10:35 a.m. update: After a lull (per the 9:00 a.m. update), snow has re-developed west of the District and should shift and expand east. Except for colder areas west and northwest of the Beltway – which may see a little bit of additional accumulation – most of the snow will have a hard time sticking, despite falling at a decent clip at times through midday.
9:00 a.m. update: Snow is really winding down now as far north as Fairfax county and the District and skies are brightening. Temperatures are now generally above freezing and snow will melt and compact during the day. There’s still some moderate snow northeast of the Beltway which may reduce visibilities and result in some more accumulations in the next couple of hours, mainly on grassy areas. But even there, by late morning, snow should taper off to flurries or drizzle.
This will be the last forecast update in this post… We’ll start a new post around 9:30 a.m.
Here are a couple photos to conclude:
8 a.m. update: Radar shows the back edge of snow in Prince William and northern Fauquier counties so conditions are already beginning to improve to the southwest.Snow will continue to decrease in coverage and intensity from southwest to northeast over the next 2-3 hours, with meaningful accumulation pretty much finished from the District south. In this area, temperatures are above freezing and main roads should be fine, though side roads will be a bit slushy. To the northeast, steady snow will continue with additional light accumulations possible, but mainly on grassy areas with temperatures rising above freezing.
7:40 a.m. update: According to CWG’s Ian Livingston, this is the heaviest snow so late in the season since 1990 when 2 inches fell at Reagan National Airport March 24-25. It’s possible we’ll surpass that (or already have).
Here are a couple more snow photos from our Twitter feed:
7:15 a.m. update: Here are some snowfall total reports from the National Weather Service: From Va: Ballston 2.3″, Centreville, Va 2.5″, Purcellville, 2.8″, Winchester 4.5″, Dumfries 1.5″; From Md: Frederick 4″, Columbia 2.4″, Dale Carlia Reservoir (MoCo) 2″, Lusby 1″