How much did it really snow?

Whether "Snowquester" was a blizzard or a bust depended on your address. From the District to the Chesapeake Bay, residents got little or no accumulation, while those just west got enough to make respectable snowmen and those farther out and in higher elevations got up to two feet.

Front Royal (564-ft elevation)

Predicted: 10-18 inches

Actual accumulation: 12 inches

Blue Mountain (1,424)

Predicted: 10-18 inches

Actual accumulation: 17 inches

Dulles Int'l Airport (262)

Predicted: 7-14 inches

Actual accumulation: 3 inches

Reagan National Airport (0)

Predicted: 5-10 inches

Actual accumulation: 0.2 inches

Predicted snowfall

Front Royal

Blue Mountain

Dulles International Airport

Reagan National Airport

Observed snowfall

Front Royal

Blue Mountain

Dulles International Airport

Reagan National Airport

NOTE: Interpolation as of Mar. 6, 6 p.m.
SOURCE: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center, staff reports. GRAPHIC: The Washington Post. Published Mar. 6, 2013.

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