Well, it's not a winter storm...but it is a summer tornado in DC! Bread, milk, and toilet paper time! Lines at the gas stations... Madness in the streets.
A brief moment of 80mph winds and Pepco says that a million folks will be out for a week, Verizon loses Virginia, and Comcast is simple MIA. DC dies in the boiling heat, cut off from the world.
I'm sheltering here in Bethesda, watching the mile long line for the gas station move about six feet per hour. The only source of news is the Droid, or the satellite news at the bar.
My favorite news tidbit is that 95% of WVA is without power.
So this why we panic when there's a half inch snowball. You can literally shut down the DC area and 250 miles of surrounding suburbs at any time of year simply by blowing on us.