From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. snow forecast: the "clipper craze" continues

February 4, 2013 - 09:09 AM
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We've had clipper after clipper with more to come, so here's a look at how much snow you can expect today and tomorrow.

Here's a stat for you: Reagan National Airport (DCA) has recorded at least a trace of snow in 8 of the past 12 days.  This amounted to a mere 1.3 inches at the airport because of the weak nature of the clipper systems causing the snow.  Dulles received 2.4 inches in that time.  Today should be the fourth consecutive day with snowfall as yet another clipper slides into town, and Tuesday should mark five days in a row.

The "clipper craze" started back on January 23rd and continues through tomorrow as two more weak systems speed through Washington with a dusting to light coating of snow.  The first is expected Monday evening with areas of light snow into Monday night. 

Accumulations should be under an inch in the metro area and for most of the abc7 viewing area, but just over an inch is possible closer to Frederick, Hagerstown, Martinsburg, Winchester and areas in between.  Also, as usual, the western facing slopes of the Potomac Highlands should get 5 to 8 inches due to topography and elevation (That's you Frostburg, MD). 




Then the second clipper sneaks through Washington on Tuesday night, but as of now, we're just expecting flurries to a dusting of snow.  It looks like the clipper craze will come to an end by midweek with highs in the 40s and rain possible by Friday.

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