DC Breaks Snow Record – 54.9 Inches

It’s official: DC has had more snow this winter than any in recorded history.

The Washington region broke a century old record of most snow in a season about 2 p.m., and soon after the snow storm slowly began moving away to the north and east. Now the damage reports are starting to come in. In Virginia, state police say they handled 1,872 calls for service. With strong winds gusting to around 50 mph expected to continue through the evening, officials said they could not rule out the possibility of more power outages. But we have yet to see people lose power in droves as had been expected. Still, the impact of Snowpocalypse Part II will be felt for some time.

The Washington Post is handling it with the same understatement as its readers.


How bad is it out there?  They called off snow plowing early this morning because it was deemed too dangerous to plow.  Snowpocalypse, indeed.

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  1. Michael Reynolds says:

    Okay, that’s it, I’ve had it with the whining of Washingtonians. You people act like you’re the only ones who suffer from the weather.

    Do you not realize that yesterday here in Southern California it drizzled much of the day and was so overcast I barely had to put on my sunglasses?

    And even though the sky is crystalline blue today we are stuck in the mid-60’s with nighttime temperatures plunging into the 50’s! I promised to take my daughter to Disneyland this weekend and there’s a chance I may have to wear a sweater. Just how the hell am I supposed to deal with that?

    Oh, wait, I just checked and actually the weekend looks okay. 74 and clear. But still, it totally drizzled yesterday.

  2. markm says:

    They called off snow plowing early this morning because it was deemed too dangerous to plow

    Was it really windy there for it to be deemed “too dangerous”??. If so, that’s somewhat plausible. If not, makey no sense.

    Michael Reynolds – chortle…snicker….BAWAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA.