Nicole Raz WMAL.com
WASHINGTON – A Wednesday snow storm will possibly end the district’s record-long two year stretch without a 2 inch or greater snowfall.
“Everything came together just right,” Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow told WMAL. “We could even be in the six to 12 range, even in the district.” He added that northern counties such as Loudoun, and Fauquier can expect at least six inches.
If D.C. remains the target of the storm, residents will possibly see some power outages and travel disruptions from snow piling on power lines and on the ground, Samenow said.
But if the storm shifts even a little bit, Samenow said D.C. “might dodge a bullet.”
Rain is expected to start coming down Tuesday evening and turn into heavy snowfall Wednesday morning. Snowfall should taper off by Wednesday evening, Samenow said.
But whatever sticks on Wednesday may not last. Thursday and Friday are both expected to bring plenty of sunshine with temperatures climbing into the 40's.
The possible snow fall will end D.C.'s recod long snow drought on record since the late 1800s.
Stay with WMAL and WMAL.com for the latest on the storm that's been dubbed by the Washington Post as "Snowquester."
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-
NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-FREDERICK VA-WARREN-CLARKE-NELSON-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-
JEFFERSON-WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...HAGERSTOWN...FREDERICK...
MANASSAS PARK...FAIRFAX...ALEXANDRIA...FALLS CHURCH...
ELK GARDEN...KEYSER...FORT ASHBY
1241 PM EST MON MAR 4 2013
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...
* PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS...MORE THAN 5 INCHES POSSIBLE...WITH THE POTENTIAL
FOR MORE THAN A FOOT SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA.
* TIMING...PRECIPITATION MIXING WITH AND CHANGING TO SNOW
TUESDAY NIGHT. SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER AND MID 30S.
* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH TUESDAY NIGHT...BECOMING NORTH
WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WEDNESDAY WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* IMPACTS...DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. HEAVY WET SNOW AND
GUSTY WINDS COULD LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES.
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.