Snow and Sleet Could Snarl the Wednesday Morning Commute

by Andrea Swalec January 13, 2015 at 5:35 pm 0

Sleet (Photo via Flickr/34878756@N04)More winter weather may make roads treacherous tomorrow morning.

The forecast calls for snow before 1 p.m. and then a chance of snow and sleet. An inch or less of snow is predicted by the National Weather Service, but that could still be enough to slow the District’s morning commute.

The National Weather Service issued this winter weather advisory, which is in effect Wednesday from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…AROUND ONE INCH.

* TIMING…ONSET AROUND 4 TO 6 AM…CONTINUING INTO THE LATE
MORNING HOURS…BEFORE MIXING WITH PERIODS OF SLEET AND
DISSIPATING BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES…MIDDLE 20S DURING THE PREDAWN HOURS…INCREASING
TO LOW 30S LATER IN THE MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTH AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS…SNOW WILL LIKELY DEVELOP EARLY IN THE MORNING COMMUTE.
THIS COUPLED WITH ROAD AND AIR TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW FREEZING
WILL CAUSE ACCUMULATION OF SNOWFALL ON ROADWAYS. THIS WILL
RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

District schools and federal offices have an estimated 50 percent chance of opening with delays, Capital Weather Gang predicted.

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