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How a lot will it snow in D.C. this winter? Play our forecast sport.


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Because the D.C. area climbs out of an early-season chilly snap and approaches Thanksgiving, the Dec. 1 begin of meteorological winter is now simply over per week away.

In the event you’ve learn our winter outlook, you recognize that we’re not favoring important snowfall domestically. However, we’ve been improper earlier than.

By 11 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, you possibly can enter your forecast for a way a lot snow you anticipate from Dec. 1 to March 31 at Reagan Nationwide Airport (Washington’s official measurement location), to the closest tenth of an inch. If any snow falls earlier than Dec. 1, it won’t rely towards the overall.

Simply fill out the shape under to take part.

There isn’t any prize for this competitors, however the winner(s) shall be acknowledged right here on the Capital Climate Gang within the spring.

For the winter of 2021-2022, almost 900 folks participated. Six accurately predicted that 13.2 inches would fall. The common forecast of the group was 12.2 inches, which was just one inch off. About 100 members have been inside an inch of the goal.

As a reminder, the Capital Weather Gang winter outlook requires six to 12 inches of snow at Nationwide Airport, and far of the realm south and east of town. Greater quantities are forecast north and west. As typical, this and all seasonal precipitation forecasts are low confidence.

Some further background could allow you to together with your snowfall forecast:

  • The present Climate Service common is 13.7 inches for the complete chilly season within the metropolis. On common, 0.1 inch falls in November, 1.7 inches in December, 4.9 inches in January, 5.0 inches in February, and a couple of.0 inches in March. The median for the previous 30 winters is 10.9 inches.
  • The long-term common, again to 1888, is about 18 inches. 100 years in the past, the common was near 24 inches per winter.

Beneath, the snowfall totals for the previous 5 winters, and here are all of history:

  • 2021-2022… 13.2 inches
  • 2020-2021… 5.4 inches
  • 2019-2020… 16.9 inches
  • 2018-2019… 7.8 inches
  • 2017-2018… 3.4 inches

Good luck and suppose snowy (or not)!

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