ROCKVILLE – An unusual October snowfall in the Washington metropolitan area left residents wondering if they would be buried in more snow than in recent years.
“I’m very concerned that this is a sign of the times of the kind of winter we’re going to have,” said Kristen Mersky of Rockville. “Last year wasn’t that bad. I’m just afraid it’s going to be worse than two years ago, when we had the Snowmageddon.”
In the 2009-2010 winter season, Washington, D.C., amassed 56.1 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
It is unlikely for there to be heavy snowfall this winter season, comparable to the last two years, said Jeff Stehr, assistant research scientist for the University of Maryland Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.
Stehr said the October snowfall was rare but not unheard of, and does not indicate there will be another “snowpocalypse” this year.