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