1 to 2 feet of snow in southern Maryland?

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1 to 2 feet of snow in southern Maryland?

Hi All,

  Can you believe that they are calling for 1 to 2 feet of snow down here in Maryland?  Just a dusting causes panic down here.  I made the mistake of going to the food store today.  Fully packed with people buying, no lie, bread, milk and toilet paper!  I fully expect to sit in my Jammies tomorrow, drinking coffee and watching the snow fall.  I'm a National Weather Service weather spotter so I'll need to run out and measure snow levels every so often.  I'll post pics...

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Hi Gisette,   OK, I don't

Hi Gisette,

  OK, I don't feel so wimpy now.  We never get big snow in December.  Mostly Feb or March.  I just realized the difference is the days length.  Hard to melt snow on the shortest day of the year!  I surely hope we don't have fossil snow - sounds nasty!  The small amount of melting and refreezing tonight should make the drive to work tomorrow a hassle.  And I hope one of the young guys gets to work first and shovels the sidewalk to the front door - that chore is left up to the employees! 

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No, 6-8" is a lot of snow.

No, 6-8" is a lot of snow. Drifts higher than the car axle = wait for condo plow to get around to my driveway. Never did end up going out today... And school will probably be delayed tomorrow. These days, the drivers don't go in early to dig out the buses.

Normally, in CT it goes away pretty quickly, but I don't see any temperatures above 33 on the several-day forecast. So it shall likely turn into Fossil Snow. That strange mud-colored styrofoam-like substance that can linger into April...

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Hi Gisette,   We got 13.5" of

Hi Gisette,

  We got 13.5" of snow.  OK, I like snow but it can go now.  At least we have a wonderful friend/neighbor with a big green machine with a snowplow to clear the driveway!  I guess 6-8 inches is nothing to you?

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So did you really get 1-2

So did you really get 1-2 feet of snow? 

Looks like 6-8" here. Hard to tell with the drifts.

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Very cool, Beth! Thank you

Very cool, Beth! Thank you for your public service!

NWS seems to have decided we'll get "blizzard" tonight - 0.65" precip, maybe 9" snow. We're on the brink of storm systems, where the continental airmass meets the North Atlantic. Not very predictable, and a few miles in any direction can get half or double as much snow.

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Hi Gisette,   Funny story

Hi Gisette,

  Funny story about Dallas!  We've got 10" so far.  Here's the info on NWS Skywarn.  Yes, volunteer.  http://www.weather.gov/skywarn/

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LOL, Beth! Well, 1-2 feet of

LOL, Beth! Well, 1-2 feet of snow should be fun for y'all! I remember my first winter in Dallas, when there was a whopping 2 inches on top of an ice storm. I remember watching cars slide in the most amazing directions as Texans proved that they did indeed not have the equipment to render icy roads driveable, and did not know how to drive on ice.... In all my years in Connecticut, NY, and Colorado, I don't think I've seen a single vehicle belly-beached on a traffic island. But there they were in Dallas, by the tens, belly on the meridian, all four wheels spinning helplessly in the air.

Home safe in your jammies is the smart place to be. 

Yeah, it's funny how the supermarkets track the weather. Bottled water seems to be the must-buy around here before tropical storms. Munchies and ice melt before blizzards and ice storms.

The storm is supposed to reach here tomorrow night, but they're still not sure whether it'll hit for 1-2 inches or 1-2 feet. I'd be glad if it warmed up - it's been in the teens the past couple nights, wind howling.

The weather spotter gig sounds fun! Purely volunteer work?

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