Thursday, February 13, 2014

VIDEO: Ice Pellets Arrive in Maryland at 4pm EST: Part 2 of the Major Storm Hits



At 4pm EST on February 13, 2014:  PART 2 of the Major Winter Storm is now affecting Mid-Atlantic and we're getting hit with ice pellets!

WHAT ARE ICE PELLETS?  Ice pellets (or sleet) are a form of precipitation consisting of small, translucent balls of ice. Ice pellets are smaller than hailstones which ONLY form in thunderstorms (during spring, summer and fall) rather than in winter, and are different from graupel ("soft hail") which is made of frosty white rime, and from rain and snow mixed which is a slushy liquid or semisolid. Ice pellets often bounce when they hit the ground or other solid objects, and make a higher-pitched "tap" when striking objects like jackets, windshields, etc.

THUNDERSNOW RUMBLING!!- At 4pm in Bowie, Md (east of Washington, DC) we also heard THUNDER- so we're getting Thundersnow/sleet! 

WHAT'S THE FORECAST FOR BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON TONIGHT? Winter weather advisory remains in effect until 1 am est Friday...
 Snow accumulations...an additional 1 to 4 inches late this afternoon and evening...with the highest amounts south and east of  Washington, DC.
* timing...a mix of snow...sleet and rain will become all snow  between 5 pm and 7 pm. Snow may be moderate to locally heavy at  times this evening.
* temperatures.. will fall into the lower 30s this evening.
* winds becoming northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph tonight.
* impacts...untreated roads will continue to be snow covered and slippery this afternoon. Travel will be dangerous...especially  late this afternoon and evening. Heavy wet snow could lead to  some power outages especially tonight as the winds increase

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
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About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

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