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September 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

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MCPS Dismisses Early Wednesday Due to Pending Severe Weather

Montgomery County Public Schools announced all of its schools and the virtual academy will dismiss early Wednesday because of pending severe weather conditions. MCPS released a notice to families that said: Significant amounts of rainfall with the potential for dangerous flash flooding are expected as part of the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Students will be […]

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August 27, 2021 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 3,15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Damascus, Poolesville, Aspen Hill, Potomac, North Bethesda, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Redland, Great Falls, Boyds, Wheaton-Glenmont, Wheaton, and Clarksburg. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and may cause […]

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August 13, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Friday Marks Fifth Day of High Heat

Montgomery County continues to be under a Heat Emergency Alert until 8 p.m. Friday. When the heat index is expected to approach 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, the County’s Office of Emergency Management declares the alert. Heat-related illness may occur during periods of extreme heat. Residents should be aware of the dangers in order to […]

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August 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Under Hyperthermia Alert Tuesday 

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert until 7 p.m. Tuesday. County Emergency Management issues the alert when temperatures/heat index is forecast to be at least 95 degrees. These conditions are hazardous and the county says heat stroke and exhaustion are likely. See hot weather safety tips from the county and learn signs of heat […]

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July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hyperthermia Alert Issued Friday for Montgomery County 

A Hyperthermia Alert has been issued for Montgomery County from 12-7 p.m. Friday. Montgomery County sends the alert when temperatures/heat index is forecast to be at least 95 degrees. These are hazardous conditions and heat stroke/exhaustion are likely, according to the county. The alert was issued Monday and Tuesday as well. See hot weather safety […]

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July 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Issues Another Hyperthermia Alert for Tuesday

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert on Tuesday until 7 p.m. The county also issued the alert yesterday and several days over the past two weeks. “It’s going to be a pre-hydrate, hydrate and re-hydrate type of week,” Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter. As of about 11:30 […]

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July 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Under Hyperthermia Alert Monday 

Montgomery County has issued a Hyperthermia Alert until 7 p.m. Monday. The alert is sent when temperatures/heat index is forecast to be at least 95 degrees. The county says this creates a “hazardous situation in which heat-stroke and heat exhaustion are likely.” Emergency Management and Homeland Security cautions residents to stay hydrated and take measures […]

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July 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Issues Hyperthermia Alert Wednesday

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday. The county issues the alert when temperatures/heat index is forecast to be at least 95 degrees. This creates a “hazardous situation in which heat-stroke and heat exhaustion are likely,” according to the county.  A Hyperthermia Alert was also issued Tuesday as well as […]

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June 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 6:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Aspen Hill, and North Bethesda. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and may cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages […]

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June 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Lluvias Previstas Retrasan un día las Graduaciones del Viernes

Cinco de las ceremonias de graduación de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery que originalmente estaban programadas para el viernes ahora se llevarán a cabo a las 10 a.m. el sábado 12 de junio debido al pronóstico del tiempo. Los estudiantes del último año de las escuelas secundarias James Hubert Blake, Richard Montgomery, Sherwood, […]

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