The Northeastern United States around the Potomac River area are getting ready for what may be up to ten inches of snow this Tuesday morning, January 21. The latest weather updates all were revised upward for the total accumulation expected in areas of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.
The nation’s capital should get between 2 and 5 inches of snow. That doesn’t mean the actual snowfall may not be higher. That is due to what are termed “isolated snow bands” may actually make the snowfall reach a foot of snow in certain parts of Metro DC. It should also be noted that this isn’t the only problem residents in this part of the region will have to brave. By nighttime, temperatures will be under ten degrees Fahrenheit and wind chill will easily pull them below zero. This presents the risk of frost bite for those who are not sufficiently dressed for the cold weather.
If that wasn’t enough, people are being cautioned that there is the real possibility of what is termed “blowing snow” which will further impair visibility. It bears citing the adage used in defense driving courses in regards to driving when impaired for any reason be that stress, illness, or weather related, “Ask yourself: is it worth it.” If the answer is negative, do not drive.
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