Sunday, February 07, 2010

Pic(k) of the Week: Snowmageddon


This weekend's blizzard marked only the third time in a hundred years that the Washington, D.C. area has been hit with two double-digit snowfalls in one winter season. The official Washington D.C. total as recorded at Washington National Airport was 17.8", the 4th largest storm in recorded history for D.C., and the 3rd highest winter total on record.

Baltimore-Washington International set a new all time record for a two-day event. Dulles International Airport reported 32.4 inches.

The snow began falling at 10am on Friday, 5 February. Here, on my deck in northern Virginia, the tally was 22 inches by 1pm, and the total backyard accumulation by 5pm, when the snow stopped falling, was 22.5 inches.

Shoveling the deck

The season's first snowstorm in December —dubbed 'Snowpocalypse'— dumped 16.4 inches at Washington National Airport, with much higher totals elsewhere in the area. Another snowstorm is  predicted for the following mid-week.


1 comment:

  1. We had quite the pile of snow here in Ellicott City too. A question for you, Have you ever taken the time and trouble to utilize the freshly fallen snow to use for your brewing. I've never bothered but we are blessed with extremely good water here in the Baltimore area thanks to Abel Wolman, the designer of the Baltimore water system and former Hopkins Professor. Water may be one of the most overlooked ingredients in great beer, it is by far the most critical as it's temperature alone at certain stages is of paramount importance.

    By the way what was in your mug the day of the storm???


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