This year’s Winter season brought very cold temperatures to the Washington DC area but very little snow.
The DC area hasn’t had a winter this cold with so little snow in 30 years. We live a region of the country where 1 degree will determine if we get snow…we like to hover around the 32 degree mark. When it gets colder than 32 degrees, our chances for snow increase.
Typically when our December and January months are very cold, we will get a decent amount of snow…averaging about 8 inches….but not this year. This year’s snow accumulation for December and January was a pathetic 3.1 inches. The last time DC had such cold temperatures and so little snow in December and January, was in 1985-1986. Even that year rounded out the season with a February storm bringing 13 inches.
The DC area is also known to have snow storms well into the month of March. This year brought us a snow storm during the early part of the Spring season.
Living in the suburbs of Washington DC, our home tends to get more snow than those residing in the city of DC. Our most recent Spring storm brought 5 inches to our home as seen though our kitchen window.
In fact, I believe we had more school closings in our county this season for cold weather and wind, than for actual snowfall.
The Spring storm brought a heavy wet snow. The sunny temperatures warmed the area and melted the snow rather quickly.
Some visitors to our yard enjoyed the snowy weather too.
Our backyard looks so beautiful during the storm, all the trees covered with snow and the lantern lights shining brightly.
My favorite pictures from the storm come at dusk, from our front door. The picture is magical, a true winter wonderland…the column lights in our neighborhood are brightly lit and twinkling in the background.
A true wonder of nature to behold.
How about you, how much if any snow did you get in our area of the world?
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See you next time!