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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1150 AM EST TUE JAN 4 2022

DCZ001-MDZ005-006-008-011-013-014-016-503>508-VAZ052>057-502-506-
042300-
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-CECIL-
SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-
NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY-
NORTHWEST HOWARD-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD-NORTHWEST HARFORD-
SOUTHEAST HARFORD-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-EASTERN LOUDOUN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WASHINGTON, ELDERSBURG, WESTMINSTER, 
REISTERSTOWN, COCKEYSVILLE, ELKTON, BALTIMORE, BOWIE, 
SUITLAND-SILVER HILL, CLINTON, COLLEGE PARK, GREENBELT, LAUREL, 
CAMP SPRINGS, GLEN BURNIE, ANNAPOLIS, SEVERN, SOUTH GATE, 
SEVERNA PARK, ARNOLD, ODENTON, ST. CHARLES, WALDORF, GERMANTOWN, 
DAMASCUS, BETHESDA, ROCKVILLE, GAITHERSBURG, SILVER SPRING, 
LISBON, COLUMBIA, ELLICOTT CITY, JARRETTSVILLE, ABERDEEN, 
DALE CITY, MANASSAS, WOODBRIDGE, LAKE RIDGE, MONTCLAIR, RESTON, 
HERNDON, ANNANDALE, CENTREVILLE, CHANTILLY, MCLEAN, FRANCONIA, 
ARLINGTON, ALEXANDRIA, FALLS CHURCH, FALMOUTH, FREDERICKSBURG, 
DAHLGREN, TURNBULL, LEESBURG, ASHBURN, AND STERLING
1150 AM EST TUE JAN 4 2022

...POTENTIAL WINTER COMMUTING HAZARD FOR THE BALTIMORE / 
WASHINGTON METRO AREAS WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR HAZARDOUS COMMUTING CONDITIONS FOR THE
WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE. A PERIOD OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR
DRIZZLE IS POSSIBLE (A 30 TO 50 PERCENT CHANCE) WEDNESDAY 
MORNING ACROSS THE BALTIMORE / WASHINGTON METRO AREAS WITH A LIGHT
GLAZE OF ICE ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE ON AREA ROADS. 

IF THIS THREAT DOES MATERIALIZE DURING THE WEDNESDAY MORNING 
RUSH-HOUR, MANY ROADS COULD QUICKLY TURN ICY. THIS COULD LEAD TO 
DANGEROUS TRAVELING CONDITIONS, MULTIPLE ACCIDENTS, AND EXTENSIVE 
DELAYS.

IF COMMUTING WEDNESDAY MORNING, BE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF 
SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS. PLAN AHEAD BY ALLOWING FOR EXTRA 
TRAVEL TIME, AND CONSIDER USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND TELEWORK
OPTIONS.

STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON THIS POTENTIAL WINTER WEATHER EPISODE.

$$

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