'Snowquester' Fizzles Into Slushy Mess [Photos]
Arlington braced for a major snowstorm. It got ... slush.
Anyone hoping for a big snowfall in Arlington on Wednesday was likely disappointed.
While some forecasts predicted double-digit accumulation, much of Arlington got only a rain-snow mix — making for a somewhat dreary, slushy afternoon.
"I'm glad it's warming up," said Nottingham resident Derek Reynolds while shoveling slush from his driveway. "Hopefully, it will be spring sometime soon."
By afternoon, the Clarendon-Courthouse area was simply a wet mess. Arlington County snow crews continued to work 24/7, though the county issued an early-afternoon news release stating, "It is quiet in Arlington."
Arlington should continue to see a rain-snow mix through the night, with that becoming all snow after 9 p.m, according to the latest information from the National Weather Service. Expect blustery winds with gusts up to 47 mph, but total nighttime snow accumulation to be less than one-half inch.
Parts of Fairfax County and Maryland saw a bit more snow fall Wednesday.
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