And to prove that I CAN talk more about the weather – heres my Storm Warning from weather.com. Yay for us, goddamnit.

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Severe Weather Alert from the National Weather Service

…ALLEGANY MD-AUGUSTA VA-BERKELEY WV-CLARKE VA-FREDERICK VA- FREDERICK MD-GRANT WV-HAMPSHIRE WV-HARDY WV-HIGHLAND VA-JEFFERSON WV- LOUDOUN VA-MINERAL WV-MORGAN WV-PAGE VA-PENDLETON WV-ROCKINGHAM VA- SHENANDOAH VA-WARREN VA-WASHINGTON MD- 430 AM EST SUN FEB 16 2003

…WINTER STORM WARNING CONTINUES THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING ACROSS THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY…FAR NORTHWEST VIRGINIA AND NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND. TEMPERATURES ARE COLD ENOUGH THAT THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN ALL SNOW. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES…AND A THUNDERSTORM IS ALSO POSSIBLE. BY THIS EVENING…5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT…AND AN ADDITIONAL 6 TO 12 INCHES IS EXPECTED. ON MONDAY…THE SNOW WILL TAPER TO SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE AFTERNOON. BY THE TIME THE SNOW TAPERS OFF…WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ARE EXPECTED. SOME LOCATIONS…ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN MAY SEE UP TO 3 FEET OF SNOW.

THIS SNOW WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS…AND THIS WILL CAUSE VERY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES OF BETWEEN 5 ABOVE AND 5 BELOW ZERO…ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW.

THIS HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL MAKE TRAVEL NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA. POSTPONE ANY TRAVEL THAT IS NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. BY STAYING OFF THE ROADWAYS…HIGHWAY CREWS ARE BETTER ABLE TO KEEP ROADS PASSABLE SO EMERGENCY VEHICLES MAY STILL TRAVEL.

ROAD CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE RAPIDLY. IF YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST TRAVEL…SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME WHEN TRAVELING. PRACTICE YOUR WINTER SAFETY RULES…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS VERY DANGEROUS…MAJOR WINTER WEATHER EVENT.