Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Monkeys in "Snowmageddon"

In Washington, the federal government was closed for a fourth straight day. The nation’s capital joined Philadelphia and Baltimore in logging their snowiest winters in history. Paul Kocin, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Washington, said the storm was among the most disruptive ever because of its timing. Approximately 50 million people were affected.

“The big difference is that it occurred within a week and a half of three other storms,’’ Kocin said. “The combination of storms is almost unprecedented - the amount of snow, the amount of impact.’’

The latest storm dumped more than 19 inches in Baltimore, 10 inches in Washington, D.C., and 16 inches in Philadelphia. About 20 inches fell in central New Jersey, and totals ranged from 10 to 16 inches around New York City.

As for Hudson and Murphy? Well, they couldn’t have cared less! Along with Luke, they were guests of Andy and Dawn Donelson who live in Maryland. And while most of the country was digging out from blizzard conditions these past few weeks, The Fuzzybutts were obviously having the time of their lives. After all, that's what those big, furry, white coats are for.

Murphy only stopped for a while when Hudson told him that a snowflake consists of roughly 10 to the 18th water molecules. Murphy absolutely hates water and was temporarily dumbstruck when he realized he was chest-deep in the stuff. But after going back indoors for a while and looking out the window and seeing how much fun Hudsy and Papi were having, he decided to return and brave the elements.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have been wondering if we would see some photos of your experieince with the East Coast storms!!! I am so glad that you have had warm places to stay the nights. I enjoyed the photos very much. Thanks for sharing! We are getting another 9 inches today with a few more overnight here in Cinci area. The Berners LOVE it! It is fun to enjoy them enjoying it! However, I miss green grass! :-) And I am dreading the thaw out....mud mud mud!
Love, Patty
you 3 were great on TODAY