UPDATED at 10:00 PM, Feb 5
20 – 30 inches of snow! Yes, that is what they are predicting for us. It’s been dubbed Snowmageddon 2010. This is the 2nd big snowstorm this winter. You may remember on December 19, when we got hit with 19 inches of snow. Well Mother Nature has decided that storm wasn’t enough so she’s showing going to top that storm.
I went out yesterday and bought all the groceries we’ll need especially since tomorrow night Sunday night (thought it was Saturday since my kids are home) is the SuperBowl. (I’m not a big football fan, but I love watching the commercials and eating the food.) We are all set.
Bring it on Mother Nature….we can handle it. I’ll keep updating with pictures and video. It’ll give me a purpose this weekend so hopefully I won’t go nuts with 4 kids and I stuck…
10:00 pm ET – We have about 6+ inches on the ground. It’s blowing sideways and blowing all over so it’s kind of hard to tell. I’m not sure if I’ll be up for the Midnight picture, but I plan to get up at least once or twice during the night to add some pictures. I am taking video also and I’ll put that together once it’s all done.
8:00 pm ET – Now the snow is really starting to pile up. They are talking about thunder snow too. Have you ever seen anything like that? I haven’t, but they said we don’t want to because then the snow is really heavy.
6:00 pm ET – We are now hitting dark so the pics are a little harder to see cuz it’s all so bright from the flash. We have about 4 inches and it’s coming down heavier. We went out to clear the driveway and just as we finished we realized the top part had about 1/2 inch already on it in about 15 min. We are not going to be able to keep up with it over night. And now I smell like a gas station. YUCK! Now I know why I got married. So I can smell pretty and not like a gas can.
4:00 pm ET – It’s still steadily snowing, however I think we have about 3 inches total now. But this is still the light snow. The heavy snow is supposed to come in the middle of the night. I will probably get up during the night and take some pictures just because the snowstorm of the century doesn’t come around too often. The kids are playing with friends, I’m watching the weather channel and reading blogs.
2:00 pm ET – It’s been steadily snowing, but it’s a really wet heavy snow so it seems to be compacting down. It looks like we have about 2.5 – 3 inches now. They are now saying it looks like we will have closer to 30 inches and probably the WORST winter storm weather that we have EVER seen in the DC area.
Noon ET – 2 hours into the snow now. The temps are still around 34, so it’s not sticking to the roads much, but the temps are going to drop this afternoon. My 13 yr old asked if we could go out and shovel now so we don’t have to do it later??? Ah, not something we can do in advance, but I wish we could. I give him credit for trying to plan ahead though. So far the kids have done Martian Matters and Piczos, now they are making lunch. The fighting isn’t too bad yet, but then it’s only been 2 hours.
10:00 am ET – When the snow started to fall. There is some snow on the ground, but that is leftover from the snowstorms we had last weekend and last Tuesday.