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Posted at 9:30 AM ET, 02/ 4/2009

Light Snow Develops Over Parts of Area

By Camden Walker

* Winter Weather Advisory until 10 AM | School Delays | Full Forecast *

UPDATE 9:30 a.m.: Snow has mostly ended except south and east of town. But note this statement from the National Weather Service:

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF GRADUALLY THIS MORNING. ALTHOUGH ROADS ARE NOT SNOW-COVERED...AS THE SNOW DISSIPATES...REFREEZE OF WATER ON ROADS WILL RESULT IN SLICK CONDITIONS. NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED THIS MORNING AS A RESULT.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO DRIVE VERY CAUTIOUSLY...AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH THEIR DESTINATIONS.

From earlier (7:30 AM): An area of light to occasionally moderate snow has broken out this morning over the metro area. A dusting to an inch of snow is possible inside the Beltway - with the heaviest amounts to the east and northeast of the District (1-2") -- and the lightest amounts southwest (a dusting or less). Temperatures are well below freezing, and where the snow is falling, it is sticking.

The snow should gradually taper off from northwest to southeast by mid-morning although some more flurries or snow showers can't be ruled out during the day.

Drive carefully, since the salt trucks may not be out just yet!

What's happening in your backyard? How much snow has fallen? Comment below...

By Camden Walker  | February 4, 2009; 9:30 AM ET
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Comments

no snow in Manassas.

Posted by: manassasmissy | February 4, 2009 7:50 AM | Report abuse

Coming down impressively in Bowie. Only about 0.5-1 inch though. Could get a bit higher.

Problem is the snow is sticking to *everything*. I do not look forward to my commute.

Posted by: JTF- | February 4, 2009 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else "concerned" about that low pressure center off the Outer Banks right now?

Posted by: lioninzion | February 4, 2009 8:12 AM | Report abuse

@lionzion

Not really...That low should go safely out to sea...

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | February 4, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

lioninzion, it appears the low center off of the Outer Banks is moving east, out to sea./b>

Posted by: Kevin-CapitalWeatherGang | February 4, 2009 8:41 AM | Report abuse

We had some pretty heavy snow when I was leaving Alexandria around 8. It seemed to have just started but every flake was sticking. Made my short commute to Arlington pretty long... Arlington had snow but lighten than what was going on in Alex and less was sticking. Seems to have stopped completely now.

Posted by: AnneinSand | February 4, 2009 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Lioninzion:
The low you refer to will intensify out to sea, but will assist in the advection of very cold air into the tristate area.

9 degrees at 7 am with 3 inches of leftover snow from Monday night.

The latest data suggests a thaw for about a week beginning Friday, punctuated by some rain mid week. The last half of Feb. into early March looks to return to a cold pattern with perhaps several threats of winter storms.

Posted by: AugustaJim | February 4, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Nice dusting in Old Town Alex! I was riding the bus/walking outside between 7:30-8:30, and it snowed the whole time...

Is this Mother Nature's apology for the no-show snow yesterday? Because, I'd sure like about 12-24 more of those, in quick succession... :)

Posted by: MKoehl | February 4, 2009 9:26 AM | Report abuse

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