It was a snow day without the snow, or at least without any discernible accumulation for Alexandria despite predictions of up to 12 inches that led to the closing of schools throughout the city.
Despite dumping nearly two feet of snow in some outlying areas of the region, Alexandria was spared while more than 200,000 homes across the state were left without power.
Alexandria's last major snowstorm hit Jan. 26, 2011, when an average of 5 inches of snow fell in the region. In 2010, the back-to-back blizzards of “Snowmageddon” broke a 111-year-old record for snowfall in the region with 54.9 inches of snow measured at Ronald Reagan National Airport.
The top five snowfalls in the region in a one-day period according to the National Weather Service:
- Jan. 28, 1922 21 inches
- Feb. 11, 1983 16.4 inches
- Dec. 19, 2009 15 inches
- Feb. 7, 1936 14.4 inches
- Feb. 19, 1979 14 inches