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September 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Athletic Association Details Second Semester Plan for High School Sports

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) released its “Roadmap for Return to Interscholastic Athletics and Extracurricular Activities” on Friday detailing a two-semester plan for high school sports.  The MPSSAA decided that during the second semester, which begins Feb. 1, 2021 and ends June 19, competitions will be allowed and seasons will operate on […]

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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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March 2, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Warm Winter Leads to Potential Early Cherry Blossom Bloom

The National Park Service plans to announce their initial prediction for cherry blossom blooms this Wednesday. Current buds indicate the blossoms will reach peak bloom during mid-March, according to Cherry Blossom Watch. The blossoms are expected to bloom early this year, due to a warmer-than-normal winter. As of Feb. 28, the indicator trees have reached […]

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February 5, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

More Snow Could Mean a Longer School Year for MCPS

With temperatures hitting 70 degrees today, it feels like spring but don’t get fooled. It’s only early February which means more winter weather, including possible snow, over the next few weeks. Officials with Montgomery County Public Schools say they have used a total of three snow days so far in 2018-19, and at this time […]

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January 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cold Weather Means More PEPCO Phone Scams

As the weather gets colder, phone scammers are using it to their advantage. According to Montgomery County Consumer Protection, we should “expect an uptick in PEPCO phone scams threatening to shut off [our] power.” The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has been alerted of energy scams like these. On OCP’s website, they say that county residents have […]

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December 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Snow in Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County, effective from midnight tonight to 4 p.m. Saturday. According to the advisory, accumulations of snow are expected from one to three inches. A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow may cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility, […]

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April 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

DOT Crews Sweep Roads of Debris and Dirt

Department of Transportation crews are sweeping up 4,000 miles of residential roadways beginning today in Montgomery County. The sweeping removes abrasives and other debris left behind from the winter season. This annual, spring cleaning program is designed to improve the appearance and safety of county roads. “MCDOT is committed to serving the public in a […]

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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 14, in Montgomery County

UPDATED Here are five things to know today, March 14, in Montgomery County: 1. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain until 2 p.m. in Montgomery County. The Winter Storm Warning has been canceled. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency because of the […]

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March 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Hogan Declares State of Emergency in Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order tonight declaring a state of emergency in Maryland in response to the winter storm which could bring significant amounts of snow to areas across the state. “Our state is taking every precaution and coordinating all available resources to respond to this winter storm,” said Hogan. “We […]

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March 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Montgomery County, effective from Monday evening thru Tuesday afternoon. According to the weather advisory, there is a potential for five or more inches of snow within 12 hours. Some places may see significantly higher amounts of accumulation. A winter storm watch means there is […]

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