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Old 02-05-2010, 06:03 PM  
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Default Two feet of snow forecast for Washington

Man, I don't envy those guys. Not only is that one helluva lot of snow, it's all heavy and won't be easy to blow or plough. The city is gonna come to a standstill until they clear that stuff.

The only saving grace is that it's right on the east coast so if there's warmer weather to follow, it probably won't cause much flooding. If that much snow fell further inland and started melting quickly, it'd cause floods.



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If that's the case, then everybody should ready their selves..



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It is probably melting from the ground up even if it is snowing. The ground temps in DC are warm enough to melt and allow absorption into the soil, especially if it warm, wet snow. That amount will take a lot longer if it is the light fluffy stuff over previous snows.

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That's a good point about absorbtion into the ground, Mudmixer. A lot of the snow melt just ends up making the ground wetter.

Still, Washington probably isn't well prepared for heavy snowfalls, so it'll probably take them a few days to dig out of this one.

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With all the hot air in that city I don't understand why the temperature would ever fall below 90*, ever.

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With all the hot air in that city I don't understand why the temperature would ever fall below 90*, ever.
The hot air from the Capitol only heats the air above the Capitol.
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And now there's another 12 inches of snow forecast.

Man, those guys are getting hit real hard this winter. I just hope that people over there can stock up on the necessities. Even if the roads aren't cleared, normally the priority will be on clearing the major arteries and bus routes so that if you can get to a bus stop, you can then normally get to a grocery store. You don't realize how important baby food and diapers are until you're out of them. Ditto for toilet paper.

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And now there's another 12 inches of snow forecast.

Man, those guys are getting hit real hard this winter. I just hope that people over there can stock up on the necessities. Even if the roads aren't cleared, normally the priority will be on clearing the major arteries and bus routes so that if you can get to a bus stop, you can then normally get to a grocery store. You don't realize how important baby food and diapers are until you're out of them. Ditto for toilet paper.
I've run out of all three in non emergency situations and it was miserable. I would imagine a total lack of access makes it substantially worse.
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Well, Wazzat, now you know exactly what we feel like after a good blizzard dumps a pile of snow on us.

If it makes you feel any better, I can try to get you recognized as an "honorary Canadian".



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