Publication Date January 21, 2016

Dangerous winter storm set to affect more than 50 million people

United States
Snow forecast for Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area. Washington is inside the red box. Image: NWS Baltimore/Washington

The National Weather Service is forecasting around 24 inches of snow in Washington, with higher totals in the western suburbs. If the forecast pans out, that would make this the second-snowiest storm to ever strike the nation’s capital...

Coastal flooding, while not on par with Hurricane Sandy, could still inundate parts of the Mid-Atlantic. Of course, that’s not to say you should take this storm lightly if you live on the coast. The storm could still enter the record books for some areas.