Topper's Blog: January Snow 2000

11:41 PM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
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It pays to Watch the 11 PM News

With arctic air covering the Eastern Seaboard on this date in 2000 a low pressure developed in the Deep South and began to move up the East Coast. All the computer models shunted this storm out to sea before it could affect the Metro Area. Late on the night of the 24th however, we realized and the models finally realized that this storm was going to march right up the eastern seaboard and not turn out to sea in a classic Nor'easter fashion.

Raleigh ended up with a new storm record with 20.3" of snow. Arctic air was fully entrenched up and down in the East. Even Myrtle Beach, South Carolina reported snow. National ended up with 9" while Dulles recorded 10". The heaviest snow fell east of Town with Annapolis receiving 17" and BWI getting 14.9". January 2000 ended up the thirteenth snowiest January in history. That was a crazy month. We hit 71 on the 4th and 62 as late as the 16th but after that winter made quite a comeback.