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Readers react favorably to winter outlook, predict lots of snow


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So far, the average snowfall predicted by readers (for Reagan National Airport): 22” - 8 inches more than the Capital Weather Gang. That number is probably skewed by some very high predictions, a few over 60”! As the chart above demonstrates, a large fraction of you think about 10-20” will fall - which is what our outlook suggests.

Keep reading for some of the reactions to the outlook!

Are you in the snow or anti-snow camp? Ideally, how much snow would you like to fall this winter?

Related links: Winter outlook | Live chat | Snow point/counterpoint

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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