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Washington D.C. winter storm

March 3, 2014 - 04:45 PM
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Winter Storm Warnings continue through later this afternoon. Check back often for the latest snowfall totals, pictures and other storm updates.

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4:45pm: The snow has come to an end and most warnings have been cancelled. Thank you for reading our live blog, this will be our last post.

3:00pm: The Winter Storm Warning has been cancelled for the District and surrounding counties. Southern Maryland (Calvert, St. Mary's and Charles counties) and will likely be dropped early this evening. Temperatures will continue to fall with overnight single digits lower teens.

12:46pm: One last moderate snow band will push through the D.C. Metro over the next hour and a half. Snowfall rates in this band are around an inch per hour with isolated rates to two inches per hour.

11:46am: Meteorologist Mike Stinneford is reporting around 6 inches at his house around Front Royal, VA.

11:40am: And then you see this... A tractor trailer flipped on its side on Route 50 in MD. Yikes!

11:35am: This is always promising...

11:31am: This gives you a pretty good idea of what your car windshield looks like if you haven't been outside yet. Mine just happened to be coated with ice too.

11:23am: Here is the latest link to the NWS snowfall reports below. The highest total so far looks like Frederick, MD at 7". Most other locations are 3-5" thus far.

Latest Snowfall Reports

11:17am: Driving conditions are quite hazardous across the area. I almost spun out going 5 mph, though my car is terrible in the snow. Regardless, I wouldn't recommend going out there in a vehicle! This shot was taken by WUSA 9's Peggy Fox.

11:00am: Here's a nice picture from one of my old college friends of the snow drifting on the roof of his building in NW D.C.

10:48am: I just headed outside to check on my car parked outside out station as we were told we could move it into the garage and the doors were frozen shut.

I basically was trying my hardest not to rip the handle off the door and eventually managed to pry it open. There is a coating of ice on everything and snow on top, making for very slick conditions not only on my car but also on the roadway. I could actually see a layer of ice beneath the snow as I was walking down the street.

My best advice is to stay home and don't go driving anywhere! I think delays and closings will definitely be the case tomorrow as well since temperatures should be in the teens all night. I'm not sure the road crews will have an easy time clearing prior to the morning commute. Have fun out there today and be safe! - Alex

9:52am: Here's our old colleague retired Meteorologist Bob Ryan's permanent snowman in his backyard, getting a little more snow for the end of the season.

9:47am: Interesting tweet from Reagan National Airport stating no planes have operated from that location today. Makes sense since our building is right in the flightpath and I haven't heard one all day!

9:43am:

9:37am: Chills are down into the single digits with temperatures in the teens to lower 20s and winds at 10-15 mph gusting to 25 mph. Adam Caskey reported 3.25" just north of Ballston in Arlington, VA. Please tweet me or share on Facebook your snowfall totals! Thank you!

9:26am: Stormscan is showing the extent of the snow as of 9am. Areas of moderate snow continue to fall across the D.C. Metro and will do so through Noon. Heaviest snow is south and east of D.C. right now.

Snow will taper off by the early afternoon north and west of D.C. and closer to 3pm around the D.C. Metro. Highest totals still appear like they will be realized south of D.C.

8:49am: Not only have flights been affected but trains have been cancelled as well today. Here's a photo from Union Station.

8:45am: Be sure to check out our HD WeatherBug cameras through the day. WeatherBug actually just tweeted an interesting fact! Just four months away from the 4th of July!

8:36am: The record snowfall for this date at Reagan National Airport is 7.1" set in 1960. As of 7am, the airport has only recorded 0.6", but I'm certain there's well over an inch at the airport at this point.

This actually makes for 20" of snow for the year at Reagan, which has only happened 5 of the past 30 years. Make that 6 out of 31 years!

8:30am: Oddly enough Dulles Airport is still open, at least the runways are, although many flights are cancelled. The airport still announced via twitter that many international flights will still be scheduled today.

8:00AM Update:

Snow Totals:

BWI: 1.4"

Frederick, MD: 4.0"

New Market, MD - 3.0"

Damascus, MD - 4.0"

Germantown, MD - 3.0"

Alexandria, VA 1.1"

Winchester, VA: 2.5"

Vienna, VA 2.0"

Ashburn, VA 2.0"

 

 

7:00am Update: 

7:00AM Snow Totals:

Germantown, MD-2.5"
Leesburg, VA-2.0"
Stephens City, VA-2.4"
Herndon, VA - 1.0"
Rockville, MD - 1.2"

 

6:45am Update:

 

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6:15am Update:

The snow/ice line continues to push south through the region. All snow as we continue into the post-dawn hours.

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Check out http://www.wjla.com/weather/radar/ to see what is happening at your house

5:00am Update:  Snow totals across the area

...BALTIMORE COUNTY...
2 NW LONG GREEN 1.0 300 AM 3/03 TRAINED SPOTTER
REISTERSTOWN 1.0 157 AM 3/03 NWS EMPLOYEE

...BALTIMORE CITY...
2 ESE ARLINGTON 1.0 230 AM 3/03 BROADCAST MEDIA
2 E ARLINGTON 0.1 315 AM 3/03 BROADCAST MEDIA

...CARROLL COUNTY...
3 SE WINFIELD 2.0 535 AM 3/03 TRAINED SPOTTER

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
2 SSW MARSTON 1.0 115 AM 3/03 TRAINED SPOTTER
3 NW FREDERICK 0.8 100 AM 3/03 NWS EMPLOYEE

...HARFORD COUNTY...
WHITEFORD 1.0 318 AM 3/03 TRAINED SPOTTER
BEL AIR 0.5 313 AM 3/03 TRAINED SPOTTER

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
1 N GERMANTOWN 2.5 435 AM 3/03 BROADCAST MEDIA
ROCKVILLE 1.2 515 AM 3/03 COCORAHS
CLARKSBURG 0.1 215 AM 3/03 BROADCAST MEDIA

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
1 E HAGERSTOWN 0.5 330 AM 3/03 BROADCAST MEDIA

VIRGINIA

...FAIRFAX COUNTY...
1 NNE HERNDON 1.0 520 AM 3/03 NWS EMPLOYEE

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
2 E STEPHENS CITY 0.9 415 AM 3/03 TRAINED SPOTTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...LOUDOUN COUNTY...
1 N LEESBURG 2.0 546 AM 3/03 TRAINED SPOTTER

 

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