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Sneaky Weekend Storm Dumps a Foot of Snow on Germantown



It was supposed to be a quick 3- to 5-inches of snow on Saturday afternoon/evening. Then it was downgraded to 1- to 3-inches, and then 24-hours later it was bumped back up to 4- to 6-inches over Saturday and Sunday. In the end, the weekend’s snowstorm dropped 12-inches of snow on the Germantown area, and most of Montgomery County, over January 12 and 13, and closed schools on Monday morning, January 14.


To say that this storm over-performed is an understatement. Not many Germantown residents were thinking that this storm would leave a foot of snow on roads and driveways, and force Montgomery County government to close down giving County employees and students a three-day weekend. The storm also closed Public Libraries throughout the County and Montgomery County Parks, as well as forced the cancellation of events at BlackRock Center for the Arts on Saturday night.


According to the National Weather Service reports that the storm officially dropped 12.5 inches of snow in Germantown over the weekend. While some areas of Damascus got slightly more (12.7 inches) and another measured slightly less (12.4 inches), and Montgomery Village received an even 10 inches of snow.

The County also announced that County Executive Marc Elrich’s Operating Budget Forum originally scheduled for tonight at the BlackRock Center for the Arts at in Germantown has been rescheduled to the Thursday, Jan. 31, snow date.


The Montgomery County Board of Education has also canceled the Operating Budget Public Hearing which was planned for tonight. That hearing has been rescheduled for January 16.