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Biting Cold, Wind Freeze DC Area After Snowfall

Snow fell from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning, but not much stuck on the ground in the D.C. metro area.

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The D.C. area's snow has tapered off, leaving behind biting cold and gusty wind. In fact, Saturday could be the coldest day of the year, Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer said.

With gusts possibly reaching 30-40 mph and an air temperature in the 20s, windchills could get down to the single digits in some parts.

Storm Team4 Meteorologist Ryan Miller has the forecast for Jan. 29, 2022.

The region's snow began Friday afternoon and continued for about 12 hours, but not much stuck on the ground. The snow melted on contact because the air temperature was above freezing.

However, any untreated surfaces could still be icy Saturday, Storm Team4 warned.

Snow Totals in DC, Maryland and Virginia

About an inch or less accumulated in the D.C. metro area between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

In Northern Virginia, Arlington and Fairfax both got about 0.7", while 1.1" was recorded at Dulles International Airport. In Maryland, Baltimore Washington International Airport got 1.5".

Locations further out from D.C. — such as Lusby, Maryland — saw a bit more.

Meanwhile, the beaches piled up the snow, with 11 inches measured in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and nine inches in Ocean City, Maryland.

Nor'Easter Churns Up East Coast

States north of the region are also seeing larger accumulations, as well as blizzard-like conditions. The winter storm is churning up the East Coast, bringing deep snow to states from New York to Maine. People in those areas woke up Saturday to half a foot of snow, and forecasters warned that amount could more than quadruple.

If you're traveling anywhere this weekend, be aware that this storm is causing significant disruptions throughout the Northeast and New England.

Winter Weather Advisory Ends for DC

A winter weather advisory for metro D.C. and parts of central Maryland and Northern Virginia ended Saturday morning.

Here’s a list of remaining weather alerts for outlying areas.

National Zoo Closed; Smithsonians Opened Late

The National Zoo was closed Saturday. All Smithsonian museums that were scheduled to be operating Saturday opened at noon.

On Friday, Prince George’s County Public Schools closed two hours early due to the weather, and many schools canceled afternoon activities.

Storm Team4 Weather Radar

10-Day Forecast for Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia

Brace for ferocious wind and biting cold this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, expect blustery and frigid winds amid highs in the 20s and wind chills in single digits.

Sunday will be a different story: sunny and breezy, with temperatures back in the mid- to upper 30s.

Highs will be near 40° on Monday and then rise to the 50s by Wednesday and Thursday, albeit with rain chances. The cold will return for the first weekend of February.

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