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  • Washington, D.C. in Bullseye of Potentially Historic Blizzard

    Well it looks like ole c.d. and all the other residents of Washington, D.C. are facing a historic blizzard beginning Friday afternoon and continuing into Sunday morning. Forecasters are calling for anywhere from 18 to 24 inches of snow and possibly more along with wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour. D.C. is a city that freaks out over six inches of snow so this should be interesting. It should basically shut the city down. 50 million people along the east coast of the U.S. could be affected.

    My refrigerator is stocked with beer (first things first) and I have plenty of food and snacks. I also have a number of programs to watch on my DVR (one of the great inventions) and a new book, "The Boys in the Boat" which is about the U.S rowing team at the 1936 Olympics in Munich and has over 16,000 reviews on Amazon. My computer appears to be running normally so I should be able to look at porn which is always a plus.

    So there you have it. I will be hunkered down all weekend just trying to stay safe and warm. Hope everyone gets through it ok.

    c.d.

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    Good luck all
    G U T

    There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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    • #3
      Hope everyone stays safe.

      Baltimore is also going to get hard. I am ambivalent about this happening during the upcoming Jack the Ripper conference. It would make a plot for bad Ripper fiction: Ripper enthusiasts snowed in, unpopular Casebook poster murdered, the whodunit eventually becomes less important than the debate among conference attendees as to whodunit.
      Last edited by Barnaby; 01-22-2016, 12:10 AM.

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      • #4
        They have no updated their forecast calling for 2 feet or more of snow. Yikes! Maybe I should have bought more beer.

        c.d.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Barnaby View Post
          Hope everyone stays safe.

          Baltimore is also going to get hard. I am ambivalent about this happening during the upcoming Jack the Ripper conference. It would make a plot for bad Ripper fiction: Ripper enthusiasts snowed in, unpopular Casebook poster murdered, the whodunit eventually becomes less important than the debate among conference attendees as to whodunit.
          Love it! Hope somebody writes that book. I'd read it!

          An inch or so here so far. I haven't ventured out to investigate the depth yet. Still coming down, very fine flakes. Got plenty of coffee, cigs, and cat food, so we're good. It'll all probably be gone in a couple of days. Snow usually doesn't last long in this neck of the woods.

          Y'all stay safe and warm.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Barnaby View Post
            Hope everyone stays safe.

            Baltimore is also going to get hard. I am ambivalent about this happening during the upcoming Jack the Ripper conference. It would make a plot for bad Ripper fiction: Ripper enthusiasts snowed in, unpopular Casebook poster murdered, the whodunit eventually becomes less important than the debate among conference attendees as to whodunit.
            That would be so interesting, and except for the victim, good fun! Perhaps you could be snowed in for a week and have a couple of bodies! Everybody playing amateur detective and sifting the clues. Just have plenty of food and drink on hand!

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            • #7
              C.D.-- great plan, as long as your electricity stays on! (Blizzards out here tend to play havoc with man-made comforts like that.)
              Seriously, though, my best wishes to all on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA that you survive safe, warm, and well-entertained.
              Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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              Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by c.d. View Post
                They have no updated their forecast calling for 2 feet or more of snow. Yikes! Maybe I should have bought more beer.

                c.d.
                LOL CD

                Here it comes.......
                "Is all that we see or seem
                but a dream within a dream?"

                -Edgar Allan Poe


                "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
                quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

                -Frederick G. Abberline

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                • #9
                  <--- Is currently thanking all the powers in the verse that I no longer live outside of DC, are former town is going to get almost THREE FEET of snow.

                  Be safe CD and everyone out there.
                  Last edited by Ally; 01-22-2016, 05:25 PM.

                  Let all Oz be agreed;
                  I'm Wicked through and through.

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                  • #10
                    Well it is 6 inches of snow in Nashville, with about an inch of black ice under that, and it's still snowing, so it goes without saying I'm not getting home tonight.

                    I admit. I doubted. I never thought it would snow like this. Maybe an inch with some ice, which I can handle (even if most people here turn into bumper car driving fools). But this is ridiculous. I can't even get out of my mother's driveway, my car is plowing the snow up to block access to the street.

                    I'm so freakin bored, and all I brought for my visit were converse sneakers, so I can't even walk to the store. Just stare at it longingly, teasing me from down the street.

                    I'm going to end up gnawing off my own hand.
                    The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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                    • #11
                      Hoping everyone stays safe and warm! Spring can't come fast enough!

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                      • #12
                        It's really coming down now and what is amazing is that the worst of the storm is expected tomorrow and should last into Sunday morning.

                        c.d.

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                        • #13
                          More than 85 million people roughly one in every four Americans in at least 20 states Friday were under blizzard, winter storm or freezing rain warnings from Arkansas to the Carolinas to New York City and extreme southern New England, according to Weather.com.

                          "Strong winds will combine with heavy snow to produce life-threatening blizzard conditions across portions of the Mid-Atlantic Friday night and Saturday," the National Weather Service warned in an online forecast.

                          c.d.

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                          • #14
                            I feel your pain, C.D. It's only going to be 50 degrees here tomorrow. Winter sucks, I might not even go to the beach.

                            No seriously I hope y'all are squared away. I think part of the problem with the news trying to sensationalize every little thing, is people get so many "It's going to be the blizzard of the century" false alerts that they start ignoring them. And then this happens.

                            Stay warm. I hope those who don't have homes have all found shelter somewhere. This weekend is going to suck.

                            Let all Oz be agreed;
                            I'm Wicked through and through.

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                            • #15
                              "I feel your pain, C.D. It's only going to be 50 degrees here tomorrow. Winter sucks, I might not even go to the beach. "

                              Hello Ally,

                              Only 50? May God grant you the strength to persevere. Just try to ignore the pain and think of the good times ahead. Someday these dark (and cold) days will only be a distant memory. Stay strong.

                              c.d.

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