Saturday, December 22, 2018

Saturday Evening Post for December 22nd, 2018: The Weekend Before a No-Plan Christmas

**This entry was posted December 22nd, 2018**

The Northumberland, 2000 block New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 4:31 p.m. Dec 22, 2018

It was a chilly, breezy, not damp, and very appropriately December evening.

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This is just a brief Saturday Evening Post entry. I had planned a longer one but I have laundry to do and it's getting late.

I was going to mention about the weather, namely, that the rainfall from Thursday into the wee hours of Saturday was significantly less than forecasted in the immediate D.C. area -- about a half inch -- but it still added to the wettest-year-ever totals. KDCA recorded 0.53 inches -- bringing its yearly total to 64.75 inches.

There was a lot more rain just east of here. KBWI picked up 1.22 inches -- thus bringing its yearly total to 70.04 inches (well into record territory and the first time ever over the 70-inch mark). KIAD received 0.74 inches, increasing its yearly total to 65.10 (or 0.57" from tying its wettest year).

To be clear, it was a rather dynamic, multi-part weather system that dropped heavy rainfall across parts of the eastern U.S. I had wanted to write about it, but haven't had the chance.

Evening, New Hampshire Ave and V Street NW, Washington, D.C., 4:31 p.m. Dec 22, 2018

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However, it is quite late as I watch the MeTV Saturday Night Super Sci-Fi and Sunday Red-Eye lineups, and I need to do my laundry. I went to the gym earlier and had a good weightlifting workout and swim. I skipped the jog this time.

The Christmas holiday is approaching, and I will have off part of Monday and all day Tuesday. I'm just staying here in D.C. for the holiday. I'm not visiting either parent although I'll call my father.

I'm on the outs with my mother and I suspect that will remain so for a while.

The Brittany from the 2000 block of New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 4:31 p.m. Dec 22, 2018

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I have the oral surgeon appointment on Wednesday morning (the day after Christmas) to (hopefully) extract the remainder of the wisdom tooth that my dentist could not extract. At this point, it has not caused me any serious issues (i.e., infections, swelling, or significant pain).

Looking north up 14th St from U St NW, Washington, D.C., 1:01 p.m. Dec 21, 2018

This was before the main frontal passage and it was mild and (by December standards) humid (dew points around 60F) and the air unstable.

This was taken yesterday (Friday) early afternoon. Last night, I left the office around 8 p.m. and went to Harry's Pub and then to Old Ebbitt Grill. It was a clear, moonlit night -- but then as the final front came through, it turned quickly squally showery.

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OK, that's all for now. I intend to post multiple entries in the coming days. In the meantime, a Jukebox Saturday Night entry to follow shortly.

--Regulus

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