We've got genuine blizzard conditions in Northern Virginia today, with at least a foot of new snow and high winds. It's so bad, I haven't seen anybody outside, not even the neighborhood kids (not even the guy next door who spends most of his day walking his dogs). I went out for a little while to dig a path into the yard for the convenience of Mabel, the official dog of Paco Enterprises, and was put in mind of this classic tale by Jack London.
Update: Photos of the New Ice age (click to enlarge).
Three-and-a-half-foot killer icicles.
The Paco Command Igloo.
Heroic, but futile, efforts to dig out. Note the Al Gore signature anthropogenic global-warming goggles, to protect yours truly from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light reflecting off of the snow.