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Early Season Snow Sets Records in Washington D.C.

9 Dec 2017, 6:32 pm

A snowy Saturday in Washington, D.C. on Saturday broke records, and brought the city snowfall in December for the first time in four years.

Saturday’s snow broke daily snowfall records at the three official observation sites located in and around the nation’s capital.

All three of the D.C.-area airports broke their daily snowfall records on Saturday, with D.C.’s official climate site at Reagan National Airport picking up 2.0″ of snow. BWI (2.6″) and Dulles International (4.0″) also broke daily records, all three of which were set in 2005.

The snow also marked the city’s first official December snowfall since 2013, when D.C. only picked up 1.5″. That said, Washington averages 3.0″ of snow in December, with the most memorable December snow coming back in 2009 during the infamous “snowmageddon” storm that dumped 16.4″ on D.C.

The snow winds down here over the next few days (it had already finished in the city and metro as of Saturday night), but the cold is here, and it’s here to stay. Temperatures will be well below average for the next week, with highs struggling to hit 40°, and overnight lows mostly stuck in the 20s.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the East Coast snowstorm and the cold snap following the storm’s passage.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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