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Old 01-21-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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Why would it be worse coming home? Isn't the precip becoming rain and moving out?
It depends. If the rain and melt-off doesn't completely clear the snow, then what remains will refreeze when the sun goes down and the temperature drops. When the conditions are right you'll get a glazed sheet of ice that's hard to see. Quite nasty stuff for driving.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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It depends. If the rain and melt-off doesn't completely clear the snow, then what remains will refreeze when the sun goes down and the temperature drops. When the conditions are right you'll get a glazed sheet of ice that's hard to see. Quite nasty stuff for driving.
The WORST is the ice that you cannot see at night. I will NEVER EVER EVER go out in this type of weather. Several years ago I went out with a friend the day after a snow (the roads had already been cleared). As day was turning to night, we were driving home on the beltway, and there was a truck stopped up ahead. He could not stop fast enough and we slid right into the back of his truck. My life literally passed before my eyes, and I knew it was end. When it was over and I was still alive, I couldn't believe it. I have a seatbelt to thank for my life. Please be careful out there if you MUST drive. Drive slow. Keep a lot of distance between you and the car in front of you. And wear your seatbelt.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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What I can't stand are those people who refuse to clear the ice and snow from the roof of the cars so that when they're barrelling along the freeway, shards of ice and snow come flying off and I have to avoid them, I call them "Ice Bombs!"
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Adding to this thread - BRRRRRRRRRRRR.... got so spoiled that it probably feels even worse (I swear the wind is inside and it probably is, this is an older house). Tomorrow even worse - stay warm everyone.

I generally turn the heat off or almost at night - 50 or so is comfy usually at night to me, probably not so much tonight.
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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So as not to start another thread, anybody getting any rain yet? I know we need it, but hard to believe that some areas might see snow (conversation in some areas, accumulation in others...Allegheny Cty. PA is saying 6"+!)
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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A storm is just kicking up now. Windy and spitting rain. It wasn't supposed to rain until around 6pm anyhow and that was just a chance of thunderstorms. It is going to rebound to 60 on Tuesday.

Allegheny PA? Isn't that like 4 hours away?
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Yes, Allegheny Cty. is but I was just amazed to hear that (and don't believe it). I just didn't want to start yet ANOTHER thread. Supposedly Winchester might see some flakes as well as Frederick.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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Snowflakes? I just finished mowing the lawn this afternoon and this rainstorm came along. I hope it doesn't snow -- we have a bunch of plants outside including our palm trees.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:20 AM
 
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Lots of snow this morning in Round Hill.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Now they're predicting accumulating snow Wed./Thurs. - we'll see..........
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