January 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

The Stone Cold Truth About a Tuesday Commute

Brace for a cold blast Tuesday that will continue through the next few days. And bundle up. The National Weather Service has declared a winter weather advisory starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday and ending about midnight. The weather service tells motorists to plan on slippery road conditions. Expect freezing temperatures during Tuesday’s evening rush hour. […]

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January 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated Through Wednesday Night

Montgomery County has activated its Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert until 9 p.m. on Wednesday. The extreme cold plan is activated when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. During hypothermia alerts Montgomery County offers numerous shelters for homeless individuals to have a place to keep warm. If you notice anyone out in […]

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December 17, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hypothermia Alert: Keep Your Pets Warm

Montgomery County has activated its Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Tuesday at 2 p.m. These plans are activated when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Remember in addition to taking care of the elderly, homeless individuals, and children, that we should be cognizant of animals left in the cold. Animal neglect […]

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December 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hypothermia Alert Issued Through Tuesday Afternoon

Montgomery County issued a Hypothermia Alert through Tuesday until 11 a.m. Montgomery County has activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert from 5:00 pm Mon, 12/10 to 11:00 am Tues, 12/11.Expect the wind chill to be below 32°.Wear layers if you go outside.Take extra precautions if you spend significant time outdoors: […]

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October 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Frost Expected Sunday, Cover Your Plants

Cover your plants, it’s getting colder. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Sunday at midnight and is effective until 10 a.m. on Monday for  Montgomery County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that wide spread frost is expected and sensitive outdoor plants may be damaged or […]

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April 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Freeze Warning for Montgomery County

Cover your outdoor plants! The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for Montgomery County, effective from midnight to 9 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the NWS warning, temperatures will be in the lower 30 degrees tonight with lows in the upper 20s Tuesday night. A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly […]

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January 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Montgomery Schools to Open Late on Friday

Update 5 p.m.: Montgomery County Public Schools announced it would open two hours late Friday because of the cold. The statement read: Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late tomorrow (Jan 5.) due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other […]

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December 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Issues Hypothermia Alert To Start at 7 P.M.

A hypothermia alert has been issued for Montgomery County beginning at 7 p.m. Residents should be prepared for wind chill values to be below 10 degrees. Stay indoors if possible. Take extra precautions if you work or spend long amounts of time outdoors. Wear extra layers and when possible, take frequent breaks in a warm […]

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November 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Freeze Watch in Effect for Most of Maryland

A freeze watch remains in effect for much of Maryland from Friday evening through Saturday morning according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures could fall below freezing on Friday and remain below freezing Saturday morning. A freeze watch “means sub-freezing temperatures are possible” and “conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.” Here is a […]

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May 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Frost Advisory:  Bundle up, a cold morning is on tap. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory, effective until 9 a.m. today, for some areas of Montgomery County. 2. Trash Talk:  Some Montgomery County residents are experiencing trash and recycling collection delays in their […]

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