In several ways, Tuesday’s snow was the best kind. Lots of places shut, giving many a day off. Then the most concerning part of the storm ended up not materializing everywhere. Instead, it left a pretty but comparatively low-impact footprint behind.
Those factors allowed area photographers to spend time in the snow. Better yet, it was the second accumulation in three days. There was also that in-between ice storm.
Below is a look through our eyes, as well as the eyes of just a handful of the many talented local photographers contributing to the Capital Weather Flickr Pool.
Outside and inside the City
D.C. shuts down for wet streets? Well, sort of. Those shots on TV are from about the warmest location in the entire region.
The Sunday snow burst had a surprise “superband” of heavy snow north and west of the city. A lot of those same areas received a second generous snowfall Tuesday.
An Icy Glaze
In between the first and second snowfalls, a hefty batch of freezing passed by with claps of thunder. It left many things shiny, especially trees.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
In addition to our trip to the National Christmas Tree for the snow portion of Sunday’s event, other Christmas scenes adorned with snow have presented themselves.
Even a Little Snow is Beautiful Snow
At least a few people ended up wondering why Tuesday was a snow day, but in these parts even a dusting can be something to celebrate.
Snowmen Come and Go
A life of a snowman (or snowworm) is one fraught with uncertainty. Making an appearance in December is never a sure thing. Alas, it was fleeting in spots.