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Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: FCPS Busing Mess of 2015 ()
Date: January 09, 2015 01:36PM

A storm system will ride up the Mid-Atlantic coast Monday, spreading precipitation over the Washington, D.C. metro region. Cold air will be in retreat, so snow is not expected. However, enough cold air may linger for the possibility of freezing rain and some iciness Monday morning.

Federal workers and others who have the option to telework should consider bringing their laptops home this weekend. Motorists should keep a close eye on the forecast over the weekend. Anticipate the chance for challenging driving conditions and be prepared, if necessary, to alter commuting plans.

We do not expect a major ice storm from this weather system, but rather a chance for period of ice that gradually changes to plain rain Monday as temperatures rise above freezing. If the onset of precipitation holds off until around mid-morning – when temperatures will have had the opportunity to rise above freezing – mostly plain rain would fall with minimal impacts on the region.

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Paint your bald spot? ()
Date: January 09, 2015 01:44PM

Freezing rain is serious shit. Sounds like a good time to keep your wiper blades up to keep them from freezing to the windshield andndamaging the expensive blades.

If someone tells you otherwise he probably works at an auto parts store and wants to sell you expensive replacement blades and wiper motors that also can burn out and cause a fire or smoke hazard for you, your family and loved ones who ride in the car.

Do it for the children, please!

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: b9cdC ()
Date: January 09, 2015 01:48PM

Don't worry, no 2 hour delay, no closures, school will be on time per FCPS.

Just like this past Tues!

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: kenny rogers ()
Date: January 09, 2015 06:22PM

Roll 'em! Best 2 out of 3!

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Decrapitated ()
Date: January 09, 2015 06:53PM

No school Monday. Start your marathon fucking off session right now!

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Snow Miser ()
Date: January 09, 2015 06:55PM

Paint your bald spot? Wrote:
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> Freezing rain is serious shit. Sounds like a good
> time to keep your wiper blades up to keep them
> from freezing to the windshield andndamaging the
> expensive blades.
>
> If someone tells you otherwise he probably works
> at an auto parts store and wants to sell you
> expensive replacement blades and wiper motors that
> also can burn out and cause a fire or smoke hazard
> for you, your family and loved ones who ride in
> the car.
>
> Do it for the children, please!

Growing up in PA and New England, I never saw anybody put their wipers up. Down here everybody seems to do it. Just don't turn on your wipers until the window is clear and defrosted. Are people really that dumb? Oh ya, I'm on FFXU.

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Ah, those crazy Yuppies ()
Date: January 09, 2015 07:08PM

Snow Miser Wrote:
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> Paint your bald spot? Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Freezing rain is serious shit. Sounds like a
> good
> > time to keep your wiper blades up to keep them
> > from freezing to the windshield andndamaging
> the
> > expensive blades.
> >
> > If someone tells you otherwise he probably
> works
> > at an auto parts store and wants to sell you
> > expensive replacement blades and wiper motors
> that
> > also can burn out and cause a fire or smoke
> hazard
> > for you, your family and loved ones who ride in
> > the car.
> >
> > Do it for the children, please!
>
> Growing up in PA and New England, I never saw
> anybody put their wipers up. Down here everybody
> seems to do it. Just don't turn on your wipers
> until the window is clear and defrosted. Are
> people really that dumb? Oh ya, I'm on FFXU.


It's a stupid NOVA thing. Like buying oversized SUV's. I remenber the deep fried Turkeys in the 90's. More than a few houses burned down in the region.

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Decrapitated ()
Date: January 09, 2015 08:09PM

Snow Miser Wrote:
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>
>
> Growing up in PA and New England, I never saw
> anybody put their wipers up. Down here everybody
> seems to do it. Just don't turn on your wipers
> until the window is clear and defrosted. Are
> people really that dumb? Oh ya, I'm on FFXU.

Its a stupid sheeple thing. People around here see someone do something and they automatically do it too without having any idea or notion why. But they figure they dont want to be left out.

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Down Down Down ()
Date: January 09, 2015 08:14PM

Paint your bald spot? Wrote:
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> Freezing rain is serious shit. Sounds like a good
> time to keep your wiper blades up to keep them
> from freezing to the windshield andndamaging the
> expensive blades.
>
> If someone tells you otherwise he probably works
> at an auto parts store and wants to sell you
> expensive replacement blades and wiper motors that
> also can burn out and cause a fire or smoke hazard
> for you, your family and loved ones who ride in
> the car.
>
> Do it for the children, please!

Ever heard of the windshield defroster? It looks like this but individuals versions may vary
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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Paint your bald spot? ()
Date: January 09, 2015 09:39PM

Last year the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, NHTSA, reported that over 1,385 cars and light trucks had their wiper moter sieze due to ice and snow accumulation resulting in fire and the complete loss of 723 vehicles and over 38 deaths due to fire and smoke inhalation.

Almost 95% of these incidents could have been prevented by simply raising your vehicle's wiper arms off of the front window glass before any snow or ice event, no matter how small the chance may be in the weather forecast.

See http://www.nhtsa.gov/ or specifically their site http://www.safercar.gov/ for more information on this national tragedy.

Please, don't be a victim and put your family at risk. Raise your wiper blades.

Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you a new car or buy your house after your death.

Larry

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: 3vhh4 ()
Date: January 09, 2015 09:54PM

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> Paint your bald spot? Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> Ever heard of the windshield defroster? It looks
> like this but individuals versions may vary

What you highlighted is actually the Rear Window Defroster, the front windshield Defroster is the icon with canted sides.

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Paint your bald spot? ()
Date: January 09, 2015 11:36PM

3vhh4 Wrote:
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> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Paint your bald spot? Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > Ever heard of the windshield defroster? It
> looks
> > like this but individuals versions may vary
>
> What you highlighted is actually the Rear Window
> Defroster, the front windshield Defroster is the
> icon with canted sides.


Don't attribute the misinformation above to me.

I don't care if the front or rear defroster is used, in fact i strongly urge drivers to use them for icy conditions. I just want to make sure folks also lift their wiper blades to avoid any sad consequences from the resulting fires and explosions when they don't.

Larry, from the corner.

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: CH3NO2 ()
Date: January 09, 2015 11:49PM

3vhh4 Wrote:
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> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Paint your bald spot? Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > Ever heard of the windshield defroster? It
> looks
> > like this but individuals versions may vary
>
> What you highlighted is actually the Rear Window
> Defroster, the front windshield Defroster is the
> icon with canted sides.

Actually you are wrong. Rear window defrosters do not have fans. They are electric heat strips.

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Concerned about ice ()
Date: January 11, 2015 09:41AM

So should I leave my wiper blades up this evening?

Sounds like a reasonable way to keep them from getting damaged.

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Senior Driver ()
Date: January 11, 2015 05:04PM

Yes. Definitely!

#WipersUp

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Madison ()
Date: January 11, 2015 05:18PM

Do you think it will be closed on Monday? Their calling four one tenth on a inch of ice?

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: January 11, 2015 05:22PM

Do they even bother to teach spelling and grammar in grade school any more?

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: hL9Dx ()
Date: January 11, 2015 05:37PM

CH3NO2 Wrote:
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>
> Actually you are wrong. Rear window defrosters do
> not have fans. They are electric heat strips.


Actually you are wrong.

The switch for the rear defroster in that one just happens to be in the center of the knob for the fan.

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Madison ()
Date: January 11, 2015 05:54PM

Make an early call FCPS!.... Its clear and 100% freezing rain tommorow.

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: ffxu full of stupids ()
Date: January 11, 2015 05:59PM

Also do put on your 4 way flashers if you will be going under 40 mph on the highways.

We do this all the time up north in bad weather, even signs every few miles reminding you to do so.

Of course FFXU will tell you otherwise...

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Fatasspieceofshit ()
Date: January 11, 2015 06:26PM

I am gay but I fuck bitches, and my brother. I want school to be closed so I can keep my shitty gpa. Im here to fuck guys

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Vallewwes ()
Date: January 11, 2015 06:32PM

Forecast Discussion


YOUR FORECAST:
**We have issued a YELLOW ALERT DAY for the possibility of freezing rain on Monday morning followed by periods of rain through the rest of the day.**

**FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY for the entire area from 10 PM Sunday until 9 AM Monday.**

Scattered rain showers could be seen as early as 9:00 PM and will continue through the overnight hours into Monday morning. Lows Monday morning will be very close to the freezing mark, so freezing rain or sleet is possible. The recent cold weather will make it easier for rain to freeze on some surfaces.

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Imericthegreat ()
Date: January 11, 2015 06:37PM

Just fuck bitches and we good

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Re: Freezing Rain Monday Morning. FCPS Closed?
Posted by: Fhhgf ()
Date: January 11, 2015 06:55PM

CH3NO2 Wrote:
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> 3vhh4 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Paint your bald spot? Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > >
> > > Ever heard of the windshield defroster? It
> > looks
> > > like this but individuals versions may vary
> >
> > What you highlighted is actually the Rear
> Window
> > Defroster, the front windshield Defroster is the
>
> > icon with canted sides.
>
> Actually you are wrong. Rear window defrosters do
> not have fans. They are electric heat strips.

I noticed that my jeep grand Cherokee has what look like vents in the ceiling above the rear door. I never thought it had anything but the heat strip. I wonder if it blows air on it as well..

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