‘Snurlough’ Delights Most in D.C.
By January 14, 2019 0 286•
UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTOS
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.
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