Blizzards over, Black ice next
With many public schools and federal government offices closed in the D.C area today, residents continue to be advised to stay off roads. Sunday’s clean-up process was the beginning. D.C Mayor Muriel Bowser made Monday’s itinerary clear, “today will be another clean up day.”Limiting the number of people on the road will assist in the progress of getting the roads cleaned up.With temperatures dropping below freezing this week, the possibility of black ice on roads concern government officials. The dangers of black ice include its transparent coating, making it hard for both drivers and pedestrians to see on roads and sidewalk.Residents are advised to shovel their own sidewalks and remain off roads to better assist the cleanup process. The city will slowly, but surely transition to its normal routine. What exactly are the snow totals for D.C? The official number for D.C when it comes to snow accumulation is 17.8 inches, making it fall short of other numbers reported throughout the region.The exact location used to calculate snow accumulations in D.C, is Reagan National Airport. The snow-measuring device used by a small team of weather observers was lost midway during the blizzard.The national weather service uses the snow totals to determine if additional aid is necessary at the location after a major storm.
‘SNL’ spoof of Sarah Palin and Trump Endorsement speech
Surprise, Tina Fey (Sarah Palin) and Darrell Hammond (Donald Trump) teamed up together to create a spoof on ‘SNL’ of last Tuesdays Iowa stop for presidential candidate Donald Trump.If you’re still trying to get over the winter storm that just hit D.C, this spoof is a great way to start your week off.At almost 3 million views on YouTube, Sarah Palin (Tina Fey) is making comical points of America’s current struggles and promises of what Donald Trump will do to fix this country if elected president.
Ricky Perry Endorses Ted Cruz
Former Texas governor and once a presidential candidate for the Republican Party, Ricky Perry has endorsed Ted Cruz for president. Perry’s explanation for his endorsement of Ted Cruz came from an interview published by Politico magazine on Monday.He insists that Ted Cruz is by far the most consistent conservative in the group of Republicans to win the primary. Perry added that the primary race “appears to be down to two people.” Front-runner Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are predicted to be the last two standing in this tight contest for the Republican Party.
Donald Trump “could shoot somebody”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has once again found himself in the media’s spotlight after boldly claiming at a rally at the Sioux Center in Iowa, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters”. Trump has gained a notoriety for his audacious rhetoric throughout this campaign season, and it appears to have been of benefit, for he is currently leading polls with the Iowa caucuses only one week away. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who is currently polling second behind Trump, responded to his opponent’s statement at an event in Ankeny, Iowa: “Listen, I will let Donald speak for himself. I have no intention of shooting anybody in this campaign.”.
Powerful Earthquake Shakes Alaska
At about 1:30am on Sunday morning a magnitude-7.1 earthquake perturbed south-central Alaska. The quake is believed to have been centered in the Kenai Peninsula about 160 miles south of Anchorage. There are no reports of injuries; however, a natural gas leak caused by the convulsion resulted in the destruction of four homes in the community of Kenai. Although high magnitude earthquakes are not unusual in Alaska, they are typically isolated to the more remote regions of the vast state. Alaska state seismologist Michael West claims this is the largest earthquake in the region in recent years, and that minor aftershocks are expected in the coming weeks.
North Korea Detains U.S. Student
Otto Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, has allegedly been detained by North Korea prior to boarding a flight to Beijing. Young Pioneer Tours, the travel agency which Warmbier had booked his trip with, said on Saturday that the student was detained for an unspecified incident at the Pyongyang Yanggakdo International Hotel. North Korea has announced on state media that the student was detained for a “hostile act” coordinated by the United States. The U.S. State Department has acknowledged the situation but has yet to release further details.
Winter Storm Jonas
Bringing in between 20-40 inches of snow in regions of the state, Winter Storm Jonas has left Virginia disheveled. The number of storm-related mortalities has risen to five with two a result of icy roads and three of hypothermia. As conditions have cleared, most regions experiencing power outages have had their power restored. Metro will be returning with limited—but free—service tomorrow.
Birth in the Blizzard
A women in Germantown was in labor in the middle of Winter Storm Jonas on Saturday morning. She had attempted to take her vehicle to the hospital, but had gotten stuck and returned to her home where she dialed 911. The responding ambulance also got stuck in attempt to take the women to the hospital, and she ultimately ending up making her way there in a fire engine dispatched by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. The women gave birth to a healthy baby at 11:18am on Sunday morning thanks to the persistence and courage of Montgomery County first responders.
Washington Capitals-1/23/2016 12:30pm Verizon Center: Washington Capitals v. Pittsburgh Penguins: GAME POSTPONED
Washington Nationals – End of Season
Washington Mystics- End of Season
Washington Redskins – End of Season
January 25 at 9:30 PM – Queensryche, 9:30 Club, 815 V St, Washington, DC 20001 http://www.ticketsnow.com/InventoryBrowse/Queensryche-Tickets-at-9-30-Club-in-Washington-1-25-2016?PID=1812840&intcmp=TM9702&intoff=false
January 26 at 7:00 PM – An Evening with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006 http://www.ticketmaster.com/an-evening-with-macklemore-ryan-washington-district-of-columbia-01-26-2016/event/15004F49E92554B5?artistid=1540042&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=3
January 26 at 7:00 PM – Ani DiFranco, 9:30 Club, 815 V St, Washington, DC 20001 http://www.ticketsnow.com/InventoryBrowse/Ani-DiFranco-Tickets-at-9-30-Club-in-Washington-1-26-2016?PID=1812700&intcmp=TM934&intoff=false
January 27 at 7:30 PM – Raul Malo, The Birchmere, 3701 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305 http://www.ticketmaster.com/raul-malo-alexandria-virginia-01-27-2016/event/15004F62E89E5B4A?artistid=856329&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
January 28 at 7:00 PM – Josh Abbott Band, 9:30 Club, 815 V St, Washington, DC 20001 http://www.ticketsnow.com/InventoryBrowse/Josh-Abbott-Band-Tickets-at-9-30-Club-in-Washington-1-28-2016?PID=1816924&intcmp=TM921298&intoff=false
January 29 at 7:00 PM – RFD-TV Presents Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy, DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006 http://www.ticketmaster.com/rfdtv-presents-jeff-foxworthy-larry-washington-district-of-columbia-01-29-2016/event/15004F5DBC1650F4?artistid=757399&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=51
January 29 at 7:30 PM – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: The River Tour, Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004 http://www.ticketmaster.com/bruce-springsteen-and-the-e-street-washington-district-of-columbia-01-29-2016/event/15004F73B6222D31?artistid=860453&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
January 29 at 7:30 PM – Will Downing, The Birchmere, 3701 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305 http://www.ticketmaster.com/will-downing-alexandria-virginia-01-29-2016/event/15004F0AC0C529F2?artistid=734951&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=202
January 29 at 9:00 PM – Yellow Claw, Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018 http://www1.ticketmaster.com/yellow-claw-washington-district-of-columbia-01-29-2016/event/15004F6BAD152B8D?artistid=1709415&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=52
January 30 at 7:30 PM – Elle Varner, Howard Theatre, Howard Theatre, 620 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001 http://www.ticketmaster.com/elle-varner-washington-district-of-columbia-01-30-2016/event/15004F758FFE1C40?artistid=1659299&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60
January 30 at 9:00 PM – Ebi: Jane Javani World Tour, Warner Theatre, 13 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 http://concerts.livenation.com/event/15004F78972419B3?crosssite=TM_US:791458:172129?crosssite=TM_US:791458:172129
January 31 at 7:30 PM – David Cassidy, The Birchmere, 3701 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305 http://www.ticketmaster.com/david-cassidy-alexandria-virginia-01-31-2016/event/15004F280DE94EAA?artistid=736525&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
January 31 at 8:00 PM – Reel Big Fish, The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD http://concerts.livenation.com/event/15004F8402466CB7?crosssite=TM_US:779739:172548?crosssite=TM_US:779739:172548
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou