MCPS Closed Wednesday, Frigid Temperatures Remain

Montgomery County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 22 because of Tuesday’s snowstorm.

All school and community activities in school buildings are canceled. Administrative offices will open three hours late and parents should check with their day care providers to see if day care programs are open.

Monday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and Tuesday (a professional day for teachers) were scheduled days off for MCPS students.

The Montgomery County government will again offer non-essential employees liberal leave on Wednesday. All essential county employees are expected to report to work as scheduled.

And while the snow is over, don’t forget that a National Weather Service Wind Chill Advisory is still in effect until noon Wednesday. The wind chill could reach 5 to 15 degrees below zero on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning:

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST WEDNESDAY…

* WIND CHILL…5 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES…FALLING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS TONIGHT. HIGHS WEDNESDAY WILL BE IN THE TEENS.

* WINDS…NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH…BECOMING NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING MAY LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR FROST BITE ON EXPOSED SKIN.


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