While the Northeastern U.S. has had no shortage of snowfall the last few weeks, sadly D.C. has largely been stuck with a lot of freezing rain, giving us all the discomfort without any of the fun of playing in the snow. Well, that finally changed this week as D.C. finally got its first considerable snowfall in about two full years, giving us around three inches of snow for us all to play around in. The snow came in just one day short of a full two complete years since D.C. has had snow that accumulated over an inch, which happened back in January of 2022.
Spectacularly, the D.C. area was blanketed in a fluffy white winter coat of snow over the weekend and through Tuesday of this week, giving Washingtonians more than enough snow to build an incredible array of snowmen and arrange one of the most memorable snowball fights in years, “The Battle of Snowpenheimer”. The Snowball fight took place on the National Mall and was arranged by the Washington DC Snowball Fight Association early on Tuesday morning when all the snow was fresh.
The Washington DC Snowball Fight Association, which is no laughing matter according to co-founder Michael Lipin, has been arranging these snowy “battles” for over a decade, since a D.C. snowstorm back in February of 2010.
The battle lines were drawn around 8:30 am Tuesday, with the balls of snow starting to fly not long after, which resulted in a purely chaotic and incredibly memorable snowball fight that many were referring to as the “Battle of Snowpenheimer”.
Here are a few of the best photos from the frenzy: