Winter Storm Warning for Washington D.C.

This alert expired on February 19, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST
National Weather Service
Alert area: District of Columbia

Posted February 18, 2021 at 8:37:00 AM EST


* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation. Total snow and sleet accumulations
of up 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth
to one quarter of an inch.

* WHERE...Portions of The District of Columbia, central and
northern Maryland and northern Virginia.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the evening commute.

Recommended actions

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.
When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • During
    Stay indoors during the storm.
    Prolonged exposure to cold can cause hypothermia.
    Walk and drive carefully on icy sidewalks and roads.
    Many injuries and accidents are caused by slippery conditions.
    Before driving, let someone know your destination, route, and expected time of arrival.
    If your car gets stuck, it’ll be easier to find you.
    If you lose feeling and color in your nose, ears, hands, or feet, cover the exposed area, avoid rubbing your skin, and seek medical help immediately.
    You may have frostbite.
    When shoveling snow, take breaks and lift lighter loads.
    Working too hard can lead to heart attacks.
    Stay dry.
    Wet clothes make you lose body heat, increasing your risk of hypothermia.

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