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Wind Chill Could Drop Below Zero Tomorrow

by Andrea Swalec January 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm 0

Thermometer (Photo via Flickr/yerffej9)The snow stopped falling, but tomorrow is expected to be very cold.

The wind chill could drop to as low as minus 1 tomorrow night (Wednesday), according to the National Weather Service. The forecast calls for clouds, winds as high as 38 mph and a high of 27. A low of 13 is expected, but it will feel much colder with the wind.

Low temperatures tonight could make roads treacherous for tomorrow morning’s commute, as snow that turned to slush this afternoon becomes ice, The Washington Post‘s weather team reported.

The District got more snow than the Department of Public Works expected, director Bill Howland said this morning.

“We got a little more snow than anticipated. The forecast called for one to two inches, and we got closer to 3 to 4 inches,” he said, as WAMU reported.

Just days into her term, Mayor Muriel Bowser defended the city’s response, WAMU reported.

“We would have liked a smoother commute. We made the best decisions with the information that we had, given that we thought that the snow would start at a certain time, we thought that it would be warmer, and we thought there would be less snow,” she said.

More than 200 plows cleared District streets today, according to DPW. Some bike lanes were cleared by the Department of Transportation and Capital Bikeshare, according to DDOT.

DPW is urging residents to shovel their sidewalks and do so for disabled and elderly neighbors.

Anyone homeless or anyone who sees someone homeless out tonight is asked to call the District’s shelter hotline at 1-800-535-7252.

Photo via Flickr/yerffej9

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