Archive for the 'Storms' Category
Please make it stop :-) !
I think I shoveled the driveway and sidewalk 6 times already. It really came down today from maybe 11am until 5pm…it was just snowing. Likely an inch to two inches an hour.
It is still flurrying/snowing a bit from time to time but mostly it has finally died down. In Reston we got around 18″ or 19″. Nice dry fluffy stuff. Still a lot of work to shovel.
Very impressive storm. We really have not had a snow like this in at least 6 years and likely longer. A rare snow event for around here, especially this much volume in December. But hey, at least we get a white Christmas, guaranteed! :-)
In an elapsed time of about 20 minutes we just received about 1.5″ of rain and another inch of hail ranging from dime to quarter size. The temperature dropped some 15-20Ã‚Â° too! The tornado was spotted near Dulles Airport (KIAD) but never touched down, thankfully.
Combined with about 50 cloud to ground lightning strikes, I wonder how many barrels of oil that would save IF we could harness all of that energy ;-)