We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The blizzard in the Central Atlantic states, passing well south of here, has been classified as a Nor'easter - the classic winter storm of the east coast and especially of New England.
Why, one might ask, are cyclonic storms travelling northeast named after winds coming from the northeast? Well, it's because the winds in the cyclone blowing from the southwest are usually offshore as the storm, as these typically do, travels up the coast. Image below from this site.
Offshore, therefore, the winds are more likely to be from the southwest - wet winds. However, a Sou'wester is any southwest wind. The big cyclonic storm are still called Nor'easters, as in Perfect Storm. Here's a real Sou'wester (the hat):
You mean that Washington D.C. plans to clear all that white stuff away? It's the first time that Washington has looked pure and innocent since before I was born -- and we all know how long ago that was.
When I lived in Washington back in the late 60s, the powers-that-be went into a terminal hissy every time they got an inch of snow on the ground.
This is going to be entertaining to watch, all those politicians picking their way around like cats in a storm.