Bo enjoying the snow

*The “Snowmaggedon” snow storm that’s got the East coast in its merciless grip is no joke unless you’re a dog … specifically if you’re the First Dog. And that would be Bo Obama.

Scroll down for more photos of him enjoying his first winter in the snow.

Meanwhile, on a more serious note, an NPR.org article reminds us that more than a month remains in winter but already Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore logged their snowiest winters in history.

The second of back-to-back snow storms smothered the East Coast and easily eclipsed record seasonal snow totals. Most of the effects of the second storm had tapered off by Thursday.

In Washington, D.C., the federal government planned to be closed for a fourth straight day, while city agencies and schools in the hardest-hit regions also scored snow days.

The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings in cities from Washington, D.C., to New York. It predicted that as much as 16 inches of snow could fall in New York City, and that Philadelphia could get nearly 2 feet as the storm makes its way up the Atlantic coast. As conditions rapidly deteriorated, local officials in some areas pulled snowplows off the roads because of whiteout conditions and gale-force winds.

Several days of clearer weather are expected in the mid-Atlantic, but forecasters are already warning of possible snow showers returning by Monday.

Read MORE at NPR.org. Check out photos of Bo dog frolicking in the snow: