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Posted: 12/14/2005 3:14:35 PM EDT
Worse type of winter weather. Just got back from the store. Junk food, soda, a few DVD's and alcohol.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:42:58 PM EDT
Ready for the phone to ring tonight. Got my plows and spreaders ready to go.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:36:36 PM EDT
Great.

I almost got killed twice today driving to and from Alexandria without weather problems. Can't wait for tomorrow.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:31:07 PM EDT
Ice sucks, please snow intead!

Then again, if we do have an ice storm then there is a good possibility of a power outage. Time to try out my generator for real.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:43:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:
Great.

I almost got killed twice today driving to and from Alexandria without weather problems. Can't wait for tomorrow.



Ah, the joys of driving in NoVA. I feel your pain.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:03:59 AM EDT
On standby for De-icing
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:04:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:
I almost got killed twice today driving to and from Alexandria without weather problems. Can't wait for tomorrow.



+1, except I go between Sterling & Chantilly. I think I'm going home around 2:00, before the changeover to freezing rain hits us.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:32:04 AM EDT
have they reported a projected duration? I get emergency/wx alerts in my email and it gave the standard wakefield report.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:50:40 AM EDT
no li'l ice storm in fairfax, started heavy snow here just a minute ago after a couple weak hours of flakes...... so much for weather predictions. I thought this was supposed to be nothing?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:20:50 AM EDT
Reporting from Richmond/centralVA:

Light flurries between western Hanover (home) and northside Richmond (work) between 0600-0630.

Some heavier snow for a short while at work around 1000.

Then rapidly decreased and changed to light drizzle w/out freezing (whew!), which has been steady up to present time. Wife reports same from back home. Roads are fine (although midday news indicates numerous area collisions regradless....)

Am hoping for no more frozen precip before the evening commute.

Tomorrow 'sposed to warm-up a little. Afternoon range trip?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:29:08 AM EDT
yeahnow its just crappy with a forecast of crappier...
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:56:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BlackScot:
Reporting from Richmond/centralVA:

Light flurries between western Hanover (home) and northside Richmond (work) between 0600-0630.

Some heavier snow for a short while at work around 1000.

Then rapidly decreased and changed to light drizzle w/out freezing (whew!), which has been steady up to present time. Wife reports same from back home. Roads are fine (although midday news indicates numerous area collisions regradless....)

Am hoping for no more frozen precip before the evening commute.

Tomorrow 'sposed to warm-up a little. Afternoon range trip?



Same here(Live in Midlothian, work in Richmond)
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:14:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bubbles:
+1, except I go between Sterling & Chantilly. I think I'm going home around 2:00, before the changeover to freezing rain hits us.




Richmond to Alexandria for me.

I just called off for the day and stayed home. Better safe than sorry.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:23:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PVFD304:
Ready for the phone to ring tonight. Got my plows and spreaders ready to go.




Been working round the clock myself on these things.

It's nasty here right now, headed back for more at 7:00 pm. have to work till 8:00 am in the morning.

Danny
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:34:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Minuteman419:

Originally Posted By PVFD304:
Ready for the phone to ring tonight. Got my plows and spreaders ready to go.




Been working round the clock myself on these things.

It's nasty here right now, headed back for more at 7:00 pm. have to work till 8:00 am in the morning.

Danny

That sucks..........
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:52:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Minuteman419:

Originally Posted By PVFD304:
Ready for the phone to ring tonight. Got my plows and spreaders ready to go.




Been working round the clock myself on these things.

It's nasty here right now, headed back for more at 7:00 pm. have to work till 8:00 am in the morning.

Danny

That sucks..........



Along with woLF huh?

Danny
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:30:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Minuteman419:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Minuteman419:

Originally Posted By PVFD304:
Ready for the phone to ring tonight. Got my plows and spreaders ready to go.




Been working round the clock myself on these things.

It's nasty here right now, headed back for more at 7:00 pm. have to work till 8:00 am in the morning.

Danny

That sucks..........



Along with woLF huh?

Danny

Just got back in from walking the dogs. Slicker than a peeled onion out there. Hope everyone stays safe.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:13:26 PM EDT
People in the Alexandria and Fredericksburg area, how's it look there, and how is it supposed to be in the morning?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:31:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:
People in the Alexandria and Fredericksburg area, how's it look there, and how is it supposed to be in the morning?



well high is supposed to be 48 tomorrow...not sure about early morning.

i'll just put it in 4-wheel drive if i have to, to make it to the range...haha
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:02:04 PM EDT
I get to do NWDC to NOVA at 1130pm wee!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:47:47 AM EDT
Went out to start the car and busted my ass this AM. I salted my walk too.

Im looking forward to my drive to work. And it should get even better when I get there
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:56:50 AM EDT
Rained like a mofo in and around Richmond last night, but I was glad for it being rain.

My utmost comiserations to those less fortunate. My prized 30-yr-old azaleas already got beat-up twice this season, first from wet heavy snow followed a couple days later by freezing rain. Even after last night's (liquid) rain, there's still some of the vile frozen stuff lying around in places. I never even got a chance to get all the leaves raked up first, which are now plastered down like concrete.

Hope it's getting it all out of the system now, and we'll have a mild Jan-Mar.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:57:53 AM EDT
the roads are unbelievably treacherous this am!!! much MUCH worse than they were last fri when opm delayed work til 1000. fucking asshole brain dead morons...

i was in 4wd and a couple times completely lost traction (means ALL FOUR WHEELS were on ice!!!). saw numerous fishtails and spinouts. even 95 had ice on it! our parking lot was a fucking ice skating rink...i feel like such a puss when i have to take those little baby steps to keep from falling on my ass...
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:01:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
the roads are unbelievably treacherous this am!!! much MUCH worse than they were last fri when opm delayed work til 1000.



I hear ya! I never had to do the 4wd thing and didn't lose traction (love them big WIDE tires). Got passed by plenty of folks, and saw them later in the ditches on the sides of the road. The temps must have dropped just enough right before dawn to freeze everything up. Happy morning commute!

Hopefully now that the sun's up things will improve.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:29:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
no li'l ice storm in fairfax, started heavy snow here just a minute ago after a couple weak hours of flakes...... so much for weather predictions. I thought this was supposed to be nothing?



A weatherman has job security. It doesn't matter if they are right or wrong, they will keep their job.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:05:33 PM EDT
Ice Storm? Key party!

;)
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