Snowfall Totals for Washington DC: Snowfall Maps, Predictions
The snowfall totals for Washington DC and the surrounding areas are already breaking records and the snowfall is not over yet. (NowPublic member YankeeJim lives in the area and has done an eyewitness report). A state of emergency has been declared in the area.
An update issued at 3pm stated:
One more moderate band of snow will ripple through the immediate metro region, before the tapering off process begins -- with mostly light snow after 4 p.m. As of 2 p.m., snow accumulation at Reagan National was 17.0, surpassing Snowpocalypse and the Blizzard of 2003-- making it #5 on the all-time list.
The current snowfall totals by the National Weather Service are as follows:
District of Columbia: 20 inches
American University: 19.5 inches
Allegany County: 28.5 inches
Lonaconing: 28 inches
Frostburg: 26.5 inches\
Westernport: 24 inches
1 N Frostburg: 24 inches
1 SSE Cumberland: 21 inches
Cumberland: 21 inches
See the National Weather Report for the rest of the counties and surrounding areas.
A map of Washington DC and the surrounding areas shows in inches how much snow has fallen so far, but those numbers will change as the day goes on.
There is a blizzard warning in effect for the District of Columbia, Harford, Southern Baltimore, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, the cities of Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis. This blizzard warning is in effect until 10pm this evening.
Predictions for more snow are ranging from anywhere between 4 to 8 inches, making some areas have total accumulations of 20 to 30 inches. It is expected that the snowfall will become lighter this afternoon and will hopefully taper off by evening. This map shows the area with blizzard warnings.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said that he expects conditions to get worse before they get better and that the biggest problems right now are the major power outages as a result of the snow.
In Maryland, there are 210,000 without power, with 75,269 without power in northern Virginia.
Pepco: 94,834 (including 5,575 in D.C., 78,042 in Montgomery; 11,217 in Prince George's. Roughly 12 percent of all Pepco customers are out. BG&E reports 40,218 out (3.1 percent of all customers), which includes 10,735 in Anne Arundel County and 4,919 out in Howard County. Roughly 29,947 other customers were out earlier in the storm but have been restored.
Everyone is advising that if you do not have to go out to stay indoors.
Emergency numbers for power outages are:
Pepco (for downed lines): 202-872-3432
Allegheny Power: 1-800-255-3443