ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It happened again, another March snowstorm. Here in the West End, 3¾ inches have accumulated as of noon. It’s white mud though – the concrete driveway and walks are more slusy than snowy. It’s like applesauce.
By the way, spring officially began at 12:15 EDT the previous day.
It may not seem like it, but this is the fourth storm with meaningful accumulation of the 2017-2018 season. I measured 4 inches on December 9 and one inch on January 4. The Presidents Day Saturday storm was not measured because I was driving through it to go skiing in the Poconos the next day.
By my informal records, measurable snow has fallen in the greater DC area every March since 2013 except for 2016. I covered two measurable March storms in 2014 (March 3 and Erin Snow Braugh on St. Patrick’s Day) and I think I might have missed one too – I recall seeing Capital Weather Gang post photos of snowy cherry blossoms two March 25s in a row. Can’t forget the 2015 Sled Free or Die storm either.
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My DC Commuter twitter list is useful any time, but even more so when the snow really flies