12/19/2011 01:23 pm ET

December 2009 D.C. Blizzard: What A Difference Two Years Makes (PHOTOS)

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, the nation's capital was hit by a massive snowstorm, the first major snow event in what would become a record-breaking season.

The Capital Weather Gang revisits the storm, which dumped anywhere from 16 inches to 2 feet of snow:

Amazingly, Snowpocalyspe was overshadowed by the Snowmageddon and Snoverkill storms of February 4-5 and 9-10 later that same historic season. Most years, Snowpocalyspe would've been the storm everyone remembered. Now, it's almost as if it never happened...

That December 2010 storm helped create significant travel disruptions heading into the Christmas travel period.

This time around? It's going to be a mild week. Temperatures this week will approach 60 degrees on Wednesday with some rain.


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