On December 18-19 2009, Washington, D.C. experienced its biggest December snowfall on record – named Snowpocalyspe. It dumped 16.4 inches at Reagan National Airport. Other locations in the region got as much as two feet.
The National Weather Service’s snowfall map from that storm shows the incredible expanse of hefty snow totals. Double digit amounts spanned from southern Maryland to eastern West Virginia (link: interactive map).
Amazingly, it’s taken the combined snowfall from more than 3 winters (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-2013, and 2013-14, so far –>totaling 16.7″) since the record-setting 2009-2010 (when Snowpocalyspe occurred, in addition to Snowmageddon and others) for D.C. to equal the amount of snow from that single storm.
Nostalgic for a real snowstorm? Read some of our past coverage of Snowpocalyspe and share your memories, below…
CWG storm reaction video