Quick forecast update: It’s snowing, but for the most part, not sticking. We’ll have conversational snow at times into the afternoon, but little or no additional accumulation is expected. And, when the snow wanes in intensity, it will likely mix with and change to rain. Driving in this precipitation should be fine this afternoon, though visibilities may occasionally drop and a little slush could form in colder areas north and west of the Beltway – so allow a little extra time to get where you’re going and drive safely. The radar is here for you to see what’s happening.
A snow event is not a snow event in Washington, D.C. without a controversy. But why is this snow event different from all other snow events? This one’s got 4. In the spirit of Passover, here are four questions to be ponder:
2) Reagan National Airport measured 1.4 inches of snow for this event. Is that amount accurate, or another underestimate per frequent claims that airport errs in its measurements?
3) OPM opened the Federal government on time today. Should there have been a delayed opening and/or unscheduled leave policy in effect?
4) I announced on Twitter CWG would not be naming this storm given DCA’s accumulation of just 1.4 inches. Some objected. Should CWG have named this storm? Many have recommended we call it Pas”sno”ver given the start of said Jewish holiday today (Passover).
Feel free to weigh in on any of the above in the comments.