Snow totals: Some areas see a foot

WASHINGTON — Snow walloped the area Thursday, with nearly a half foot in the inner suburbs and more than a foot in parts of Maryland.

Here are some of the unofficial snow totals from the National Weather Service:


Washington Arboretum —  7 inches

National Zoo — 5.5 inches

Georgetown — 4.8 inches


Lineboro in Carroll County — 12.5 inches

Boonsboro in Washington County — 11.5 inches

Walkersville in Frederick County — 10.3 inches

Columbia in Howard County — 9.5 inches

Gaithersburg in Montgomery County — 9.5 inches

Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County — 7 inches

Huntingtown in Calvert County — 6.1 inches


Winchester — 11 inches

Dulles International — 9.5 inches

Herndon — 9 inches

Reston — 8.6 inches

Great Falls — 7.7 inches

Alexandria — 5.5 inches

The National Weather Service reports the 9 ½ inches that fell at Dulles International Airport broke a record of 1 inch set for the day in 2001.

At Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., 4.8 inches of snow fell, breaking a record of 4.4 inches set in 1888 in the nation’s capital.

The weather service reports 6.2 inches of snow fell at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, breaking the record of 4 inches set in 1902.

It looks like the temperatures in the area set records. Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport dropped to 12 degrees Friday. The previous record was 15 at Dulles and 13 at BWI.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ciara Wells

Ciara Wells is a freelance digital writer/editor at WTOP. She is a recent graduate of American University where she studied journalism and Spanish. Before joining WTOP, she was the opinion team editor at a student publication and a content specialist at an HBCU in Detroit.

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