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Old 12-06-2009, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Default How Much Snow Did You Get in Your Neighborhood?

It's the big Question of the Day: How much snow did you get?

That was one freaky storm. Really pretty to look at, but freaky. All I can say is, Wassup, Mr. Woolly Bear?

Look at these crazy differences: National Airport recorded less than a tenth of an inch, Dulles Airport had more than 4 inches. ScranBarre reports Reston got 4.5 inches. I'm in Sterling, just 7 miles north of Reston... but the National Weather Service says we only got 3.25 inches. How crazy is that--we're north and west of Reston, you'd think we'd get at least 4 inches, too! Centreville reported 5.5 inches, yet Leesburg got only 3 inches (what's up with that--Leesburg is the one town that usually gets more snow than anyone else). Some parts of Falls Church got less than 2 inches, but just a few miles west of that Oakton got 3.5 inches.

So how much snow did you get in your neck of the woods... and how did it affect your day?

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Old 12-06-2009, 05:53 AM
 
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...and almost as freaky is how fast it's melting off. I was going to get the grandkids to shovel the driveway today, but by the time they get over here it'll be half gone anyway.

Boy oh boy, I can see the Woolly Bear is gonna have some fun with us this year.
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Don't forget just how vast this area is though. I'm unofficially putting 4.5 inches out there as our tally in East Central Reston judging by my own measurements, but parts of South Reston might have had just 4 inches or even 5 inches (assuming Centreville got 5.5 inches). Too bad the temperature stayed at a constant 34 degrees though. It was snowing at least since I woke up yesterday morning around 9 AM and didn't taper off until around 7 PM. If that was 10 hours of snow falling at the rate of one inch per hour, then we'd have nearly a foot!
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:24 AM
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Location: Arlington, Virginia
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I don't even think we got close to an inch in the Landmark area. Most of the snow is halfway melted.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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A dusting perhaps in Old Town...whatever fell is gone now.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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a little more than 5 inches in Herndon although I was hopeing for more
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Just outside of downtown Leesburg we got closer to 5 inches.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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Annandale inside the Beltway, probably an inch, maybe inch and a half. Extremely wet/heavy snow.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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South Riding, around 5 inches. I'm always amazed at the people driving who are paralyzed by the snow and also by the people driving who completely disregard that driving conditions have changed.

We went to the Middleburg Christmas Parade. It was beautiful, very Currier and Ives. Santa was in a carriage drawn by four horses.
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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Default Hi!

We got about 2 or 3 inches of snow on the grass in Falls Church...lol. The roads got a bit but were mostly clear due to our diligent DOT workers who always clear them and salt them quickly.

It did kind of put a damper on my day b/c I need winter tires so I was stuck in the house. But we just moved so we used the day to clean and put the car in the shop for new breaks, inspections and a much-needed oil change. My little guys loved it. They haven't seen snow in awhile.
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