Weather Storm Warning: DC School Closures, Government Status

Plus, snow amounts and plow status.

It may be another picturesque day for Georgetown with weather forecasters predicting between four and eight inches of snow, starting in the late morning and continuing into the evening. Did someone say snow day?

DC school closure decisions and government statuses below.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 100 percent chance it will snow Tuesday and a 70 percent chance it will continue into the night.

NWS issued a winter storm warning from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. According to the DC Snow Team, 200 plows will be out on the streets by 8 a.m. Track the plows here.

"The heaviest snow is expected during the midday and afternoon hours," NWS said.

The heavy snow will make driving dangerous, NWS said, advising only to travel if it is an emergency.

"Roads will be snow covered and slippery," NWS said. "The combination of snow and blowing snow will reduce visibility to below one-half mile at times."

The service advises keeping a flashlight, food and water in the car in case of an emergency.

Temperatures will fall into the 20s by late afternoon and wind gusts could be as strong as 28 mph, NWS said.

Temperatures will plummet to 8 degrees with a wind chill of -7 degrees, NWS said. The snow will clear on Wednesday, but temperatures will remain around 18 degrees with a wind chill of -8 degrees, NWS said.

Police ask that everyone keep an eye on neighbors, the elderly and anyone who may need shelter. Police advise calling the hypothermia hotline, 1 (800) 535-7252, if you spot someone in need of services.


Both the Federal and District of Columbia governments are closed.

School Closures:

District of Columbia Public Schools announced they are closed for Tuesday due to inclement weather.

According to WTOP, the following charter and private schools are also closed:
  • Capitol City Public Charter School
  • Center City Public Charter Schools
  • DC Prep
  • Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School
  • Aidan Montessori School
  • Archbishop Carroll High School
  • Bishop John T. Walker School For Boys
  • Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation
  • Levine School of Music
  • Rosemount Center
  • Saint Johns College High School
WTOP reports that American University and Trinity American University will also be closed. Georgetown University is open but with "liberal leave."


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