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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/ 4/2008

Snow May Dust D.C. Region Saturday Evening

By Jason Samenow

* Full Forecast | SkinsCast | Ice skating in D.C. *

Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Saturday evening
Probability: 30%
Potential Impact:

A cold front passing by late Saturday (coupled with a wave in the atmosphere aloft) could give us a brief period of snow showers or flurries. Accumulations, if any, would be very light as the mountains will probably squeeze out much of this system's moisture before it arrives here. Here's how I see it now:

Chance of no accumulation: 70%
Chance of a dusting to an inch: 20%
Chance of more than an inch: 10%

The most likely timing for any snowfall would be between 5 p.m. and midnight but that's still subject to change. Temperatures will most likely be plenty cold enough for snow -- and should fall below freezing if snow materializes. We'll keep you posted with daily updates, as necessary.

The Snow Lover's Crystal Ball appears when the potential exists for accumulating snow beyond 24 to 36 hours.

By Jason Samenow  | December 4, 2008; 10:00 AM ET
Categories:  Snow Lover's Crystal Ball  
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Fingers crossed for snow!

Posted by: weathergrrl | December 4, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

"Fingers crossed for snow!" I second that!

Posted by: snowlover | December 4, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Just curious, the statement in the latest forecast says "The Snow Lover's Crystal Ball appears when the potential exists for accumulating snow beyond 24 to 36 hours."

Shouldn't it say "within" 24 to 36 hours?

Posted by: snowlover | December 4, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Snow sucks, move to Vermont

Posted by: keirreva | December 4, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse


No, the SLCB is only for threats more than 24 to 36 hours in the future. Within 24-36 hours, we cover the snow threat in detail in our regular forecast posts.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | December 4, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I see....I have been following the sight for several years, and you would have thought I would have know that. Oh well, bring on the snow!!!

Posted by: snowlover | December 4, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

wow snow flying about just in time for the fredericksburg va CHRISTmas parade, sat night. yea, it was bone chillin cold last year, we all about froze to death.

Posted by: deveinmadisonva | December 4, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

deve, do you mean Christmas?

Posted by: cjespn | December 4, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

I think whenever there is an active SLCB, the icon should be placed somewhere prominently near the top of the site. I hate trying to track it down to see if the outlook has changed at all.

I know, not so relevant with the non-dusting that is coming up. But, when we're all getting overly excited about the next big potential (that will no doubt bust), it will be a huge pain finding the SLCB.

Posted by: rightsaid | December 5, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

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