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Posted at 6:05 PM ET, 12/ 6/2008

Snow Dusting D.C. Area

By Jason Samenow

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Radar: Latest D.C. area radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here to see radar bigger. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

The potential dusting we've been talking about for several days has materialized thanks to an area of light snow presently gliding through the metro area. Temperatures are generally around freezing, so be careful on less traveled roads, bridges and overpasses where some slick spots are possible. Here's an excerpt from a recent Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service:

SNOW SHOWERS HAVE DEVELOPED FROM BALTIMORE TO WASHINGTON DC TO FREDERICKSBURG...AND WEST TOWARDS THE BLUE RIDGE. A DUSTING TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY FURTHER NORTH ACROSS THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR OF NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND.

The snow should gradually taper off from southwest to northeast over the next several hours. Is it snowing where you live? Comment with your reports and submit pictures to our weather gallery...

By Jason Samenow  | December 6, 2008; 6:05 PM ET
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Comments

We might already have a quarter of an inch in McLean. Moderate, yet thin snow continues to coat the ground.

Again, here's my video of the storm this afternoon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKeGVx1Fu6E

Posted by: KBurchfiel | December 6, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

I am seeming to remember that we have gotten snow on Dec 6th for the last few years...

Posted by: Jwhiteree | December 6, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Here in Culpeper Va, there were a few flakes earlier but nothing since. Id say we missed it lol

Posted by: clintonportis17 | December 6, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Now have a dusting & still snowing lightly in NW Spotsy. 31.6 degrees. Orange Bowl bound.

Posted by: VaTechBob | December 6, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

I remember that last year we got measurable snow on December 5.

Here in Burke, there is considerable accumulation on plants, decks, roofs, cars, etc. There are a few slick spots on roads and sidewalks. Still snowing lightly.

Yay snow!

Posted by: Yellowboy | December 6, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Here's the latest weather statement from NWS:

SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST ACROSS THE INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR FROM BALTIMORE TO WASHINGTON DC TO FREDERICKSBURG. A DUSTING TO A HALF INCH OF SNOW ACCUMULATION HAS BEEN REPORTED.
THIS HAS CAUSED SOME SLICK SPOTS TO DEVELOP ON THE ROADS THIS EVENING FROM INTERSTATE 81 EAST TOWARDS INTERSTATE 95...INCLUDING ALONG INTERSTATE 70. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S THIS EVENING...CAUSING ANY MELTED SNOW TO REFREEZE ON THE ROADWAYS.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | December 6, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Snow's over now in Vienna. Varies from a dusting to a quarter of an inch.

We would have gotten a lot more if the dew point had not stayed so low all afternoon while it snowed aloft and evaporated before hitting the ground. No appreciable snow reached the surface until a few hours ago.

Posted by: MMCarhelp | December 6, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Silver Spring is hovering around 32. not sticking to the roads here.

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | December 6, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Abandon your cars early!

Posted by: slim2 | December 6, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

West Springfield (Accotink Lake/Mixing Bowl): Snowfall Total today 0.20" of Christmas Cheer!

(Last 9 day's rainfall total 0.91" - missed getting to it).

Posted by: bikerjohn | December 6, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

I hear that there are ALREADY Long Lines, at the GIANT & Shoppers Food, for milk, toilet paper & beer. Beer. . its not just for breakfast anymore.

Posted by: Robbnitafl | December 6, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

It's sticking to the picnic table and the roof of the chicken coop ... but not the grass.

Riverdale Park

Posted by: reginak | December 6, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

.125 inches on my deck... enough to make snowballs and write "Jesus loves you" on my water collector. :-)

Posted by: KBurchfiel | December 7, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

We got a dusting around 4:00p Saturday. I did not bother attempting to measure or take pictures.

Warren County, VA

Posted by: spgass1 | December 7, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

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