Into the record books: snowfall from this weekend set records across the region

From the WTOP News Weather Center, here’s the breakdown for this weekend’s snow totals:

The Saturday snow was a record breaker, with 16.4″  at Reagan National, 18″ at Dulles and 21″ at BWI Thurgood Marshall, making for the heaviest snowfall amounts in the month of December at those recording stations.  This was also the third heaviest daily snowfall on record at Reagan National Airport since records started in 1884.  in addition, It was the 6th greatest 2-day snowstorm, beating out the 2003 storm and falling just behind the 1996 blizzard.  Upward of 20 inches fell in numerous areas, with localized heavier amounts, Bethesda and Columbia, MD at 23 inches and 24 inches in Augusta County, VA.   Parts of Northwest DC saw 18″.

I’m closest to Dulles and I think we were a bit higher than their totals. I measured 21.5″ in my yard this morning.

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