3/3/2014 - 4:20 pm Update

The snow has tapered off and cold air has flooded the area, ensuring our snow cover will likely last for quite some time. While we may not have gotten the 24" I would have loved, the 7"-8" we did get is wonderful snow. Lulu has been romping in the back yard about 30 seconds at a time.

I went out and snapped a few photos around Old Town and enjoyed the peacefulness that is very unique to quiet falling snow. I decided to play around a little bit with HDR photography and wanted to share some of my favorites for the day. Here they are in no particular order.


Snowy Old Town Home


Captain's Row


711 Prince Street


Lee Street Sledding


Meeting House


Crooked Alley Views


18th Century Clapboard Captain's Row


Union Street Public House Icy Lights


Snowy Captain's Row

18th Century Fairfax Street


Narrow Victorians of Fairfax Street

3/3/2014 - 11:25 am Update

Well, I finally got my wish for a good snow in Alexandria that isn't completely interrupted by rain! Lulu is sort of loving it, but it is COLD out. She loves the snow but hates the cold, so she just keeps running out through the snow and right back inside.

I'm going to be heading out in a few minutes to take a whole bunch of final snow 2014 photos. More updates later. I'm like a kid on a snow day today.

3/2/2014 - 10:00 pm

In what may be the final act in the winter that never ends, we're slated for another major winter storm. And if the forecasts and talking heads on television are correct, this storm has the potential to be the true cherry on the top of our wintery Sunday, bringing as many as 9" of sleet, ice, and fluffy white snow. As it's become tradition, we've setup our front window webcam so you can keep an eye on what we're seeing.

The "In Like a Snow Lion" Storm of 2014

Live Shot

Yes, folks, it's such a potentially severe forecast that our overlords called it before 7:00pm and shuttered the Federal Government for Monday, immediately giving hundreds, if not thousands, an excellent excuse to spend the day having snowball fights, sledding fun, and an overall wintery good time!

Our last storm hammered points west of Old Town, but we only ended up with an underwhelming 6" or so. The hours of rain in the middle of the storm really kept our numbers down. I grabbed all of our webcam images and stitched together a little time lapse movie to show how the snow built up during the storm.

I'm very hopeful that our next webcam footage time lapse will show our neighborhood completely inundated with snow. I fear this is our last shot this season, so I hope you'll wish us well. Many in our area are sick and tired of the constant, but I'm hopeful the next 24 to 36 hours will bring a lot of great photos and some hysterical laughter surrounding Channel 4's Pat Collins reporting on the depth of the snow with his official Pat Collin's Snow Stick!

Stay tuned as the snow begins to mount. And if you have any good names for this storm, I'd love to hear your ideas.

Comments 6

Comments

Jane Pearson
3/2/2014 at 10:59 PM
I'm hoping this time it actually does you justice!
Beth Wilt
3/2/2014 at 11:14 PM
Nice icon.
Joni Hartley Christian
3/3/2014 at 8:55 AM
Thanks so much for sharing with those of us that can't be there! Have fun! Sending well wishes your way...
mia
3/3/2014 at 10:02 AM

I would like to see a "year in the life of" webcam stitched together to show all the seasons. Watch the tree across the street leaf out, turn autumn colors, get snowy etc. Maybe one day when you have nothing else to do...

3/3/2014 at 5:15 PM

Hooray! You finally got good snow over on your side of townAlt smile
I LOVE the sledding photo. Seriously, I'm envisioning it as a huge framed print. It would be fab.

3/5/2014 at 2:39 PM

We only got about 6" or so up here.

We really love the pictures of Alexandria in the snow. It looks like you might have your Christmas card covers for the next few years!Alt smile

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