WASHINGTON — The D.C. area felt a wave of winter weather Saturday, its first significant snowfall in December since 2013.
Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli said Saturday’s snowfall broke records at Dulles International Airport (4 inches), BWI Marshall Airport (2.6 inches) and Reagan National Airport (2 inches).
The snow began to fall along the I-95 corridor Saturday morning, and some areas saw more than 6 inches of snow.
A Winter Weather Advisory that was in effect until 9 p.m. for most of the region was canceled sooner than expected at 7 p.m. Most of the snow ended by 8:30 p.m. The advisory continued, however, south an east of D.C.
The National Weather Service had also issued a Special Weather Report for the District, warning of possible icy conditions.
Be aware of icy patches on sidewalks and other walkways. Use caution and expect delays.
Sunshine is in the forecast for Sunday, though temperatures will remain in the 30s.
Totals from the National Weather Service as of 1:30 p.m. Sunday:
- Oakland, Maryland: 6.1 inches
- Gamber, Maryland: 5.7 inches
- Germantown, Maryland: 5.5 inches
- Winfield, Maryland: 5.4 inches
- Damascus, Maryland: 5.2 inches
- Woolsey, Virginia: 5 inches
- Indian Head, Maryland: 5 inches
- Clarksburg, Maryland: 4.6 inches
- Reistertown, Maryland: 4.5 inches
- Poolesville, Maryland: 4.5 inches
- Derwood, Maryland: 4.4 inches
- Montgomery Village, Maryland: 4 inches
- Dulles International Airport: 4 inches
- Gaithersburg, Maryland: 3.5 inches
- Leesburg, Virginia: 3.5 inches
- Potomac, Maryland: 3.5 inches
- Centreville, Virginia: 3.5 inches
- Ellicott City, Maryland: 3.5 inches
- Elkridge, Maryland: 3.3 inches
- Crofton, Maryland: 3.2 inches
- New Market, Maryland: 3 inches
- Baltimore Washington International Airport: 2.8 inches
- Bowie, Maryland: 2.7 inches
- Dentsville, Maryland: 2.3 inches
- Purcellville, Virginia: 2.2 inches
- Thornhill, Virginia: 2.2 inches
- Reagan National Airport: 2 inches
- Dale City, Virginia: 2 inches
As the snow moves out, the winds will start to move in making for a very cold and blustery Sunday. Temperatures will rise to around 40 but windchill values will be in the upper teens and 20s.
There may also be a few flurries.
There will be a mix of sun and clouds early, giving way to more sun in the afternoon.
Winds will settle down as we head into the evening and temperatures will fall into the 20s overnight.
Monday will be partly sunny with highs in the lower 40s.
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Commuting and travel:
Crews began treating the roads with salt in D.C. at 2 a.m. and the Snow Team will remain in full deployment through midnight.
All D.C. roads will be covered including residential streets, said Chris Shorter, director of the Department of Public Works.
“We assume we’ll move into a plowing operation by (Saturday) morning,” Shorter said.
Shorter asked that drivers give the plows room to work.
Track the plow:
Residents in D.C., Maryland and Virginia can track area snow plows’ progress:
How to check road temperatures:
VDOT posts road temperatures on its 511Virginia.org site. In the left navigation bar, choose the weather drop-down. Then click the button for pavement temperatures.
WTOP’s William Vitka contributed to this report.
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