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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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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory Alert for Tuesday from 6 a.m.to 9 p.m. According to the alert, 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected Tuesday afternoon. Early in the day, there will be “light mixed precipitation […] before becoming all snow in the afternoon.” People should be careful driving […]

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January 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning until 8:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County. According to the warning, flooding has closed Brighton Dam Road. The NWS expects flooding to occur in Rock Creek Park between picnic areas 7 and 10. The locations that may experience flooding include Rockville, Bethesda, Olney, Aspen Hill, North Bethesda, […]

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January 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

FOX 5 Weather Forecaster Sue Palka Thankful for Technology

Sue Palka, Montgomery County resident and the dean of Washington DC weather forecasters having spent 33 years at FOX 5, has seen it all when it comes to weather events. This is obviously her busiest time of the year when snow and the threat of snow mean people want and expect accurate information constantly so […]

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January 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

State Highway Crews Pretreating Roads with Salt Brine

State Highway Administration contractor crews are pretreating roads with salt brine and readying snow removal equipment in anticipation of winter operations Saturday and Sunday. The forecast calls for most of Maryland to be affected by the storm, with heavier accumulations in southern Maryland and the lower Eastern Shore. The storm’s arrival on a weekend when […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for Thursday

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch alert in Montgomery County starting tomorrow at 7 p.m. During the flood watch you should expect 1 to 2 inches of rainfall and possible flooding. Some areas in Montgomery County may get as much as 3 to 4 inches of rain. The rain is supposed to clear […]

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December 17, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hypothermia Alert: Keep Your Pets Warm

Montgomery County has activated its Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Tuesday at 2 p.m. These plans are activated when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Remember in addition to taking care of the elderly, homeless individuals, and children, that we should be cognizant of animals left in the cold. Animal neglect […]

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December 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hypothermia Alert Issued Through Tuesday Afternoon

Montgomery County issued a Hypothermia Alert through Tuesday until 11 a.m. Montgomery County has activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert from 5:00 pm Mon, 12/10 to 11:00 am Tues, 12/11.Expect the wind chill to be below 32°.Wear layers if you go outside.Take extra precautions if you spend significant time outdoors: https://t.co/jMV4anGEFq pic.twitter.com/U8bQRGLsWp […]

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