171  
WWUS81 KLWX 161002  
SPSLWX  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC  
502 AM EST TUE JAN 16 2018  
 
DCZ001-MDZ011-013-014-016-503>506-508-VAZ052>056-501-502-505-506-  
161615-  
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-  
ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY-  
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY-NORTHWEST HOWARD-  
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD-SOUTHEAST HARFORD-  
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-  
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-  
NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-WESTERN LOUDOUN-  
EASTERN LOUDOUN-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WASHINGTON, 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, ABERDEEN, DALE CITY, MANASSAS,  
WOODBRIDGE, LAKE RIDGE, MONTCLAIR, RESTON, HERNDON, ANNANDALE,  
CENTREVILLE, CHANTILLY, MCLEAN, FRANCONIA, ARLINGTON, ALEXANDRIA,  
FALMOUTH, FREDERICKSBURG, WARRENTON, TURNBULL, PURCELLVILLE,  
LEESBURG, ASHBURN, AND STERLING  
502 AM EST TUE JAN 16 2018  
 
...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 SNOW IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY  
MORNING ACROSS THE BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON METRO AREAS WITH  
AROUND AN INCH ACCUMULATION 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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