After a record 9.2″ of snow for the date at O’Hare yesterday and the most snowfall there since the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011, we are just about caught up on snowfall for the season. Yesterday’s snow brings the season to date snowfall to 29.5″, just 1.2″ shy of average and almost 10″ more compared to last winter at this point. It was an incredible turnaround. We have seen 88% of this season’s snow (26.0″) since February 1st.
The Nation’s Capital is now bracing for snow from the system that layed down between 5-11″ of snow here yesterday. DC could see up to 8″ of snow making it one of the biggest March snowstorms on record there. 37.8% of the contiguous US has snow cover compared to 30.2% on this date last year.