But in NW DC we see at least 20" on top of, say, this table on the porch:
My Minnesota-reared wife, aka Nanook, went out and measured 20"+ in areas that had settled a little bit overnight.
Another illustration of brave citizen voices correcting the Mainstream Media!
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James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the new book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which has been a New York Times best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.