Winter Weather Advisory for the Baltimore/DC area 12/16

December 15, 2020


Loudoun County will be suspending the route 72 shuttle service due to the inclement weather. There is a shuttle currently stuck at Enterprise Hall and Loudoun County is working to get that towed out. 

If there is anyone on campus that needs transport to the metro station, please call 571-258-3464 to coordinate transportation with their transportation office.


For the Foggy Bottom Area: A rain/snow mix will continue through 4am tomorrow with snowfall accumulations ranging 1-3 inches and rainfall around an inch. Overnight lows will be in the lower 30s with northerly winds at 5-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

For VSTC: Snow is expected through 4am tomorrow morning, but some warmer air may work in later tonight. This would allow precipitation to transition to rain/freezing rain; ice accumulations will be less than a tenth of an inch. Snow accumulation of 6-10 inches are expected. Overnight lows will be in the lower 30s.


The District is subject to a winter weather advisory from 7am Wednesday to 1 am Thursday, December 17th and Loudoun County is under a winter storm warning from 7am Wednesday to 4 am Thursday, December 17th. In the District, the National Weather Service predicts mixed precipitation with total snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. Around Ashburn, near VSTC, NWS predicts heavy mixed precipitation with total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Expect travel challenges including delays and closures.

The university will continue its current operational status through virtual learning, telework and limited in-person activities. Students, faculty and staff currently learning, teaching and working remotely should continue to do so. Designated on-site employees should contact their supervisors for reporting instructions to ensure a safe commute to work. Any student with clinical responsibilities should check with their clinical supervisor for further instruction.  If any student with clinical responsibilities feels that the conditions are unsafe and are not able to make it in, please let your resident, attending physician, or clinical instructor know.

The COVID-19 testing centers at the Foggy Bottom Campus will remain open. Members of the Fall 2020 on-campus cohort who are scheduled for a COVID-19 test on Wednesday or Thursday but are unable to travel to Foggy Bottom due to the inclement weather should reschedule their test for the next available appointment when they return to campus.

GW Emergency Management will continue to monitor the weather forecast for our campuses and post updates on here.