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Today's weather and storm recap

Jason Samenow @ 12:25 PM

It is bitterly cold outside with temperatures currently in the teens and wind chills below zero. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory and a wind advisory. Winds may gust to 40mph causing some blowing snow and scattered power outages. Wind chills will be below zero this afternoon and tonight (and air temperatures will fall into the single digits). Also, there are a few snow flurries around, but won't amount to much.

January 22 snow in DC by Matt RossGenerally 3-5" of snow fell across the area yesterday with amounts somewhat lower to the south and higher to the north. The snow started lightly between 8 and 11am Saturday morning. Most of the snow fell during a heavy burst in the afternoon between noon and 3pm, with some areas reporting 2"/hr snow rates and thunder. Thanks to all of you who reported in and that participated in the interesting discussion yesterday. Between yesterday's two posts, over 100 comments came in, another new record for CapitalWeather...

Here are snow total reports...

CapitalWeather reports

Jason, NW: ~3"
Kevin Ambrose, The Mall: 4"

Richard, Ashburn: 3.5"
PC, Prince William County: 3"
Fred, Fairfax: 3-4"
Anonymous, Falls Church: 4"
Scott, Earlysville: 2.5"
Mike, Blue Ridge: 2"
M Garner, Burke: 2.5"
Jeffrey, N. Arlington: 3"
Jonathan, Fredericksburg: 1" mix

Steve, Potomac: 4"
EJ, New Market: 7"
Joe, Lusby: 1.5"
Mike, Crofton: 4"
Aaron, Germantown: 4.75"

NWS Reports

Capitol Hill: 3.3"

National Airport: 3"
Dulles Airport: 3.3"
Alexandria: 4"
West Falls Church: 3.2"
McLean: 3.8"
Reston: 3.3"
Vienna: 3.5"

Oxon Hill: 3.5"
Germantown: 4.5"
Columbia: 3.8"
BWI: 4.5"
Clarksburg: 5.5"
Frederick: 5"
Glen Burnie: 7"
Annapolis: 4.7"

Here is a news account of the storm from the Washington Post: D.C. Area Just Slides By

Pictured: Heavy snow falls in Mt. Pleasant, DC yesterday afternoon. By contributor Matt Ross. Be sure to scroll down to see Kevin Ambrose's photo of the Capitol, two posts below.

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