How much will it snow in D.C. this winter? Play our forecast sport.


As the D.C. area climbs out of an early-season chilly snap and approaches Thanksgiving, the Dec. 1 begin of meteorological winter is now simply over every week away.

If you’ve learn our winter outlook, you recognize we’re not favoring vital snowfall domestically. But, we’ve been improper earlier than.

Through 11 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, you possibly can enter your forecast for a way much snow you anticipate from Dec. 1 to March 31 at Reagan National Airport (Washington’s official measurement location), to the closest tenth of an inch. If any snow falls earlier than Dec. 1, it will not depend towards the full.

Just fill out the shape beneath to take part.

There is not any prize for this competitors, however the winner (s) will be acknowledged right here on the Capital Weather Gang in the spring.

For the winter of 2021-2022, almost 900 folks participated. Six precisely predicted that 13.2 inches would fall. The common forecast of the group was 12.2 inches, which was just one inch off. About 100 members have been inside an inch of the goal.

As a reminder, the Capital Weather Gang winter outlook requires six to 12 inches of snow at National Airport, and much of the world south and east of town. Higher quantities are forecast north and west. As regular, this and all seasonal precipitation forecasts are low confidence.

Some extra background could make it easier to along with your snowfall forecast:

  • The present Weather Service common is 13.7 inches for all the chilly season in town. On common, 0.1 inch falls in November, 1.7 inches in December, 4.9 inches in January, 5.0 inches in February, and a pair of.0 inches in March. The median for the previous 30 winters is 10.9 inches.
  • The long-term common, again to 1888, is about 18 inches. 100 years in the past, the typical was near 24 inches per winter.

Below, the snowfall totals for the previous 5 winters, and here are all of history:

  • 2021-2022 … 13.2 inches
  • 2020-2021 … 5.4 inches
  • 2019-2020 … 16.9 inches
  • 2018-2019 … 7.8 inches
  • 2017-2018 … 3.4 inches

Good luck and assume snowy (or not)!

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