Now that the winter storm is winding down, here is a look at snowfall totals across the region. After three winter storms in one week, what's next?
The third winter storm in less than a week is coming to a close across the Mid-Atlantic. For many locations west of the Metro area, today's storm was yet another measureable snow. The eastern West Virginia Panhandle, Shenandoah Valley and northern Maryland top the list with the most snow (see table below) with only trace amounts near the major Interstate 95 corridor.
In Washington, Reagan National Airport reported no accumulation but the total for the month stands at 1.5 inches. That amount exceeds last December’s 0.2 inches but is below the average December snow of 2.3 inches. Meanwhile, Dulles International has seen 4.3 inches since December 1. This exceeds the average of 3.5 inches for the last month of the year.
What’s next? The storm will continue to roar through New England, producing more than one foot of snow in the interior and close to a foot for places like Boston. In the wake of the low pressure, gusty northwest winds will pivot into the DC Metro area on Sunday. A few weak cold fronts will cross the Great Lakes into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Monday and Tuesday, keeping temperatures below average for Washington.
The pattern will flip-flop Thursday into Friday. The jet stream will retreat north, allowing a surge of above-average temperatures to move into Washington. Highs will warm to at least 50 degrees by Friday.
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