Measure Up: Top Snowfalls in D.C. History

How will this storm stack up?

By Jim Iovino
|  Friday, Feb 5, 2010  |  Updated 2:31 PM EDT
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Measure Up: Top Snowfalls in D.C. History

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So there are predictions of 20-30 inches of snowfall by Saturday night. How would that rank in the history of D.C. snowfall?

The last time D.C. got at least 28 inches of snow was in 1922.  The city has seen more than a foot only 13 times since 1870, according to the National Weather Service.

NBC4 meteorologist Chuck Bell provides the numbers.

Top Snowfall Totals in D.C. History:

  • Jan. 27-28, 1922: 28 inches
  • Feb. 11-13, 1899: 20.5 inches
  • Feb. 18-19, 1979: 18.7 inches
  • Jan. 6-8, 1996: 17.1 inches
  • Feb. 15-18, 2003: 16.7 inches
  • Feb. 11-12, 1983: 16.6 inches
  • Dec. 18-19, 2009: 16.4 inches
  • Feb. 7, 1936: 14.4 inches
  • Feb. 15-16, 1958: 14.4 inches
  • Feb. 16-18, 1900: 14.3 inches
  • Jan. 29-30, 1966: 13.8 inches

How will this current snowstorm rank? We'll have to wait and see...

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