24.8 inches at BWI


32.4 inches at IAD


17.8 inches on the District

Top of predicted range

30 inches

Bottom of predicted range

16 inches

The Washington and Jefferson Storm

36 inches on Jan. 28, 1772

The Knickerbocker Storm

28 inches on Jan. 28, 1922

The Great Eastern Blizzard

20.5 inches on Feb. 14, 1899

Presidents’ Day Storm of ’79

18.7 inches on Feb. 18-19, 1979


Will this storm top Snowmageddon?

By Kat Downs
Published Jan. 21, 2016

Friday's snowstorm is expected to be historic, with predictions of accumulations between 16 and 30 inches. Let's see how it compares to the famous 2010 storm.

Scroll or use arrow keys Next

On Feb. 5-6, 2010, Snowmageddon brought a record of 24.8 inches of snow at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport (BWI).


A record 32.4 inches was recorded at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).


The two-day storm dropped 17.8 inches of snow on the District, the fourth-greatest snowfall on record.


This weekend, the Washington area is in the eye of the storm. Between 16 and 30 inches of snow are predicted.


These are the totals for four other notable storms.


If this storm hits the top of its range and drops 30 inches of snow, it will be close to the record in the region. But it probably won't top Snowmageddon or some of the other historic storms, which brought up to 36 inches.

Source: National Weather Service