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Washington DC Blizzard 2016

Washington DC Blizzard 2016

After watching a day and half of the Washington DC Blizzard 2016 demolition derby from our window, we emerged this morning from the shelter of our apartment to check out the full wrath of #DavidSnowie.  While the jury’s still out on the name, this truly could be the Blizzard of the Century.  More than 60 million people were under blizzard conditions with incredibly snowfall totals as follows:

  • Washington, D.C.: 17.8 inches
  • Baltimore: 29.2​ inches
  • Philadelphia: 22.4 inches
  • New York City: 26.8​ inches

Although public transportation was completely shut down during Washington DC Blizzard 2016’s storm and Dulles and Reagan National were closed all weekend, the storm still only ties for fourth all time.  Apparently in 1922, DC received 28″ of snow on January 27-29.  However, for three cities — Baltimore (29.2), Allentown (31.9) and Harrisburg, Pa. (34) — it was the biggest snowstorm ever recorded.

The sun is shining and the snow is over, but the cleanup has just begun.  Metro says it will operate extremely limited FREE rail and bus service Monday , so a sledding trip may be in order to Capital Hill for Esmei.


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Jeff Grace

I’d like to hope that when I leave this earth, my family and friends believe something about me giving as fully as I could. To the people I love and to the areas of culture that excited me to build things. Then a lot of dancing, loud music and talking about what an idiot I made of myself during that process.

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