The Blizzard of 1996

The Webpage that documents the Blizzard of 1996 in the Middle Atlantic Region


This page is an excerpt from the book Washington Weather


Click here for the report on the Blizzard of 1996


A car is almost completely buried by snow near Fairfax, Virginia after the Blizzard of 1996, January 8, 1996. The storm dropped heavy snow from Washington to Boston. The snowfall at National Airport measured 17.1 inches while the snowfall at Dulles accumulated 24.6 inches. Other snowfall totals included: 21 inches in Fredericksburg, Virginia; 22.5 inches in Baltimore, Maryland; and 25.7 inches in Rockville, Maryland. Kevin Ambrose



The color enhanced infrared satellite image for January 7, 1996. The Blizzard of 1996 is in its formative stages.



Buried cars in Fairfax, Virginia after the Blizzard of 1996, January 8, 1996.



Snowfall plot of the Blizzard of 1996 for the Middle Atlantic Region.



A John Deere tractor was used to clear the snow from the Lincoln Memorial after the Blizzard of 1996, January 14, 1996.



A snowman in front of the Smithsonian a week after the Blizzard of 1996, January 14, 1996.



Visible satellite image showing snow cover after the Blizzard of 1996.



Snow piles in Leesburg, Virginia after the Blizzard of 1996, January 1996.



Snow drifts in front of the reflecting pool set a snowy setting for the Washington Monument after the Blizzard of 1996, January 14, 1996.



The rising sun shines through a cloud of snow created by a massive snowblower clearing snow from Route 66 near the Capitol Beltway after the Blizzard of 1996.



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