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I Heard It Might Snow

Here we are in the middle of the deepest snow storm since 1922, and set to exceed even that.  Think it will snow?

 

 

 

 

This was 9pm Friday night!

I had shoveled the sidewalk and driveway just an hour previous.  The high winds make it impossible to keep things clean.  And all night it snowed, they say, 2" per hour.

Tomorrow will probably find me shoveling three or four times!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the front sidewalk, and dog bathroom (lower right) at 4am Saturday morning.

It had been shoveled twice the night before, as late as 10pm.

So what you see filled in in 6 hours.

I woke up the dogs who wanted to go out, of course.

At that time I had not cleared a path for them to go. 

Neither appreciated it at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By 7am Saturday it was 18" or so.

By this point, the bathroom, again seen lower right, had been remodeled three times.  I had to enlarge it.  The dog can be so picky...

By 9am, with the continued snow and blowing wind, this had disappeared completely!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday morning at 11am.

This is only 20 minutes after shoveling. 

No point in cleaning the cars off.  We are expecting another 10-15" by tonight, when, they say, it is likely to stop!

You can't see this, but the snow plow has been by and the wall left behind the cars is 5' high!  I will have to dig through that to get to my inspections on Monday, if I can find the houses...

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 16 commentsJay Markanich • February 06 2010 10:29AM

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Al Gore where are you?

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) over 9 years ago

You heard that joke too Ken?

You are old enough to remember "global cooling" in the 70's.  Do you remember how, by the year 2000, the computer models all said the US would be under 20' of glacial ice as far south as Richmond?

And we were all going to die...

The same people are screaming global warming today!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Jay, as usual we got robbed. We only had about 3 inches of snow. Just enough to be pretty, cause accidents because people drive like fools and get my feet wet because I forget to change the sneakers for boots before taking the dogs out.  

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) over 9 years ago

Well, Sue - c'mon down!!  Bring more than your sneakers though...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Jay:  I like that I can look at your pictures and step outside and enjoy my flowers.  heh, heh.....  Roof inspections are going to be pretty limited for you for a while.

Posted by Jim Allhiser, Salem, Oregon Home Inspector (Perfection Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Jay;  nobody made any money selling global cooling, I remember it well, so they went with global warming.  You got to hand it to them, they're pretty good sales people, now if I can get them to help me sell my listings.......

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) over 9 years ago

Jim - roof inspections might be a bit limited!  Can you imagine that?  Just a minute folks, be right back!

Ken - don't do that.  No matter what, it would be false advertising!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Jay;  You have a great sense of humor.

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) over 9 years ago

I miss this kind of snow but I only liked it once a season. We had ice over snow in Franklin, TN and my dog chose the porch for her bathroom. I don't think she liked slipping all over when she got in the yard. I like the pictures.

Posted by Mandy Buchholz (Benchmark Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks Mandy.  It seems to have stopped but the blowing wind makes it difficult to keep anything cleaned off.  Maybe it will subside tomorrow and I can actually dig out of the driveway!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

We have been thinking warm...deicing thoughts for you Jay...who'd have thought..Virgina...looks like Alaska..!

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 9 years ago

S&D - We have a big one once or twice a decade around here.  This year we have already had two!  As far as record total snow years goes, they say, this year ranks #4.

Thanks for the thoughts - send more!  Along with some weather about 80 degrees!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Missed us completely, not even a flake. We did get the wind and it was very cold. You can have all of it, we get plenty up here every winter.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 9 years ago

Jim - Maybe we will get some melting today.  I am half way down my driveway (after six cleanings) and still have the Himalayas between the cars and road.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

The kind of snow that you're getting is predicted by the global warming computer models because global warming puts more moisture in the atmosphere. It has to come down. Don't confuse climate change (global warming) with your local weather. They are vastly different.

Now that I read two of your snow posts, I'm going to have to warm up by going to the nice hot tub that is set for 104°F. That should do it.

Posted by Not a real person over 9 years ago

C'mon Russel, get real!  Besides, the southern hemisphere hasn't participated in "global warming" for 35 years...  it snows regularly now in Johannesburg and until the last 20 years or so had never...  Tooooo much recent indication that the interesting "statistics" and "proof" about either global warming or climate change were the hooey most people think they are.  But to each his own!  And I agree, 104 degrees sounds great!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

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