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“Federal offices in the DC area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees must follow their agency’s policies.”
And From Metro:
“Metrorail service will operate every 12 minutes on each line Wednesday to allow deicing equipment to operate between passenger trains and to match significantly reduced ridership demand in the morning. Service levels may be increased during the day if conditions allow. (more…)
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From Alert DC:
“The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the District of Columbia, which is in effect for Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 1AM-7PM. The Winter Storm Watch has been canceled.
Heavy mixed precipitation with a total snow accumulations of 4-6 inches, and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are expected. Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
Precautionary / Preparedness Actions: A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.”
From the National Weather Service: (more…)
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“Status: Open – 2 hours Delayed Arrival – With Option for Unscheduled Leave or Unscheduled Telework
Federal offices in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.”
From the Mayor’s Office:
“On Monday, February 11, DC Public Schools (DCPS) will open on a two-hour delay. DC Government will open on time. For updates on delays and closures at DC Public Charter Schools, families can track the DC Public Charter School Board’s inclement weather page at dcpcsb.org/inclement-weather-updates.
With the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasting a light wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet predicted to start Sunday evening and lasting through the Monday morning commute, Mayor Bowser has ordered the deployment of more than 200 trucks to pretreat all District roads on Sunday, February 10. The DC Snow Team will continue its deployment overnight, treating roads until the threat has passed. Plows will be positioned on bridges and overpasses as well as freeways, major routes, and residential streets to monitor conditions and spread salt. Residents and motorists can register to receive important weather alerts from the District on their devices by signing up for AlertDC at alertdc.dc.gov.
To prepare for the inclement weather, residents are encouraged to heed the following tips: (more…)
Cassandra sends the above:
“Drive safe out there! Just heard this gnarly accident outside my window at at 3rd and Oglethorpe St NW. Everyone appears to be okay.”
Tommy sends from 5th and Mass Ave:
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From Alert DC:
“National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 am to 3 pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday. February 1, 2019.
* TIMING….From 6 AM to 3 PM EST Friday.
* WHERE…The Washington Metropolitan area.
* IMPACTS..Snow is likely. Snow accumulation less than one inch. The best chance for snow will be between 7 am and noon Friday.With surface temperatures well below freezing Friday morning, even minor accumulations of snow could cause untreated roads to become icy.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Drivers should prepare for icy travel Friday morning and plan for extra time to travel. While it is not certain that snow accumulation and icy travel will develop at this time, the potential threat is there. Plan ahead.”
Ed. Note: Well it is gonna be 64 Degrees Tuesday so this better go the way I think it will, groundhog!!
Thanks to Mike for sending:
“Hot coffee, hot chocolate, Potomac Phil cookies, polka dancers, and a stuffed groundhog! What could be better on a Saturday morning in February? See you there!!!!
SAT, FEB 2, 2019 – GROUNDHOG DAY: Potomac Phil, the National Groundhog, will make an appearance and offer weather and political predictions. Phil will let us know whether to expect six more weeks of winter or an early spring. Live accordion music, polka dancers, and Washington’s most famous marmot. Dupont Circle, at the fountain. The ceremony will begin at 8:30AM sharp and conclude before 9AM!“
Thanks to Mike for sending:
“Talk about determination! These daffodils are starting to poke up on the coldest day of the year. I noticed them in front of the US DOT on M Street. Think warm thoughts everyone!”
And I shit you not:
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“The following message applies to January 30, 2019.
Status: Open – 3 hours Delayed Arrival – With Option for Unscheduled Leave or Unscheduled Telework
Federal offices in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 3 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 3 hours later than they would be expected to arrive. (more…)
Thanks to Meredith for sending from White Flint: “…probably should have heeded that two hour early dismissal.”