Sunday, February 12

Power outages for over 100,000 consumers in DC Metro area

UPDATE3: It looks like temperatures are going up, as I can see snow starting to melt.

UPDATE 2: Here is a shot of my apartment complex parking area located in Annandale, just east of 495. The trees are pretty weighed down, and the snow plows are clearing out the parking lot, so I'm sure we'll have to dig our car out from under the snow!

So, I guess my camera has the wrong date in its system! Correction: today is Feb. 11, 2006.

UPDATE: AP (via Yahoo News) has a picture of an Annandale resident trying to dig his car out.
An Annandale, Va. resident attempts to clear the snow around cars, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, after a large snow storm blew through the Washington, D.C. area. The region's first major storm this winter slammed the Northeast with a foot of snow by early Sunday and showed no signs of letting up, canceling flights from Boston to Washington, D.C., and knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes.
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Yup--I'm one of them. Lost power around midnight, interrupting my Accounting homework session, and did not come back on until a few minutes ago.

The Washington Post is reporting:

Northern Virginia communities such as Sterling and Leesburg got a foot of snow, Arlington 8 inches, and Reagan National Airport 8 inches.

The depth tapered off to 7, 6 and 5 inches to the south and east of the District
CNN reported on airport service in the area, though even those that are still open are getting little service due to flight cancelations.

All major airports in the region except Ronald Reagan Washington National were open Sunday morning, but airline cancellations meant they were all seeing limited service.

Several smaller regional airports -- Nantucket Memorial in Massachusetts, Atlantic City International in New Jersey, Philadelphia North East and Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport in Martinsburg -- were also shut down because of the snow.
AP has more.
The New York metro area and much of the Northeast were under a blizzard warning, with the National Weather Service predicting winds up to 50 mph could bring down trees and power lines. Heavy snow warnings were issued from eastern Kentucky to New England.
AP was reporting 4 inches for Fairfax as of last night, but I'm looking out there and it looks like a lot more to me--just a little behind.
Four inches of snow had accumulated in parts of Fairfax, Va. late Saturday, and crews worked to clear the runways at Washington Dulles International Airport in suburban Virginia.
Well, things are look ok here in the Annandale area. The property managment has shoveled the parking lot and sidewalks, the power is back on, and it's looking like a white Christmas out there! We'll be staying in this morning, as our church service was canceled. It's a good chance to finish up "blog"--I know, you would think I would have read that long time ago.