Thanks, a work collegue from Wyoming said they needed an electric sump heater all night and running the engine at lunch time.
Elevation and proximity to Rockies I assume.
We get warm rain in inches by the day here all through Dec till now, last Sunday was 70F, could be summer record.
The only place I've been in the US where it was common to see cords hanging out of the front (for an engine block heater) was Anchorage, AK. And not all cars had them.
As much fuss as the media made about the weather this winter, I know we had more snow when I was a kid (there are photos of snow above the doors and we made forts big enough for adults).
I agree re: media hype. Yes, our winter here has been more brutal than average, but it only ranks as number eight in terms of temps . Snowfall, well, we are awaiting another beaut tonight. It should put us over the top as record winter snowfalls go. I'm done with winter this year.
Yes, I remember more snow when I was a child, and we have movies and pictures to show it really was more and not just us being smaller. It seems the snow lasted longer as well. The past decade or so, when we have a big snow, it melts in a few days. When I was a kid it persisted for weeks or months. This winter's storm was more like I remember.
I had a friend who moved to Atalanta, Georgia, right after graduating from high school. He told us they are not used to snow down there, so everything shuts down for 1/4" of snow. We laughed until he told us it all melts by noon so they have to go to work anyway.
I think I mentioned in an earlier post that the media make a big deal about records, and people don't think. They will mention breaking a record on a given day - lets arbitrarily say February 14. No one seems to realize that record is for that date, and not the entire month or even entire season. They lock only onto the number even when the news puts it in context.
This year is what I call a "good" winter - like it is supposed to be. Speaking of which, another storm is coming in tonight - a mild one. Still, there are people flooding the stores to stock up on canned and dry goods because the world is about to end. Bobwysiwyg, give us an heads up, it'll hit you first :)
Lots of butterflies coming out of hibernation here:D
March 17th, Saint Patrick's Day, Northwest Ireland.
According to Met Éireann : "Cool and cloudy today with some bright spells at times. Mostly dry with patchy mist or drizzle, especially in the west and north. Later this afternoon drizzle will become more widespread but a lot of areas will stay dry. Top temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees"
A typical St Patrick's day.
:munch:.....was in the 90's yesterday in So Cal, suppose to be much cooler today, in the 70's......:crazy:
Remember these days? Today is one of them.
Organization Name Status
Alexandria City Public Schools Closed: All schools and offices are closed due to the inclement weather. Emergency Personnel should Report.
Arlington County Public Schools Closed
Clarke County Public Schools Closed: All student activities and events cancelled.
Culpeper County Public Schools Closed: Monday, March 17
Fairfax County Public Schools Closed: Monday, March 17 -- Schools and offices closed
Falls Church City Public Schools Closed: Falls Church City Public Schools and Day Care are closed for students and staff, Monday, March 17th. All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled.
Fauquier County Public Schools Closed
Frederick County VA Public Schools Closed: The School Board Office and building offices will open at 12:00 noon.
Fredericksburg City Public Schools Closed: Monday, March 17. Code Red for 12-month employees.
King George County Schools Closed: 12 month employees code 1. Facility readiness personnel (custodians, maintenance and bus mechanics report at 12:00).
Loudoun County Public Schools Closed: Monday 03/17/14.
Madison County Public Schools Closed
Manassas City Public Schools Closed: Code Blue. Monday, March 17
Manassas Park City Schools Closed: Code Red, March 17, 2014
Orange County Public Schools Closed: Monday, March 17. Essential personnel-- report as directed by supervisors. All other eleven and twelve month employees - report to work at 11:30 a.m. Offices in all schools and at Taylor Education Administration Complex will open at 12 p.m.
Prince William County Public Schools Closed: Monday, March 17
Rappahannock County Public Schools Closed
Spotsylvania County Public Schools Closed: All schools are closed on March 17th; 12 month employees Code 1.
Stafford County Public Schools Closed: Employees will be on Code 1. Monday, March 17
Warren County Public Schools Closed: Monday, March 17. 230 day and 250 day employees are to report to work at 12 noon.
Organization Name Status
Academy of Computer Education VA Other: Closed with the exception of online classes.
Alexandria Country Day School Closed
Ambleside School Closed
Angelus Academy Closed
Aquinas Montessori School Closed
Berlitz Learning Center Stafford Closed
Berlitz Learning Center Tysons Corner Opening Late: Berlitz Tysons Corner will open at noon on Monday, March 17th due to inclement weather. Please check back regularly for potential changes.
Brooksfield School Closed
Burgundy Farm Country Day School Closed
Cardinal Montessori School Closed
Christ Chapel Academy Closed: Closed all day -- Monday March 17
Clairmont School and Child Care Center Closed
Clifton Childrens Academy Closed
Congressional Schools of Virginia Closed
Engleside Christian School Closed
Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy Closed
Fairfax Christian School Closed: Monday, March 17
Fresta Valley Christian School Closed
Gesher Jewish Day School Closed
Golden Pond School Closed: Monday, March 17
Heritage Christian School Closed: Monday, March 17
Highland School Closed
Horizon Child Development Center Closed: Fairfax and Reston centers. Monday, March 17.
Imagination learning center 1&2 Closed
Langley School Closed
Loudoun Country Day School Closed
Nest Academy Closed: Both locations.
Oak Hill Christian School Closed
Old Town Montessori School Closed
Temple Baptist School Closed
The Goddard School Ashburn Belmont Greene Closed
The Goddard School Chantilly Closed: Closed Monday, March 17th.
The Goddard School South Riding Closed: Closed Monday, March 17th.
The House Closed: Monday
The New School of Northern Virginia Closed: Monday
Village Green Day School at Great Falls Closed
Wakefield Country Day School Closed: Closed Monday
Warrenton Baptist Tiny Tots Closed: Closed Monday
Organization Name Status
Anne Arundel County Public Schools Closed: Code red for employees
Baltimore County Public Schools Closed: Schools and offices.
Calvert County Public Schools Closed
Caroline County Public Schools Closed: Office also closed - Code Red.
Carroll County Public Schools Closed
Charles County Public Schools Closed: Code red for staff
Dorchester County Public Schools Closed: Schools and Offices.
Frederick County MD Public Schools Closed: Code yellow for employees.
Howard County Public Schools Closed: Schools and offices closed
Kent County Public Schools Closed: Liberal leave is in effect for offices. Essential employees must report.
Montgomery County Public Schools Closed: Administrative offices closed as well
Prince Georges County Public Schools Closed
Queen Annes County Public Schools Closed: All Schools and Central Office.
St. Marys County Public Schools Closed: Code 3 for employees
Talbot County Public Schools Closed: Schools and Administrative Offices.
Washington County Public Schools 2 Hour Delay
Organization Name Status
Academy of Computer Education MD Other: Closed with the exception of online classes.
Ark Childrens Center Closed
Barnesville School Closed
Barrie School Closed
Berlitz Learning Center Odenton Closed: Revised- we will be closed today, 3/17/14.
Berwyn Christian School Closed
Brookewood School Closed: 3/17/14
Bullis School Closed
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Closed: Afternoon and Evening Events Canceled
Chelsea School Closed
Childway Closed: Monday, March 17th, all Centers/Locations are CLOSED
Christ Episcopal School Closed
Church of the Redeemer Christian School Closed
Concord Hill School Closed
Fellowship Christian School Closed
Forcey Christian School Closed
Franklin Schools Closed
Friends Meeting School Closed
German School Closed: PLAN A: All classes are cancelled.All evening events are cancelled.
Glenn Dale Montessori School Closed
Grace Episcopal Day School Closed
Highland Park Christian Academy Closed
Holton-Arms School Closed
Horizon Kids and Learning Academy Closed
Independent Baptist Academy Closed
Ivymount School Closed
Jefferson Montessori School Closed: Closed, Monday March 17, due to Emergency Weather.
Landon School Closed
Learning Tree Child Development Center Burtonsvill Closed
Little Feet Child Development Center, Inc. Closed
Love of Learning Montessori School Closed
Maryland International Day School Closed
Mater Dei School Closed: Monday, March 17
Melwood Nazarene Day Care Closed: Monday, March 17th
Montrose Christian School and CDC Closed: Montrose Ministries Closed
Oneness-Family School Closed: Closed
Patuxent Montessori School Closed
Potomac Glen Day School Closed: Closed March 17
Primary Day School Closed
Sandy Spring Friends School Closed
Seneca Academy Closed
Shabach Christian Academy Closed: Monday, March 17
St. Andrews Episcopal School Closed
St. Johns Episcopal School Closed: Closed
The Avalon School Closed: Mon, Mar 17
The Harbor School Closed
The Heights School Closed
The Maddux School Closed
The Tidewater School Closed
Washington Christian Academy Closed: Monday, March 17
Washington Episcopal School Closed
Woodstream Christian Academy Closed
I was born in Hollywood right off Route 66. I grew up in Norwalk. I lived in Anaheim while working at Disneyland and attending USC. I know the Santa Ana Devil Winds. I know how it feels to open your front door at 7:00am and be hit in the face with a blast of 90F+ heat and 70%+ humidity. I remember playing pickup basketball in near-100F heat. Outdoors. In March.
Originally Posted by Trail Images
Then I moved to Washington state...
It's March. It's not near-100F. It's near-34F. My front yard is dusted in snow. If it were dry ice, I'd think I was living on Mars. Like clockwork, our first decent weather day here won't arrive until July 5th.
Only 110 more days to go.