Washington experienced its first real snow of the winter today. Based on Twitter statuses, it seemed like lingering bad memories from last year's Snowmageddon turned excitement into panic as flurries continued throughout the day.

CBS's Mark Knoller was ready with a camera before the snow even started.

Looks like snow at the WH. A couple inches expected in DC today. Several suburban counties already shut schools. http://twitpic.com/3gfbtcless than a minute ago via Twitpic

Mother Jones Reporter Kate Sheppard commented on the storm predicted storm.

80 percent chance of snow, eh?less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Roll Call Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni observed the winter weather's effects on her way to work this morning.

Yes, that's a frozen waterfall on the wall of Union Station. http://twitpic.com/3ggavbless than a minute ago via Twitpic

Outside the Beltway blogger Doug Mataconis was shocked to see schools announcing preemptive snow days.

What's this? Schools are already closing? It hasn't started snowing yet. And we're only getting 1-2 inches! #PANIC #Snowmageddon #SnowOMGless than a minute ago via Echofon

The Washington Post was excited to announce the snow had begun to fall

It's snowing. And it's sticking! About 2" expected in Washington area. http://wapo.st/hbZfoD - via @capitalweatherless than a minute ago via HootSuite

Washington City Paper's Darrow Montgomery captured the moment

Snow, It's Back! Photos @wcp http://bit.ly/erH8xtless than a minute ago via web

Snow put CNN's Dan Lothian in the holiday spirit

SNOW WHITE-HOUSEIts beginning to look a lot like Christmas....less than a minute ago via web

And then fear started to set in...

Snowing in Adams Morgan. PREPARE FOR THE END OF DAYS!less than a minute ago via Nambu

"And it's panic on the streets of AdMo. . . Panic on the streets of Tenleytown. I wonder to myself . . . " #DCsnow #sorryMorrisseyless than a minute ago via web

Pretty sure this #DCsnow will halt the evening commute with degrees of delay comfortable only to Tom Coburn  & Jim DeMint.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Flakes are falling. We're all gonna die. #DCsnowless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

OH CRAP! It's snowing! Everyone, start desiring to drink milk and then go buy all of it! #panic #snowless than a minute ago via web