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Old 08-21-2015, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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We did NOT get that much snow from one storm!
I think patriot is right. I remember 24"+ from at least one storm that year, maybe two. We got socked back to back.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:29 AM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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For the 2009-'10 Snowmageddon, I would believe we got close to two feet (maybe more, depending on location) in one dumping. HOWEVER: That was by no means a typical winter. A storm like that in the DC area is a rarity, unlike in New England.

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Old 08-21-2015, 09:12 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA from Arlington, VA
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Snow melts very quickly - usually roads and sidewalks are good after 48 hours or so. Its pretty dumb to even shovel here most of the time. I think Jan 1 2009 it was 80 and sunny but thats highly unusual. 60ish is about the best you could hope for in December. Mid February is far and away the snowiest time here. My bday is Febb 11th and I think theres been snow on the ground for every single one of my bdays in NOVA (12 years). Average snow is about 16". Sometimes like last year we had a lot of 2-3" storms and then there are some years when we have several 6+" storms.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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Cold enough that you are going to be sick and tired of it when its snowing in March. Don't expect 60-70 degrees on any sort of regular basis. Move to SoCal if that's what you want.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Snow melts very quickly - usually roads and sidewalks are good after 48 hours or so. Its pretty dumb to even shovel here most of the time.
I disagree with the last point. If you don't shovel or salt your walkway, it will probably melt some and then refreeze overnight--and then you have ice. (I shovel rather than salt, because salt is hard on the grass and on the concrete.)

Also, if your house is on a public sidewalk and you don't shovel, you're breaking the law and could be fined.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Also, if your house is on a public sidewalk and you don't shovel, you're breaking the law and could be fined.
Unless it's a Fairfax County part of Alexandria. No law, no fine in Fairfax Co.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria City does have a law about snow removal. My previous point was it made it sound like there was 60" of snow outside (can't count possible drifts of course)
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