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Snow dump predicted for D.C. winter

Past snows forced drivers to abandon cars. (WTOP File)

John Aaron, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – With persistent heat bearing down on the D.C. area this summer, the last thing on anyone’s mind is a snowstorm.

But that’s what one weather service says to watch out for this winter.

AccuWeather is predicting above-average snowfall for the Mid-Atlantic this winter, saying a dump could occur if the right conditions collide.

“The I-95 cities could get hit pretty good,” says AccuWeather.com Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok.

The District’s normal seasonal snowfall amount is 14.6 inches, AccuWeather says, citing the National Weather Service. AccuWeather says the potential for a white winter stems in part from the phenomenon known as El Ni

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