Happy Saturday everyone! The Blizzard, known as Snowzilla to Capital Weather Gang readers or Winter Storm Jonas to to some other outlets like The Weather Channel, is hitting the entire Mid-Atlantic United States hard. In the Washington area alone, we could end up with one of the Top-five storms in Washington, D.C. recorded history when the storm pushes out tomorrow early morning.
But that gives us an idea.
Whether you're seeing well over a foot of snow in D.C. on your table,
Current snow status pic.twitter.com/urXdG6APmv— Nick (@nbilka) January 23, 2016
or seeing the snow pile up in Prince George's County, Maryland,
@BulletsForever 17 inches at 10:30 in Bowie, MD— Dan Todd (@dtodd_411) January 23, 2016
seeing white out conditions in Loudoun County,
White out conditions east of Leesburg, VA. It is bad. #snowzilla https://t.co/Do68yeC82Z— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) January 23, 2016
even worse in Winchester, Virginia,
@BulletsForever it's bad pic.twitter.com/iw5eNtuzIJ— Jake Whitacre (@jakewhitacre) January 23, 2016
live elsewhere where it's snowing,
More ice then snow here in Charlotte, NC, but still brutal nonetheless @BulletsForever pic.twitter.com/aBOWMLowjd— KG (@Kenneth_Gallo) January 23, 2016
or want to brag about how things are like where you live,
@BulletsForever So far, 0.0" in San Diego... pic.twitter.com/IbD7tOlVWJ— Jason Woodmansee (@jasonwoodmansee) January 23, 2016
share us your snow pics! We'll share some of our favorites on this page, share them on Facebook and Twitter too.
Stay safe everyone!
UPDATE on January 23, 2016 at 12 p.m. ET
Let's start this update with some Capitals' pictures. Caps center Brooks Laich compared it to a "Canadian morning."
And fans also like re-enacting the Winter Classic with Bobbleheads:
So @tom_wilso had to play defense with Snorpik. @Kuzya92 and @ovi8 dangling out front. @washcaps #TJSnowshie #bored pic.twitter.com/skStNBGBPS— Hollywood in DC (@HollywoodinDC) January 23, 2016
Meanwhile on a Wizards-related not, Bradley Beal's alter-ego is having as great of a time, like all the rest of the kids are!
Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow, and he was pretty excited about it. #blizzard2016 pic.twitter.com/GrhI9t1u7j— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) January 23, 2016
Update at 5:25 p.m. ET
@BulletsForever watch me nene pic.twitter.com/qYNZbGL2wd— Deepak S (@Somlucci) January 23, 2016
and the Wizards trolled the National Zoo!
.@NationalZoo our panda loves the snow, too! ❄️ pic.twitter.com/C7NL7UUPQb— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 23, 2016
As we mentioned previously, this storm is hitting an entire region of the United States, not just the Washingotn area.
Our own L.W., who goes to school in Atlanta, would like to show you what gets Emory University cancelled. Yes, they also got a glancing blow of the storm that is still hammering the D.C. area right now.
Everyone I know in DC is posting very impressive snowfall pictures. This is Atlanta. Yes, Emory is closed. pic.twitter.com/iZZhnVujeo— Lyndie W. (@alyndanoel) January 23, 2016
I know people from the north give Washington a bad rep for handling snow. But if school around our area was cancelled for a few snowflakes, there will be some complaints.
To be fair to Atlanta, the area only receives an average of 2.9 inches of snow a year, far below the 14.5 inches a year Washington gets. Armies of snow plow trucks, piles of sand and mountains of salt just aren't needed as much. Therefore, when an inch of snow falls -- sometimes even less than that -- things can look like this.
When it snows in the south pic.twitter.com/Upz9xx1RIr— can u not (@sassytbh) January 23, 2016
Hopefully, that puts a little perspective to those who wonder why a school, university or government would close over "a few snowflakes."
Update at 9:30 p.m. ET
Glad to see that you're staying safe out there, Rook.
So, we got some snow here in Martinsburg. pic.twitter.com/jBVbCVI6ym— Mark Riggs (@Rook6980) January 23, 2016