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The Calm Before the Storm: #Snowmaggedon2016

The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore broadcasts news about the impending blizzard in Washington in front of the U.S. Capitol at sunrise on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 The DC area is bracing for blizzard conditions over the weekend. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Washington is bracing for a winter storm that's expected to bring high winds and somewhere between 12 inches and 24 inches of snow to the city, starting Friday and going through the weekend.  

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 21: Architect of the Capitol crews clear snow from the East Plaza of the Capitol at sunrise on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, after a storm left about an inch of snow in the Washington area overnight. The DC area is bracing for blizzard conditions over the weekend. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Architect of the Capitol crews clear snow from the East Plaza of the Capitol at sunrise on Thursday, after about an inch of snow fell in the Washington area overnight. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 21: The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore broadcasts news about the impending blizzard in Washington in front of Johnny's Half Shell near the U.S. Capitol at sunrise on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. The DC area is bracing for blizzard conditions over the weekend. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Cantore broadcasts news about the impending blizzard in Washington in front of Johnny's Half Shell near the Capitol at sunrise Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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