Record breaking snowstorm surprises mason

(Photo courtesy of Nick Stasiak)

In my previous blog post, I mentioned the possibility of another snowstorm blowing through the area. I had never imagined we would get a record-breaking storm though. Indeed, the 3.5 inches of snow that George Mason University saw on Monday morning set a record in Fairfax and DC.

Monday morning, we all witnessed the latest snowstorm for the Metro area in 23 years. The last time DC saw over 3 inches of snow this late in the year was back on March 24, 1990. Not only did Monday’s storm break that record, but it ended the longest inch-free streak for DC ever recorded. The last time DC had a single inch of snow was on January 26, 2011. Who would have thought the largest snow accumulation recorded this year would be in the beginning of spring?

Live Blog: March snowstorm at Mason

Follow C2M's live weather blog for updates on the March snowstorm!

Connect2Mason will be updating our live blog on the snowstorm with how it's impacting George Mason University. The blog will be updated by Connect2Mason Meteorologist Nick Stasiak and the C2M staff. The blog will feature latest weather projections, closings at Mason, photographs of the storm, video of the storm and comments by you, the reader. Please post your observations and photos of the storm below on the blog.