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Hurricane Irene moves thru Washington DC….

From The Washington Post…. The leading edge of Hurricane Irene moved into the Washington region Saturday morning, several hours after the storm made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina just after dawn. Beginning with gusting winds and light showers, the brunt of the storm was expected to pass through the area overnight and into Sunday morning. It reached land as a Category 1 hurricane, downgraded a notch from the greater force it gathered over the open Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center reported at 2 p.m. that Irene’s maximum sustained winds were 85 mph. It is expected to grind north over the coastal states on a course that will take it through Maine and eastern Canada before the arctic chill forces its warm moisture to make a right turn into the Atlantic. After days of warning, it took no one by surprise. From North Carolina through Nova Scotia, people had raided markets and liquor stores for provisions, hammered plywood into place, stockpiled ice, flashlights and candles in case power is lost, and tied down everything that might blow away in tropical-force winds. By Saturday morning, Ocean City officials said the unprecedented evacuation of more than 200,000 residents and visitors from the barrier island had been completed with near total compliance. More than 2,000 of the area’s foreign student workers had been bused to Baltimore. The last holdout — a 7-Eleven near 120th Street — closed its temporary plywood doors at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Light traffic continued to flow across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge early Saturday afternoon, but wind speeds were approaching 30 mph, the point when authorities said they would ban house trailers, motorcycles and other vehicles affected by strong winds. They said the bridge will be closed to all traffic if sustained winds reach 60 mph. In Virginia, nearly 200,000 people were subject to forced evacuations, and 65,000 residents have lost power, with Hampton, Norfolk and Virginia Beach bearing most of the hurricane’s impact….. More….

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August 27, 2011 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Health, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Travel, Updates, Weather, Women | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The South gets it’s turn with the Snowy weather……

It took back-to-back blizzards to paralyze the nation’s capital, but in the Deep South it only takes a couple inches of snow.

Flakes were falling — or threatened — Friday from Texas to the Florida Panhandle and then up along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina, bringing a rare white landscape to spots that haven’t seen snow in a decade or longer. The storm crawled out of Texas, where it left the Dallas area with more than a foot of snow, nearly 200 traffic accidents, thousands without power and hundreds of canceled flights.

Children in cities better known for stifling humidity took to throwing snowballs and building snowmen, while snow dusted the kudzu vines so prevalent in warm Southern climates.

48-hr Rain/Snow Forecast

Just the anticipation of an inch of snow was enough to close schools in the Florida Panhandle, while classes also were canceled in parts of Alabama and Georgia. Districts in Louisiana and Mississippi, also closed.

In Century, about 40 miles north of Pensacola, 44-year-old Steve Pace scraped some snow from the hood of his truck and formed a snowball to throw at his 6-year-old grandson, Kaleb. It only snowed for about 10 minutes before giving way to rain again, but it was enough for Kaleb to enjoy a family snowball fight.

“I’ve only ever seen snow on TV till now,” Kaleb said, smiling.

The southern Alabama city of Andalusia had recorded its largest snowfall since 1973 — 2 inches as of Friday morning. The city of 8,800 near the Florida line was getting ready to close its streets because of snow, which no one could remember happening before, said city building inspector Micah Blair.

Lawyer Clay Benson, on his daily Starbucks run, said a lot of clients had understandably canceled appointments at his office in downtown Montgomery, Ala. However, he didn’t really think all state offices needed to close down, as most did.

“People from up North laugh at us,” he said. “We act like it’s Armageddon coming down here when it snows.”

In the northwestern Louisiana city of Shreveport, Lamar Methvin, who ran a hardware store for many years and now works at a Home Depot, said the chain ran out of winter supplies before the snowfall because of a recent deep freeze.

“Snow shovels? They don’t even know what they are down here,” he said, laughing.

Rafael Williams, 8, was walking in the snow through a Jackson, Miss., neighborhood and posing for pictures.

“I love it. It’s never been this way before since I’ve been alive,” the 8-year-old said.

Several oceanside communities in South Carolina including Charleston — which hasn’t seen recorded snowfall since January 2000 — could see between 2 and 4 inches of snow, said Jonathan Lamb, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Charleston.

And as much as 3 inches could hit Savannah, Ga., where snow was last traced in February 1996 — only 0.2 inches, Lamb said. It’s been two decades since Georgia’s oldest city had any notable accumulation, with 3.6 inches falling in December 1989. Normally, temperatures in February don’t dip below 41 degrees.

American Airlines canceled about 240 flights Friday, mainly at its hub at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, airline spokesman Steve Schlachter said.

The snowfall made this the snowiest winter in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 32 seasons.

In Atlanta, Delta Air Lines canceled 1,100 flights for Friday in anticipation of as much as 2 inches of snow expected in the region. AirTran also said Friday that it was canceling more than 60 flights in or out of Atlanta. Snow had begun falling downtown by early afternoon.

Brian Segars, a 45-year-old salesman from Dallas, arrived at the Atlanta airport at 1 p.m. Thursday for a 9:30 p.m. flight, only to head back to his hotel eight hours later because of heavy snowfall in Dallas. He finally managed to get a flight to Oklahoma City on Friday and planned to rent a car there and drive six hours in the snow to get home.

“I feel like I am Steve Martin in ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles,'” he said. “Other than John Candy’s underwear in my face, it’s almost that bad.”

The snow hitting the Deep South comes just a week after the first of back-to-back blizzards hit Washington, D.C. — which ended up with about 28 inches of snow — and along the Eastern Seaboard. Residents are still digging out from those storms, which forced the federal government to shut down for about a week.

Hey….we have had enough snow in the NorthEast!

February 12, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Home, Media, Other Things, The Economy, Travel, Updates, Weather | , , | 2 Comments

The South gets it's turn with the Snowy weather……

It took back-to-back blizzards to paralyze the nation’s capital, but in the Deep South it only takes a couple inches of snow.

Flakes were falling — or threatened — Friday from Texas to the Florida Panhandle and then up along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina, bringing a rare white landscape to spots that haven’t seen snow in a decade or longer. The storm crawled out of Texas, where it left the Dallas area with more than a foot of snow, nearly 200 traffic accidents, thousands without power and hundreds of canceled flights.

Children in cities better known for stifling humidity took to throwing snowballs and building snowmen, while snow dusted the kudzu vines so prevalent in warm Southern climates.

48-hr Rain/Snow Forecast

Just the anticipation of an inch of snow was enough to close schools in the Florida Panhandle, while classes also were canceled in parts of Alabama and Georgia. Districts in Louisiana and Mississippi, also closed.

In Century, about 40 miles north of Pensacola, 44-year-old Steve Pace scraped some snow from the hood of his truck and formed a snowball to throw at his 6-year-old grandson, Kaleb. It only snowed for about 10 minutes before giving way to rain again, but it was enough for Kaleb to enjoy a family snowball fight.

“I’ve only ever seen snow on TV till now,” Kaleb said, smiling.

The southern Alabama city of Andalusia had recorded its largest snowfall since 1973 — 2 inches as of Friday morning. The city of 8,800 near the Florida line was getting ready to close its streets because of snow, which no one could remember happening before, said city building inspector Micah Blair.

Lawyer Clay Benson, on his daily Starbucks run, said a lot of clients had understandably canceled appointments at his office in downtown Montgomery, Ala. However, he didn’t really think all state offices needed to close down, as most did.

“People from up North laugh at us,” he said. “We act like it’s Armageddon coming down here when it snows.”

In the northwestern Louisiana city of Shreveport, Lamar Methvin, who ran a hardware store for many years and now works at a Home Depot, said the chain ran out of winter supplies before the snowfall because of a recent deep freeze.

“Snow shovels? They don’t even know what they are down here,” he said, laughing.

Rafael Williams, 8, was walking in the snow through a Jackson, Miss., neighborhood and posing for pictures.

“I love it. It’s never been this way before since I’ve been alive,” the 8-year-old said.

Several oceanside communities in South Carolina including Charleston — which hasn’t seen recorded snowfall since January 2000 — could see between 2 and 4 inches of snow, said Jonathan Lamb, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Charleston.

And as much as 3 inches could hit Savannah, Ga., where snow was last traced in February 1996 — only 0.2 inches, Lamb said. It’s been two decades since Georgia’s oldest city had any notable accumulation, with 3.6 inches falling in December 1989. Normally, temperatures in February don’t dip below 41 degrees.

American Airlines canceled about 240 flights Friday, mainly at its hub at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, airline spokesman Steve Schlachter said.

The snowfall made this the snowiest winter in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 32 seasons.

In Atlanta, Delta Air Lines canceled 1,100 flights for Friday in anticipation of as much as 2 inches of snow expected in the region. AirTran also said Friday that it was canceling more than 60 flights in or out of Atlanta. Snow had begun falling downtown by early afternoon.

Brian Segars, a 45-year-old salesman from Dallas, arrived at the Atlanta airport at 1 p.m. Thursday for a 9:30 p.m. flight, only to head back to his hotel eight hours later because of heavy snowfall in Dallas. He finally managed to get a flight to Oklahoma City on Friday and planned to rent a car there and drive six hours in the snow to get home.

“I feel like I am Steve Martin in ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles,'” he said. “Other than John Candy’s underwear in my face, it’s almost that bad.”

The snow hitting the Deep South comes just a week after the first of back-to-back blizzards hit Washington, D.C. — which ended up with about 28 inches of snow — and along the Eastern Seaboard. Residents are still digging out from those storms, which forced the federal government to shut down for about a week.

Hey….we have had enough snow in the NorthEast!

February 12, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Home, Media, Other Things, The Economy, Travel, Updates, Weather | , , | 2 Comments

Washington D.C. expecting a Major Snow Storm…….

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 02/ 4/2010

Snowmageddon: Snowstorm likely to be historic

Crippling accumulations over 1 to 2 feet may be common

It is hard to believe that we’re about to see another storm like we saw in December — usually a once in several year occurrence. But it’s real and it’s becoming increasingly likely that a historic event is in the cards. If you have any doubts,check out this afternoon’s satellite shot showing amazing moisture feeds into what is already a gigantic system. The time is now to make final preparations as we are less than 24 hours out from the start.

ACCUMULATION MAP AND TIMELINE

9 AM to 1 PM FRIDAY
Snow develops SW to NE. Possible mix with rain/sleet. Temps 33-37.
1 PM to 7 PM FRIDAY
Snow, becoming heavy late. Some mix S&E. Temps 30-34.
7 PM to 1 AM SATURDAY
Snow, possibly heavy. Some mix S&E. Temps 28-32.
1 AM to 7 AM SATURDAY
Snow, becoming breezy. Temps 26-30.
7 AM to 1 PM SATURDAY
Snow, decreasing some in coverage/intensity. Breezy. Temps 27-31.
1 PM to 7 PM SATURDAY
Snow tapering to flurries. Breezy. Temps 27-31.

Forecast Confidence: High

IMPACT FORECASTS FOR FRIDAY

Updated at 4:35 p.m.

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Through tonight: The calm before the monster storm continues as skies trend cloudier. Lows in the mid-to-upper 20s.

Tomorrow (Friday): We won’t warm much with clouds and precipitation inbound. Look for highs in the mid 30s, falling back to and below freezing as snow gets underway by the late morning or early afternoon. By evening, snow should be falling at a moderate pace with at least 3-5″ of accumulation common across the area and rates increasing into the night.

Dangerous weather: This will be a high-impact storm any way you cut it. Heavy wet snow will create difficult digging out conditions and may lead to numerous power outages. To minimize the risk of injury during digging, it is best to clear snow often. Wind and near-blizzard (or even blizzard) conditions may occur overnight Friday and into Saturday, Blizzard Warnings are already up to our east and we did have them issued in December. Be prepared to be stuck where you are for at least 24-48 hours, if not longer as suggested through a message delivered by the state of Virginia. And if all else fails, check out this “Snopocalypse D.C.” web site for further instructions.

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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/ 4/2010

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Snow clings to trees in Fairfax, Va. yesterday morning. By CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose.

A major, high-impact winter storm is very likely to strike the metro region with heavy snow Friday and Saturday. This storm has the potential to be as strong as the “Snowpocalypse” storm of Dec. 19-20 earlier in the season. The one difference is that the atmosphere will be modestly warmer this time around, allowing for the possibility that snow will mix with sleet, primarily along and

February 4, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Home, Media, Other Things, Updates, Weather | , , | Leave a comment

The Northeast may get a lot of snow over the weekend…….

The National Weather Service  is forecasting snow accumulations for the entire Eastern Seaboard…check your local Weather Channel or TV channel for updates, and get your shovels and snow blowers ready…….

For those looking for a white Christmas….stick around, it looks like you are going to be in luck……

Update:…..round my way we got 12″ of snow….

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Ecology, Media, Other Things, Updates, Weather | , , , | Leave a comment