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Adams Building of the Library Congress on the day following the February 5-6 snowstorm.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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People out enjoying the Capitol Hill area of DC on a vehicle-deserted street following the February 5-6 snowstorm. Pennysylvania Avenue, one of the busiest automobile thoroughfares in DC.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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The Capitol Building adorned with snow and the Statue of Freedom. Futile attempts to clear the steps of snow are seen by the various sections of steps that are partially cleared while others are totally buried.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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Looking west over the National Mall to the Washington Monument. General Grant on his horse is perpetually surveying the view while the round domes to the right are Smithsonian museums. The top of the Smithsonian Castle is seen to the left.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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Looking west over the National Mall to the Washington Monument. General Grant on his horse is perpetually surveying the view while the round domes to the right are Smithsonian museums. The top of the Smithsonian Castle is seen in the left center. View from Capitol steps.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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The Washington Monument seen at twilight from a vantage point in the Capitol Hill area.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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The Washington Monument seen at twilight from a vantage point in the Capitol Hill area. Capitol Hill area.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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The Capitol Building with the Washington Monument seen on the extreme left.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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The Capitol Building with the Washington Monument seen on the left.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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Picnic tables waiting for spring with the Capitol Building seen behind. Seen from Library of Congress Jefferson Building entrance.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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Snow, snow, snow with the Madison Building of the Library of Congress seen from an entrance to the Jefferson Building.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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Looking east on the National Mall towards the Capitol following the blizzard of February 9-10
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 11
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A snowy DC street.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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Night lights on snow during second major snowstorm of 2009/2010 season.
Washington, D.C. 2010 February 6
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Red buries and snow during the first great storm of the 2009/2010 winter season in the Mid-Atlantic area.
Maryland, Germantown 2009 December 19
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Gray sky and a profusion of tree branches and snow.
Maryland, Germantown 2009 December 19
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Over a foot of snow had fallen up to this time during the first great Mid-Atlantic snowstorm of the 2009/2010 winter season.
Maryland, Germantown 2009 December 19
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Snow buildup on tree
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Snow buildup on tree
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Cars, icicles, and snow covering all.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Shoveling out driveways led to 6-foot and greater piles of snow.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Cars and snow. Some strategize to park cars in driveway hoping this would reduce shoveling efforts but this much snow led to major car cleaning efforts as well.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Snow covered all. Hedges below windows on left ended up crushed by the weight of snow.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Few angled roofs collapsed during storms but it still was worrisome. Several flat roofs in the Mid-Atlantic region collapsed during snowstorms of winter of 2009/2010.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Few angled roofs collapsed during storms but it still was worrisome. Several flat roofs in the Mid-Atlantic region collapsed during snowstorms of winter of 2009/2010. Here cohesiveness of snow allows it to hang out over roof gutters.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Useless front door while holly-bush prostated by weight of snow. Hedge under windows completely buried.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Snow on tree shows prevailing wind direction during storm.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Snow and more snow. Person in lower right gives some idea of scale of snow piles left by plows.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Reminiscent of a pod of whales, a pod of cars covers a driveway.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Snow covering branches of tree
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Fir trees remain vertical following second two-foot snow of winter season.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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Walking in a winter wonderland.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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A mailbox alongside an invisible street
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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The sun at last.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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The sun at last.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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The sun at last.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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The sun at last.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 6
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A snow garland. The cohesivehess of the snow holds an otherwise unsupported ribbon of snow. A few hours later, this garland fell to the ground.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 7
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The third great storm of the winter of 2009/2010. This storm was a true blizzard with sustained winds of 35 mph or greater over much of the Mid-Atlantic region and areas acquiring for the third time between 1 and 3 feet of snow. About 10 miles north of this picture, 10-foot snow drifts stranded numerous motorists in the Frederick, Maryland, area.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 9
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The third great storm of the winter of 2009/2010. This storm was a true blizzard with sustained winds of 35 mph or greater over much of the Mid-Atlantic region and areas acquiring for the third time between 1 and 3 feet of snow. About 10 miles north of this picture, 10-foot snow drifts stranded numerous motorists in the Frederick, Maryland, area.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 9
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Trees high-lighted by break in clouds at sunset. Compare to image wea03810 for indication of visibility during blizzard of February 9-10 2010. Note houses seen behind trees in this image.
Maryland, Germantown 2009 November 27
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Blizzard of February 9-10 2010. Compare to image wea03809 for indication of how visibility has degraded. This storm was a true blizzard with sustained winds of 35mph or greater over much of the Mid-Atlantic region and areas acquiring for the third time between 1 and 3 feet of snow. 10-foot snow drifts were formed about 10-miles north of this image stranding many motorists near Frederick, MD.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 9
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The snowstorms of the winter of 2009-2010 were hard on pets as snow covered up their familiar areas for weeks at a time.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 9
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Dog making his way back up the steps to warmth inside during blizzard of February 9-10 2010. The snowstorms of the winter of 2009-2010 were hard on pets as snow covered up their familiar areas for weeks at a time.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 9
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Back inside dog waits for a little treat to cheer him up following a foray into the snow during the blizzard of February 9-10 2010. See images wea03811 and wea03812.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 9
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The third great storm of the winter of 2009/2010. This storm was a true blizzard with sustained winds of 35 mph or greater over much of the Mid-Atlantic region and areas acquiring for the third time between 1 and 3 feet of snow. About 10 miles north of this picture, 10-foot snow drifts stranded numerous motorists in the Frederick, Maryland, area.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 9
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The third great storm of the winter of 2009/2010. This storm was a true blizzard with sustained winds of 35 mph or greater over much of the Mid-Atlantic region and areas acquiring for the third time between 1 and 3 feet of snow. About 10 miles north of this picture, 10-foot snow drifts stranded numerous motorists in the Frederick, Maryland, area.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 9
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The third great storm of the winter of 2009/2010. This storm was a true blizzard with sustained winds of 35 mph or greater over much of the Mid-Atlantic region and areas acquiring for the third time between 1 and 3 feet of snow. About 10 miles north of this picture, 10-foot snow drifts stranded numerous motorists in the Frederick, Maryland, area.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 9
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The third great storm of the winter of 2009/2010. This storm was a true blizzard with sustained winds of 35 mph or greater over much of the Mid-Atlantic region and areas acquiring for the third time between 1 and 3 feet of snow. About 10 miles north of this picture, 10-foot snow drifts stranded numerous motorists in the Frederick, Maryland, area.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 9
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The third great storm of the winter of 2009/2010. This storm was a true blizzard with sustained winds of 35 mph or greater over much of the Mid-Atlantic region and areas acquiring for the third time between 1 and 3 feet of snow. About 10 miles north of this picture, 10-foot snow drifts stranded numerous motorists in the Frederick, Maryland, area.
Maryland, Germantown 2010 February 9

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