Snowmageddon Update: Another Snowstorm To Hit DC On Wednesday
Many areas of the Eastern US will wake up this morning to day three of what is being called Snowmageddon, or the Snowpocalypse. The recent snowstorms that have swept parts of the US such as Virginia, Pennsylvania, and most recently D.C. continues today as people dig out of the snow. Washington D.C. has received a reported 28 inches of snow, and is coping with power outages, business and road closures. Washington seems to have been hit the hardest in what is considered to be one of the heaviest snowfalls in the past century.
Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia all received heavy snow, with some areas receiving 40 inches, the National Weather Service said. Washington, D.C., recorded as much as 28 inches, among the heaviest snowfalls of the past century. Some residents took to calling the blizzard "Snowmageddon" or "Snowpocalype."
Public ground transportation has been halted in Washington D.C. as of Sunday, and weekend forecasts predicted that few flights would resume from local airports until today (Monday) at the earliest. Over 400,000 Washington homes had lost power by Sunday as Snowmageddon continued to hit D.C. The Metrorail system was shut down on Sunday for snow could be cleared, and city workers have been working to clear central roads for businesses to re-open today. As of this morning, it is currently -1C in D.C. with a low of -8C expected for today.
There is yet another smaller snowstorm set to hit the region again this week. The smaller snowstorm is set to begin late Tuesday night and is set to continue into Wednesday. The D.C. snowstorm is expected to bring another foot of snow with colder temperatures, and even colder winds. AccuWeather.com reports that a new snowstorm will be bringing the Plains and Midwest more snow. The National Weather Service has confirmed the next snowstorm set to fully hit the D.C. area on Wednesday
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Washington, D.C., beginning at noon/1700 GMT on Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday, with projected snow totals of 10 to 20 inches (25 to 51 cm).