Snow-coated tree along 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 1:47AM, Feb. 3, 2010. There was several inches of heavy, wet snow last night. I was walking the short way home from Cobalt.
Just a quick update ...
I'm working on another stupid contracting job report -- this one on the FY2011 budgets for DOE and NRC -- due by tomorrow. Then I have another one due on Friday. These two reports plus what I submitted last week will mostly pay my February rent.
Everything has collapsed in my life and I cannot continue to live in this apartment. More than that, I think I am having a nervous breakdown of some sort.
I have also decided that I really don't have many friends ... just a handful that I consider close such as LP, Quill, and Slappy (using their blog referential names) and, of course, Kristof. I wish he were back already from Europe.
None are the big-money, rapid-talking, know-it-all types of the sort who ensure the perpetual rule of the American corporate oligarchical Overclass even in an economic depression for the rest of society, and deep down believe this is the natural and even appropriate state for everything and those who suffer deserve it by some amoral calculus by which the purposeless Universe supposedly runs.
I don't know what's going to happen to me in the next few months or through this year.
The view outside my building (the Hampton Court) at 2:08AM, Feb. 3, 2010 after a Cobalt bar jaunt earlier.
We are still on target for a big snowstorm -- on par with the Dec. 19th one -- late Friday into Saturday (which is when most of our big snowstorms in the past 20 years have occurred). There is already posted a winter storm watch
The NAM 0 UTC 04 Feb. 2010 model run showing 60-hour cumulative quantitative precipitation forecast (QPF) valid at 72 hour, valid for 0 UTC 07 Feb. 2010 (7PM EST Feb. 6, 2010). This shows QPF amounts of 2.0" for DCA and even more just south and east of here -- all snow -- or 20+ inches of snow if that were to verify.
The GFS 0 UTC 04 Feb. 2010 model run showing the mean sea level pressure (MSLP), 850 mb temperatures (the 0C line is well south of D.C.), and 6-hour interval precip. amounts, valid at 54 hour or 6 UTC (1AM EST) Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010.
Here is something you don't normally see: a "high probability" (at least 70 percent chance) of 12 inches or more of snow valid for a 24-hour period of 0 UTC Feb. 6 to 0 UTC Feb. 7, 2010. (i.e. 7PM EST Feb. 5 to 7PM Feb. 6, 2010). The Bull's Eye is right over D.C.
That's all for now. I'm tired of life. I've fallen through the cracks -- or else I'm stuck in one.