It's official. This is the snowiest winter on record in Washington, D.C.
NBC4 chief meteorologist Bob Ryan broke the news at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday that the District officially has recorded 54.9 inches of snow this winter -- thanks in part to two blizzards.
That broke the old record that was set in 1888-89 of 54.4 inches.
Ryan, for one, thinks that since we got so close to this record, it was good to actually break it.
"Everyone should get a little satisfaction for being a part of history," he said. "Everyone will be able to tell their children and grandchildren that 'I survived the winter of 2010.'"
Oh, and don't forget: the winter of 2009-10 is still going strong. So there's a good chance we could add on to our new record.
Snowiest Winters in D.C. History
- 2009-10: 54.9 inches*
- 1898-99: 54.4
- 1995-96: 46.0
- 1921-22: 42.5
- 1891-92: 41.7
- 1904-05: 41.0
- 1957-58: 40.4
(* and counting)