The weak system that pushed through today left us with minimal snowfall totals. Wish we had gotten a little more? Close your eyes and think back two years ago.
The whimpy system that moved over our area today didn't leave too much for snow lovers. I have to say, I was a little disappointed we didn't see any flakes in DC. Folks North and West of the metro area did get a bit of snow to, at least, satisfy the "winter wonderland" feeling. Here's a picture from one of our WeatherBug cameras, earlier this afternoon, in Ijamsville, MD.
- WeatherBug Camera
Snow totals were slim to none across the region. Smithsburg, in Frederick County, MD, picked up a whopping two inches (can you sense a little sarcasm from the snow lover here?). Most other spots, that saw snow, received anywhere from a trace to 1.5 inches. Here are the latest snowfall reports from the National Weather Service.
I know some people were perfectly content with the little to no accumulations today. Others were hoping for more. Regardless of how you feel, let's take a quick trip back memory lane to two years ago, almost to the day, -- SNOWMAGEDON!
The same areas in Frederick that saw between 1 and 2 inches of snow today were buried under 25 inches of snow two years ago today. Here's a map of the total snowfall during this storm.
After a bit of reminiscing over the snow two years ago, I think I'm a little more content with the lack of snow in DC today. That doesn't mean I'm not still hoping for some more snow, but maybe a happy medium between these two.
- NWS Snow Totals Feb. 8, 2012
- NWS Snow Totals Feb. 6, 2009