• Wix Facebook page
  • Wix Twitter page
  • Wix Google+ page

Wind Advisory in Effect of Germantown as First Snowflakes Approach

January 12, 2016

While the areas to the north and west of Montgomery County prepare for the first winter weather event of the season, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Germantown area from 4:00 pm this afternoon until midnight, Tuesday, Jan. 12.

   Winds are forecast to be from the west at 20- to 30-mph with gusts up to 50-mph. According to NWS, the strongest wind gusts are expected between 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm this evening.

   While snowflakes are likely to fall in the Germantown area, the NWS does not expect much accumulation, however, minor accumulations may produce slick spots on untreated roadways, especially for areas north of I-70 and west of Route 15.

   The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration is preparing for the first wintry event of the season in the metropolitan areas beginning Tuesday afternoon through the evening rush hour.  While precipitation is expected to begin as widespread rain with no accumulation, pavement temperatures could dip below freezing creating slippery driving conditions.

   “We have all been spoiled with spring-like days this winter, but it’s time to actively prepare for possible snow and ice,” said SHA Administrator Gregory C. Johnson, P.E. “Although no major accumulation is expected, any snow falling during rush hours in the metro areas can cause travel delays.  Plan ahead, watch for the latest forecasts and drive with caution.”

   SHA crews are closely monitoring the storm and will be out in advance of any precipitation pre-treating major highways. Depending on the pavement temperatures and snow intensity, SHA crews will use salt as needed to treat roads. Overnight temperatures could cause wet roads to become icy, so drivers will need to be extremely cautious and reduce speeds.

 

File Photo by Germantown Pulse.

Please reload

Please reload

Featured Posts

Thank You, Germantown, for Five Amazing Years

Morning Storm Floods Many Germantown Roads, Create...

Spirit Comeback Falls Short in 2-1 Loss to North C...

Germantown Glory Fireworks Set to Celebrate the 4t...

Spirit Hope to Remain Unbeaten as They Host Defend...

Germantown Woman Set to Compete for Hot Dog Eating...

Three Teen Girls Sent to Hospital After an Assault

Montgomery County DLC is Changing Its Name to Alco...

Council Reappoints Anderson as Chair of Planning B...

County Forces Planet Fitness to Stop Giving Free P...

Germantown Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter and Ar...

Germantown Market Cited for Selling Egg-Bearing Fe...

Montgomery College Selects Builder for $40 Million...

Council Passes Bill to Allow Tenants to Terminate...

County Leaders to Host Conversation on Racial Equi...

Sullivan Strikes as Spirit Draw on the Road at Rei...

1/1
Please reload

Germantown Pulse has stopped production
of original content for this website,
as of Aug. 1, 2019.
Germantown Pulse continues to provide news and information from other local source through links on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Thank you to our loyal readers and advertisers for a wonderful and fulfilling five years.

Germantown Pulse

Thank You, Germantown, for Five Amazing Years

July 19, 2019

Morning Storm Floods Many Germantown Roads, Create...

July 8, 2019

Spirit Comeback Falls Short in 2-1 Loss to North C...

July 1, 2019

Germantown Glory Fireworks Set to Celebrate the 4t...

July 1, 2019

Spirit Hope to Remain Unbeaten as They Host Defend...

June 28, 2019

1/3
Please reload