It’s been a bit more wintry in Washington, D.C., this winter. More so than usual, as one might guess from today’s snowfall.
The average annual snowfall total in the last three decades, according to the National Weather Service, is about 15 inches. This year we’ve received about 26 inches (and counting, as I look out the window). Last year, though, we received only about 3 inches of snow.
Clearly, this is a strange year. Here’s a chart of snowfall totals by month over time. This February and March were unusual: