How Much Do You Know About Winter Storms in the Washington Region?


By Aleita Johnson
Maryland Newsline
Thursday, March 4, 2010


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1. Seasonal snowfall totals in the Washington region during Winter 2009-2010 broke the previous all-time record of 54.4 inches (at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) set during the winter of:

 

1910-11
1898-99
1995-96
2002-03

 

2. The Winter of 1972-73 and the Winter of 1997-98 tied as the seasons with the least amount of snow in the Washington region at:

 

3 inches
1 inch
5 inches
0.1 inches

3. During this frigid winter, parts of the Chesapeake Bay remained frozen until spring, allowing people to walk from Annapolis to Kent Island, Md.:

 

1779-80
1960-61
1904-05
1957-58

 

4. The average annual snowfall in the Washington region, recorded between 1971 and 2000 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, is:

 

16.0 inches
14.5 inches
15.2 inches
21.4 inches

5. During a major storm Feb. 10 and 11, 1994, roads were topped with ice 1 to 3 inches thick, causing millionsof dollars in damages and leaving nearly what percent of the region's residents without power for a week?

 

90
75
50
83

6. Before official records of total snowfall in the Washington region were kept, these observers kept an unofficial record in their diaries, except for:

Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson

 



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