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MCPS to Open Two Hours Late Due to Extreme Cold


Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Friday, February 20 due to emergency weather conditions.

Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:30 am. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will be open on time. Day care programs in school buildings will remain open as scheduled.

National Weather Service has extended the Wind Chill Advisory for the Germantown area until 12:00 pm Friday, Feb. 20. Winds chills from 5 to 15 below zero this evening falling to around 10 to 20 degrees below zero overnight.

Temperatures tonight will drop to zero to around five degrees below zero.

Tonight, winds will be 15 to 20 mph with gusts 30 to 35 mph. Winds will subside to 10 to 20 mph overnight and into late morning on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. “The combination of gusty winds and cold temperatures may result in dangerous wind chills that can quickly cause hypothermia and frost bite,” said the NWS.

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