While a single, lonely snowflake appeared in the District this weekend, towns in higher altitudes got as much as 1.5 inches of snowfall.
- This Saturday storm was almost a no-snow. However, not pictured in this NWS map are the 1 - 1.5 inches that fell in higher locations in Virginia and Maryland.
While walking in Crystal City on Saturday night, I caught a glimpse of a snowflake right before it smacked me in the face and melted. That seemed to be it for this nonproducer of an upper-level disturbance that passed over D.C. this weekend.
Or was it? Turns out that when you don't live at sea level your snow chances all of a sudden shoot up. Towns in the high plains and mountains got sprayed with a thick confetti of snow, which added up to 1 or even 1.5 inches on the ground.
For the 411 on who got what, check out the below accumulations list from the D.C./Baltimore office of the National Weather Service. Temperatures this week appear to remain above freezing, so while it does look like it'll be raining around Friday and Christmas Eve a White Christmas is still not in the outlook. But keep checking the latest ABC7 forecast for last-minute game changers on the W.C. front.
Here are the snow totals:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
113 PM EST SUN DEC 18 2011
THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 35 HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BALTIMORE
********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************
LOCATION / TOTAL SNOWFALL (INCHES) / TIME & DATE / COMMENTS
1 N FROSTBURG 1.1 700 AM 12/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
MIDDLE RIVER T 1248 AM 12/18 TRACE ON CARS
3 NW SYKESVILLE 0.4 700 AM 12/18 COCORAHS
3 SE WINFIELD T 930 PM 12/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 WSW DAMASCUS T 700 AM 12/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
1 SW MILL GAP 0.1 600 AM 12/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
BIG MEADOWS T 800 AM 12/18 PARK SERVICE
1 N MARTINSBURG ARPT T 800 AM 12/18 ASOS
BAYARD 1.5 700 AM 12/18 CO-OP OBSERVER