August 17, 2012 5:31 PM
Snowy winter for DC?
Snow dump predicted for D.C. winter
Friday - 8/17/2012, 8:54am ETIt may seem light years away, but some see a very white winter for the District. (AP)
John Aaron, wtop.com
WASHINGTON - With persistent heat bearing down on the D.C. area this summer, the last thing on anyone's mind is a snowstorm.
But that's what one weather service says to watch out for this winter.
AccuWeather is predicting above-average snowfall for the Mid-Atlantic this winter, saying a dump could occur if the right conditions collide.
"The I-95 cities could get hit pretty good," says AccuWeather.com Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok.
The District's normal seasonal snowfall amount is 14.6 inches, AccuWeather says, citing the National Weather Service. AccuWeather says the potential for a white winter stems in part from the phenomenon known as El Niño.
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