I shared my photos on IG & FB. And I also included screenshots of the 30 hr period where we dropped from 74/70 to 32/30, the highs & lows from 01-02 Jan, and the temperatures from December where we finished 10+ deg above average. We had just over 1" in NE Bham & even got the lawns white, no small chore after 7-8 days 74-80 deg highs. I know Denver can go from 80s or 90s (100s in 2020) to snow & freezing temps in 2-3 but I never expected that drastic of a change in Cen AL.Looking back, that was quite the "atmospheric" turnaround. Having all of that cold air north of us ready to advect in so quickly was a great help along with some dynamic cooling. I can remember some events with almost the same exact pattern and there was too much warm air being pulled into the 850mb for snow as far south as Bham, but this time it deepened to our east, pulling in the cold air, many times it deepens to our west bring in more warm air at first. TIming is everything
Yeah, it's basically backed up from DC to Richmond at this point (including I-395 into DC), and it's closed for a stretch of almost 50 miles. The main problem was apparently several jackknifed tractor-trailers. There were similar problems yesterday on I-495 and US-50 in Maryland (including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge), but those seem to have been resolved.I saw on the Weather Channel that motorists have been at a standstill on I-95 in northern Virginia for almost 18 hours due to yesterday’s heavy snow.