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: