The week of the Blizzard, winter storm Jonas, or Snowzilla, was a crazy week for us, I was cleaning and shoveling three feet of snow all day. 😯
The snow started falling on a Friday afternoon and ended Sunday morning. With temperatures of 9°F all day on Saturday. 😮
Storm Jonas on the way Friday Jan 22 2016 – Baltimore, MD/Washington, D.C. Weather Map
To make things worse, the parking lot and near by roads weren’t plowed or treated for snow. We couldn’t drive or get out at all for almost a week.
Trying to dig out the cars was a challenge, and I’m still sore from all that shoveling and cleaning. 😦
The storm made the list of the greatest blizzards in a hundred years. And this was just the first storm of the year, coming from a very warm December. Usually February and March are the months with more snow around this area.
The irony now is that we are going to have warmer weather again with some rain. That will probably flood many areas around here. 🙄 Hopefully most of it will melt before the rain comes. 😐
I have been really busy this summer, and it looks like I’ll be busier in the fall. 😦
But I can’t wait for the fall season to start anyway! 😀 Because it’ll bring some needed dry and fresh air, from the hot and humid summer weather we are experiencing now.
I hope some of you are having a great summer, or winter, depending of what part of the world are you! 😉
It seems like every time we get cold weather with a couple of inches of snow here in the Washington DC area, everyone panic and forget the laws of physics. 🙄
Southbound I-270 Frederick, MD 8:30AM
Trying to make it to work on Tuesday morning was a horrible nightmare. 😡 The interstate was just like a parking lot with lots of cars standing still. Some of us turn our engines off for some time waiting for traffic to move.
In all, I did spend close to five hours in the interstate for only two miles, from a twenty two miles trip. So I decided to turn back home as soon as I got a chance and call work to tell them I wasn’t coming. 😦
All these dramatic events happened over just one to two inches of snow. 🙄 Can you imaging what will happens if we had twelve to thirteen inches? 😮
I can see those living in the northern states or Canada laughing about how we handle snow in this area. 😳
After a mild winter last year in Maryland, we are finally getting some winter weather back.
Today the day start as last week, with a wintry-mix of snow, ice and rain, and a fun drive to work in the morning. 🙄
Watching the weather on TV, and hearing how epic the predictions are about this so call doomsday storm. It almost feel that this will be the storm of the century. 😯
Originally posted by Dr. Jeff Masters:
I expect Sandy’s impacts along the mid-Atlantic coast and New England coasts to cost at least $2 billion in insured damage and lost business, and there is a danger the storm could cost much more. Steve Bowen, meteorologist for insurance broker AON Benfield, put it this way for me this morning: “Given the level of losses associated with Irene last year and the current projections of extended high wind, heavy rainfall, coastal surge and an inland flooding threat for many of the same areas with Sandy, it would not come as a complete surprise to see a multi-billion dollar economic loss.” Sandy should bring sustained winds of 50 – 70 mph with gusts over hurricane force to a large section of coast. With most of the trees still in leaf, there will be widespread power outages due to downed trees, and the potential for a billion dollars in wind damage.
The hurricane is already hitting parts of the east coast. 😮
Tomorrow is going to be interesting to see what happens. Hopefully after the wait everything will turnout to be alright. :wait:
The 5.8 magnitude earthquake was felt all around USA east coast yesterday.
I was in the computer, when the whole building shook. Nothing really fell, and I could not see any visual damage, but it was a strong quake for this region. Last year we had a minor one at magnitude 3.6.
It is really strange to have earthquakes in the east coast. 😮