Blustery snow day

Delaware snow 12/19/09, 2 pm

We now have about a foot of snow. Forecasts called for up to 20 inches of snow across the region, which was virtually a sea of white. The Smithsonian Institution closed its museums, and the National Mall, which normally would be swarming with tourists, instead was the scene of snowball fights and cross-country skiers.

December 19, 2009, 6:45 am snow

December 19, 2009, 6:45 am snow

This is the second snow of the season here in Delaware, the first one was kind of a surprise earlier this month and it didn’t accumulate much. But it was still pretty to watch, ya know? This snow however is more of a snow storm. So far we only have 2 or 3 inches but it is expected to snow until tomorrow morning. We could accumulate 1 to 3 inches per hour. Plus the winds are whipping, gusts of 40 mph around here and greater at Delaware’s coastline.

The National Weather Service now says the snowstorm will bring 12 to 20 inches of snow to inland Delaware.

A snowstorm has blanketed the United States East Coast and the country’s National Weather Service has forecast up to two feet (61 centimetres) of snow will fall on and around Washington DC over the weekend.

Europe is getting snow, too.

Eurostar canceled all services Saturday because of severe weather in northern France, stranding thousands of passengers on the weekend before Christmas.

The cancellation, announced on the company’s Web site, follows the breakdown of four Eurostar trains inside the tunnel Friday night. Eurostar has not given a reason for the breakdown.

The four trains were all traveling to London when they got stuck in the tunnel, Eurotunnel spokesman John Keefe told CNN. Three were traveling from Paris, France, and one was going from Brussels, Belgium, he said.

This regions heaviest snowfall is expected later this afternoon and into the evening.


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1 Response

  1. Chung Buron says:

    Whenever I’m reading posts like this I can’t help but think of how things have changed since I was young. I guess I’m getting old, but I miss the way things used to be.