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Posted at 7:30 PM ET, 02/10/2011

Last sledding run of the season?

By Kevin Ambrose

Snow tubing in Fairfax County, Virginia on February 10, 2011. With warmer weather in the forecast, the last remnants of our snow will soon melt.

With a big warming trend in the forecast, I decided to give the ol' sledding hill one last run, perhaps the last sledding run of the season. The bulk of the snow pack on sledding hill was deposited during our impressive January 26 snow thump. Since that snowstorm, the sledding hill has thawed, been soaked with rain, and ultimately compressed and frozen into a rock hard glacial mass, only lightly dusted with a coating of powder from last night's mini-snow event. It will surely melt soon, but at least it was good for one last sledding run. Could this be the end of sledding for the season?

By Kevin Ambrose  | February 10, 2011; 7:30 PM ET
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Nicely done! And I betcha it will be the last one of the season.

Posted by: natsncats | February 10, 2011 8:03 PM | Report abuse

No it's not even President's Day yet.
Will not throw in the towel. We put the shovels away after the solstice & not a day sooner.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | February 10, 2011 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Heres hoping!!!!

Maybe we'll do a snowmageddon next year, although id prefer another under 10 inches winter!

Snow lovers, maybe youd be better off moving to Texas next winter ;)

Posted by: KRUZ | February 10, 2011 8:31 PM | Report abuse

As a side note, when you get older, snow tubes are great for absorbing shock. I still bounced off, but the tube absorbed the impact. Can you imagine a flexible flyer sled on that hill?

Posted by: Kevin-CapitalWeatherGang | February 10, 2011 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Alot of my coworkers are claiming the snow chances are pretty much over...also several of my neighbors are saying the same thing with the big warming trend coming..

Hmmmmm..i dont know if i would throw in the ole snow towel just yet..mother nature is still in control..not the models...We got march to get thru and i have seen some crazy weather in march in my life.

Posted by: BradFinWoodbridgeVA | February 10, 2011 10:19 PM | Report abuse


My cousin lives in northern Arkansas..

She called me and said they were practicaly BURIED!!!!!

She lives on a 2 lane country road and said she aint seen a car go up the road in like 12 hours... she got 20 inches at here house and everything is Shut down!!! lucky she has gas heat..sometimes alot of snow aint fun for everyone i guess.

Posted by: BradFinWoodbridgeVA | February 10, 2011 10:46 PM | Report abuse

That's great that you enjoyed your sledding, we can only hope that it was the last run of the season! ;-) Now we just need a nice steady rain to wash the salt and dirty snow away.

Posted by: soyboy99 | February 11, 2011 9:41 AM | Report abuse


wow that sounds rough. the thing about 20 inches of snow is you have to keep plowing that snow throughout the snowfall. waiting for it all to end is gonna be a tough job plowing off the road. hope she sees cars on her road again very soon, would suck to be stuck indoors all weekend because of nasty snow.

Posted by: KRUZ | February 11, 2011 9:57 AM | Report abuse

I still have snow in my front yard in Fairfax, but it's going fast now. Every day I gaze longingly upon its lovely alabaster texture, a tortuous reminder of winters past.

Enough! Bring on spring!

Posted by: ennepe68 | February 11, 2011 11:59 AM | Report abuse

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