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Remember Snowzilla? More than 23 inches in one weekend.
Yeah, that was a lot of fun. But you know what was even worse? That one inch of snow that brought DC to a standstill. It took us 2 hours to drive 5 miles home from running.
Unfortunately, that kind of snow traffic jam is not unusual around here. And I don’t think that winter is done with us yet. In past years, we’ve had some big snows in February and even early March. And let’s not talk about how often we get just an inch or two and everything slows down. In years past, this has not been a problem for me as I rarely drove more than a couple of miles from home in the evenings (and really even that didn’t happen often.) I’m a real homebody in the winter.
But this year is different. Shoo has soccer practice two nights a week 8 miles from home. In Washington DC snow traffic, that translate to at least a 3 hour drive. So, I’m doing my best to make sure I know when it’s going to snow. I recently added the new SnowCast app to my iPhone. It tells you if you have any snow expected in the next 6 hours and total snow expectations for up to 48! Guess who won’t be caught away from home in the snow again. This girl. This girl right here.
Monday night, it looked like this.
I was happy to be sitting at home not worrying about my commute because I checked before I headed anywhere. Now if I could just get it to tell me whether or not my kids will have school. Maybe the decision makers need this…
Want to try out SnowCast? Download the app for iOS now!