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Flashback: Snowmaggedon 2010 photos

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The FOX 5 studios looked like this on February 6, 2010. The FOX 5 studios looked like this on February 6, 2010.
WASHINGTON - If you think Tuesday's snow was bad, remember this: Snowmaggedon 2010.  If you lived in the DC area then, you know that it could be worse.

This time four years ago, the region was getting ready to deal with what would be their roughest winter in modern history.  First, D.C. was doused with snow on December 19, 2009, when 15" of snow fell in the District, according to the National Weather Service.  Areas to the west recorded much more than that. 

Then came the blizzard deemed "Snowmaggedon 2010."  Officially, it happened on February 5 and 6, 2010, and NWS records show that in those two days, 17.8" of snow fell in Washington, D.C.  Residents were huddled in their homes for an entire weekend, many of them without power.  Businesses, schools, local governments and even the Federal Government were shut down completely, and many roads were left impassable due to white-out conditions.  But that's not all.

HOW DOES TUESDAY'S SNOW COMPARE TO SNOWMAGGEDON 2010? CLICK ON THE SLIDESHOW ABOUT TO SEE PHOTOS FROM OUTSIDE THE FOX 5 STUDIOS

Three days later, it was time for the sequel.  On February 9 and 10, 2010, D.C. got another 10.8" of snow, for a grand total of 28.6" in two days.  And once again, areas to the west saw even more than that. 

In all, D.C. received a total of 43.6" inches of snow--- more than 3.5'-- during the three storms put together.

Those who lived in the D.C. area haven't forgotten what it was like when the city effectively shut down for days as a result of Synoptically 2010.  What do you remember most about Snowmaggedon 2010?  Post your comments on our myfoxdc Facebook page, or tweet us @myfoxdc!


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