Winter Storm Mostly Misses D.C., Icy Rain Expected
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Update: Feb. 3, 2014 at 3:06 p.m.
Original: Feb. 2, 2014 at 2:01 a.m.
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A winter storm that is battering the East Coast mostly missed the Washington region Monday.
The storm dropped several inches of snow north and west of the District, but area’s closer to the nation’s capital saw mostly rain Monday as temperatures hovered above the freezing mark.
The most snow fell in northern in western Maryland, mostly in Frederick, Carroll and northern Baltimore counties.
The National Weather Service reports 6 inches of snow fell in northern Frederick County and nearly 7 inches in northern Carroll County. Farther west, about 8 inches fell near Frostburg.
Accumulations closer to the District were minimal. Only a trace of snow was reported in Montgomery County and most of Loudoun County received less than an inch.
By midday, the flight-tracking website FlightAware reported nearly 2,000 delayed flights and 1,500 canceled flights nationwide in cities including Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and New York. Inbound flights to Newark, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports were delayed two to three hours because of snow and ice.
Another storm is forecast to arrive late Tuesday, with freezing rain possible in Baltimore and Washington. Forecasters say the same storm could bring 6 inches of snow and a quarter-inch of ice to far western Maryland.