September 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Flooding Causes Road Closures, Leaves Cars Stranded in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m. Thursday due to huge afternoon downpours. Affected areas include Bethesda, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that downcounty was most affected by rain and flooding, causing roads like Beach Drive to close. Montgomery Parks alerted […]

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April 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Fire Weather Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from noon today until 8 p.m. tonight for conditions that promote the rapid spread of wildfires. According to the NWS, a combination of strong winds and low relative humidity can contribute to extreme fire behavior. The strongest wind gusts are expected this afternoon and early evening. […]

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May 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Warn Residents of Bitcoin Blackmail Scam

Montgomery County police are warning residents of a bitcoin blackmail scam which has been reported in other parts of the county and is now happening in Montgomery County. According to a Facebook post, the police are responding to reports of scammers sending an email or mailing a letter to County residents demanding payment in bitcoins. […]

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October 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Deer Crossing: Five Things to Know to Avoid a Deer-Vehicle Collision

It’s that time of year when deer are often wandering into local roadways as they look for food or mates. Last year, there were 1,965 deer-vehicle collisions reported on roadways in Montgomery County. This fall, officials with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists to stay alert for deer and other wildlife as […]

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July 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

National Weather Service Issues a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Warning for Montgomery County

UPDATED 3:45 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Montgomery County until 4:30 p.m. According to the warning, damaging winds may cause some trees and large branches to fall. Localized power outages are also possible. MoCo Weather Alert – SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING til 430p – strong winds, downpours, thunder & lightning […]

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May 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning, Hail Falls in Parts of MoCo (VIDEO)

UPDATED The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning until 12:30 a.m. for parts of Montgomery County. According to the NWS, emergency management officials have reported ongoing rescues with cars stalled in standing water in Montgomery County. Emergency Communications has declared a “condition red” because of the high call volume for water rescues […]

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March 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Fire Weather Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 10 a.m. today until 8 p.m. tonight for fire weather conditions. According to the NWS, a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. The strongest wind gusts are expected this afternoon and early evening. Any […]

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February 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Winter Storm Warning for Montgomery County

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. today, Feb. 16, for Montgomery County. Freezing rain may result in up to one quarter of inch of ice. According to the National Weather Service, precipitation will change to rain Tuesday morning as temperatures begin to rise. Temperatures are in the mid to upper 20s, […]

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January 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Jan. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. A Blizzard Warning goes into effect at 3 p.m. today in Montgomery County. Residents should prepare for heavy snow and high winds. 2. Schools are closed today because of the weather conditions. Federal Government offices are closing at noon today. 3. Metro […]

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August 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of geese at Lake Needwood

Elevated Microcystin Levels Reported at Lake Needwood and Lake Frank, Visitors Advised to Use Caution

Montgomery Parks officials are advising residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank which are both located at Rock Creek Regional Park. Testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), in both lakes. Microcystin, a hepatotoxin, can […]

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