15-30+ inches throughout region...
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3:00 p.m. update -- One more moderate band of snow will ripple through the immediate metro region, before the tapering off process begins -- with mostly light snow after 4 p.m. As of 2 p.m., snow accumulation at Reagan National was 17.0, surpassing Snowpocalypse and the Blizzard of 2003-- making it #5 on the all-time list. Also, CWG is having a Snowmageddon Happy Hour tonight at Hard Times Cafe in Arlington. Technology lead Jamie Jones will be the host.
From 1:30 p.m.: Incredible snow totals continue to increase throughout the metro area. Widely divergent accumulations (interactive map) range from as little as 15" (mainly to the south and southeast) to over 30" (north and west). While radar indicates snow is starting to decrease in intensity, another 2-4" is possible (highest additional snow south and east). Light to occasionally moderate snow should taper off from west to east between 5 and 6 p.m. Some very light, non-accumulationg snow or flurries may linger until between 8 and 10 p.m. Blowing snow will continue to be an issue with winds from the north at around 20 mph, with higher gusts.
As of 1 p.m., (these numbers are preliminary) Reagan National (DCA) has accumulated 16", putting it #8 on the all-time list, just behind December's Snowpocalypse (16.4"). It should pass that number in the next hour or two. The seasonal total is about 43", putting it in third place all time (behind 1995-1996, 46"; and 1898-99, 54.4"--though the station was at 24th and M St then). BWI (Baltimore-Washington International) has accumulated 26.5" (as of 12:30 p.m.), just 0.3" shy of its all-time record (it may have surpassed that number by now.