Saturday, February 6, 2010
2010 BLIZZARD (A.K.A. SNOWMAGGEDON IN DC)
These pictures were taken about 11:00 AM of Saturday, Feb. 6 -- about 24 hours after the first snow flakes fell in Alexandria, Virginia (if forecasts run true, we're in for another 12-16 hours of this).
Traffic is nearly at a standstill but news broadcasts are showing people coming out to the streets despite appeals for everyone to stay home (heard there are snowball fights set in DuPont Circle in DC and College Park, Maryland).
About 13 inches of snow was recorded at the Reagan Airport (as of this posting), although measurements in other parts of Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC show as much as 30 inches, with more coming. The Blizzard of 2010 could beat the 1922 snowfall record (28 inches).
Total snowfall this season is already nearing the 40-inch mark . Reports suggest this could be the "snowiest" winter ever for Washington DC.