‘Snurlough’ Delights Most in D.C.


The region’s first significant snowfall of 2019 centered around Washington, D.C., dropping six to 12 inches from Loudoun to Anne Arundel countries, beginning the evening of Saturday, Jan. 12, pausing and then adding something more Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13.

In Georgetown, the snow rulers looked to read about nine inches.

The unexpected final measurements prompted the closure of D.C. public schools and District government, as the partial federal government shutdown dragged on. Hence, the “Snurlough” nickname for the snowstorm, officially labeled as Gia.

Parents took children to hillsides for sledding, people walked around taking photos and Georgetown neighbors took their time at local eateries. It was a chill event, to be sure.

The rest of the week should be calm but cool — with the possibilities of snow again on the weekend.

Have some cool shots of Georgetown in the snow? Email us at editorial@georgetowner.com with the subject line “Snow.” Your photo just might get added. 

N Street home. Photo by Robert Devaney.

Dumbarton Street home. Photo by Robert Devaney.

C&O Canal at 33rd Street. Photo by Juan Colon-Aguirre.

Blues Alley. Photo by Bill Starrels.

Along 2800 P Street. Photo by Alison Alten.

Homes and businesses at Lock 4 of the C&O Canal. Photo by Bill Starrels.

Along C&O Canal toward 31st Street Bridge. Photo by Bill Starrels.

U.S. Capitol at dawn. Photo by Bill Starrels.

Statue of the Virgin Mary at the Church of the Epiphany on Dumbarton Street. Photo by Robert Devaney.

The C&O Canal. Photo by Feona Mulholland.

At Mile Marker Zero at the C&O Canal. Photo by Feona Mulholland.

Wisconsin Avenue. Photo by Feona Mulholland.

Rock Creek with House of Sweden in the distance. Photo by Feona Mulholland.

N Street home. Photo by Robert Devaney.

N Street home. Georgetowner photo.

Eastern gate of Oak Hill Cemetery on 28th Street. Photo by Bill Starrels.

Oak Hill Cemetery. Photo by Bill Starrels.

Georgetown Waterfront Park. Photo by Bill Starrels.


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