Snowpocalypse 3.0 it wasn’t. Though Fairfax County was included in a winter storm warning Monday and Tuesday, March 13 and 14, the snow that fell only managed to close schools and cancel trash, recycling and yard waste pickup, but didn’t shut down local government.
Unlike Winter Storm Jonas last year, which wreaked havoc on the area by beginning its snowy assault during evening rush hour, snow didn’t begin to accumulate in earnest until much later Monday evening.
According to the National Weather Service, these were snowfall totals recorded Tuesday around the region:
ESE LINCOLNIA: 4.5 inches, recorded at 9:25 a.m.
VIENNA: 3.5 inches, 9:13 a.m.
S VIENNA: 3.0 inches, 9:10 a.m.
SE CHANTILLY: 3.0 inches, 10 a.m.
ENE HERNDON: 3.0 inches, 12 noon
ENE WOLF TRAP: 3.0 inches, 2 p.m.
N CHANTILLY: 3.0 inches, 9:44 a.m.
SE CENTREVILLE: 3.0 inches, 6:08 p.m.
SSE DUNN LORING: 3.0 inches, 8:50 a.m.
NE BURKE: 3.0 inches, 12:42 p.m.
ENE ROSE HILL: 2.2 inches 8:45 a.m.
SE FAIRFAX STATION: 2.0 inches, 9 a.m.
N NORTH SPRINGFIELD: 2.0 inches, 11:36 a.m.
Fairfax County Public Schools announced they would be opening two hours late on Wednesday March 15, though central and school offices would open on time.