The seasonal snowfall total for Washington, D.C. reached 45 inches after nearly two feet of snow dumped on the region over the weekend. Forecasts predicted another six to 20 inches to fall on Tuesday and Wednesday, putting the city on course to break a 111-year-old record for its snowiest winter. Record snowfall has forced the House to cancel all votes this week. The Senate met Tuesday, but may not meet the rest of the week.
As blizzard warnings from Baltimore to New York City heralded the second major storm in a region already blanketed by weekend snowfall, here are some snow weather funnies:
- The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works postponed its meeting on global warming “due to inclement weather this week.”
- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) took to Twitter on Tuesday amid reports that the area is due to receive another 10 to 20 inches of snow this week: “It’s going to keep snowing in DC until Al Gore cries ‘uncle'” (h/t FellowshipOfMinds member Muffin!)
- Finally, record snowfall has buried Washington — and along with it, buried the chances of passing global warming legislation this year. Democratic senators say the Cap ‘n Trade bill that was once a top priority for the party and for Obama cannot be dug up again during 2010.
God really does work in mysterious ways!