Wind chills stayed well below freezing for most of the day across the D.C. area.
Bay effect snow doesn't occur in D.C. but can and does sometimes occur in southeast Virginia. The reason is simple geography.
Seven feet of snow will become a different kind of threat in the form of flooding early next week.
The incredible symmetry and sharp boundaries of the event, and the stubborn persistence of the factors contributing to its severity have turned this week's lake effect snow storm into one for the ages.
Mid-winter cold, late spring warmth, and snow are all possibilities over the next week.
Cold winds help cancel out any warmth from today's sunny skies. There's some real relief around the corner, if you're not ready for winter just yet.
By A. Camden Walker |
17 hours ago
Much colder air is poised to invade the region from the northwest tonight and temperatures Friday afternoon are likely to be 20 degrees colder than today.
Another two to three feet of snow is expected south of Buffalo on Thursday, which could bring their four-day total to eight feet by the time it's over.
Temperatures spike into the 60s Monday but, approaching Thanksgiving, we have another step down with temperatures falling back below normal.
No meteorologist can provide a bullet-proof explanation for why this extreme weather pattern keeps showing up. But there a lot of plausible ideas.