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?

So is this the final snow storm of spring? I think it’s safe to say that we are going to be snow free for the rest of the season. Easter weekend looks to be snow free with highs reaching nearly 60 degrees. There’s a slight chance for some showers on Sunday afternoon, but that’s nothing major. The beginning of April will be pleasant next week as well. The spring temperatures that everyone has been dreaming of may very well arrive. By the end of next week, we should hit a high temperature of 67 degrees, which isn’t too warm, but it’s also not too cold.

Be sure to keep updated with C2M Weather. Before you know it, I’ll be reporting on thunderstorms and warm weather! I’ll be posting my photos from the last snowstorm on the Facebook and Twitter pages. Check them out and don’t be afraid to send me any photos you took as well!

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