Significant snow is likely in the D.C. area Wednesday night into Thursday, but as the storm is still 36 hours away, it’s still tricky to predict exact amounts.
At the extremes the National Weather Service is predicting as little as three inches (bottom 10th percentile) and up to nearly 20 inches (top 10th percentile).
Low end forecast
10th percentile (low-end) snowfall forecast (National Weather Service)
High end forecast
90th percentile (high-end) snowfall forecast (National Weather Service)
Its 50th percentile snow prediction is around 6-8 inches for the immediate metro area.
50th percentile (mid-range) snowfall forecast (National Weather Service)
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We’ll issue our own snowfall accumulation forecast map before noon.
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.