The official measurement in Washington: 17.8 inches. Really? I would round that up to 2 feet. It was amazingly beautiful, but oh so treacherous. Trees down everywhere, including a beautiful magnolia in front of my building, and a dogwood around the corner. But hot tea, warm oatmeal muffins, and an occasional snowball fight help to sustain (ummm...I have bruises on parts of my body I had forgotten existed).
Bear with me as we dig out, and brace for another storm tomorrow into wednesday (6-12 more inches expected). I hope to have some photographs for you later this week.
Be safe and warm.