Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
They are saying 32 inches at nearby Dulles Airport
That would make this the biggest storm in recorded history.
" Sept. 28, 2009 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Northeast may have the coldest winter in a decade because of a weak El Nino, a warming current in the Pacific Ocean, according to Matt Rogers, a forecaster at Commodity Weather Group.
“Weak El Ninos are notorious for cold and snowy weather on the Eastern seaboard,” Rogers said in a Bloomberg Television interview from Washington. “About 70 percent to 75 percent of the time a weak El Nino will deliver the goods in terms of above-normal heating demand and cold weather. It’s pretty good odds.”
Warming in the Pacific often means fewer Atlantic hurricanes and higher temperatures in the U.S. Northeast during January, February and March, according to the National Weather Service. El Nino occurs every two to five years, on average, and lasts about 12 months, according to the service.
Hedge-fund managers and other large speculators increased their net-long positions, or bets prices will rise, in New York heating oil futures in the week ended Sep. 22, according to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data Sept. 25.
“It could be one of the coldest winters, or the coldest, winter of the decade,” Rogers said."
U.S. Northeast May Have Coldest Winter in a Decade (Update2) - Bloomberg.com
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
It looks like we're going to get another 4-8 inches of snow on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning. What the ****, DC? One of the reasons I left Ohio was to AVOID this kind of weather.
Last edited by Kandahar; 02-08-10 at 03:29 PM.
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I can't. This is important.
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Edit: I see later in the thread where you are from. I was in Alpena during the blizzard of 77 -78. We got about three feet up there I think.
Last edited by EnigmaO01; 02-08-10 at 04:44 PM.
I don't know why people are bellie aching over this storm. Sure it's a lot of snow, but we in the NE endure that every winter (except this one dammit! ). The roads will be plowed soon enough. It's just snow for Heaven's sake.
One measly foot of snow is a big deal here, and we got way more than that.