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Weathering the Weather: More Snow Saturday?

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Snow measurements in Bethesda, MD.

A storm that has dropped between 12 and 16 inches over Montgomery County is winding down. Another inch or two of snow is likely with these last few bands of snow, which should wrap up by 10PM or so. Currently, this is the largest single snowstorm since Snowmaggedon, which was more than 4 years ago. The snow closed dozens of school systems across Maryland, DC, and Virginia, and resulted in numerous cancelled or rescheduled events for organizations like MCCPTA, which had planned a major advocacy effort in Annapolis for earlier today. Although several thousand people lost power in DC and Prince George’s County, lights across Montgomery County (for the most part) stayed on.

Last night, snow fell at incredible rates of over 3 inches an hour at times, and there were many reports of thundersnow with these heavy bands, especially towards Montgomery County’s northeast. The area could see some more snow Friday night to Saturday morning. Currently this looks like a small 2-4 inch event, but the models have trended wetter and more amped lately.

Article by Josh Karpatkin, MoCo Student staff meteorologist

About Josh Karpatkin

Josh is a junior at Walter Johnson. He participates vaguely in Science Olympiad, and is a frequent comer at the WJ political forum club. He has been interested in weather since the record breaking blizzards of 2010, and also enjoys rock climbing, board games, and flying RC planes.

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