Top 5 snowfalls at area airports

WASHINGTON — While it seems like the region has seen a lot of snow, this year’s white stuff hasn’t come close historically to the top five snowfalls the region has seen.

Here’s a look at the highest season snowfall at the region’s three major airports — Ronald Reagan Washington National, Dulles International and Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall. The snow is measured on a yearly basis from July to June.

WASHINGTON(DCA)
Snow Total Year
56.1 inches 2009-2010
54.4 inches 1898-1899
46.0 inches 1995-1996
44.5 inches 1921-1922
41.7 inches 1891-1892

As of Feb. 18 at DCA, 15.5 inches of snow has been recorded. The average at DCA from 1971 to 2000 has been 15.2 inches.

DULLES (IAD)
Snow Total Year
73.2 inches 2009-2010
61.9 inches 1995-1996
50.1 inches 2002-2003
44.6 inches 1963-1964
44.4 inches 1966-1967

IAD has seen 31.6 inches of snow, as of Feb. 18. The average at IAD from 1971 to 2000 has been 21.2 inches.

BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL (BWI)
Snow Total Year
77.0 inches 2009-2010
62.5 inches 1995-1996
58.1 inches 2002-2003
44.6 inches 1963-1964
44.4 inches 1966-1967

This year at BWI, as of Feb. 18, there has been 25.3 inches of snow. BWI averaged 18.2 inches of snow from 1971 to 2000.

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