From the ABC 7 Weather team

Record Breaking White St. Patrick's Day Storm

March 17, 2014 - 09:39 AM
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Winter doesn't seem to want to quit in D.C. and if you're #snoverit like much of America, you are justified. Today's tallies prove record breaking. As of 8:45a.m. here's the updated snowfall map.

Photo Taken by Russ Adams, Alexandria, VA

 

Preliminary Snow Totals

 

So far in Washington, D.C. we've had 7.2" of snow and at Dulles it is 10". Those numbers are collective from the snow that started Sunday evening and continues this morning.  Daily records were broken both days at Dulles, and just today at DCA.  It's pretty rare that we get this much snow this late in the season.  We've now reached 11" of snow at Reagan National for the month.  That puts us in the top ten of snowiest Marches on record (ties for number 8). 

 

Snowiest March on Record

 

In addition it is a top ten snow "event" for the month, beating out the Superstorm of 1993 that had 6.6". Thanks to the fine folks at The Capital Weather Gang for that last nugget. And, if that is not impressive enough, for the season, we've doubled the average snowfall and have now topped 30" in D.C. since October!   If you look at climatology, March 17-31st brings .2" of snow on average in D.C. and .9" at Dulles. So, if we consider that alone, chances are pretty good that this will be the last hurrah of the season. 


Forecast Temperature Departure March 22-26th

However, if we look at the medium range models, below average temperatures are expected to continue (don't pinch me on this St. Patrick's Day), so there are no guarantees.  Although a nice brief warm up in the 50s and 60s are in the forecast to end this week! :) 
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