“Above Average Snowfall For Entire DMV” Predicted as WUSA9 Releases its 2023-2024 Winter Outlook

WUSA 9 is the last of the four major networks to release its 2023-2024 Winter Forecast in a well-produced video that does a great job explaining why they believe there will be “above average snowfall for the entire DMV” including a relatively early first snow of the season. Our recap can be seen below:

The team of Kaitlyn McGrath, Topper Shutt, Makayla Lucero, and Christopher P Laudicina put together a winter forecast that calls for the first snow to fall on December 21st. We look at that as more of a “fun” guess rather than the more thoughtful totals they put together, which includes 17 inches at National Airport, 26 inches at Dulles Airport, 24 inches in Rockville, 25 inches in Fairfax, and 17 inches in Bowie. Most of Montgomery County falls in the 20-30 inch range, which includes most of Loudon County, some of Fairfax County, Frederick County and Carroll County. Parts of southern/east MoCo are in the 10-20 inch range that also includes DC and Prince George’s County and most of Howard County.

WUSA9 says temperatures are a coin flip, but notes that we’ve seen more snow during winter when temperatures are not at their coldest. “During a strong El Niño, half the time we have above average snowfall and half the time we end with well below average snowfall. For example, in the winter of 2015-2016 the DMV had over 22″ of snow, essentially from one blizzard, but in the winters of 1972-1973 and 1997-1998 we recorded only .1″ of total snowfall. In fact, those two winters are tied for the least amount of snow in the DMV.” Topper Shutt describes this type of winter as “feast or famine”, and goes on to explain that he believes this winter we will… feast.

The full 2023-2024 Winter Weather Forecast by WUSA9 can be seen here. The video can be seen below.




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Karen joined the Well-Paid Maids team as a cleaner in January 2021, and she was recently promoted to an operations manager! This well-deserved promotion is part of Well-Paid Maids' effort to deliver better customer service with responses to phone calls and emails seven days a week.

To celebrate Karen's promotion, we caught up with her to learn more about her time at Well-Paid Maids, the area's only certified living-wage cleaning company.

  1. Why Well-Paid Maids?

Karen: I saw the company was paying a living wage and had great benefits. Also, they were very flexible with my schedule, especially since I have kids.

  1. How has it been working at Well-Paid Maids?

Karen: I feel very appreciated at the company. This is the first job where I feel I'm able to speak about any issue and that management will support me.

  1. How has working at Well-Paid Maids benefitted you?

Karen: Because Well-Paid Maids pays a living wage, I can now spend more time with my kids and not work double shifts like I did at my old job.

  1. How do you plan to spend your PTO this year?

Karen: I look forward to traveling to El Salvador to visit my family there.

  1. How would you describe Well-Paid Maids as an employer in three words?

Appreciated, valued and opportunity

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Washington City Paper is hosting its annual Best of D.C. contest -- and Well-Paid Maids is eyeing the Best Maid Service category. If you missed it: Well-Paid Maids has secured first place for the past three years. Can you help us snag gold again? Simply go to the ballot and write in your vote for the best maid service. In case you need a refresher before you vote, Well-Paid Maids is the only certified living-wage cleaning company in the D.C. area. We pay our cleaners, who are W-2 employees, at least $24 an hour and offer benefits like insurance, 24 paid days off per year and more. Voting is open until June 10 at 5 p.m., and the winner will be announced July 18. (We'll keep you posted!) Thank you for your support -- and if you still haven't booked a spring cleaning yet, now is the time!

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Movie being filmed in McLean, VA, needs your support

A local community movie is filming in our area in June and needs contributions!

Local actors, teens, teachers, housewives, and retired residences are trying to make this film happen but we need your help.

This is an educational short story about teens learning how to navigate when they don't feel accepted by their friends and what to do to find acceptance. Yet this film isn't just for teens. In your life have you ever felt like you weren't accepted??

Come be a part of the audience for this film! Invite your friends. Be a part of this film being produced right here in our area.

This is a social impact film that will show locally and internationally at film festivals in 2025 and also at colleges.

More information can be found here. DONATE TODAY:



This is a not-for-profit film and donations are tax-deductible.

Free Community Father-Daughter Dance

Fathers and father figures, create unforgettable memories with your daughter at our free community father-daughter dance on June 1st, from 6-8 pm. Hosted outdoors at Olney Baptist Church. This event offers a delightful outdoor experience complete with a DJ spinning tunes, interactive games, a charming photo booth, delicious treats, and exciting raffle prizes. Fathers/father figures and daughters of all ages are warmly welcomed to share in this special evening together. Join us for an evening of joy, laughter, and cherished moments!

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.


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