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October 31, 2019 | Staff Writer

Hogan Urges ‘Common Sense’ for Trick-or-Treating

Update (3:35 p.m.):  NWS Issues Tornado Watch Halloween Until Midnight The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, until midnight. 🌪️A Tornado WATCH has been issued for Montgomery County beginning at 2:56 PM, Thursday 10/31/19. Be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter if a […]

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October 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Frost Expected Thursday for Parts of Montgomery County, Cover Your Plants

Cover your plants, it’s getting colder. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins today at midnight and is effective until 9 a.m. on Thursday for Northwest Montgomery County and surrounding areas. The advisory includes Germantown and Damascus. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that frost is expected and sensitive […]

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September 11, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

County Issues Hyperthermia Alert for Wednesday

Montgomery County issued a Hyperthermia Alert for Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. The heat index is expected to be at or above 95 degrees, according to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Montgomery County has activated the Extreme Heat Plan for a Hyperthermia Alert for Wednesday 9/11/19, from 1 […]

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August 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Montgomery County Tuesday

Montgomery County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are possible. Residents with outdoor plans should remain alert for threatening severe weather. Besides Montgomery County, the watch includes Washington, D.C., and Baltimore city; and Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s, […]

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August 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks About the Weather

Everyone talks about the weather—and the past few months have given us plenty to talk about. Dr. Philip Arkin with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland helps us make a little sense about all this rain. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, […]

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August 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Flood Warning for Central Montgomery County Wednesday

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning until 9 p.m. for central Montgomery County. According to the warning, up to two inches of rain have already fallen over a large area. Additional rainfall amouts of one to three inces are possible. The locations that will experience flooding include Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, North […]

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August 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Central Montgomery County Wednesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 2:45 p.m. for  portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg, Aspen Hill, Potomac, North Bethesda, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Great Falls, Wheaton-Glenmont, and Wheaton. This storm may have wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and […]

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July 22, 2019 | 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 3:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, Aspen Hill, Potomac, North Bethesda, North Potomac and White Oak. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may […]

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July 22, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Sunday Evening Storms Leave Significant Damage

Severe thunderstorms in Montgomery County Sunday evening took down several trees along with power lines throughout the county. The thunderstorms followed an intense heatwave causing temperatures to rise into the high 90’s over the weekend. The heavy rain and high gusts of wind caused trees to crash into homes and roadways, leaving many residents without […]

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July 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

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NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 5:30 p.m. for Montgomery County. Significant lightning may occur during the storm. Expect hail capable of producing damage and damaging winds. Outdoor activities should be postponed and those outdoors should take shelter inside. Outdoor activities should be postponed and those outdoors […]

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