City Officials: Winter Weather Expected in Annapolis Early Thursday with Potential for Strong Winds, Freezing Rain
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 1 a.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 15). Some amount of freezing rain is predicted, with the highest amounts of accumulation in the northern and western suburbs of Washington, DC and Baltimore. In Annapolis, overnight temperatures will hover around the freezing mark.
By the morning rush hour, precipitation in Annapolis could be a mix of rain and freezing rain with winds 5 to 14 MPH. Wintry precipitation may continue throughout the morning on Thursday. By lunchtime, with warmer air moving in, all precipitation will be rain, but wind gusts could be as strong as 30 MPH. Be prepared for potential power outages. Secure loose items/holiday decorations that could be carried away in strong winds. The high for Thursday is expected to be near 48°F. According to the National Weather Service, the chance of precipitation for Thursday is 100 percent.
If icy conditions exist on roadways Thursday morning, Annapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) crews will treat road surfaces. The City asks residents to be alert to road operations and give trucks plenty of room to operate. Use caution, especially in the early morning hours when difficult travel conditions are possible.
Annapolis Transit: At this time, transit routes will operate on a regular schedule. For updates or changes to Annapolis Transit, visit: the City’s Facebook page or call 410-263-7964.
Annapolis Public Works: At this time, there is no change to Thursday’s regularly scheduled refuse and recycling collection. For updates or changes to collections, visit: www.annapolis.gov/1024/Refuse-
Annapolis Recreation and Parks: At this time, the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center and the Stanton Community Center will follow regularly scheduled opening and closing times. For schedule changes, please visit the Recreation and Parks ARPD Facebook page, “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center PMRC Facebook page or ARPD Twitter page.
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City of Annapolis Employee Leave Policy: A decision will be made about City operations and openings by 6 a.m. Thursday after an assessment of the condition of City streets. Annapolis City employees who can work virtually are encouraged to do so. A citywide email will be sent on Thursday morning however, department heads will need to ensure notice is provided to quasi- essential and non-essential government employees who do not have City email.
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