Snow coats the trees on Capitol Hill, March 25, 2013. (Kevin Ambrose)

Not since January 26, 2011 (Commutageddon), has Washington, D.C. (Reagan National Airport) received a snowstorm of two inches or more – some 1,072 days. That’s the longest such snow drought on record (dating back to the late 1800s). Here’s a list of the various snow events since 1/26/11:

1/28/11 – 0.6″
2/9/11 – 0.1″
2/21-22/11 – 0.4″
3/27/11 – 0.2″
1/9/12 – 0.6″
1/20-21/12 – 1.1″
2/11-12/12 – 0.3″
12/26/12 – 0.2″
1/24/13 – 0.4″
1/25/13 – 0.4″
1/28/13 – 0.1″
2/1/13 – 0.2″
2/2/13 – 0.2″
3/6/13 – 0.2″
3/25/13 – 1.4″
12/8/13 – 0.6″
12/10/13 – 0.9″

These 17 snow events have produced an average of 0.46″ per event.

Tonight’s predicted dusting to 2 inches should fit well into our recent history of rather pathetic snowfalls.

Thanks to occasional CWG contributor Matt Ross for compiling these numbers and posting them on AmericanWx forums.