If there were areas of four or five feet of snow on the ground in 2010, it was likely because of wind gusts or plows.
#4: Snowmageddon17.8″ of snow in D.C. | February 5-6, 2010The aptly named Snowmageddon occurred within D.C.'s snowiest winter on record when 56.1 inches accumulated. The winter featured a major snow blitz from January 30 through February 10 in which 38.1 inches of snow fell from four different storms. Snowmageddon was one of the rare times where snow falls on old snow in the city, then it was followed by even more. A "wet" storm, totals past 30 inches from Snowmageddon alone were recorded in the region, including a 32.4 inch tally at Dulles in Loudoun County. About as big as it gets around here, just a matter of where saw the most.
The Takoma Park data shows an example of some of the highest depth amounts in the area:
Quote from: BenTheBiased on January 25, 2017, 06:45:32 AMThe Takoma Park data shows an example of some of the highest depth amounts in the area:Nonsense. Baltimore shows 114 cm from the two storms.As most sites note, accumulations were higher in the suburbs.
The snow depth also is skewed because the second storm was wet heavy snow, it crunched the powder down as it accumulated. There was no melting between the storms at all.
You're living history, Washington: Federal agencies across the nation's capital will close Thursday for a fourth straight day -- taking the week-long shutdown of the government into uncharted territory.
The 1995 and 1996 budget impasses kept workers away for weeks, and offices closed for three consecutive days due to inclement weather in January 1996 -- but four consecutive snow days is unheard of.
The historic snowstorm over the weekend in the Washington DC area resulted in the Federal Government closing early on February 5, 2010, full day closures February 8th - 11th, and a two hour delayed opening on February 12th.
"It's embarrassing that the world's largest superpower closes from a few feet of snow," a 23-year-old tourist on the National Mall told the Associated Press. "The Kremlin must be laughing."
While the U.S. as a whole has seen a warming trend that has raised annual average temperatures by 1.3°F over the past 100 years, warming varies seasonally, and it's winter that has seen the fastest warming.
I meant in the DC area, but yeah, I do see 48 inches for Towson. Just thought it was weird because I lived in Baltimore at the time and I don't remember there ever being more than 2-3 feet of snow on the ground at any given time, but I guess it was more in the suburbs.
Quote from: BenTheBiased on January 25, 2017, 08:40:57 AMI meant in the DC area, but yeah, I do see 48 inches for Towson. Just thought it was weird because I lived in Baltimore at the time and I don't remember there ever being more than 2-3 feet of snow on the ground at any given time, but I guess it was more in the suburbs.You lived in Baltimore and you don't remember that snow?I lived in Pikesville at the time and remember that storm caused it sucked. 2 feet of snow over the weekend, then another 2 feet of snow on Tuesday/Wednesday. So much shoveling. It totally sucks digging a parking space for your car twice in a week. It takes a while to forget that.
It will be hard to ever top the back-to-back storms of "Snowmageddon" in February 2010 were, with a combined 44.5 inches of snowfall over five days.
I lived in Pikesville at the time and remember that storm caused it sucked