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Old 12-19-2009, 04:20 AM   #1
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Exclamation Winter snowstorm

I guess this means my current tank is going to really suck. It was already bad enough when I was driving home last night to use my 4wd. They're saying on the radio that we may get up to 25 inches in my area.

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Special Weather Statement for Loudoun, VA


Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
4:11 am EST, Sat., Dec. 19, 2009

... RECORD BREAKING DECEMBER SNOWFALL FOR BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREAS BRINGING HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER TO THE REGION LAST NIGHT INTO TODAY...

TOTAL STORM SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ARE FORECASTED TO OCCUR IN THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREAS BY DAWN SUNDAY... WHICH SHOULD ECLIPSE THE DECEMBER RECORDS FOR BOTH CITIES. THE RECORD TWO-DAY DECEMBER SNOWFALL FOR WASHINGTON IS 12.0 INCHES IN 1932... AND FOR BALTIMORE TO RECORD IS 14.1 INCHES IN 1960.

SHOULD ACCUMULATIONS EXCEED 14 INCHES... THIS STORM WILL MAKE THE LIST OF THE ALL-TIME TOP 10 SNOWSTORMS ON RECORD FOR BOTH CITIES.

HERE ARE SOME HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS TIPS...

1. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED ON SATURDAY... AS CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY AFTER DAYBREAK. IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL SATURDAY IN AN EMERGENCY... CARRY A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT WHICH INCLUDES A CHARGED MOBILE PHONE... BLANKETS... FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES... HIGH CALORIE NON-PERISHABLE FOOD... WATER... AND A SNOW SHOVEL. KEEP YOUR GAS TANK FULL... AND AVOID TRAVELING ALONE. LET SOMEONE KNOW YOUR TIMETABLE AND YOUR PRIMARY ROUTE.

2. IF YOU DO GET STRANDED... STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. ATTEMPTING TO WALK FOR HELP IN A WINTER STORM COULD BE A DEADLY DECISION. RUN THE MOTOR FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES EVERY HOUR FOR HEAT. OPEN THE WINDOW A LITTLE FOR FRESH AIR TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. MAKE SURE YOUR EXHAUST PIPE IS NOT BLOCKED FROM ICE AND SNOW.

3. IF YOU NEED TO USE A PORTABLE GENERATOR... FOLLOW MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS TO KEEP THE AREA SURROUNDING YOUR GENERATOR WELL VENTILATED.

4. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SHOVEL SNOW UNLESS YOU ARE PHYSICALLY FIT. HYDRATE YOURSELF OFTEN WITH WATER WHILE SHOVELING... AND TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS.

5. MOVE PETS AND FARM ANIMALS TO SHELTERED LOCATIONS AND ENSURE THEY HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD AND DRINK.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:12 AM   #2
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We're getting whacked too, 7-15 inches.
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Time to break out the horse and sleigh...
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:28 AM   #4
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I don't think I'll be driving the Buick for a while...

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lame we only got 3 inches...
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Luckily we didn't get a huge pile yet. It's forecasted to continue to accumulate, though.
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Well, my Buick is going nowhere too. Imagine the same picture as above, except the car is powder blue.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:15 PM   #9
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We didn't get any snow here in Northern NY. Looks like you guys got it pretty good though. Nice pics.
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:25 PM   #10
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I am glad I live in south FL and don't have to deal with any snow, but I would love to have cold temps,.
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