You may have heard… it’s snowing in Washington, D.C., more than it has snowed since Snowmageddon in 2010. And, if the forecasts are correct, possibly more than ever before, even the famous (and tragic) Knickerbocker storm of 1928.
There has been some dissent over what to name this storm, because in the Age of the Hashtag, all storms must have a name. The Weather Channel seems to have settled on a hurricane style, human name approach to winter storms, dubbing this one Jonas.
But our local weather gurus, the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, knew that to be lame and solicited other options, settling on #Snowzilla, thanks to this graphic:
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) January 22, 2016
#Snowzilla provided us an early closure at work, though I opted to work from home in case the snow started early. (I no longer have the patience for Storm Metro.)
It didn’t, however. Noon came and went with nary a flake.
Things got started a couple of hours later, though, and I decided to welcome the storm by capturing the hashtag in the snow.
An hour later, there was just enough new snow to cover my writing.
It was starting to feel legitimately snowy by 5:30, and that stillness that accompanies a heavy snowfall was starting to set in.
I also shot a little video at 5:30…
By 8:00 p.m. I realized I should have put something decent out there to show how deep it was getting. The flower pot that was already there… not really cutting it.
Making my failure to plan even clearer, the flower pot was a couple of inches from merging into the snow on the porch by 10:30 p.m. By tomorrow it will be gone altogether.
That’s my last photo for tonight, but I should have more pictures (and more dramatic ones!) tomorrow, because we have reached the time “the storm is expected to intensify,” according to the news. And it is, in fact, snowing sideways out my window right now. We’re supposed to have as much as 18 inches by the morning. And massive, massive wind gusts.
Fingers crossed I don’t wake up to a power outage.