YankeeJim’s 2010 Storm Alert
Update 2:11 PM:
I walked three miles round trip to the grocery and accumulation is about 2 inches and continuing to fall. Roads are slippery as the snow is wet and fell onto frozen turf, therefore,ice is underneath. On return, I got in my truck to drive to the drug store that is an up and down hill drive. The streets are marginally plowed, though slick. Some fool actually passed me into on coming traffic and barely making it. He had a four wheel drive vehicle and was unaccommodating of more careful drivers. Watch for the fools out there.
First report follows
The snow is falling and the weather report indicates more is on its way today and tomorrow. Last year, we had accumulation that was six feet high on my balcony facing the north and east. Now, the snow is coming from the south and west and is falling straight down with little wind. It is fine and is accumulating.
From my vantage ten stories high above Interstate 66, the major thoroughfare in and out of the city; I see no snow removal equipment yet. There is more traffic leaving the city than entering it at the moment. They had better check the policy below.
“Federal policy for severe weather Wednesday, December 15, 2010; 11:49 PM
Work status options
1. The federal government is open.
2. The federal government is open, with the option of unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.
3. The federal government is open, with a delayed arrival, with the option of unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.
4. The federal government is open, with an early departure.
5 Federal offices are closed to the public.”
Winter Weather Advisory for Arlington/falls Church/alexandria, VA
until 9 pm EST, Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
Local Radar Map
Updated 16 Dec 2010 11:00 am Local Time
- Prepare for Winter Storms
- Tips for Snow & Ice Removal
- Driving in Snow & Ice
- Get Live Traffic Reports
- Wintry Precipitation Explained
Issued by The National Weather Service
10:38 am EST, Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING.
* PRECIPITATION TYPE... SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 2 INCHES.
* TIMING... SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. THE AFTERNOON RUSH HOUR WILL BE IMPACTED.
* TEMPERATURES... HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S.
* WINDS... LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.""