Yes, there is a snowstorm coming


This morning in Arlington, snow was just beginning to stick. (David L Griffin/The Washington Post)

Whether you call it “Snowquester” or the “Big One” or something else — actually, just call it “Snowquester,” already — it’s here. Yes, there is little or no accumulation downtown thus far. But several inches accumulated overnight in the western suburbs, significant snow is now falling and sticking, and D.C. schools and government offices are closed for the day. Needless to say, follow Capital Weather Gang for all the latest. Its latest forecast has five to 10 inches falling before the end of the day. I’ll be tweeting from the mayor snow briefing this morning and as things develop through the day.

In other news:

A year after raid, appeals court rules feds can dig into Jeffrey Thompson records (Post)

And it’s now two years post-Sulaimon Brown (WRC-TV)

Details of case against Albrecht Muth emerge ahead of trial (PostExaminer)

Unions pounce after injured D.C. cop is transported by Prince George’s ambulance (Examiner)

Mary Cheh would require D.C. gun owners to have liability insurance (Post)

Council delays welfare curbs yet again (Examiner)

Council declines to override CBE bill veto (Examiner)

Real ways to fix the CBE program (Loose Lips)

Latest hot branding trend: the D.C. flag (Post)

With overdue audit and fundraising push, Children and Youth Investment Trust tries to figure out its future (Examiner)

Eleanor Holmes Norton: “I am a fan of the Redskins. I’m just not a fan of their name” (The Hill)

Three months in jail for Che Brown (PostAPExaminer)

Jack Evans is not expecting a bond rating upgrade (Examiner)

If there’s a “war on cars,” Harry Jaffe says, “Cars are losing” (Examiner column)

DDOT’s Parking Action Agenda has something for everyone to hate (Dr. GridlockDCist)

Prosecutors confirm they will try Antoine Jones a fourth time (WJLA-TV)

Meet your nine new charter school applicants (Post)

Zoning snafu has Anacostia Playhouse on hold till October (Arts Desk)

More on early controversies inside forensic sciences department (Legal Times)

Council members weigh in on building height limits (WRC-TV)

Could open data and a ‘coder brigade’ solve real problems in the city? (DCist)

Will longtime D.C. Circuit nominee Caitlin Halligan finally get a vote? (Legal Times)

Reminder: You unpaid D.C. fines will come out of your income tax refund (WRC-TV)

Evans resurrects sports team license plate bill (Examiner)

Uniontown will become Cherry Hill, with jazz upstairs (Housing Complex)

Kimberly Perry, currently of the Clinton Foundation, is D.C. Vote’s new executive director (D.C. Vote)

14-year-old girl sexually assaulted near Cardozo High School (Post)

Brent Elementary burglars caught on camera (Crime Scene)

How Tennallytown became Tenleytown (Ghosts of D.C.)

In search of Miss D.C. (Post column)

D.C.’s least effective sign, indeed (PoPville)

Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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