Pete Souza/Official White House Photo — First dog and fun loving canine, “Bo” frolics on the south grounds of the White House during a blizzard today.
The East Coast is getting walloped by the second major snowstorm in a week. The storm is expected to drop upwards of 14 inches on the nation’s capital today. The snowy weather has shutdown government agencies, grounded airlines, closed schools, and even halted the delivery of the U.S. mail in some places.
For White House first dog Bo, the blizzard meant playtime in a winter wonderland. President Obama nicknamed the earlier snowstorm, “Snowmageddon.” Today’s blizzard is probably “Snowmageddon II” and it has helped break the seasonal snowfall record for DC of 54.4 inches set in 1899!
After an early morning chill and some sprinkles, the sun is shining in the Southland. Yees! At 5 p.m. this afternoon, it was 61 in Burbank. The forecast is for clear skies and even warmer temperatures for SoCal over the next several days.
The evacuations for the local burn communities in the foothills are canceled and hundreds of residents are heading back home. Also, the tough job of cleaning up after those heavy rainstorms can now kick into high gear.