As the first snow of the year blanketed Howard County on Monday, the Howard County Public School System closed all schools and the Digital Education Center on Monday and Tuesday.
At 8:43 p.m. Monday, the school district announced it would close for the second straight day.
These were the second and third days used of the five inclement weather days built into the 2021-2022 school district’s academic calendar. The last day of school is set for June 14.
The snow, which began early Monday morning and lasted until about 1 p.m., also caused Howard County government offices to remain closed on Monday and a scheduled legislative session to be moved to Tuesday evening.
According to unofficial numbers reported to the National Weather Service from trained spotters throughout Howard County, snowfall ranged from about 2 inches in Sykesville to about 3 inches in the Ellicott City area, with Columbia receiving between 4 to 6 inches and Savage reporting almost 7 inches.