Whoops: White House Goes Viral with Photo of 'First Snow of the Year' ... but It Wasn't Snowing and the High Was 70


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Twitter users shortly melted a White House tweet on Sunday celebrating the “first snow of the yr” in Washington, D.C., while local weather studies showed it was unseasonably warm and didn’t snow at all.

All of it appears to have been poor timing on the a part of the administration, but social media relished the error.

The White Home’s unique tweet confirmed a snowy view of the Pennsylvania Avenue residence with the caption “First snow of the yr!” The one drawback: It wasn’t snowing in D.C. on Sunday.

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The truth is it was a heat day, with the local temperature hitting 70 with a low of 49, in accordance with the Nationwide Climate Service. The unseasonable climate prompted one consumer to easily respond to the White House with “Ummmm.”

The jokes snowballed from there.

“What you’re truly seeing is the ashes of the Constitution,” one consumer wrote.

Others responded with what can be their clearly pretend photographs whereas claiming it was the first day of snow, including an image of the winter planet Hoth from Star Wars, while more brought up President Donald Trump‘s altered hurricane map that went viral final yr.





The snow photograph was uploaded to the White House Flickr account and confirmed it was truly taken on Jan. 7, relatively than Sunday as the tweet mistakenly implied.

President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump additionally shared the photograph but with the right caption: “Final week on the White House, the first snow of the yr!”

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The administration has a historical past of creating false claims concerning the weather, from Trump’s hurricane map claiming that Alabama can be hit by Hurricane Dorian final September to his 2017 inauguration, when he claimed that rain had stopped while he gave his speech and began once more once he finished.