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  • A view into the Blizzard of 2010 - with pix

    As some of you may have heard... the mid-atlantic is getting hammered with a snow storm this weekend. It's finally letting up here, but not until we got 24-30+ inches of snow!

    Realize this region gets storms of 3-6" quite regularlly, but anything over 12" is more rare.. like every 5-10 years. Back in Dec we had 20" of snow. It took over a month before all the snow was gone.

    This past week, we had about 8" of snow on Saturday... another 3-4" on Wednesday... and then this one hit. Oh, and they are calling for another storm on Tuesday

    Check out some random pix in my album
    Blizzard 2010 - flynnibus' Photos

    Here are some examples..


    That's not a SUV That is during for our 4th time shoveling the driveway. With this much snow, you can't wait till its over.


    That's what fell overnight alone.. not total


    Lets hope they used good materials when building that


    Sticky snow!


    Right before she heads down the hill

    More at the link above.

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    Wow that's a lot of snow!! Great pictures, thanks for sharing



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    • #3
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      And finally the sun came out this afternoon... and the snow stopped.

      A tranquil end to a long 30+hrs of snow.

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        and you can't have snow without sledding...

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          Your mega snowfall reminds me of all the snow that I have shoveled over the years, living here in Chicago. I remember the day, I walked my son to school, and when we came back home, the 2 feet of snow on our roof caused it to collapse. I only got $500 back from our insurance company so I had a fence put up. We had a double lot with two garages, so I was down to one garage. I believe that was our blizzard of 78. I shoveled a lot of "white stuff" that winter.

          Sometimes Mother Nature needs to stop us, and makes us pay attention.

          Beautiful photos. Thanks for posting them here, and the link to the other beautiful ones as well.
          BarbaraAnn

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            Wow that is a lot snow, glad we got spared up here only some flurries this morning. This storm reminds me alot of the Blizzard we had in 04, not fun!
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwwdFhJWDK0

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              Wow! It's beautiful to look at but sure am glad I'm not in it. That last shot with the sun coming out is awesome.
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                Originally posted by Wendygirl View Post
                Wow! It's beautiful to look at but sure am glad I'm not in it. That last shot with the sun coming out is awesome.
                I wish I had gotten it about 5 mins earlier when you could still see the sun itself. By the time I had gotten the camera, it had snuck down behind the tree horizon.

                As it turns out, it was a true record breaker for us

                Loudoun Times
                The snowfall total of 32.4 inches at Washington Dulles International Airport Feb. 5-6 set a new record for the airport, according to the National Weather Service, and the storm's final tallies place it among the top few storms ever recorded in the area.

                The previous two-day storm record at Dulles Airport was 23.2 inches of snow, set Jan. 7-8, 1996. As residents shoveled this winter, the storm of 1996 was the standard of comparison for many.

                Doug Counts, shoveling in Sterling, has been living at his home since the 1980s. He remembered some big storms, but as the snow continued to fall the afternoon of Feb. 6, he said this one looked as though it was shaping up to be the biggest he's seen. "This may be it," he said.

                The storm caused power outages throughout the region. Loudoun County public schools will be closed Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 8-9.

                This storm also took its place in the record books in Washington, D.C., where records go back to 1871. At Reagan Washington National Airport, the two-day total was measured at 17.8 inches -- the fourth highest ever noted there. At Baltimore-Washington International Airport, this storm took second place. The top snowstorm at both Reagan and Baltimore is still the legendery Knickerbocker storm of 1922, so named because the roof fell in at the grand new Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C.

                This isn't the first record-breaker of the winter. The storm that hit Loudoun County on Dec. 19-20 broke a one-day snowfall record for December. The highest total in Loudoun for those two days in December was measured at 22 inches in Lucketts.

                Gov. Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency Feb. 4 in advance of the snowfall, authorizing state agencies to assist local governments responding to the winter storm. The Town of Leesburg declared a snow emergency Friday, Feb. 5. For more information, visit NWS Baltimore/Washington Home page.

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                  That's amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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                    My area was forecasted to get about a foot out of that storm, but all we ended up getting was 4 inches of snow and ice

                    But I loved your pictures. Everything does looks peaceful and quiet after it snows. I would love to get a big storm like that. (yeah, i'm one of those weird people who loves the snow so much and doesn't care how often she has to go and shovel it)
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                    • #11
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                      That is why I live in So. Cal and not Idaho anymore! :lol: Its beautiful, but I would go nuts having to try to deal with that much snow!

                      Those are some really amazing pictures!




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                      • #12
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                        i feel the same. We live in Arizona and I don't miss shoveling. But it is pretty to look at. thanks for the pics.

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                        • #13
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                          oh my gosh! And I thought we had it bad a couple of weeks ago with a foot of snow!


                          Looks like the kids had a great time though!



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                          • #14
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                            Great pictures to view from a distance. I grew up in AZ, so snow was just a day trip to Flagstaff or Prescott. I'll take the desert though.
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                              Reminds me of growing up in Colorado I love the snow. It's fun to watch falling, it's fun to play in... not so fun where there's 30" of it overnight and you have places to be. But all in all, it's very pretty Thanks for sharing the pics.

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