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    Hi everyone

    Sorry for the delay in posting.  The big weather story is yet another winter storm that’s moving cross country and bringing the possibility for BIG SNOW from The Midwest, the Ohio Valley, Midatlantic and the Northeast. 

    The bullseye seems to be the mountains of the Virginias, but D.C could get clobbered if the rain/sleet line remains to the south or east of them. (D.C. has dubbed this storm “Snow-quester which I think is brilliant!

    There’s a “warm” side of this storm where strong storms could erupt over the South:

    Here are the winter weather warnings posted across over a dozen states:

    And as we get into Thursday, computer models are indicating this storm will remain offshore, but be “blocked” by High Pressure to the North of us which means it could linger and bring us a longer duration of snow/rain/wind:

    Bottom line is we will be talking about this storm until Friday!  Thankfully, we’re just 15 days until spring, and it’s looking like the temperatures will warm up very soon…so we just have to be a little patient!

    Hope you’re all hanging in.  As much as I love winter storms, I’m ready for a little “spring” in my step!


Margie Gacki

Good grief. I see we need the spam police again. Hey Gwen, happy birthday to Emily! I'm sure it's hard for her to be without her hubby. I hope Nick won't be away for too long. Hey to everyone else. Have a great evening, everyone! Margie

March 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm


Hi guys. No snow here. Lovely blue skies and 57 after a low of 31 in my hood. Supposed to be low 70s by weekend. Spring may just about to spring. If all goes well, we'll be camping at Lake Okatibbee all next week. High water has been an issue, but I think that's about to resolve itself. Happy Birthday today to my daughter-in-law, Emily. Her hubby (our military son, Nick) is out of the country right now. We'll do our best to make it as "happy" a b-day as possible. Catch y'all later! :)

March 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Don. Most of our snow is gone, too. There are some small piles of snow around the college campus from where they cleared the sidewalks, but most of the snow on the ground has melted already. It was 37 when I woke up so that helped speed up the melting. Hey to everyone else out there. I hope all are safe and warm wherever you are. We're looking at temperatures in the mid to upper 50's for the weekend and early next week. I'm looking forward to that! Take care, everyone! Margie

March 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm


98% of the snow is gone. Only snow is in the deep shade. Warmed up and will continue, Sunday will have a high of 67

March 7, 2013 at 8:53 am

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, I didn't want you to see a complaint the first thing on the blog so I thought I'd say hello. There were some areas around that got a foot or more of snow but they were in the higher elevations. We wound up with about 5 inches, I think. It was hard to tell since it got warm and was melting about as fast as it was coming down. I think about half of it melted already & parts of the ground are showing through already. That's the kind of snow I like! Have a great evening, all! Margie

March 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Don, it sounds like you're having an adventure down there. Our snow has stopped and is already melting since it's now around 40 degrees. Some of the higher elevations to the west got around a foot of snow but we probably got around 5" here in Cumberland. It just depends on the elevation & how cold it got. The plow just went by & now the whole street is down to the bare pavement. By tomorrow most of the snow will be gone. Crazy weather! Margie

March 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm


according to the Governors office: Nearly 400,000 people in Virginia are currently without power

March 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm


Strange" We now have thundersnow

March 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm


160,000 without power in Va. Glad are utilities are underground here.

March 6, 2013 at 11:44 am


Hi everyone. I agree with cancelling school and business when it is bad weather, but it seems this year places are going over board. I say wait till ya wake up to decide if you need to cancel. At the rate they are going kids will be going to school all year round. Be safe all with the crazy weather and snuggle and enjoy the day. PJ

March 6, 2013 at 10:30 am


Margie, I totally agree! Our schools cancelled class for "possible severe storms" a few months ago. Nothing severe ever developed and the kids lost their President's Day holiday making up for the "possible storm" day. It just seems to me that we're a little over the top on the hype at times. I understand severe weather...we're accustomed to it down here. It's important to be weather alert, but don't let it bring life to a grinding halt. OK. I'm getting off my soap box now. Gwen :)

March 5, 2013 at 6:59 pm


Yes,Margie,we becoming a Nation of WIMPS!!! Hope everyone is doing well.Temp today is 42,yesterday was 70.Weird.Had a great day Sunday,with Bentlie and was able to get some errands done yesterday.because I felt so much better.Vertigo seems to be abating. But will see what the ENT will say in a couple of weeks.Stay safe out there and take care,Dolores.

March 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey folks. You'd think the end of the world was coming with all the hype about this storm in my local area. It's 48 degrees and the schools are cancelling evening activities. It's not even raining yet! I'm just mad because I had a follow-up dr appt scheduled for tomorrow but the dr. closed the office & I have to reschedule. Some places have even cancelled Thursday activities. People really need to get a life. Last week's big storm scare produced a rain day for the school kids so we'll see what this storm brings. They upped the local totals to 11-18 inches but with it being 48 right now, it would have to get awfully cold in a big hurry for that much accumulation. It should be interesting. Margie

March 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm


Looks like we will not get any snow to speak of here. North and west Virginia of Richmond will get it.

March 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm

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