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SNOVERKILL 2010

Posted in DMV, News, status update by msdisdain on February 9, 2010

Hold Up, Another Snow Storm???

The Chronicles of Snoverkill 2010

11 February 2010

  • 704PM  OPM called it – we are going back to work tomorrow, woo hoo!  But, under no circumstances are we to rush:
  • 527PM  Found this – street snowboarding in Georgetown courtesy Snowmageddon/Snoverkill =]
  • 223PM  While this blog is about to become history seeing as the #snoverkill snow storm has come with a bang and gone with a whimper (and some wind), I lament but only briefly because I saw this: Say It Ain’t Snow! More East Coast Snow Expected via NPR. The National Weather Service is currently watching some weather set to approach on Monday with potential to bring accumulating snow back to the DMV.  Seriously?????????
  • 219PM  It’s a beautiful day out.  I woke up to sun blazing through my window shades, partially-cleared roads (I could hear snow plows and trucks in reverse gear beep-beep-beep all night) and a fierce ugly wind wafting its way through the street corridors.  People are out and about and because tomorrow is most definitely NOT a snow day, we all seem to be having this carpe-diem super-sunday mentality.  In other words, LET’S BOOGIE!  Current conditions:  39ºF out with a healthy breeze and melting snow.

10 February 2010

  • 654  OPM called it:
  • 603PM  The nightly OPM watch has begun.
  • 540PM DC Grocery Store Open, But Nobody Working via WUSA9.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) Some northwest Washington residents resorted to the honor system during the snow storm when they found a Safeway grocery store with the doors open — but no employees.
  • 3PM  Pic of the Day

  • 140PM  Watch the vid.  It’s pretty self-explanatory:
  • Accompanying photos of the neighborhood under wind, snow, snow drifts and more wind:



    (L) Car? What car? (R) Burial of the corner stop sign (continued)

    (L) Why, who is that, a rogue traveler come from afar? (R) No, it’s just a dude skiing down our street

  • 1248PM  Latest update:  Heavy snow, winds exceeding 40MPH, whiteout conditions, blizzard warning extended through 7PM EST, major flight cancellations throughout all three major airports; Dulles (IAD) closed for the next 24 hours. 3”-6” with 4-8ft snowdrifts. Check: The Capital Weather Gang
  • Path of the SNOVERKILL Snow Storm:

    (L) 1219PM (R) 411PM

    • 1205PM  SNOWMAGEDDON 2010 aka The storm of the century now has t-shirt paraphernalia:

    This tee , brought to you by One Vs Many, a DC based creative agency was posted on Thrillist.com .  This souvenir/survivor-man trophy can be yours for $24, a portion of which goes to SOME (So Others Might Eat), a non-profit organization that provides food, clothing and health care services to the impoverished.

    • 820AM  When the snow stopped last night, I’m sure everyone questioned the futility of another cabin fever-inducing economic loss of a snow day, but this morning, I awoke to this and HOLY COW IS THIS A STORM!!!  In the vid, I’m so stunned that all I can seem to do is look both ways, like I’m about to cross a street…and say WOW a lot.

    9 February 2010

    • 1010PM Snow is coming down consistently; sticky and accumulating; there is a layer of fresh white on the roads with temperatures in the upper 20s meaning freezing time!

    • 650PM
    • 631PM  100 million people getting snow:  Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Washington D.C., Boston.  These are “storms for the record books.”
    • 622PM  More than enough snow on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard; not enough snow in Vancouver, BC.  WintergamesFAIL
    • 550PM

    “ABC7 braved the rugged streets of Clarendon to interview us on cabin fever and subsequently quoted us out of context in this breaking story…”

    What the reporter said was if she could interview us on cabin fever.  What she didn’t say was that the two of us would be her feature on a piece about depression.  Talk about quoted out of context, the reporter associated seasonal affective disorder, depression and cabin fever with my pseudo serious desire to go back to work.  I, as a result, look incredibly depressed and impatient when in actuality, we spent most of the time laughing.  What they didn’t mention was that all they asked my bf and I were:  if we had cabin fever, if we were sick of eachother, if we wanted to go back to work, what the weirdest thing we did over the snow days was (to which I replied this blog) and what items we bought from Walgreens. I said we bought dish-washing soap.  I said that I was looking forward to going back to work.  But beware, ladies and gentlemen, lethargy and cabin fever after being stuck inside for six days could mean that you too suffer from depression.  Depression caused by snowstorm.  Nevermind the bestest part where when asked if we were “sick of eachother,” my response was…”HAHAHAHA……..<pause>……… Naaawwwww he’s cool.”  Glad we could be a part of your filler material, ABC7, a bit of a downer that your filler material used baseless quotes out of context to make residents look especially peeved and borderline depressed.  Maybe it was those bags under my eyes from the no sleep I’ve been getting since I get to stay up all night on snow days?  Maybe she said “damn I need someone to interview, that girl looks bombed out and depleted, let’s interview her!”  Good investigative journalism.  THANKS NATASHA BARRETT, YOU’RE THE BEST!!!

    (But in all honesty, if you are feeling the blues, don’t jump to a hasty conclusion:  that you’re depressed.  Chances are almost all of us are going stir crazy.  It’s human.  We aren’t meant for this type of hibernation.  Jjust remember that you’ve been locked up in your house for the better part of one week.  Stuck.  In a shoe box!  Put some perspective on it and read a book.  Don’t trip out, be safe, enjoy and catch up on all the time you spent wishing you had during the every day rigamarole.)

    • Dopplar images:  (L) 515PM  (R) 720PM

    • 533PM  Fun Facts et al.:

    40,000 tons of road salt from Mexico and Chile brought on for the storms.  One store sold 1600 shovels in a half day.  Many home improvement stores open until 9PM tonight.  On the road, snow is falling, slick conditions, Governor has asked folks to stay off of the roads.

    • 520PM  Two storms merging?  Snow bands and thunderstorms?  Really???

    • 420PM  The snow has started…
    • 315PM  The storm size got bigger just like that!  I need to do more research on storms ripping through the Mid-Atlantic.  In other news, no snow yet.
    • 230PM  I just made an embarassment of myself when interviewed by channel seven news after leaving Walgreens.  When asked what we bought, I said “dish-washing soap.”  I DID mention in response to the question ‘What have you been doing?’ that I wrote a blog on the storm.  We tried to push the URL, but she said it wouldn’t make it in the interview anyway.  She asked us twice if we had cabin fever and if we were getting sick of each other and quite frankly, we lied through our teeth when we said we got ALL of the chores done.  We only did some of them.  I’m preparing for shame on the 5 o’clock news.

    (By the way, lady, you had a LOT of makeup on.)

    • 951AM (L)  315PM (R)


    8 February 2010

    the second this year and third in the Obama Administration, alongside a National Weather Service winter storm warning in effect from noon on Tuesday, 2/9/10 until 7PM EST Wednesday, 2/10/10 with estimated snowfall sitting between 10 and 20 inches.

    [water vapor satellite image taken 8 February 2010]

    The first we called Snowpocalypse (Christmas, 2009), the second, Snowmageddon, what are we going to call the third, snOMG-I’m-Tired-Of-This-Crap ???

    • Update:  1006PM – This next storm is called #snoverkill , a top trending topic on Twitter for the DMV area.
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    1. mel said, on February 9, 2010 at 11:15 PM

      WHOA! Cool pictures boots–even cooler little stint on the evening news–you two are soo cute–focusing on projects at home…SWEET!

      Miss you boots–lets talk soon!

    2. uberVU - social comments said, on February 10, 2010 at 5:18 AM

      Social comments and analytics for this post…

      This post was mentioned on Twitter by msdisdain: Wait, another winter storm?: http://wp.me/phzxA-dZ

    3. Jess said, on February 10, 2010 at 4:41 PM

      Wow!


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