Leesburg Under Winter Storm Watch
Rain will change to accumulating snow Tuesday evening. Are you excited or annoyed?
Leesburg is among the areas under a winter storm watch, according to the National Weather Service, and the chances our area will see “significant snow” Tuesday night and Wednesday are increasing.
The official National Weather Service forecast for Leesburg calls for rain Tuesday afternoon changing to snow after dark. Temperature are expected to hover around freezing.
According to the NWS, up to 10 inches of snow could accumulate into Thursday.
And, since people in Northern Virginia like to name storms, the popular choice for this storm seems to be Snowquester, which is better than Snowgate.
History of March Snow in DC Area
The DC area has gotten at least a trace of snow in March in 15 of the past 30 years, WTOP reported. Seven of those 15 snowfalls have been less than an inch. The most recently really significant snow in March was 5.5 inches in 2009.
Overall, the DC area has averaged 1.3 inches of snow in March over the past 30 years. At Dulles International Airport, the average for March is 2.8 inches over the past 30 years, according to WTOP.
This February, both Punxsutawney Phil and Potomac Phil predicted an early spring.
Is March snow spoiling your spring plans?