Sunday, October 30, 2011


The rudely sudden onslaught of winter yesterday caused many HoCo locos to hunker down for the day rather than venturing out for autumnal activities. According to this story by Emma Brown and Michael E. Ruane in The Washington Post, “Reagan National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport reported a high of 42 degrees Saturday, and Dulles made it to 39 — the coldest Oct. 29 temperatures on record, said Capitol Weather Gang meteorologist Jason Samenow.”

You certainly didn’t need a meteorologist to tell you it was cold.

The faces in the sparse crowd at Byrd Stadium watching the Terps fourth loss in row looked pretty miserable too. According to this story by Eric Prisbell in The Washington Post it was "the second-coldest Maryland game played since 2000."

 "The weather and poor records of both teams made for a less-than-coveted game ticket; before the game, two lower-level tickets were offered on, an online vendor of already-purchased tickets, for 1 cent each."
Peanut and I ventured out around 1:30 to grab a late lunch at The Phoenix in downtown Ellicott City. Parked outside the restaurant we spotted this pickup truck bed loaded with snow. While snow accumulations in HoCo were generally insignificant this was testament that in other nearby areas it was a different story.
On the positive side, the winter in autumn weather event created some beautiful loco scenes. We snapped this picture off of Bonnie Branch Road.
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