It’s Getting Snowy Out There

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    It’s getting snowy in Arlington, how about in your neck of Virginia? (photo courtesy of Dennis Coyle’s Facebook feed)

    As far as the forecast is concerned, it looks like mostly rain south and east of Fredericksburg; anywhere from a “mix” to 6 inches of snow in a band including Fredericksburg, much of Prince William County and Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria; and 4-8 inches of snow to the west and north (Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Warrenton, Loudoun County, etc.). Be careful out there, and enjoy if you’re a snow lover! 🙂

    • Yes, I’m one of the snow lovers!

    • aznew

      …it is coming down faster than the lies spouting from Michelle Bachmann’s mouth.

      (my entry for worst political simile of the year)

    • AnonymousIsAWoman

      Federal government closed at 3 and I got home at 6:30.  Roads in Springfield and Burke were treacherous, roads were gridlock, with cars spinning out.  Now, lights are occasionally flickering.

      It’s going to be a long night.  But I’ve got to admit, from the safety of my kitchen bay window, yes, it looks pretty.

    • EUAS

      6+ inches already… Power on and off… Trees  are noisy… Quite a few are down. But from my kitchen window, it is beautiful. Until tomorrows shoveling!

    • pontoon

      our forecast in Central Virginia was for 5 to 8 inches….just got a dusting.  I was prepared to be “snowed in” tomorrow…but guess I’ll be going to work after all.

    • jack hughes

      Route 50 is a nightmare, especially right off the Roosevelt Bridge (that ramp up onto 50).  A well-placed source (hmmmm… very poorly placed?) has been trying to get over the bridge for about 3 hours.  I am not exaggerating.  Abandoned cars on the ramp.  That’s a state road.

    • Johnny Longtorso

      We’ve had a couple dustings this month, but now we’re just getting rain when everyone else is getting snow. Supposedly we’re in for thunderstorms tonight.

    • libra

      in Lextropolis (Lexington), between noon and 6PM. Wet, but easy enough to brush off the car. May melt by itself tomorrow, if the temps remain above 33 (as they had been for most of the day). But, for the moment… it’s Winter Wonderland! I’m another snow lover; have been missing it for most of my 38yrs in VA (from Warsaw, Poland, originally)

    • blue bronc

      Near Centreville, 66 and 28, about 8″.  Pretty, even on top and around my car which is in the street instead of the garage.

    • This snow was really bad, given the severity of the storm that brought it.  I’ve heard from so many people who were on the road until morning.  Two friends had a massive tree branch fall on both of their cars.

      We were fortunate ourselves — one big branch came down and missed the house completely, and another, smaller, one fell at an angle and got stuck in the branches and narrowly missed out chimney.

      I think we’ll plan to sit tight today.

    • jack russell

      I worked from home yesterday, so it wasn’t an issue for me.  But every so often I was looking at the traffic cameras that you can see on trafficland.com, and you could see that it was gridlock.  There were tons of cars that weren’t moving which made it impossible for them to plow the roads.  It wasn’t until after midnight that things started to clear up.

      We had a power outage at home.  There is an interactive map on Virginia Power’s website:

      http://outagemap.dom.com/DomCo

      but in what seems like a huge error, they use Adobe Flash on this website so it won’t work from a smartphone.  Well you probably only care about power outages if your power is out, and if your power is out, your only internet is likely to be your smartphone, which this website won’t support.

      They have a non-interactive map here:

      http://www.dom.com/storm-cente

      http://www.dom.com/storm-cente… (NoVa specific)

      We are a “green” dot, so we probably won’t get the power back until this evening.  Last night the map was red and orange, now the map is more orange and yellow.  If you are a blue dot they aren’t even saying when you might get power back.