Monday, January 31, 2011

Ice and Freezing Rain For Tomorrow

This time around it's sleet and freezing rain. Instead of the afternoon commute, it's the morning. Who knows how messy it will get, but anything can happen. Unfortunately, for a lot of the highways and major roads, the shoulders and parking lanes are still clogged with snow. This means, any small road incident can mean big troubles during the commute.

This is one of those "take transit" type of days. Unless of course the ice takes down wires, then you might as well take a sick day.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Early Snow

The snow and wintry mix is falling from the sky. There was already 2 inches of heavy wet snow on the ground before the morning rush, which by all accounts, was totally unexpected. The storm is expected to change back to snow in the early afternoon when the temperature drops, and we're expected to get 3-6 more inches in Baltimore overnight.

Looks like our luck has run out with missing snow storms! Who's looking forward to the messy evening commute?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another Officer Shot

A city police officer was shot in the leg at a downtown parking garage a block away from the Central District police station. The officer was taken to Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. I honestly wonder what is wrong with this city after events like this. Seriously, a block from the main police station in Baltimore? I'm sure more details will be availble by the morning, and we'll see what the problem is now.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Good Job Ravens

Thanks for a great season to all the guys wearing the purple and black. Not the way we wanted to end the season, but great ride while it lasted. Now it's time to go into the off season and get ready to hit the gridiron in August. Meanwhile, only a short few weeks until Orioles spring training, if you can believe it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's Cold Out There

The temps have been unusually cold in the Baltimore area according to both local and national meteorologists, or as they called them in ancient times, augurs. So much so, that the Chesapeake Bay could freeze over, which hasn't had a full covering of ice in more than 30 years. Currently, the big threat is another snow storm.

The last two "winter storm warnings" were duds, gradually being downgraded to "chance of flurries" while the rest of the northeast was slammered. If they have read the auspices correctly this time, the weather folks are calling for 3-5 inches overnight or tornadoes, I'm not too sure. In any event it's going to be another cold one.

Meanwhile, there are still plenty of bikers out braving the cold to get back and forth from work and school. I noticed three this morning on my way to work. The DOT is out today counting bikes, to see how many brave people duke it out with Mother Nature in the winter time.

Let's see how this storm pans out, I could really use some measurable snow.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Superblock Project Held Up....Again

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-reads-drugstore-20110106,0,4171388.story

Unhappy with the buildings that will not be saved as apart of Lexington Square's proposed development of the Superblock, the project looks like it's going to be held up once again. The go ahead was given in 2004 for the redevelopment of the superblock, but now, 7 years later, not a single shovel of dirt has been moved.