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Clipper drops quick dusting to 1 inch of snow in Washington, D.C. area (PHOTOS)

Snowfall totals in Washington, D.C. area, February 1, 2013 ( National Weather Service )

Snow totals across the region were generally a dusting to one inch. However, a narrow area of heavier totals of 1-3 inches fell in northern Calvert and Anne Arundel counties.

List of snow totals from National Weather Service

Some of the worst travel conditions were reported in northern Montgomery and Loudoun counties where the combination of the snow squalls, subfreezing temperatures and gusty winds reduced visibilities and made for very slick roads. Even after the snow bands moved through, Capital Weather Watcher Kenneth James described blowing and drifting snow and even “ground blizzard” conditions in Loudoun.

Officially, Reagan National airport received 0.2 inches, Dulles airport 0.6 inches and BWI airport a trace of snow (through 7 a.m.).

Here’s a collection of photos sent to us from Twitter and Facebook. Thanks to all who shared photos with us.

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.


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