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Posted at 9:10 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Winter weather advisory expires

By Jason Samenow

Still chance of snow showers thru afternoon

* Traffic updates: Dr. Gridlock | School delays | PostLocal *

(originally published at 6 a.m., updated at 7, 8 and 9 a.m.)

Radar & lightning: Latest regional radar shows movement of precipitation and lightning strikes over past two hours. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

9 a.m. update: The winter weather advisory has expired for the entire metro region. However, some moderate snow showers will continue in Anne Arundel county for another 30-60 minutes with lighter snow showers winding down in Charles, Calvert, St. Mary's and Stafford counties. Locally, snowfall totals have generally been around a dusting to a couple tenths of an inch. However, from Fredericksburg to Richmond, 1-2" of snow has been reported.

8 a.m. update: The winter weather advisory has been dropped from the District and suburbs to the west as the snow showers have shifted east of town. The advisory remains in effect in Anne Arundel, Prince George's, and Charles counties in Md. and Stafford county in Va. until 9 a.m. where snow is ongoing. Most spots have seen (to the west) or will see (to the east) around a dusting although to the south up to around an inch of snow has been reported around Fredericksburg and Richmond.

Keep reading for earlier reports...

From 6 a.m.The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of the metro region until 9 a.m. Light snow showers, with an occasional moderate burst, are moving through the metro region. A quick dusting to coating of snow is the most likely accumulation although the NWS predicts up to an inch could fall. Temperatures are hovering right around freezing, so some slick spots are possible - especially on ramps, bridges, and overpasses.

The best chance of snow is through 8 or 9 a.m. although more scattered snow showers and flurries are possible into the afternoon.

7 a.m. update: Here are some selected reports from readers so far (via Twitter and this blog):

@debiguity I can see a light dusting on the cars and grass in Arlington, but not the roads.
@mrommel light dusting on cars/grass in dupont nothing on roads
@kaltekar a light dusting of snow, enough to turn the ground white, and patchy ice on the roads in Manassas this morning
@Keligraphy there's a good dusting in Stafford VA

Comment with reports from where you live and see our full forecast for the outlook through the week.

By Jason Samenow  | December 13, 2010; 9:10 AM ET
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flurries to light snow coming down in SW DC. Nice to see, even if won't amount to much.

Posted by: DCcola | December 13, 2010 6:15 AM | Report abuse

Snowing like crazy at the 301 Bridge! Cripes! Have to take the puppy early this a.m. to Waldorf to see doctor snip.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | December 13, 2010 6:51 AM | Report abuse

I can see a light nothing here in Leesburg!

Posted by: greg2010 | December 13, 2010 7:06 AM | Report abuse

Dustingmageddon! :-)

Posted by: jaybird926 | December 13, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Flurries in Shady Side MD. No dust on the ground.

Posted by: ChickenLady | December 13, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

well, gee, i guess this is a snow even snow-dislikers can tolerate. nothing stuck on any paved surfaces - at least 'round here - and the grass/trees looked nice for about 10 minutes until it all melted.

looking forward to next weekend's blizzard.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | December 13, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

prolonged squall in Edgewater!

Posted by: durhamquilter | December 13, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Centreville & Manassas are dusty.
And windy.
And cold.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | December 13, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse


Healthy dusting on everything non-pavement here in Laurel! I'll take it!

Posted by: megamuphen | December 13, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

12/19 looks interesting on 6z run? 12/19 last year was our first big snowstorm

Posted by: StormChaserMan | December 13, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

We had a light dusting just before dawn. Blew away by the time we went down to the school bus ....

Posted by: weathergrrl | December 13, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Light dusting means EXTREME PANIC in the DC area...schools are closed, people will be hoarding milk and bread (for some reason). I have never seen an area of the country react with as much panic as DC even when the word "snow" is just mentioned. It is totally ridiculous the reaction to this city even when there are just "flurries."

Posted by: thomasdefeo | December 13, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse


We're going to post an analysis of the weekend pattern potential this afternoon.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | December 13, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

darn..first inch already for areas south of us in the Tidewater area of Virginia and much of North Carolina (from the clipper system from a week or two ago, as well as north of us in parts of southern Pa. (i.e. as close as near Gettysburg..Thurmont, MD had a half inch last week). And to the west the first inch as close as the Potomac Highlands of W Va. The snow gods must be frowning on DC. But...perhaps 12/19 will be our chance at the first inch?!:)

Posted by: BH99 | December 13, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

It's pretty cold outside now. Winds really kicking up in Spotylvania. Black ice on driveway making it pretty slick. Something tells me this is going to be another cold winter....

Posted by: StormChaserMan | December 13, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Light dusting this morning.

Weather board chatter and NWS prelim are starting to talk up something this weekend. In addition, TWC has snow up to D.C. with Thursday's clipper event, but no further north.

PSU E-wall charts are tending conservative. No huge threat is appearing next Saturday/Sunday. However, Bombo snow threat indicator is moving up to 0.5 [50% chance of some sort of event during the seven-day period beginning today].

Posted by: Bombo47jea | December 13, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

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