Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Snow Update

Update: Friday, January 22nd, 2016 - snow has started here
 at 2:30 pm.  Forecast is pretty dire!


A Storm of the First Order
THE EMPEROR WOULD BE PROUD

WINTER STORM WARNINGS FROM LOUISIANA TO PENNSYLVANIA 
  • UP TO 2 FEET OF SNOW POSSIBLE IN MANY LOCATIONS, SNOWFALL RATES OF 2-3 INCHES PER HOUR EXPECTED BY LATE TONIGHT INTO SAT AM.
  • WINDS OF 35 MPH+ FOR 12 HOURS OR MORE & THUNDERSNOW.
  • DO NOT TRAVEL AFTER 7 PM IF POSSIBLE
TIMING & IMPACTS
  • SNOWFALL & RATES2-3" an hour will be common from 11 PM Friday to 7 AM Saturday throughout the region from the middle and northern Eastern shore west to the DC/Baltimore regionIf you anywhere between Richmond, VA and I-76 in PA, including the Eastern Shore of MD, 12-18" is possible on your doorstep by daybreak Saturday. Expect thundersnow tomorrow through Noon in areas bordering the Chesapeake Bay. Then the snow gets heavy. We are not making this up, honestly. See the impact timeline below.
  • BLIZZARD CONDITIONS with winds sustained at 35 mph+ for up to 12 hours in some locations. Do not go outside. Get all your outdoor prep done today, yes even after you get home following a full day of work. Tell the kids to hunker down with a Tolstoy novel or a 5000 piece puzzle, and a flashlight. They'll have a blast. We're not trying to be cavalier, we're trying to make a point: No one under this storm will be going anywhere for a couple days. 
Source: FootsForecast.org

3 comments:

Stewart M said...

Hope you dont get hot too hard by the snow.

I think that the Currawongs in my post have so many rings so as to allow them to be identified in the field without having to trap them - they are not very common on the island, and they are much studied. The weight of a birds varies a great deal on a day to day basis, and the small increase caused even by multiple bands/ rings seems to do no harm. Having said that, I always like to see birds with bare legs!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Tom said...

hunker down, it will pass

Margaret Adamson said...

Keep warm adn safe. Have a lovely weekend.

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