Saturday, February 06, 2010

Ranking the snowpocalypse of 2010

Top 10 snowstorms on record for Washington, D.C.:

1. January 27-28, 1922 ... 28 inches
2. February 11-13, 1899 ... 20.5 inches
3. February 18-19, 1979 ... 18.7 inches
4. February 05-06, 2010 ... 17.8 inches, unofficially (Snowpocalypse 2010-1)
5. January 6-8, 1996 ... 17.1 inches
6. February 15-18, 2003 ... 16.7 inches
7. February 11-12, 1983 ...16.6 inches
8. December 19-20, 2009 ... 16.4 inches (Snowpocalypse 2009)
9. February 15-16, 1958 ... 14.4 inches
10. February 7, 1936 ... 14.4 inches

Lower than what we saw, but enough to rank #4.  Another neighbor in our area measured 34".