The totals across the county range from about 3-6 inches. It was a wet snow that has been relatively easy to shovel and get out of the way. Many area schools have already been able to clear their parking lots and sidewalks, but I’ve been told there are still a few left to go as well some neighborhoods that haven’t been plowed yet.

Frederick County and Fairfax County have already announced they’ll be closed tomorrow. Some spots in Frederick received a foot of snow. Fairfax has plenty of days to spare and they aren’t too concerned with using them.

Earlier I drove from Gaithersburg to Rockville then went over to Germantown before returning home. Roads were just wet for the most part and most of he neighborhoods I saw seemed fine. That doesn’t mean there aren’t areas that are slick, I just didn’t see very many.

Below you’ll see some of the snow totals in MoCo throughout the day, courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Let’s start with our first guest prediction. WUSA9 meteorologist, Howard Bernstein

Prediction: “I go with delay only.”

Fox 5’s Mike Thomas

Prediction: 3 Pencils.

I’ll go 3 pencils flat! Looks like generally 2.5″ – 5″ across the county. My worry is that it is so light the remainder of the day & night that they have plenty of time to clear things out. Temps falling well below freezing tonight should help with a decent refreeze through. So I’ll be safe and favor the “delay,” but would not be at all shocked with another day off.

The Official MoCoSnow Pencil Prediction: 3 Pencils

I hate having to lower a prediction, but my drive through the county and the reports I have received don’t make me favor a closing as much as I did earlier in the day.

Check out the rating system tab if you’re unfamiliar with what the Pencil Prediction means.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see the decision made tonight, but if not, it’ll be made by 5am tomorrow morning.

Wednesday Evening Update With Final Prediction for Thursday, 3/22/18 (Including Predictions From Howard Bernstein and Mike Thomas)

14 thoughts on “Wednesday Evening Update With Final Prediction for Thursday, 3/22/18 (Including Predictions From Howard Bernstein and Mike Thomas)

  • 03/21/2018 at 7:03 pm
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    Mcps already called a 2 hour delay

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    • 03/21/2018 at 7:04 pm
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      I’m aware, this came out before the call.

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      • 03/21/2018 at 8:22 pm
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        Do you think they will change and school will be closed?

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        • 03/21/2018 at 8:22 pm
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          Probably not

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  • 03/21/2018 at 7:17 pm
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    does your prediction account for melted snow refreezeing?

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  • 03/21/2018 at 7:38 pm
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    Montgomery county mentioned in their email announcing the delay that if a closing was needed, they would decide by tomorrow. How likely do you think it is that they would switch to a closing?

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  • 03/21/2018 at 7:49 pm
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    Thank you MoCoSnow. I always look forward to your predictions 🙂

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  • 03/21/2018 at 8:03 pm
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    Do you think they will switch to a closing.

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  • 03/21/2018 at 8:07 pm
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    Do you think MCPS will switch to closing or no

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  • 03/21/2018 at 8:59 pm
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    Moco Snow do you think they will switch to a closing

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    • 03/21/2018 at 9:00 pm
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      Probably not

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  • 04/08/2018 at 11:08 am
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    The weather is calling another snow day for this week, am I right?

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