When DC froze: Remembering ‘Snowmageddon’ 10 years later

Mountains of snow buried the tarmac at Washington’s Reagan National Airport. Sightseers used skis to slide through a snowy National Mall. Snow drifts piled up to the White House’s windows.

Ten years ago, D.C. bore the brunt of what came to be called Snowmageddon — one of the most severe winter storms in capital weather history. Between 1 and 3 feet of snow fell from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2010: Flights at Reagan ground to a halt under 17.8 inches of snow — tame compared with Dulles, which saw over 32 inches.

Believe it or not, it used to snow in the District. A lot. Flashback to the epic storm with the photos below:

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital journalist and editor in June 2018. He is a reporter and photographer focusing on politics, political activism and international affairs.

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