Another winter storm

Widely reported recently is the portmanteau name Snowquester (snow + sequester) for the winter storm now threatening the D.C. area — a fortuitous coincidence of the storm and the sequestration process recently put into effect in Washington. From the NPR coverage, “As Midwest Slips And Shovels, Mid-Atlantic Prepares For ‘Snowquester’ ” (by Mark Memmott):

The National Weather Service sums up the story this way: The storm is moving out of the Upper Midwest and “heavy snow [is] possible from parts of the Ohio Valley to parts of the Mid-Atlantic.”

The Weather Channel has dubbed this storm Saturn. But The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang blog is among those using the more topical “Snowquester.” It writes this morning that for the capital region “this is easily the biggest snow threat we’ve seen over the past two winters. … Significant snow accumulations of 3-8 inches are likely (except 6-12 inches west of the beltway).

Previous blogging here on The Weather Channel’s winter storm names here, about February’s big Northeast storm, which TWC dubbed Nemo.


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