. I can now see across the street so this may be winding down in the next few hours. I also just talked with a friend from Ocean City and he was telling me how much damage has occurred in OC with this storm. This will go down as one of the worst in OC also.

I have not heard from anyone in my OC community so I am assuming all things are ok at least until daylight when damage can be surveyed.

Stay safe all!

Amy said...

NOAA is calling for another 3 inches in my zip code by 3am, but not done until 6am...I think I'm crying uncle at this point.

Westsidehideaway said...

Radar seems to say we are getting near the end. I'm kinda glad as tomorrow is already gonna be a long day shoveling and any more on top of what have already is hard to fathom.

BioPat said...

Gov just announced it will take at least until mid-week to clean up from this storm. No surprise there.

Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

Things have started to wind down. Little disappointed that my hill top snow belt location only managed 32 inches. Thought we could hit the 36 mark here but alas we fell short. There are totals over 40 coming out to the southwest of here! I will have to live vicariously through those lucky powder hounds! Either way a fun storm to track with very few hiccups or headaches! Tomorrow is photo day to record this ultra kahuna. Have fun in the snow!

Westsidehideaway said...

Andy, Well Said. This was a really fun storm in a lot of ways. Especially because it's a BIG one and not a whole lot of damage to property. Yes, tomorrow will be a great picture day. With lots of pictures of me shoveling!!

NeedaSnowday said...

Goodness gracious I can't believe what monster storm we have encountered! My car is totally buried!! I can't even think of where to begin for the great dig out tomorrow… Where do we put all the snow???
Bwhahah .... I saw on TV, Kittleman, the Howard County executive say thry didn't even know if they would even get to the side roads by Wednesday!? http://www.howardcountymd.gov/IframeTemplate.aspx?id=6442482108

Rob Wesvet said...

Unofficial preliminary totals
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MD&prodtype=public

Rob Wesvet said...

Unofficial preliminary totals
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=MD&prodtype=public

Westsidehideaway said...

Hey NeedASnowDay. This was fun. Just flurries now in West Baltimore. If it is gonna take HOCO till Wednesday to clear things, it will be next Saturday before us City dwellers get relief!!!

NeedaSnowday said...

I am with ya Westside... Great news... everything cleared by Wednesday ...just in time for another storm on Friday!

:::: ducks and runs :::: bwhahah

Butch Dynomite said...

ALways a little bittersweet at the end but man what a Beautiful beast ... Glad there wasn't mixing where I am. As much as I Get giddy over accumulation, if we had much more it would not be fun.

Butch Dynomite said...

"Dry slot" "secondary low"..... Ideas for band names

Snowplease said...

I may sound sick but when's the next one lol I think I'm addicted to snow.

DMoney said...

It was tough going watching almost all my neighbors plowing through the snow while was stuck with a shovel (my own fault). Shoveled for 4 hours and, like many of you, am buried behind a huge wall of snow pack created by the plow. Just heard they pulled all county plows off the roads for the night here in Frederick. So the big question is...schools...when will they open?

Rebecca said...

Baltimore City Schools have already decided to cancel Monday's PD. Principal at our school mentioned expecting a very short week in Friday letter.

(I don't comment often, but I read religiously. So glad to have this community of snow lovers!)

Be safe, stay warm, have some fun while digging out.