Thursday Snows? Borderstan’s Favorite Snowpocalypse Stories

by December 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm 1,829 0

Luis Gomez Photos snowpocalypse snowmageddon Borderstan Logan Circle

On the evening of Thursday, February 4, the doors closed 30 minutes earlier than expected at Whole Foods on the 1400 block of P Street NW. Some locals were caught off guard, setting off a low-level panic outbreak at the entrance. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Editor’s note: There is a possibility of a snowstorm in the DC metro area tomorrow, almost one year after the first big snowstorm of the 2009-2010 winter. However, the one that hit in February was much bigger and the terms Snowpocalypse and Snowmageddon came into use. So, in honor of Washingtonian’s penchant for purchasing food and basic household supplies at the slightest hint of snow (how much toilet paper do you need for a few days of snow?), we are running the following March 12 story again — with links to our favorite February Snowpocalypse stories and photos. Now, go out there and so some panic buying! But do remember to shovel your sidewalks — if we actually get that much snow tomorrow.

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March 12, 2010 — The back-to-back February snowstorms–the Snowpocalypse–were rich opportunities for bloggers to provide endless updates and photos (guilty!). We put together the Top 10 posts in terms of page views and the winner, by a country mile, was “LET ME IN!” Whole Foods Closes Early; Urban Hipsters Panic with 17th Street Safeway: The Essentials Update in a respectable second place. The Top 10 list is below the fold.

Also, be sure to check out the 760 photos contributed by 68 readers at the Borderstan Snowpocalypse flickr pool.

As for “Snowpocalypse,” if you search for it on Wikipedia, you are redirected to “Snowmageddon“– under which are two separate and lengthy entries for the North American Blizzards of 2010:


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Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse and Snowzilla are portmanteaus of the word “snow” with “Armageddon”, “Apocalypse” and “Godzilla” respectively and can refer specifically to:

Top 10 Borderstan Snowpocalypse Posts

  1. “LET ME IN!” Whole Foods Closes Early; Urban Hipsters Panic
  2. 17th Street Safeway: The Essentials Update
  3. DC Crime Plummets During Snowpocalypse
  4. Unshoveled Sidewalks Generate Anger and Activism
  5. Will DC Enforce the Law on Shoveling Sidewalks
  6. Dupont Snowball Fight to be Televised… with Wine
  7. 15th Street Snow Sculpture: A Fort and an Igloo
  8. Open Thread: What’s Open and Happening?
  9. Borderstan Area Cancellations and Postponements
  10. Snow Emergency Takes Effect at 9:30 a.m.


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