Twice now, over the past two-three weeks, the immediate Washington, D.C. metro area has been deprived of accumulating snow falling just 60-100 miles to its south. No image tells the story better than the one below.
The first storm, which originated from the Gulf of Mexico and was accompanied by a fairly generous swath of snow (in the southern two-thirds of Virginia and West Virginia), just missed us February 20, as it tracked northeast to a position off the coast of the Carolinas.
The second storm, a clipper from Canada, contained a fairly narrow ribbon of snow, and barely grazed us as it dove just to our south.
Lesson learned: snow was just not meant to be in D.C. in 2012. If there was a way for a storm to miss us, it did just that.
Of course, no image may be more depressing for snow lovers than the one below: The Beach blizzard, beltway bust - Nomageddon snow hole of December 26, 2010 ...
(Hat tip to the National Weather Service office in Sterling for posting this 2012 image to its Facebook page)