76
      Wednesday
      94 / 75
      Thursday
      93 / 73
      Friday
      90 / 75

      Febraury 12-13, 2014 snow storm recap

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      3:22pm: Latest observations showed a thunderstorm just north of Richmond where it was 35 degrees. A strong upper-level low will move into the region over the next few hours.

      Rain will change over to snow around 6-7pm tonight bringing additional chances for another 1-2 inches of snow with isolated higher amounts to 4" possible. Snow will come to an end by 10-11pm tonight.

      2:45pm: Check our latest blog for updates on more snowfall tonight. Some areas mainly east of town may see an additional 2-4" on top of what fell last night.

      Blog here: http://www.wjla.com/blogs/weather/2014/02/another-chance-for-snow-friday-night-into-saturday-morning-in-d-c--20932.html

      11:55am: Very quiet at the area airports so far today. Per Dulles Airports twitter account they are hard at work clearing the runways for inbound flights to start coming back in later this afternoon. Below is a tweet from WTOP's Dave Dildine.

      Flightaware.com's Misery Map shows substantial delays and cancellations across the eastern seaboard.

      RT @DildineWTOP: Not a plane to be heard here at #Dulles Airport; only the din of snow plows at work. #wtopsnow pic.twitter.com/1B16GXVdly #IAD

      — B N Sullivan (@AircrewBuzz) February 13, 2014

      11:46pm: Beautiful satellite image of the winter storm.

      MT @NOAA:@NOAASatellites GOES image of East Coast #WinterStorm, morning Feb 13, 2014 #satelliteview #vawx #vasnow pic.twitter.com/Jgf1tqBtHZ

      — VDEM (@VDEM) February 13, 2014

      11:43am: Yep...apparently some of us are enjoying ourselves this morning.

      @adamcaskey @ABC7Brian @DougHillABC7 @SteveRudinABC7 Forget sledding! Kayaking in the snow! #newolympicsport? pic.twitter.com/LLgqZKX4aX

      — ? Scott Niehoff (@Scott_Niehoff) February 13, 2014

      11:03am: Be sure to tweet us fun pictures! You can also email them to us at iwitness@wjla.com. This one doesn't seem to be in the fun category.

      Snow blowing in western Fairfax County pic.twitter.com/Ljc3ovOQSg

      — Alex Liggitt (@alexliggitt) February 13, 2014

      9:57am: Here are some of the latest snowfall totals reported to the NWS Baltimore Washington office.

      Washington D.C.: 8.0"{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ } Ballston, VA: 9.5"

      BWI Thurgood Marshall: 12.3"{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ } Reagan National: 6.0"

      Towson, MD: 15.8"{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ } Alexandria, VA: 7.0"

      North Beach, MD: 4.2"{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ } { }{ } Falls Church, VA: 12.0"

      Mount Airy, MD: 13.0"{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ } Centreville, VA: 15.0"

      St. Charles, MD: 5.5"{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ } Herndon, VA: 13.5"

      Frederick, MD: 18.0"{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ } Burke, VA: 11.5"

      Columbia, MD: 14.0"{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ } Purcellville, VA: 16.4"

      Damascus, MD: 18.0"{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ } Ashburn, VA: 13.5"

      Germantown, MD: 14.0"{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ } Dulles Airport: 10.8"

      Inwood, WV: 12.0"{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ }{ } Romney, WV: 15.2"

      9:24am:{ } Snow still falling in Frederick, MD but rain inside the Capital Beltway and points SE.{ } Expect precipitation to taper off over the next hour.


      9:22AM:

      Snow continues to mix with sleet and rain as precipitation dwindles. A 2nd push of lighter snow later today. pic.twitter.com/JEKIbsdvj9

      — Brian van de Graaff (@ABC7Brian) February 13, 2014

      8:22AM:

      Rapidly drying out as we continue through the morning hour @abc7news @wtop - Another bout of precip after 4PM http://t.co/JvoFMA7Ezp

      — Lauryn Ricketts (@laurynricketts) February 13, 2014

      8:04AM:

      Well this might be the cutest thing I have seen yet! From Clarke County, VA! Thanks @Careebb -Carrie Manuel pic.twitter.com/00Se3G2QBx

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      8:00AM Update: Heavy snow will taper off by later this morning for North-Central Maryland, Northern & Western Suburbs of DC and Central VA.

      -We will still experience a light to moderate mixture of snow (North & West of I-95) and Sleet/rain/Snow mix east of I-95 between 8AM -11 AM.

      -More snow with additional light accumulations for this evening after 4PM.

      #snow in Winchester, VA as of 7:30AM - Thanks Shawna Kern! pic.twitter.com/FSaQW0EZbd

      — Lauryn Ricketts (@laurynricketts) February 13, 2014

      WHEW! Heavy snow and still coming down in Front Royal, VA - thanks Kelly Ann Ketron pic.twitter.com/UqLtuuYx2w

      — Lauryn Ricketts (@laurynricketts) February 13, 2014

      7:30AM Update: Dry air working the way in from the south and east. A lull/slow down in the precip will occur through the morning hours.


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      7:16am:

      Dulles Toll Rd: snow-packed and slick. Numerous spin-outs, disabled vehicles. #wtopsnow pic.twitter.com/EGElWTJgvu

      — Dave Dildine (@DildineWTOP) February 13, 2014

      7:00AM:

      Winchester at 530 am 13 Feb 2014 @laurynricketts pic.twitter.com/NyLY9OViyT

      — John Nixon (@johnnixon25) February 13, 2014

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      6:30am:{ } Reports of sleet now in Prince William county, near Manassas.

      6:18A: According to WTOP, GW PKWY closed in both directions between the beltway and the overlooks

      6:05AM Comparison:

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      @laurynricketts @ABC7News Centreville, VA 5:30 AM 11". The spot in the middle of the table is my 12" ruler pic.twitter.com/K65FJa0LGL

      — Beverly Basham (@bbash15) February 13, 2014


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      @laurynricketts @ABC7News Centreville, VA 6:00 AM the 12" ruler disappeared 4" in 90 minutes. pic.twitter.com/55acuI8yvd

      — Beverly Basham (@bbash15) February 13, 2014

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      5:19am:{ } Live Super Doppler clearly shows the precipitation transition zones.


      4:51am: 8 inches in Frederick, MD

      @EileenABC7 Love all this snow! We've got 8" in Frederick so far pic.twitter.com/evcCawaxVY

      — Phyllis Clements (@PhyllisLynnC) February 13, 2014

      4:50am:{ } Newest snow totals

      Newest snow totals pic.twitter.com/XUTGD9xFyK

      — Eileen Whelan (@EileenABC7) February 13, 2014

      4:10am:{ } 7.5" of snow in College Park, MD

      7.5" in College Park, MD RT @TerpWeather: @EileenABC7 You know where pic.twitter.com/Dn7xzXehfo

      — Eileen Whelan (@EileenABC7) February 13, 2014

      3:03am:{ } Preliminary snow totals from the National Weather Service.

      As of 2:40am As of 2:40am

      2:25am:{ } Already between 3-5 inches of snow across the metro area with reports of 6 inches near Fredericksburg.{ }

      Slip-n-slide ride on Wisconsin Ave. - this is at Garfield @WTOP @WTOPtraffic #WTOPsnow #stayhome pic.twitter.com/xkSPBLymyu

      — Michelle Basch (@mbaschWTOP) February 13, 2014

      2:17am:{ } The National Weather Service has issued a statement regarding the heavy snow early this morning:

      "A BAND OF HEAVY SNOW OVER THE VIRGINIA PIEDMONT IS EXPECTED TO
      OVERSPREAD THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA BY 2 AM THIS MORNING.
      THE HEAVY SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE BALTIMORE METROPOLITAN AREA
      BETWEEN 2 AM AND 3 AM THIS MORNING.

      HEAVY SNOW WILL PERSIST FOR A COUPLE HOURS WITH VISIBILITY REDUCED
      BELOW ONE-QUARTER MILE. SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE TO AS MUCH AS THREE
      INCHES PER HOUR ARE EXPECTED UNDERNEATH THIS BAND. TRAVELING WILL
      BE VERY DANGEROUS DURING THIS TIME SINCE ROADS WILL BECOME QUICKLY
      SNOW-COVERED."

      11:27pm: Snow is accumulating on most roadways across the D.C. area and conditions will only deteriorate from here on out. This is a picture from Richard Barnhill near Chinatown. We haven't seen snow actually stick in Downtown D.C. for a long time!

      View of Mass Ave NW from our condo near Chinatown @capitalweather @alexliggitt @SteveRudinABC7 @dougkammerer pic.twitter.com/tMBXaJJBrN

      — Richard Barnhill (@wolfpackwx) February 13, 2014

      In fact, the last time Reagan National recorded 5" of snow was commutageddon, and the last time it recorded more than that was the February 8-9, 2010 storm which recorded 10.8" of snow.

      11:23pm: Meteorologist Mike Stinneford will be covering WTOP overnight with all the latest information on the Winter Storm. Be sure to follow him on twitter if you have an account and tune in to WTOP 103.5FM.

      Heaviest of snow still a couple of hours away. Roads area wide slick and snow covered. I'm on WTOP midnight to 5 am with complete coverage.

      — Mike Stinneford (@MikeSABC7wx) February 13, 2014

      ABC 7 News will be airing live early starting at 4am with Meteorologist's Jacqui Jeras and Eileen Whelan.

      11:02pm: This is from one of our friends at the University of Maryland.

      Just over an inch here on campus #UMD pic.twitter.com/OVbonLcUO2

      — TerpWeather (@TerpWeather) February 13, 2014

      10:29pm: Latest D.C. area snowfall totals from the NWS Baltimore-Washington office.

      http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/events/snowmaps/

      10:15pm: ABC 7 News is setting up shop in Leesburg, VA tonight!

      Found this pic on @VBagate's FB page. Great shot, will be a nice shot for @ABC7NEWS11 in Leesburg, VA pic.twitter.com/AxOL5XOQVJ

      — Alex Liggitt (@alexliggitt) February 13, 2014

      10:09pm: Here is the latest from ABC 7 News...

      JUST IN: D.C. government will be CLOSED tomorrow; Snow Emergency remains in effect until further notice

      — ABC7News (@ABC7News) February 13, 2014

      10:06pm: Here are the latest snowfall and icing reports from the NWS Weather Prediction Center. Up to 9" of snowfall in southern Virginia! 0.70" of ice in parts of Georgia and South Carolina, yikes...

      http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/nfdscc4.html

      10:01pm: Be sure to check out the long list of closings for Thursday. At this point in time we don;t really expect much to be open tomorrow!

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