With climate change, Washington may have entered era of more blockbuster snowstorms but less snow overall

Snowfall trends in Washington, and other East Coast cities, are leading scientists to this conclusion: Global warming, may paradoxically be contributing to an uptick in big East Coast snowstorms.

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A largely deserted Connecticut Avenue around Dupont Circle during the beginning of the Snowzilla storm on Jan. 22, 2016, in Washington. (Craig Hudson for The Washington Post/For The Washington Post)