That’s a lot of snow — a record-setter at BWI

Here are the previous weather records for Baltimore. (Courtesy National Weather Service)
Here are the previous weather records for Baltimore. (Courtesy National Weather Service)

Here are the previous weather records for Dulles International Airport. (Courtesy National Weather Service)
Here are the previous weather records for Dulles International Airport. (Courtesy National Weather Service)

Here are the snow total records for D.C. (Courtesy National Weather Service)
Here are the previous snow total records for D.C. (Courtesy National Weather Service)

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Here are the previous weather records for Baltimore. (Courtesy National Weather Service)
Here are the previous weather records for Dulles International Airport. (Courtesy National Weather Service)
Here are the snow total records for D.C. (Courtesy National Weather Service)

WASHINGTON — If you are looking out the window and thinking, “Wow. That’s a lot of snow.” It was.

It was record-setting for Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, where 29.2 inches fell — the most in any one storm.

Dulles International Airport had its second highest total for a single storm at 29.3 inches.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport had its fourth biggest snowfall for one storm at 17.8 inches.

At BWI, the records for a one-day storm, a two-day storm and a three-day storm were broken. The one-day BWI record had been 23.3 inches, set Jan. 28, 1922. BWI’s new record is 25.5 inches for Saturday, Jan. 23. 2016. The two-day record, which was broken Saturday with 29.2 inches of snow, had been set Jan. 27, 1922 and Jan. 28, 1922. The same snow total broke the three-day record, set in 2003 with snow that fell from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18. In 2003, 26.8 inches fell.

Here are some of the snow totals from around the region, according to unofficial totals from the National Weather Service, which has trained spotters as well as its own employees reporting snow totals:

D.C. (eastern) — 22.3 inches at 12 a.m. Sunday

Adams Morgan in D.C. — 21 at 11:21 p.m. Saturday

Baltimore-Washington International  — 29.2 inches at 12:30 a.m. (An All-Time record)

Baltimore County/Reisterstown — 32.1 inches at 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Dowell in Calvert County — 19 inches at 10:20 p.m. Saturday

Waldorf in Charles County — 23.5 inches at 9:02 p.m. Saturday

New Market in Frederick County, Maryland  — 35 inches at 8:30 p.m. Saturday

Columbia in Howard County — 28.8 inches at 6:23 a.m. Sunday

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport — 17.8 inches at 9:27 p.m. Saturday

Centreville in Fairfax County — 30.8 inches at 12:30 a.m. Sunday

Ashburn in Loudoun County —  36 inches at 11:28 p.m. Saturday

Bull Run in Prince William County — 32.1 inches at 10:50 p.m. Saturday

Fredericksburg, Virginia — 17 inches at 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Shepardstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — 40.5 inches at 9:50 p.m. Saturday

See more snow totals from the National Weather Service

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to WTOP.com in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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