Local TV news outlets aren’t the only ones getting apocalyptic about this weekend’s snowfall. NPR is getting ready, too. You’ll see why in this AP note:
Forecasts called for up to 20 inches of snow across the region, including Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and reaching up to New York. About 16 inches fell west of Charlottesville, Va., the National Weather Service said.
Snowplows cleared the runway at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Washington as President Barack Obama returned from climate talks in Copenhagen after the snow had started falling. The White House said Obama rode in a motorcade back to the White House, instead of taking his helicopter, because of the conditions.
20 inches of snow is news here…but we’re used to it. 20 inches of snow in DC shuts down the world. (“Obama couldn’t take his helicopter!”) Listen for breathless coverage on NPR this weekend (including some from Connecticut)!