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September 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

Frost Advisory Issued for Monday Night, Tuesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Monday at midnight and is effective until 9 a.m. on Tuesday for  Montgomery County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that wide spread frost is expected and sensitive outdoor plants may be damaged or killed if left uncovered. NWS […]

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September 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Flooding Causes Road Closures, Leaves Cars Stranded in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m. Thursday due to huge afternoon downpours. Affected areas include Bethesda, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that downcounty was most affected by rain and flooding, causing roads like Beach Drive to close. Montgomery Parks alerted […]

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September 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Thursday Evening Storm Caused High Waters, Put Fire and Rescue on Condition Red

On Thursday parts of Montgomery County were under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Tornado Warning and/or Flash Flood Warning.  Storms passed through the county and caused power outages, road closures and flooding. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said MCFRS was on “Condition Red” because so many calls were coming in […]

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August 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Aug. 7, and here are five things worth knowing today in Montgomery County. 1. Free COVID Testing: There are three free COVID-19 testing site options available in Germantown and Wheaton today. Appointments are recommended to reduce wait times, but walk-ups are allowed. Click here for more options. 2. Lap Swimming Reservations: Lane reservations for lap swimming are now […]

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August 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 6, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Aug. 6, and here are five things worth knowing today in Montgomery County. 1. Wet Day Ahead: Thunderstorms are expected today and the area is under a flash flood watch until midnight. 2. ICYMI Barnes & Noble New Store: Barnes & Noble opened a new bookstore location in Rockville Wednesday. 3. Board of […]

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August 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 5, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Aug. 5, and here are five things worth knowing today in Montgomery County. 1. Board of Appeals Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for the Montgomery County Board of Appeals is today at 5 p.m. Afterwards, councilmembers will evaluate applications. 2. COVID-19 Testing Canceled: Free COVID-19 testing in Germantown and Wheaton is canceled […]

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July 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Stormy Weather Causes Chaos: Firefighters Respond to Lightning, Fires, Power Outages

Wednesday afternoon’s turbulent weather wreaked havoc on the region and kept Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services quite busy. Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for MCFRS, tweeted that firefighters responded to more than 100 911 calls related to weather between 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. ABC7’s Lindsey Mastis reported on Twitter that more than 700 people […]

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July 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Southeastern Montgomery County Under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 4:15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County. Winds may gust up to 65 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages may occur. The storms may also produce ail in […]

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June 10, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Heat Index Could Reach 100, Possible Hail Storm Wednesday Afternoon

Extremely high temperatures are expected to be met with severe storms Wednesday afternoon in Montgomery County. Weather forecasts are projecting a possible hail storm, with wind gusts reaching up to over 2o miles an hour. Temperatures are expected to peak in the upper 90s with high levels of humidity throughout the afternoon as well. According […]

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May 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for Late Friday and Saturday

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Montgomery County beginning late Friday night through Saturday evening. Officials with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management say residents should expect heavy rainfall that may produce flooding within the next 24 hours. Minor flooding at the Potomac River at Edwards Ferry is expected to impact both […]

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