A winter storm packing heavy snow was rolling into the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and central Maryland in a single day, bringing a forecast 3 to 7 inches of snow to the world by way of Monday afternoon. The system was anticipated to proceed up the East Coast.
That was including to delays for air vacationers after the vacation weekend, whenas a result of one-two punch of unhealthy climate and the surge.
Forecasters warned of hazardous driving situations.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management introduced that federal places of work within the D.C. space could be closed on Monday. Emergency workers and telework workers would proceed to work, the OPM mentioned on its web site.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the world from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Monday. Wind gusts of as much as 35 mph had been forecast and journey was anticipated to be very troublesome due to the hazardous situations, the climate service mentioned.
CBS Washington affiliate WUSA-TV’s Katie Kyros tweeted simply earlier than 5 a.m. that snow was “accumulating fast”:
The Weather Prediction Center mentioned 2 inches of snow per hour might fall in some areas, and thunder snow was doable. Localized snowfall totals might attain 10 inches.
CBS Radio Washington affiliate WTOP News mentioned the storm might convey essentially the most snow the area has seen in three years. The station additionally mentioned Maryland and Virginia closed COVID testing and vaccination websites Monday as a result of climate.
Several faculty districts within the area mentioned they’d be closed, delayed or have digital studying Monday. D.C. Public Schools mentioned college students and workers would not be returning to high school till Thursday.
Snow started falling Sunday evening in components of Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. A winter storm warning was additionally in impact in components of northern Alabama and southern Tennessee, and parts of Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia.
Impacts from the winter storm had been anticipated throughout the South, Appalachian states and into the mid-Atlantic, the climate service mentioned.