May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Men Hospitalized After Car Flips Into C&O Canal

Update, 3:47 p.m.: Medics took the two for treatment for fears of hypothermia, said Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, of the U.S. Park Police. Delgado said the driver of the car had minor injuries. The passenger was in critical and now stable condition, he said. No charges have been filed yet, and if they are, the men […]

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February 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Weather Advisory, Hypothermia Alert Issued in Montgomery County

Update, Feb. 12, 10:15 a.m.: The winter weather advisory has been extended until Tuesday at 1 p.m. Expect accumulation of up to 0.25 inches of freezing rain. Be careful of downed trees, branches, and “live” wires. Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Up-County, Winter Weather Advisory for Down-County until 1:00 pm, Tues 2/12. Expect up […]

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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated: Be Cognizant of Homeless Individuals

Montgomery County has activated its extreme cold plan for a hypothermia alert until Thursday at 1 p.m. During periods of extremely cold weather, it’s not only important to dress in layers and stay inside, but it’s also important to look out for neighbors and pets. Montgomery County issues hypothermia alerts when temperatures and the wind […]

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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 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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January 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

National Weather Service Issues a Wind Chill Advisory for MoCo

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Montgomery County, which is in effect from now until noon on Tuesday. According to the advisory, wind chill readings may be 5 to 10 degrees below zero in the lower elevations and 10 to 20 degrees below zero in the higher elevations. Winds are […]

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February 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning, Prepare for Snow

UPDATED 1:45 p.m. Prepare for more snow! The National Weather Service has updated its Winter Storm Warning for Montgomery County from Monday evening through Tuesday morning. According to the latest NWS advisory, there is a potential for six to ten inches of snow. So what is the timing of this storm? The snowstorm is expected to develop […]

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February 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

High Winds and Below Zero Wind Chills Keep First Responders Busy in Montgomery County

A combination of high winds, snow and extremely cold temperatures kept first responders busy in Montgomery County on Saturday night. The National Weather Service has issued several weather advisories for Montgomery County this holiday weekend because of an arctic air mass that moved into our area. A high wind advisory remains in effect from now until 2 […]

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January 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Cold Weather Tips from Montgomery County

Montgomery County officials are providing important information to residents about the extreme cold temperatures in our region. All Montgomery County facilities, such as libraries, recreation centers and senior centers are open during their regular hours for use by anyone needing an escape from the cold. Public shopping centers are also available as warm locations during […]

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