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May 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Thursday in Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in Montgomery County on Thursday until 8 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Montgomery County until 8:00 p.m. on Thurs, 5/23. Thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are possible. Residents with outdoor plans should remain alert for threatening severe weather. https://t.co/sIMT3fO6GI […]

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April 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 3 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, Damascus, Poolesville and Silver Spring. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and there is the possibility of hail about the size of a penny. Winds will cause […]

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April 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Tornado Watch Canceled in Montgomery County on Friday

UPDATE at 3:40 p.m.:  The tornado watch originally issued until 9 p.m. has been canceled. UPDATE at 3 p.m.: The storm has weakened and the tornado warning has been canceled. UPDATE: The county is under a tornado warning until 3:15 p.m. Friday. Montgomery County is under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Friday. For details, […]

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April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Tornado Watch Issued in Montgomery County Friday

Montgomery County is under a tornado watch until Saturday at midnight. 🌪️A Tornado Watch has been issued for Montgomery County until 12 AM 4/20/19. Be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions & be prepared to take shelter if a warning is issued. More info: https://t.co/AuLbvMN2KO pic.twitter.com/ecKY4A7wr2 — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) April 19, 2019 Remember, […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Friday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch in Montgomery County for Friday afternoon through late Friday night. The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County beginning noon Friday, 4/19. Expect heavy rainfall that may produce flooding within the next 24 hours. More info: https://t.co/z3IbkMzRCz #mdwx — MC Emergency […]

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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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April 3, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

National Weather Service Encourages Taking a #SafePlaceSelfie

Whether you are at work, at home or on-the-go, extreme weather can strike at any time. The National Weather Service (NWS) encourages Americans to locate their safe places and share them on social media at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday, #SafePlaceSelfie Day. Knowing your “safe place” is a life-saving preparedness activity in the face of extreme weather, […]

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March 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 4:15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, and Poolesville. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages may […]

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March 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights FOX5 Weather Forecaster Sue Palka

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. For 33 years, longtime Montgomery County resident Sue Palka has been the chief weather forecaster at FOX5 in Washington DC. […]

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February 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Extends Extreme Cold Plan Through Sunday

Update: The Hypothermia Alert issued Friday is extended through Sunday at 6 p.m.   Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday due to expected wind chill temperatures below 32 degrees. Make sure you keep warm and keep your pets indoors if they aren’t supervised. Report cold-related concerns for […]

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