Light snow has blanketed the region yet again this morning with more possible Wednesday morning.
Snow definitely fell a bit heavier than I was expecting it to this morning due to a nice banding feature that set up right over the D.C. Metro. There have been reports of 1 to 2 inches (isolated higher spots) of snow across the area and a Winter Weather Advisory has been posted until 2pm, though additional accumulations will be unlikely. Here are some of the latest snowfall reports.
The North Lawn: Winter wonderland at the White House -- pic.twitter.com/2bq7kUXzd0— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) February 25, 2014
Fairfax Station, VA: 2.0" Warrenton, VA: 2.0"
Haymarket, VA: 2.8" American Universtiy, D.C.: 1.0"
Alexandria, VA: 1.5" Colesville, MD: 1.0"
Another shot of light snow is likely Wednesday morning as a different system kicks to the south and east of D.C. Snow will begin in the early morning hours close to 4am and continue through 9am or 10am. Accumulations will again be generally around 1 to 2 inches in the Metro and points south and east.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1am to Noon Wednesday for the areas shaded in purple pic.twitter.com/M39oSsLAgJ— Alex Liggitt (@alexliggitt) February 25, 2014
Temperatures are expected to start a little colder tomorrow morning in the 20s so roadways may have an easier time accumulating the light snow, particularly on side roads. If another band happens to form like it did today, there may be a few spots with amounts to 3 inches, but that should be on the high end.
Reagan National Airport reported 2.8" of snow today, bringing the seasonal total up to 18.3", which is the second highest snowfall in the past 10 years. The highest was the record breaking 56.1" from 2009-2010, which hopefully we won't get closer to!
- 4km NAM 12Z Model Composite Reflectivity for 6am Wednesday Morning (Courtesy: WeatherBELL Models)
Above is a look at the forecast composite reflectivity for 6am Wednesday morning. Again the best chance for snow will be east of the Blue Ridge closer to the Metro and points southeast to the Chesapeake Bay. We'll keep you on top of it!