2021 | Weather

Montgomery County gets 3 to 6 inches of snow in two days

Snow showers expected to continue intermittently on Tuesday

Photo by Dan Schere

Montgomery County has received between 3 and 6 inches of snow since Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Between Sunday and Monday, the Bethesda area and other locations close to Washington, D.C.,  received around 3 inches, National Weather Service meteorologist Jeremy Geiger said Tuesday morning. Areas farther north received higher amounts, he said, which included:

  • 4 inches in Laytonsville
  • 5 inches in Damascus
  • 5 inches in Clarksburg

“We had a heavy band come through this morning, so that could add to the totals,” he said.

As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, snow continued to fall in the county.

Geiger said the precipitation is expected to continue on and off Tuesday, with temperatures remaining at or slightly above freezing. Tuesday’s weather will remain snow, he said, compared to the mix of snow and freezing rain seen at various times on Monday.

“Untreated roads could be icy or snow-covered, so if you see snow, just be careful,” he said.

Montgomery County Public Schools posted on its website Tuesday morning that virtual learning is scheduled to start on time. Child care and other in-person activities might start at 11:30 a.m., and meal distribution would start as planned at 11 a.m.

County offices and departments are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the county’s website.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com