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March 18, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Winter Weather Ends Like it Began – With a Whimper

It may not feel like it but Wednesday is the last day of winter – one of the mildest winters recorded in modern history. Temperatures were way above normal and snow accumulations way below normal. According to FOX5’s chief meteorologist Sue Palka, there is no official measure for the amount of precipitation that falls in Montgomery […]

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February 13, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

2020’s ‘Unwintry’ Winter Offers Great Contrast to 2010’s Snowmageddon

It’s another rainy day in the DMV. In what has become a regular occurrence this winter, temperatures are higher than normal with lots of rain and almost no snow. If winter is coming, it better hurry. The first official day of spring is March 19 — five weeks away. According to longtime FOX5 weathercaster Sue […]

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February 6, 2020 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for Thursday

An areal flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Montgomery County from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Multiple rounds of rainfall will occur through early Friday. The heaviest rainfall is expected to begin Thursday around 1:00 p.m. and continue into Thursday night. Two to three inches of rainfall is expected through […]

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January 7, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

First Snow of 2020 Makes FOX5’s Sue Palka ‘Ridiculously Giddy’

The first snow of the year – and decade – has begun. Montgomery County schools have already been let out early. Many after-school and evening events have been canceled. These are the kind of days that meteorologists dream about. It’s their Super Bowl. Sue Palka, the dean of TV weather prognosticators in the DMV, is […]

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January 7, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Federal Agencies, County Programs Closing Early Tuesday Before Snow Falls

As the region readies for the first snowfall of the new year, government facilities and programs are announcing closings and cancellations. Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area will close early on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Montgomery County Government offices and departments are staying open Tuesday with nonessential employees given the opportunity to use “liberal leave” […]

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January 6, 2020 | Staff Writer

Possible Snow in the Forecast for Tuesday

It’s been cold out, but the National Weather Service forecast has a reminder that it’s still winter. The meteorologists are predicting snow for Tuesday. The NWS says rain and snow are likely, mostly after 4 p.m., just in time for rush hour. It’s expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near a snow-melting 38 […]

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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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