Environment

December 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Weather Advisory for Snow in Effect Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Wednesday in Montgomery County from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. NWS says that after midnight, rain showers are expected to mix with and change to snow. Expect snow accumulations to accumulate between 1 to 2 inches, “with isolated totals of 3 inches possible for […]

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November 8, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

It Ain’t Quite Snowmageddon but First Flurries Seen in the County

Multiple cities in the county have seen their first traces of snow Friday. Germantown, Gaithersburg and even here in Rockville at MCM saw some minor flurries in the morning. Check out this video and you’ll need to really, really squint to see the flakes. No more snow is reported in the forecast for the foreseeable […]

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November 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter is Coming: MCDOT Announces Sustainable Snow Removal Efforts

Snow removal is about to get more environmentally friendly in Montgomery County. At Montgomery County’s annual Snow Summit event on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich and Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) officials announced environmental advances made for handling the snow for the winter 2019-2020 season. Elrich announced that this snow season, MCDOT will experiment […]

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November 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Leaves May Be Past Peak But County’s Rustic Roads Still Offer Scenic Beauty

Peak fall foliage has come and gone but there are still plenty of scenic views and drives in Montgomery County this time of year. One such place is Montevideo Road in Poolesville off of River Road near the Rocklands Farm Winery and not far from Homestead Farms. It is one of many rustic roads in […]

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November 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

NWS Issues Freeze Warning for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning effective in Montgomery County on Saturday from 2 until 9 a.m. During this time, expect sub-freezing temperatures to go below 32 degrees. NWS urges people to make sure to cover any plants Friday evening because freeze conditions can kill crops and other sensitive vegetation. NWS has […]

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October 31, 2019 | Staff Writer

Hogan Urges ‘Common Sense’ for Trick-or-Treating

Update (3:35 p.m.):  NWS Issues Tornado Watch Halloween Until Midnight The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, until midnight. 🌪️A Tornado WATCH has been issued for Montgomery County beginning at 2:56 PM, Thursday 10/31/19. Be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter if a […]

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October 24, 2019 | Carolyn Raskauskas

Perfect Autumn Day Provides Vivid Scenery at Lake Needwood

It was a beautiful day at Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park in Derwood. Check out these beautiful autumn images. And here are even more photos… View this post on Instagram Autumn is in the air at Rock Creek Regional Park’s Lake Needwood in Derwood. 🍂🍁 (📸: @carolynrask / MyMCMedia) #falldays🍁 #lakeneedwood #rockcreekpark #derwoodmd […]

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September 27, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Elrich Leads County Delegation at International Climate Gathering in New York

Montgomery County Executive March Elrich has been leading a delegation this week at Climate Week NYC, an international gathering of government and business leaders who are paving the way on ambitious climate action. Elrich, who was on the forefront of making Montgomery the first county in the U.S. to declare a “climate emergency” in 2017, […]

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August 26, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

T. Howard Duckett and Triadelphia Reservoirs Affected by Toxic Algae

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has detected high levels of blue-green algae in the T. Howard Duckett and Triadelphia Reservoirs as of August 21. WSSC drinking water has not been affected, but recreational water areas should be avoided.  Visitors to the Duckett Reservoir in Laurel should: Avoid all recreational water. If contacted, rinse off immediately […]

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August 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Montgomery County Wednesday

The National Weather Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Montgomery County effective until 10 p.m. Wednesday. There’s a chance of large hail and damaging winds. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Montgomery County until 10PM. Thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are possible. Residents with outdoor plans should remain […]

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