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Winter Storm Saturn: Eastern Beast
The Weather Channel, by Jon Erdman

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Posted By:PChristopher, 3/7/2013 5:25:40 AM

As Winter Storm Saturn heads farther east into the Atlantic Ocean, the rain and snow mixture in the Mid-Atlantic States will come to an end Wednesday night. The storm dumped up to 20 inches of snow in western Virginia on Wednesday. Temperatures were just barely mild enough to prevent any major accumulations in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Farther north, a rain and snow mixture changing to all snow will spread into the New York City metro area and southern New England Wednesday evening into early Thursday accompanied by strong, gusty winds.

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Beast, huh? Somewhere else, maybe; not here. After TWC got everyone here in the NOVA/DC area all worked up about a minimum of 4" and maybe up to 12" of heavy, wet snow and causing everyone to cancel everything, I woke up this morning to no snow and a light drizzle. TWC needs to quit wasting time and money coming up with cutesy, annoying names for storms and invest in some real equipment. Even when it had changed over to rain, they were still calling for upwards of 12"...I´m just tired of their constant hype.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Balogreene, 3/7/2013 5:54:56 AM     (No. 9212463)

Here in NOVA there was an inch of snow on my car by 7 am, 6 or 8 inches by 2 pm, and then it started raining. We got what they called for, but it´s already over. But, visibility was horrible, the roads were slick and it was very windy. A good day to work at home.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 3/7/2013 6:26:27 AM     (No. 9212482)

The big weather "outlets" did their usual bidding and whoring.

Thankfully, NJ.com posted updates regularly and the 60 pm update last evening flatly said that the snowfall amounts being called for were going to be a "huge bust".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/7/2013 6:27:22 AM     (No. 9212483)



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/7/2013 6:35:42 AM     (No. 9212493)

Federal workers who do not work because of any reason should have to use a vacation or sick day. As a Federal worker for 21 years, I never was allowed a "snow" or "weather related" day off. Readers should understand that Federal workers receive locality wage adjustments, that is, those workers in heavily Metropolitan areas earn a higher wage than those is suburban areas for the exact same job. That adjusted wage should offset any day off allowed that would not be allowed in another less populated locale. I am tired of my taxes being used to coddle Metropolitan workers. Most do not drive to work anyways, they use public transportation. Where we are located workers had to drive up to 75 miles to get to work, whatever the weather. They were allowed free time for being tardy, but not just allowed full days off with pay. How about ending this nonsense right now. Fat chance of this with the Socialist Regime in power now.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 3/7/2013 7:08:22 AM     (No. 9212544)

Every federal worker who was given the day off WILL be paid.

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