Areas of light snow in the D.C. area Friday morning

The strong winter storm that is affecting the northeast actually ended up dropping a couple inches of snow in parts of the D.C. area this morning. I actually woke up at 2 am this morning in Arlington and saw some light sleet, but in the higher elevations west of the city, and even lower areas just east of the Blue Ridge, there was enough cold air available for light snow.

Susan McVeigh from Bull Run Mountain

Here are some of the light snowfall totals from this morning{ }from the latest National Weather Service statement. Madison, Culpeper and Fauquier Counties in Virginia had some of the higher snowfall totals, with 5 inches reported in Reva (Culpeper), 4.5 inches in Haywood (Madison){ }and 3 inches in Opal (Fauquier).

Valerie Waters from The Plains, VA

A few other areas reported an inch or less, but looking at our HD WeatherBug cameras, much of the snow melted already as temperatures have climbed above freezing.