ALEXANDRIA, Va. — For the first time in nearly two years, “Yardy” was called upon to measure snow in this Washington, D.C. suburb.
Here in the Seminary Valley, West End, the ground was white by 5 a.m. Snow continued intermittently throughout the morning.
This posted will be updated later in the day
5:15 p.m. accumulation – 2.25 inches?
It snowed throughout the day, but what fell was seemingly compacted. No point in showing another photo. Sorry, Yard fan(s).
Great day in the backyard though, as a family we played hockey, soccer, badminton (because why not?) and had the firepit going.
12:15 p.m. accumulation – 2.25 inches
“Yardy” measured 2¼” at noon.
Predictions of 4″ to 8″ (Capital Weather Gang, The Post) may be hard to reach today, though more winter weather on Monday may contribute more. Weather Alert: Up to Eight Inches of Snow Expected in Alexandria – Alexandria Now
711 days since the last significant snow fall
Today’s storm ends a significant snow drought (The Post) for Alexandria. National Airport reported ½ inch earlier in January, but this is the first storm of greater than one inch here since the February 20, 2019 storm dumped 4 inches. That was a snowy winter with over two feet of snow spread out over six storms, starting in November.
Snow Plow Information
This is an aggregation of snow removal information from across Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland.
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