Monday, February 8, 2010

NWS Snow Totals

Saturday, February 6, 2010 (
New All-Time Snowfall Records At Washington Dulles, Baltimore, Wilmington
Midnight Update: This Is Also The 4th Highest 2-Day Storm Total In Washington History And The 2nd Highest At Washington National:
The 17.8 Inch Two-Day Storm Total Snowfall Recorded Today At Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Is The Second Highest Two-Day Storm Total Record...Second Only To The 18.7 Inches For National Airport From 18-19 February 1979. This Would Also Be The 4th Highest Two-Day Storm Total All-Time Snowfall For Washington Records Which Date Back To 1871...Behind Only The 27-28 January 1922 Knickerbocker Storm With 26.0 Inches...The 12-13 February 1899 Storm Which Produced 19.0 Inches...And The 18.7 Inches Which Fell 18-19 February 1979.
Stafford Co., VA
Roseville 23.5" 530 PM 2/06
Stafford 17.0" 1200 PM 2/06

Fairfax Co., VA
Burke 25.0" 625 PM 2/06
Chantilly 28.0" 600 PM 2/06

Clarke Co., VA
Berryville 32.0" 230 PM 2/06

Fauquier Co.,
Marshall 32.0" 829 PM 2/06
Warrenton 27.0" 500 PM 2/06

Loudoun Co., VA
Dulles Int'l 32.4" 550 PM 2/06
Purcellville 30.0" 400 PM 2/06
Leesburg 28.0" 207 PM 2/06

Allegany Co, MD
Frostburg 36.0" 112 PM 2/06

Washington Co, MD
Hancock 30.5" 315 PM 2/06

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Alaska, Virginia Style

It's been snowing since about 11:00 on Friday.
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Very hard to determine just how much snow has fallin. We had a few hours last night of a sleet rain mix so the totals could have been 6-8 inches more.
While we were shoveling this morning I guessed the rate was at least 2" per hour.
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Washington Post Weather Gang 1:30pm 2/6/2010
Incredible snow totals continue to increase throughout the metro area. Widely divergent accumulations (interactive map) range from as little as 15" (mainly to the south and southeast) to over 30" (north and west). While radar indicates snow is starting to decrease in intensity, another 2-4" is possible (highest additional snow south and east). Light to occasionally moderate snow should taper off from west to east between 5 and 6 p.m. Some very light, non-accumulationg snow or flurries may linger until between 8 and 10 p.m. Blowing snow will continue to be an issue with winds from the north at around 20 mph, with higher gusts.

As of 1 p.m., (these numbers are preliminary) Reagan National (DCA) has accumulated 16", putting it #8 on the all-time list, just behind December's Snowpocalypse (16.4"). It should pass that number in the next hour or two. The seasonal total is about 43", putting it in third place all time (behind 1995-1996, 46"; and 1898-99, 54.4"--though the station was at 24th and M St then). BWI (Baltimore-Washington International) has accumulated 26.5" (as of 12:30 p.m.), just 0.3" shy of its all-time record (it may have surpassed that number by now.