6 More Weeks of Winter? There will be Snow on Groundhog Day

Accuweather meteorologists are currently tracking a gigantic winter storm stretching 2,000-miles from Texas to Maine, which is forecasted to spread plowable snow and significant icing from the central and southern Rockies to parts of the Northeast this week.

Denver, Dallas, and Detroit will need to prepare for severe wintry consequences.

The storm will be hitting this large area of the U.S. on Groundhog day, when the Arctic air dives southward into the northern plains and the warm, moist air of the Gulf of Mexico surges upward to meet.

The massive snowstorm is expecting to begin its assault as early as Tuesday night from Colorado and New Mexico to the entire expanse of the northwest and midwest, with Texas and Arkansas seeing snow by Wednesday night.

Any icing can result in downed trees and power lines, and the massive land mass could create significant logistic concerns. Icing could last anywhere form 12-24 hours or even more depending on the area.

Everyone in the area of the storm should remain cautious and prepare for power outages, among many other concerns.

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Nor’easter to bring 1-3 inches of Snow

It has been quite a snowy season in the Greater D.C. area. The last major storm had people stuck on I-95 for anywhere between 27 to 36 hours.

Another storm is headed towards the region; this time, the impact is to be felt from a Nor’easter, which will impact a signification portion of the eastern coastal side of the United States.

Originally, the area was forecasted to see light coating to about 2 inches; however, evening models submitted at 11:05 PM now shows a forecast of 1-3 inches. Friday evening commute will likely be the most dangerous as temperatures drop below 20s after 9 to 10 PM. Icing will begin to be a problem.

Everyone should be cautious on their travels.

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VA Governor Youngkin’s Decision on Children

The new Governor of Virginia has issued a statement with regards to education. Gov. Youngkin plans to give parents more control over the coronavirus emergency to include consideration for vaccinations, natural immunity, and what he called adverse mental and physical effects in children.

He justified signing his executive order as providing parents with choices to opt out of mask mandates with regards to their children, and assuming that the parents knew best in terms of what is best for their children.

He also justified the mask mandate, citing expert suggestion that masks hide visual cues, hinder emotion recognition and reduce students’ abilities to hear teachers clearly. That being said, if teachers are required to wear masks but the students are not, the administration has not explained how this mandate would specifically impact the students’ hearing ability.

Youngkin administration then proudly announced that Virginia’s parents had enough of government dictating how they should raise children, and that the current administration was more willing to listen.

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2022 Tax Season Begins as IRS Urges Extra Caution

With the pandemic payouts and several changes to the tax law within the past couple of years, the IRS has issued a notice telling taxpayers to be extra careful this year in filing an accurate tax return electronically to speed up refunds.

The tax season has started earlier than last year’s February 12 beginning. IRS expects at least 160 million individual tax returns for the 2021 tax returns,  most of them happening before the April 18 tax deadline.

Several tax laws have changed because of the pandemic, and the IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig has recommended the taxpayers be extra careful when filing taxes this year.

Especially, the Commissioner explained that those who file electronically and choose direct deposit, the tax payers are likely to receive their returns faster.

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NATO braces for possible Russian Invasion

The conflict between the U.S. and Russia over the ever-increasing number of Russian troops lining up along the Ukrainian border has not decreased, and NATO is now moving more military equipment into Eastern Europe.

While the world hopes for a peaceful solution, Biden administration has put 8,500 troops on heightened alert for potential deployment to Europe. NATO’s Article 5 mutual defense clause assures protection for all NATO signatories against attack. Kremlin has also provided a statement saying that Russia was watching NATO’s moves and measures to ensure security and interest for itself.

Belarusian Defense Ministry has reported that Russian troops have continued to arrive in the country, ahead of a major training exercise next month. President Biden has suggested that the call on Monday afternoon was very good, showing total unanimity with all European leaders. While U.S. prepares for the worst, western allies are taking some dramatic steps: Britain ordered its diplomats and families to leave Ukraine, as US ordered families of diplomats to leave Kyiv and allowed nonessential diplomatic staff to leave. Ukrainian leaders have made appeals for foreign aid and sought to downplay the sense of impending crisis.

That being said, Russian officials have repeatedly denied any plan to invade Ukraine, and has asserted that Russia has a right to move troops and hold military exercises on its own territory and with allies. Russia and Belarus have announced joint military exercises in Belarus next month.

That being said, the Biden administration is experiencing a very low approval rating going into mid-term elections, due to inflation, pandemic concerns, and other unsolved issued.

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Mix of Rain and Snow causes difficulty on Roads in DC Area

On January 19, winter weather advisory was issued. On January 20, a mixture of rain and snow fell on Washington, D.C. area. Many areas were especially dangerous for commuters and travelers.

In one incident, on local road US-50 by Chantilly, Virginia, a car swerved on the dangerous frozen road, leading it to crash. The car had to be cut and towed in pieces.

It is advisable to remain indoors and minimize traveling unless necessary during this time.

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US Government to Open 2 Hours Late Thursday due to Snow

A winter weather advisory has prompted the Washington D.C. area to adjust once more. Some schools in the DC region have announced cancellations and delays for Thursday.

In Virginia, Alexandria City will be holding classes remotely. Arlington Public Schools will be closed. Fairfax County Public Schools will be holding classes remotely. Loudoun County will be closed on Thursday, while administrative offices will be open at noon. Frederick County Public Schools will open with a 2-hour delay, and Prince William County schools will be closed. Manassas City Schools are also expected to be closed.

The U.S. government will be opening with a 2-hour delay for commuters.

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Russian Invasion of Ukraine “IMMINENT,” warns White House

White House warned that Russia could invade Ukraine at any moment, as Russian troops continue to gather along the Ukrainian border. Press secretary Jen Psaki said that talks between the US and Russia so far had ultimately failed to resolve the amounting amount of troops along the Ukraine-Russia border. U.S. has warned severe economic consequences on Russia for invading Ukraine, including economic sanctions.

The Biden administration released information that the Russian government has already sent group of operatives into Ukraine to conduct false-flag operation to justify the invasion. In fact, just last week, Ukraine was hit with a cyberattack that downed more than 70 government websites. While the culprit has yet to be found, the U.S. is not leaving Russia out as a potential suspect.

While the U.S. is still open to diplomatic resolutions, although if Russia chooses to escalate and invade Ukraine, the U.S. has promised to interfere.

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Washington, DC to Receive Largest-Ever Federal Investment to Improve Bridges

It is no secret that the bridges connecting Washington D.C. to its neighboring states Virginia and Maryland are quite decrepit. And for thousands of commuters and other traffic that must cross these bridges, both the traffic and the weakness of these bridges are worrisome things.

Pres. Biden signed one of the largest infrastructure bills to fix up the older infrastructures. According to Mayor Bowser, D.C. will receive $225 million over 5 years to repair the 8 bridges and to improve the city’s entire bridge network.

The first two bridges being repaired will be Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge and New York Avenue bridge. These two supported travel of 225,000 vehicles per day on average. H street bridge will be completely replaced to improve safety for Union Station traffic. The bridge supports WMATA tracks and Amtrak, along with cars. This improvement is also set to increase train capacities and develop air rights above the tracks.

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Church Clinic 2022 New Year Seminar: Vision for the Church Post-Pandemic

Church Clinic’s 2022 New Year Seminar focuses on what isn’t necessary this new year, specifically, on the matter of “never changing.” On January 24 at 7:30 PM, pastor Gi-Sung Son will discuss how to maintain healthy faith, and how the people and the church must always work hard to change for the better.

Pastor Son explained how even before we could fully recover from the Delta variant, we were hit with yet another variant, Omicron.

And during this time, what is absolutely necessary in churches and its people? Pastor Son hopes to discuss. Anyone interested is encouraged to register for this free seminar by contacting [email protected], contacting at kakaotalk ID churchclinic, or call 703-334-7802.

처치클리닉 2022 신년세미나포스트팬데믹, 신학과 영성목회의 비전

시대에 필요한 것은 변함없는

교회 함께가자처치클리닉(대표 손기성 목사) 2022년을 맞아1 24() 저녁 7:30 온라인 신년세미나를 진행한다. 이번 신년세미나는 펜대믹상황이 변함없지만 가운데 건강한 신앙과 삶을 지켜가기 위하여 성도와 교회는 끊임없이 노력하고 변화해야한다는 생각을 가지고

성결대학교 초대 2,3 총장을 역임하셨던 성기호 박사를 강사로포스트팬데믹, 신학과 영성목회의 비전이라는 주제로 진행한다. 손기성 목사는위드코로나가 적응되기도 전에 우리는 델타바이러스에 이어 오미크론이라는 복병을 만나 어려운 상황을 지나고 있습니다.

이런 포스트펜데믹 시기에 교회와 성도들이 필요한 것이 무엇일까 고민해봅니다. 결국은 문화가 변하고상황이 전과 달라진다 할찌라도 변함없이 자신을 건강하게지켜가는 힘은바른신학과 영성 있다는 결론을내렸습니다. 이번에 모시는 성기호 박사님은 이런면에 대가이십니다. 이미 한국에서 국민일보에 연재칼럼을통햬 신앙인과 비신앙인들 사이에 깊은 감동과 영향력을 보여주셨으며 신학교 강단에서도 목회자 후보생들에게도 바른신학과 영성에 대한 롤을 제시해 주셨습니다. 박사님을 모시고 이번 세미나를 통해 다시한 깊은 은혜와 도전을 누리길 원합니다. 현재의 어려운 상황을 믿음으로 이겨나가길 바라는 마음으로 여러분들을초대합니다.”라고 초대의 변을 전했다. 대상은 누구나 참석이 가능하며, 사전 접수가 필요하다. 접수는[email protected] 카톡아이디 churchclinic으로 하면된다. 전화문의는 703-334-7802.

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