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“The District of Columbia Government and DCPS schools are closed Tuesday, January 21. Be safe all.”
From Alert DC:
“OPM reports that Federal Offices in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements.”
“WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING
TO 11 PM EST THIS EVENING…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON EST WEDNESDAY. A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW
REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM UNTIL 11 PM EST.
* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 10 INCHES.
* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10 AM THIS MORNING.
THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED DURING THE MIDDAY AND AFTERNOON
HOURS. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF THIS EVENING.
* WIND CHILL…BETWEEN 5 AND 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO TONIGHT THROUGH
* TEMPERATURES…DROPPING INTO THE 20S THIS MORNING…THEN FALLING
INTO THE TEENS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. LOW TEMPERATURES
TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. HIGH TEMPERATURES
WEDNESDAY WILL BE IN THE TEENS.”
“Currently, it looks like the snow will start in the morning and become heavier around noon. The snow will remain heavy throughout the evening rush hour. Additionally, the air temperatures will remain frigid over the next several days with periods in the single digits and wind chills up to -10 degrees.
These extreme temperatures can be particularly dangerous; so, as with before, please ensure that you keep an eye on your neighbors, the elderly, and call the hypothermia hotline (1 (800) 535-7252) if you see anyone in need of services. Also, please stay off the streets if at all possible so that our snow plows and emergency vehicles can safely navigate the roadways in these snowy conditions.”
“Metrorail: Rail service is expected to start the day on a regular weekday schedule; however, service levels may be reduced later in the day due to expected low ridership and deteriorating weather conditions. For your safety, travel only if necessary. If you must travel, plan to arrive at your destination before the worst of the storm, and be prepared to remain there until the storm passes.”
From Smithsonian’s National Zoo:
“Due to the impending snow, the Zoo is closed today. Stay safe!”