The snow stopped in the afternoon of March 12. The temperature would drop below zero that night, turning the magnolia blossoms brown the next day. Last year, we saw a spectacular display. Click on the image for a larger view.
Downtown Washington, DC. The blizzard dropped about 6.9 inches of snow, which shut the city down. After living in Maine for 10 years, this was quite surprising—6 inches of snow in Maine is pretty normal and has little effect on people’s lives. Click on the image for a larger view.
The command center for the panda house at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Mei Xiang is on the upper left monitor and Tian Tian on the right. Their cub Xiao Qi Ji is in the center. Click on the image for a larger view.