The season officially begins later this week, but baseball games and cherry blossoms have taken a back seat to shovels and yard sticks.
Across the region, snowfall totals for the winter season have been about double the average. The storm Sunday night into Monday made the figures even more lopsided.
Washington Dulles International Airport has recorded 49 inches of snow, compared with an average of 22; Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has reported almost 39 inches, compared with an average of 20; and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has received more than 30 inches for the season, compared with an average of 15.4.
The data come from the National Weather Service.
Since December, the average temperature of 38 degrees — taken at Reagan National Airport — has been 1.4 degrees below the 30-year climate normal, according to meteorologist Brian LaSorsa at the National Weather Service.