Massive drifts in Middleburg, Va. Jan 23, 2016. (Terry Meyers via Facebook)

North and west of Washington, D.C.’s Beltway, Snowzilla unloaded two to three feet of snow. Even inside the District itself, many places were buried under a solid two feet. That’s simply a staggering amount of snow. What fell in 36 hours was more snow than the region typically sees in an entire season.

I’ve collected a series of images which really help convey the overwhelming depth of the snow.

Midwesterners like to poke fun at Washingtonians for not being able to handle snow, but their biggest snowstorms actually tend to produce less snow than great East Coast storms, since they don’t have the Atlantic ocean as a moisture source.

Below are the images are the pictures of the crippling and unmistakably impressive snow depths…


Huge snow drifts, Arlington, Va., Jan. 24, 2016. (WolfpackWx via Flickr)

Car snowed under following Snowzilla, Jan. 24, 2016. (Casey Labrack via Flickr)

Cafe seating, Jan. 24, 2016. (Kit Case via Flickr)

37 inches of snow measured near Dulles, Va. (David Benson)

Snow as high as sheep at Two Owls Farm in Loudoun County, Jan 24, 2016. (Brett Carson)

Sign partially covered by snow Jan. 23, 2016. Mt. Rainier. (Rebekha Halseth)

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