Monday, December 05, 2005


We have been getting snow since about mid-afternoon. This is the first real snow storm for D.C. this winter, or at least the first time snow is accumulating. Sidewalks and streets are relatively clear so far. There is a thin frosting of snow on the grass and trees. (Fresh snow on grass has always reminded me of this breakfast cereal.)

Coming from farther north, I have always been amused at the way Washington shuts down at the slightest hint of snow. Half an inch can cause traffic tie ups and Metro delays. Any prediction of white stuff can be grounds for clearing the stock off grocery-store shelves. In a way it is endearing; snow storms around here are infrequent enough to be unusual events.

(See DC-Streets for a look at the situation this afternoon.)

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