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Sunday, March 16, 2014 7:46 p.m.

Snow headed for the District again

Snow is expected to dust the city Monday, and two counties in Virginia announced their public schools will be closed.

A dog stands in Dupont Circle during a snowball fight earlier this year. Hatchet File Photo

A dog stands in Dupont Circle during a snowball fight earlier this year. Hatchet File Photo

Between 2 and 4 inches of snow could accumulate in the D.C. area by Monday morning, the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang predicted, but even less could pile up downtown or near the Potomac River.

Snow that falls in the early evening will likely melt because of above-freezing temperatures, but it could start to stick between 8 p.m. and midnight.

Public schools in Fairfax and Loudoun counties will be closed Monday.

GW has canceled classed three times because of snow this academic year.

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Monday, March 3, 2014 10:27 a.m.

More snow will fly in Dupont Circle

The second Dupont Circle snowball fight of the year will occur at 2 p.m. Hatchet file photo by Charlie Lee.

The second Dupont Circle snowball fight of the year will occur at 2 p.m. Hatchet file photo by Charlie Lee.

Looking for a study break? Head over to Dupont Circle for yet another snowball fight.

The second fight of the year starts at 2 p.m. But layer up – it’s expected to be below 20 degrees and could still be snowing.

Join the Facebook event for a quick review of the fight’s rules, like no throwing ice at moving vehicles.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 7:07 p.m.

Snow forces another D.C. shutdown

Five to nine inches of snow are predicted to fall on the District Monday. | Hatchet File Photo

Five to nine inches of snow are predicted to fall on the District Monday. | Hatchet File Photo

The University has cancelled classes Monday, marking the third snow-related closure this year.

City agencies, D.C. schools and the federal government will also close Monday, and Metro bus service and MetroAccess have been suspended.

The National Weather Service declared a winter storm warning for Sunday night through Monday afternoon, with the brunt of the storm expected between 4 to 10 a.m.

The Capital Weather Gang predicted that sleet on Sunday night would freeze and be topped with between 5 to 9 inches of snow Monday morning.

D.C. is already 4 inches above its 30-year snowfall average. GW has already cancelled classes twice because of snow. The University announced around noon on Sunday that officials would be “monitoring possible inclement weather,” according to the Campus Advisories website.

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A worker plows the roads and sidewalks on campus Wednesday night. Hatchet File Photo

A worker plows the roads and sidewalks on campus Wednesday night. Hatchet File Photo


This post was written by Hatchet reporter Benjamin Kershner.

GW Hospital has treated about 20 people for broken wrists Friday after about 9 inches of snow blanketed the city this week.

Since about 7 a.m. Friday morning, the hospital has treated three to four people an hour for “slips, trips and falls,” GW Hospital spokesman Steven Taubenkibel said.

As school and office closings kept residents off the slippery sidewalks Thursday, hospital spokesman Steven Taubenkibel said traffic in the emergency room was “extremely light,” though staff staff members were sheltered in nearby hotels as a precaution.

Fall-related injuries like broken wrists are common the day after a big storm as residents venture outside for the first time, Taubenkibel said.

“As we had anticipated, as the sun came out and more people were getting out or doing normal routines, we knew we would see a bump in the number of people coming in,” Taubenkibel said early Friday.

Thursday’s snow totals in D.C. were three times larger than last winter’s totals. The storm led to thousands of flight cancellations across the country.

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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 3:32 p.m.

PHOTOS: Scenes from a snowy, slushy city

The University closed classes and offices Thursday for the second time this semester. Though most retail stories and restaurants remain open in the area, the campus is mostly quiet as nearly 8 inches of snow piled up overnight.

There was also a ice sculpting and snowman-building contest in Dupont Circle, complete with a horse-headed snowman.


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The University's last snow day was just three weeks ago. Hatchet File Photo by Erica Christian

The University’s last snow day was just three weeks ago. Hatchet File Photo by Erica Christian

The University canceled classes and will keep offices closed Thursday, according to a 10:18 p.m. campus advisory.

Heavy snowfall, between 4 and 8 inches, is expected Wednesday night, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

The federal and city governments, Howard, Catholic and Georgetown universities, and the University of Maryland will also close.

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Students hoping for a snow day may have to wait a little longer.

GW is open and operating on a normal schedule through Wednesday evening, so night classes and activities are still taking place on the University’s three campuses.

Gelman and Eckles libraries will close at midnight.

In anticipation of the snow, the Joint Elections Committee has pushed back postering for Student Association positions to Friday.

The men’s basketball game at VCU in Richmond at 7 p.m. is still on as scheduled.

Students can call 202-994-5050 for the most updated information on campus advisories and closings.

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If you don’t feel like doing much studying tonight, you now have an excuse.

Gelman and Eckles libraries will close at midnight Wednesday in anticipation of heavy snowfall.

The Capital Weather Gang is predicting “a moderate to major snowstorm,” dumping 3-6 inches across the city. Snowfall is predicted to start at about 7 p.m.

No schools in the area have closed yet, though the city declared a snow emergency starting at 6:30 p.m.

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The semester is finally underway, Gelman is full past the midnight announcement and students are stressed about upcoming tests and essays. Things may seem bleak now, but there could be some good news on the horizon.

Crowds gathered in Dupont Circle for a massive snowball fight in late January. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

Crowds gathered in Dupont Circle for a massive snowball fight in late January. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

At least five inches of snow and sleet are predicted for Wednesday night and Thursday.

The National Weather Service dished out a winter storm watch starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday night through Thursday for D.C. and Baltimore.

The Capital Weather Gang predicts slippery roads and wind gusts of more than 35 miles per hour. Temperatures will linger in the 20s on Wednesday and may climb to around 30 degrees on Thursday.

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Classes were canceled, snow (sort of) piled on the D.C. streets – so that meant it was time to let the snow balls fly.

Crowds gathered in Dupont Circle at about 6:30. The federal government and most D.C. public schools and universities were closed Tuesday. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

Crowds gathered in Dupont Circle at about 6:30. The federal government and most D.C. public schools and universities were closed Tuesday. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

The event – advertised on Facebook and by media outlets across the city didn't just bring out humans. Dogs were in for a fight, too. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

The event – advertised on Facebook and by media outlets across the city didn’t just bring out humans. Dogs were in for a fight, too. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

There were just two rules: Don't pelt cars, and don't pelt police. The rest of the bystanders in Dupont Circle were fair game. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

There were just two rules: Don’t pelt cars, and don’t pelt police. The rest of the bystanders in Dupont Circle were fair game. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

The University announced around 5 a.m. that it would close for the day on Tuesday. Forecasters were calling for about 5 inches of snow, clogging up not only D.C. streets but those in Virginia and Maryland.Erica Christian | Photo Editor

The University announced around 5 a.m. that it would close for the day on Tuesday. Forecasters were calling for about 5 inches of snow, clogging up not only D.C. streets but those in Virginia and Maryland.Erica Christian | Photo Editor

Thurston Hall, which houses the most freshmen of any residence hall, was filled with students making the most of their snow day. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

Thurston Hall, which houses the most freshmen of any residence hall, was filled with students making the most of their snow day. Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

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