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The DC Blizzard of 2010 (January 5-6, fourth most snow in DC weather history) is over except for the shoveling [CW: Ha! See P.S.S!]. Today, Sunday, is clear and cold. Yesterday the falling snow was so dense (up to 3 inches an hour) that sometimes it felt like I was walking through snow soup. Here are some of my favorite photos and videos…
This is my favorite. We’re looking west toward the Chinatown Friendship Arch. The green traffic lights add a touch of irony–there are no cars on the road, just people and dogs (though technically, there *are* cars on the road; dimly visible on the other side of the arch, are a number of stranded vehicles).
Transplants to DC from colder climes broke out their winter equipment.
I was not to be outdone: kickbikes for summer and kicksleds for winter.
One snowboard dudesss suggested that I get a Snow Jack tattoo. (Nope.)
Could I have a table outside, please?
Saturday evening: while I did not see the sun, I did see peripheral evidence of a lovely sunset. That’s the top of the Washington Monument to the left.
[flv:http://www.chuckwebster.com/video/dc-blizzard/dc-winter-time-machine.flv 320 240]Winter storms are time machines.
[flv:http://www.chuckwebster.com/video/dc-blizzard/Video-chinatown-arch.flv 320 240]7AM Chinatown Friendship Arch
[flv:http://www.chuckwebster.com/video/dc-blizzard/video-blower.flv 320 240]Wow! I didn’t DC had snow blowers!
(And no, I don’t know why WordPress centered three Flash videos but left justified the next three, despite my straight-forward HTML tags.)
[flv:http://www.chuckwebster.com/video/dc-blizzard/Video-snow-trucks.flv 320 240]One, Two, Three, Four, Five!
[flv:http://www.chuckwebster.com/video/dc-blizzard/Video-mute-witness.flv 320 240]I’ll have a table outside please.
[flv:http://www.chuckwebster.com/video/dc-blizzard/Video-monument.flv 320 240]All over except the shoveling.
One day later…
See, we’re half way dug out already!
P.S.S. Four days later we get hit with another blizzard, officially making this the snowiest winter in DC history.
[flv:http://www.chuckwebster.com/video/dc-blizzard/video-again.flv 320 240]They’re baaack!
Look familiar? While I did not “get the shot”, for short periods the steeple was invisible.
Reminds me of those statues on Easter Island!
[flv:http://www.chuckwebster.com/video/dc-blizzard/Video-chinese-in-snow.flv 320 240]In search of Starbucks
[flv:http://www.chuckwebster.com/video/dc-blizzard/Video-sunny-blizzard.flv 320 240]A “Sunny” Blizzard
[flv:http://www.chuckwebster.com/video/dc-blizzard/Video-pile-snow.flv 320 240]Me, Standing on Ten Foot High Pile of Snow