The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Weather Advisory for C/SW MoCo, but the advisory remains in effect for NW MoCo until 11am.
The advisory now calls for up to an inch of snow to accumulate on grassy surfaces.
When the decision to close schools was made, just after 7am, the changeover that was supposed to include the strongest band of heavy snow was still supposed to head our way at around 8am. Temperatures, however, didn’t drop as quickly as anticipated and most of us continued with rain (we did receive some reports of snow in Damascus just after 8am).
While there’s a chance areas that aren’t in the advisory still see a slight period of snow, it shouldn’t have much of an effect on any commute going forward.
Since most areas didn’t see any snow, many are wondering why schools are closed. As we mentioned in yesterday’s update with the Pencil Prediction, this one wasn’t going to be easy and it looks like MCPS decided to close to avoid a potential situation where students were leaving their homes during heavy snow.
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