Monday, February 8, 2010
They predicted a huge snowstorm and it arrived. That's the surprising part of this week's historic storm that struck the mid-Atlantic region. Everything else played out in slow-mo on the news, radio, and online.
When it started snowing Friday afternoon, the streets were nearly vacant, since the federal government closed early and most schools in the D.C. region didn't bother opening in dreadful anticipation of "Snowmageddon"--the blizzard of 2010. The snow didn't stop for 24 hours, and by the end, more than 20 inches had fallen. Schools and the federal government are closed today. Metro and buses are on limited schedules. Cars are buried in snow. It'll take a long time to dig out, and more snow is on the way.
This time the hype was real: Snowmageddon struck hard. I'll enjoy it while it lasts.
(Photo of Logan Circle, Washington, DC, taken Sunday, February 7, 2010)