I usually think that these sensationalized names for weather events are pretty stupid, but they hit the mark with this one. It all started with Snowmagedon on Friday and Saturday, which hit us with 27.5 inches. (That's almost 2 1/2 feet, people.) I've lived in places where they get snow (MN & Upstate NY), and this is a lot. I don't care who you are, unless you live in the Colorado Rockies ... Yes, I'm talking to you, Lisa. lol
While they do have snowplows here, which they did not in West Texas, it still has been taking them a long time to get all the streets plowed. You know how I've complained about the road system in DC? That makes it impossible to do efficient snow removal.
By Tuesday, we were just on the verge of recovery. Main roads were all clear. Side roads were almost passable ... almost. Then, we got hit with a two day snowstorm sequel, Snowverkill. It was just crazy. Even though we didn't get as much snow, it was almost worse with the much colder temps and the high winds. But we still got another 10-15 inches. If you're keeping track, that's now over a yard of snow in less than a week.
Like they say, a picture's worth a thousand words. Here's a few that will give you an idea of what it was like. For once the weather forecasters did not over-exaggerate the story. I included a few pictures from earlier in the season to give you some perspective. So where were you during Snowmagedon 2010. I've heard that they're already starting to make T-shirts. ;)
(Note: The I lifted the last two pics from the interwebs. The basketball hoop was from the Washington Post, and the other was from Twitter.)