Let’s talk about the incorrect MoCoSnow prediction (I will never hesitate to admit I was wrong) and the MCPS decision to dismiss early.
The worst of the snow has passed and the most recent reports around the county are showing that conditions have already started improving (my drive from Bethesda to Gaithersburg took less than 20 minutes).
I’m sure there are spots that are still messy, so make sure to use caution if you need to be out…especially since scattered snow showers could stick around for a few hours. The photo above shows totals around 1pm, courtesy of NBC4.
Let’s get to the difficult decision MCPS had to make today. Last night it looked like an inch or so was expected. The precip was expected to be light and patchy and based on the forecast I probably would have made the same decision MCPS went with (but I probably would have announced it on the website in the morning 😊).
I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t think there was a chance of early dismissal. I thought there was a solid chance of a delay and a chance of having the whole day off, but the ultimately…I felt we’d have a full day of school.
With that said, I understand why the decision was made. Conditions deteriorated quickly and there was no way to be certain that they would have improved as the day went on.
The worst of the snow is over and roads have gotten better. MCPS played it safe and I think they made the right call at all times based on the information available when they made their decisions.
Here’s a twitter exchange with user @FrenchFryHenri that I don’t think I’ll be able to live down for a while! 😳😂
Mr. Fry is the man! We are going to have him provide a guest prediction next time it’s necessary to make one.