Winter Weather Tips: Understanding Alerts and Staying Safe this Season

By Jenna Seiss and Kylie Tomlin, Guest Writers, and Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

Maryland residents face the possibility of dangerous winter weather each year—from icy conditions to frigid temperatures. You may be familiar with the different types of winter weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), but do you know what each alert means?  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Preparedness and Response website provides information on the different types of winter weather alerts.

(Updated) Winter Weather: Determining the Operating Status of NCI at Frederick

As winter weather approaches, take time to review the delayed opening, early dismissal, and closure procedures for NCI at Frederick on the facility’s inclement weather page.

To find out the operating status of NCI at Frederick in the event of inclement weather, call the recorded weather line at 301-619-7611, or check the Fort Detrick Facebook and Twitter pages. For complete information, consult Policy & Procedure No. 105: Delayed Opening/Closing or Early Dismissal of NCI at Frederick Personnel.