The Presidents' Day Blizzard of 2003

The Presidents' Day Weekend Blizzard of 2003 - February 16, 17, and 18, 2003


Click here for a report on the Presidents' Day Blizzard of 2003 in D.C.

Click here for a New York Times article on the Presidents' Day Blizzard of 2003 in D.C.

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Snowfall map for the Washington-Baltimore area. Credit: Barbara Watson, NOAA/NWS



Sunset after the Presidents' Day Snowstorm of 2003. From 17 to 28 inches of snow fell across the Washington-Baltimore area. Photo Credit: Kevin Ambrose



Deep snow after the blizzard. Photo Credit: John Olexa, Jr.



The snow-covered Chesapeake Bay after the Presidents' Day Snowstorm, February 18, 2003. Note: The Bay is not frozen underneath the floating snowcover. Photo Credit: Ted L. Dutcher

Note: The above photo was taken from exact same location as an impressive tornado photo from the April 28, 2002 tornado event. Click here to compare.



Snow drifts by the Washington Monument the day after the Presidents' Day Snowstorm. Photo Credit: Kevin Ambrose



Car buried in snow near College Park, Maryland. Photo Credit: Andy Weiss



Undisturbed snow on the Capitol steps the day after the big snowstorm. Photo Credit: Kevin Ambrose



Cross-country skiing near the Smithsonian. Photo Credit: Kevin Ambrose



Deep snow in Arlington, Virginia. Photo Credit: Paul Winslow



Ready to dig out a car in Arlington, Virginia. Photo Credit: Paul Winslow



The parking lot at Fairfax Towne Centre has become passages between snow mounds, February 19, 2003. Photo Credit: Kevin Ambrose



Driving near Reston, Virginia, February 19, 2003. Photo Credit: Kevin Ambrose



Satellite image from February 20, 2003 showing snowcover. Photo Credit: NOAA



The Chesapeake Bay at Long Beach during the storm (sleet is falling). Photo Credit: Ted L. Dutcher



GOES satellite image for February 16 and 17, 2003.



Snow scenes from Oakton, Virginia. Photo Credit: Kevin Ambrose



Photo of Rt 66 near Manassas, the Orlean Post Office, and a farm in western VA during the storm. Photo Credit: Steve Pittman



Snow photos from Ashburn, Virginia. Photo Credit: Lisa Rueda



Photos from near Baltimore, Maryland after the storm. Photo Credit: Bill Lowery



During the storm in Silver Spring, Maryland. Photo Credit: Beth Newman



The storm in Mays Landing, New Jersey Photo Credit: Steve Maciejewski


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