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View Poll Results: Do you like the fact that it is still warm in November?
No, bring on the snow, please! 11 32.35%
Yes, I love the warm temps -- I'm not a fan of winter weather. 23 67.65%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-18-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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Virginia has what I call even seasons. It will start to get quite cold around the first official day of winter. Then you will have the weird warm days thrown in somewhere thanks to global warming. BTW I want another blizzard of '96!!! And them some.
We actually had those weird, warm days back in the 60s and 70s too. I think it just happens here sometimes. It's not a recent, global warming development.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: DC Metro/NoVA
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Virginia has what I call even seasons. It will start to get quite cold around the first official day of winter. Then you will have the weird warm days thrown in somewhere thanks to global warming. BTW I want another blizzard of '96!!! And them some.

WHY would you want a BLIZZARD? No electric (the electric in my rental dies on a 25 mph wind) so no heat, no tv, no internet to type on CD. I live in an area with no stores in walking distance (and no sidewalks to negotiate) plus I have a family. No food I haven't planned ahead. What if my child's croup or my DH's asthma kicks up? How do I drive them to a Doctor or an emergency room without plowed roads? Have as much Blizzard as you want-just not in this area!

Have you ever been in a Blizzard when the area has literally stood completely still for 3+ days? I have! Its awful!
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I didn't know how to answer the poll, because I like having a little bit of both. I've lived in Buffalo and Vermont, where you have nothing but snow. Bo-o-oring! I've lived in LA and South Carolina, where you have nothing but green. Also boring.

I like living in an unpredictable area. It's like having a buffet of weather.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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Have you ever been in a Blizzard when the area has literally stood completely still for 3+ days? I have! Its awful!
That's why everyone here RUNS to the grocery store at the first weather report for snow. They all remember the big storm that they got caught in unexpectedly and they were out of milk and toilet paper for 3 days.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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That's why everyone here RUNS to the grocery store at the first weather report for snow. They all remember the big storm that they got caught in unexpectedly and they were out of milk and toilet paper for 3 days.
LOL, I do that to, but I always laugh when I see people buying the giant pack of toilet paper. Sure, you don't want to be unprepared for a few days... but c'mon! Just how long do they think a blizzard's going to last?
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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I would NOT like a repeat of the Blizzard of '96 or of Presidents' Day Weekend 2003. Ugh. My back still hurts from shoveling that year.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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So if I plan to leave DC Metro for a weeks vacation, and I plan to avoid the week with the worst weather in DC, what dates am I looking at?

(I always took vaca in Chicago the first week of February-lowest of low cold/highest of high possible snow)
I've always wanted to do that even when I lived in Georgia, now that I'm up here want to do that more than ever but I'm using up all my leave to go home for Christmas. But if I had the money and time off I'd take the last week of January/first week of February off and head down to Miami or better yet Costa Rica.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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WHY would you want a BLIZZARD? No electric (the electric in my rental dies on a 25 mph wind) so no heat, no tv, no internet to type on CD. I live in an area with no stores in walking distance (and no sidewalks to negotiate) plus I have a family. No food I haven't planned ahead. What if my child's croup or my DH's asthma kicks up? How do I drive them to a Doctor or an emergency room without plowed roads? Have as much Blizzard as you want-just not in this area!

Have you ever been in a Blizzard when the area has literally stood completely still for 3+ days? I have! Its awful!
That is a good point. I want to see more snow this winter but not too crazy just a few good inches to make a snow man but still be able to drive and go about my business.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Dudes in brown flip-flops
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LOL, I do that to, but I always laugh when I see people buying the giant pack of toilet paper. Sure, you don't want to be unprepared for a few days... but c'mon! Just how long do they think a blizzard's going to last?
Yeah, I never understand why people will buy several gallons of milk. Milk doesn't keep indefinitely...

I'm hoping for a good snowstorm or two this year, though. Since moving back to the area I've been surprised by how weak the winters have been compared to the ones I remember from my childhood. Granted, I was shorter then, but not SO short that 4" would have seemed like a foot.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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Yeah, I never understand why people will buy several gallons of milk. Milk doesn't keep indefinitely...

I'm hoping for a good snowstorm or two this year, though. Since moving back to the area I've been surprised by how weak the winters have been compared to the ones I remember from my childhood. Granted, I was shorter then, but not SO short that 4" would have seemed like a foot.
Hey, I gained 5 lbs during the storm of 2003!! I sat in the house and ate. I think people with a couple of kids just stock up. When you're sitting in the house bored, you start chugging milk, baking brownies, etc.

The winters have been weak lately. But I think it is all cyclical. I remember having a few big storms when I was school-aged but it wasn't year after year. It was just here and there with lulls in between.
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