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

By Aleita Johnson
Maryland Newsline
Thursday, March 4, 2010


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:




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.:




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?



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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