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03/05/2012 01:10 pm ET

D.C. Misses Virginia's March 2011 Winter Storm

WASHINGTON -- In a winter that's failed to pack much of a punch, the nation's capital dodged another snowmaking event on Monday morning as a quick-moving storm plowed through central Virginia.

As it stands, meteorological winter for D.C. is over and it was the fourth-warmest on record.

Overall, there were roughly 2 inches of snowfall during the winter season in D.C., which pretty much amounted to slush on city streets. Pothole complaints are down in D.C., with "same scenario is playing out across the Mid-Atlantic to the Midwest during what has been one of the mildest winters on record," according to WTOP.

Last week, the National Park Service's chief horticulturalist announced an early peak-bloom prediction for D.C.'s cherry blossoms.

Does the warm winter mean higher temperatures for summer? According to Capital Weather Gang:

12 of the 20 warmest winters on record saw summer temperatures below the current normal of 77.7, and eight saw temperatures above normal. Two of those eight occurred in the 2000s and all occurred at the current observation location at National Airport.

Stay tuned ...

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