hypothermia

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 1, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Emergency Shelters Open for Hypothermia Season

Montgomery County opened emergency shelters to men and women starting Friday, the first day of the hypothermia season.  Men looking for emergency shelter should call the Homeless Information Line at 240-907-2688 to find out where to go. This is due to the ongoing closure of the Men’s Shelter on Gude Drive in Rockville. Women looking […]

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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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