Title: The weather
Description: I know what this sounds like...
Leia Janson - December 2, 2008 01:05 AM (GMT)
I'm writing something for another fandom and I need to know what the weather is like around this time of year in Washington DC.
Please, can someone help a woman out?
Jesina Dreis - December 2, 2008 02:19 AM (GMT)
Rainy, thirties to forties, snow flurries but not much actually sticking.... at least, that's my impression so far of this area, though some of y'all who actually have lived through a winter down here could probably give a better answer
RedBirdie - December 2, 2008 05:29 PM (GMT)
depends. Last year, it was 65 degrees and sunny for thanksgiving. Other years, raininy and cold-ish. Its never every truly cold here this time of the year, and this is the first time I saw snow flurries prior to late december. Winter features the occassional major snow storm (every 5 years or so), otherwise snowfall varies form nothing to a foot or so. Winter is kinda wacky around here. Sometimes cold, sometimes veyr warm-like 75 and sunny warm. For Christmas. (and occassionaly this will happen within a few weeks. 75 in January, snow in Feburary)
of course, DC has been known to be hit by ice storms, which are just brutal. It far more likely to ice here than snow.
Jesina Dreis - December 2, 2008 07:16 PM (GMT)
Astronut - December 2, 2008 10:42 PM (GMT)
I miss snow :(
D.C. looks so dreary in the winter. An inch or two of snow would really brighten the place up.
And the wind is something nasty here.
Jesina Dreis - December 3, 2008 03:41 AM (GMT)
I remember the wind at umass, with its wind tunnels... there were days that I could barely walk forward. Other days it really felt like if I jumped up I'd get blown backward
RedBirdie - December 3, 2008 10:07 PM (GMT)
down at the navy yard, we get the joy of the wind whipping off the Potomac AND Anacostia rivers! Walking home is not a joy.
Dc looks dreary in the winter (although a good 2 foot snowstorm really does make all the white buildings sparkle), but the trade off is we get the Cherry Blossoms in the spring, and no city is as beautiful as DC in springtime, I promise! Some neighborhoods (like Foxhall, up by AU) are like fluffy pink wonderlands.