Friday, December 18, 2009
Oh No it's SNOW
Snow fall projections for my home hown of DC is 12-24 inches. Even Richmond might be getting 8 inches. It's been awhile since I've been thought that kind of snow storm.
Needless to say it is ironic that one of the most famous DC residents will be returning from the "Global Warming" conference to a record breakingsnow storm. Then again, all that global warming makes for lots of snow.
A state of emergency has been declared by the Virginia governor's office urging people to "prepare to be on their own for up to 72 hours." The District also issued a snow emergency that begins at 7 a.m. Saturday. All vehicles must be removed from the city's snow routes or they will be ticketed and towed.
Washington D.C.'s greatest December snowfall on record (since the late 1800s) occurred on December 17, 1932 when 12" fell. This storm has the potential to break that long-standing record. I'd place odds at 50/50.
Here are the record December snows for some other regional reporting stations:
Baltimore: 14.1", December 11-12, 1960
Richmond: 17.2", December 22-23, 1908