Thursday’s Winter Storm Could Be Biggest of Season for Reagan National Airport; High Probability of Widespread Closings & Dangerous Travel Conditions

DCstorms.com Snowfall Potential through Thursday Evening across the immediate Washington Area.
DCstorms.com snowfall potential through Thursday Evening across the immediate Washington Area.

I just looked at the latest ensemble forecast model runs for the Euro and others and this storm is looking quite nasty across the Washington Area.  This could be the biggest snowfall at Washington’s Reagan National Airport with 5″ or more looking likely even on the tarmac there. For Washington’s immediate suburbs… this will be a humdinger of a snow storm, similar to the February 21st event, but with more widespread snowfall totals nearing that 8 to 10″ range across our eastern suburbs.  For this reason, I had to make a slight update to my maps.  And to show my appreciation for you, I listed some more precise suburban locations (please share on Facebook).

DCstorms.com Snowfall potential forecast through Thursday evening across the Washington Region.
DCstorms.com snowfall potential through Thursday evening across the Washington Region.

Conditions during the pre-dawn hours on Thursday will deteriorate rapidly as temperatures plummet from near freezing (2 AM) into the middle to upper 20s by rush hour (5 to 8 AM) and then into the upper teens by the dinner hour (4 to 8 PM). Yes, our high temperature on Thursday will occur at midnight.  The weather pattern is looking like it will shift to a mild one in mid-March.  This could be our last winter storm of the season… let’s enjoy it.  Spring is just around the corner!

 

3 Replies to “Thursday’s Winter Storm Could Be Biggest of Season for Reagan National Airport; High Probability of Widespread Closings & Dangerous Travel Conditions”

  1. I know the models are throwing around some large precip amounts, but I tend to be on the bearish side this time. This reminds me of the early March storm last year, when the models were throwing around large precip amounts, when the surface high was more or less in a similar surpression mode. We ended up with 4-5″ I think this is going to be similar.

    In any event, hope I am wrong! I saw where the Capital Weather Gang said this is the latest since March 1780 with this much ice on Chesapeake Bay.

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  2. I always look forward to your posts. You are always generally on the mark! Thank You! I go to your page before any page!

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  3. I love snow days and love your posts! I check your site multiple times a day haha. :o)

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