According to The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1Sdklx2), the number that will go down in the history books as Washington’s official total: 17.8 inches, falls short compared with some other spots in the region, raising the question: Why the disparity?
The improvised technique used by a small team of weather observers at Reagan National Airport lost their snow-measuring device to the elements midway through the blizzard.
The mix-up may have kept the blizzard of 2016 from breaking into the region’s top three snowstorms on record, based on accumulations, prompting the National Weather Service to announce that it will be looking into the procedures used at Reagan National.
Spokeswoman Susan Miller tells WTOP: “We have about nine main breaks throughout our distribution system. They’re at various stages – from those that have just been reported, to some of them have road repairs underway. Our crews have been working throughout the storm to do these repairs.”
“We’re doing pretty good. Also, we’re grateful that the power stayed on.”