Arlington had its first measurable snowfall of the season today, offering some natural beauty before the sleet and rain washed much of it away.
Snow started falling from the overcast sky around 10:30 a.m. today, and small crystals turned into big flakes by noon. The roads, some treated and some not, became slick as the afternoon went on.
ARLnow staffers, including photographer Jay Westcott, saw a few fender benders while we were out and about, along with a few cars failing to make it up hills in neighborhoods. Perhaps heeding warnings from local officials, not many people were out and about today, which is a good thing.
The amount of snow that fell varies depending where in Arlington you were. At National Airport, the official National Weather Service measurement was a “trace.” Elsewhere in the county, there were separate reports of a half-inch, 1 inch and 1.5 inch, with the larger amounts further north.
Though it’s raining now, the snow may not be done. Forecasters say another round tonight may drop another inch or so of snow before the storm passes and the precipitation stops.
4:35p: It's raining now but could we see a closing round of sleet/snow tonight? Maybe between about 10p and 2a, especially from DC north. Can't rule out a coating to an inch on top of what fell earlier.
Forecast update: https://t.co/3vKjt4Ae3r pic.twitter.com/KnvZNXGNUk
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) December 16, 2020
Staff photographer Jay Westcott contributed to this report
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