Closings, Cancellations & Delays in McLean: Wednesday, Jan. 22

Much of the greater Washington area, including McLean, is under a wind chill advisory through noon Wednesday.

The U.S. Postal Service has asked residents of Northern Virginia to clear paths to mail boxes for letter carriers. Photo by Michelle Peirano
The U.S. Postal Service has asked residents of Northern Virginia to clear paths to mail boxes for letter carriers. Photo by Michelle Peirano

Update (1:24 p.m. Wednesday): The McLean Citizens Association winter membership meeting for Wednesday night has been cancelled. More information here.

Update (10:42 p.m.): Federal agencies will be open Wednesday after a two-hour delay. Employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

Original article (7:31 p.m.): Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 22. School offices will open at noon. 

The school system announced that the following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled for Wednesday:

  • extracurricular activities
  • interscholastic contests
  • team practices
  • field trips
  • middle school after-school programs
  • professional learning and training courses            
  • all adult and community education classes
  • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

If the weather causes any Fairfax County government closures, the county will announce them on its emergency information blogFacebook page and Twitter account

To report an outage to Dominion Virginia Power or check the status of an outage, click here or call 866-DOM-HELP (866-366-4357).

Forecasters expected snow to fall into the night on McLean and the National Weather Service issued a wind child advisory through noon Wednesday for much of the area, including Arlington and Fairfax counties.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, 2.9 inches of snow was reported at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and 5.8. inches had been recorded at Dulles International Airport, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

Another 1 to 2 inches of snow could accumulate in McLean overnight, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday night's low is expected to be around 8 degrees, with wind chill as low as 9 below.

Wednesday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 13, though the windchill value could drop as low as -10.

The greater Washington region will see 10- to 20-mph winds over night with 30-mph gusts possible, according to the wind chill advisory.

Wednesday is expected to see 15- to 25-mph sustained winds with gusts as high as 40 mph.

The weather service warns that roads will be snow covered and slippery. Wind blowing the snow can reduce visibility.

A wind chill advisory means that the cold weather could result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. The weather service recommends wearing a hat and gloves if you go outside.

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