Winter Weather Advisory, Hypothermia Alert Issued in Montgomery County

Update, Feb. 12, 10:15 a.m.: The winter weather advisory has been extended until Tuesday at 1 p.m. Expect accumulation of up to 0.25 inches of freezing rain. Be careful of downed trees, branches, and “live” wires.

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: brace yourselves for the cold, Montgomery County! A winter weather advisory alert and a hypothermia alert have been activated in Montgomery County through Tuesday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the winter weather advisory to begin at 7 p.m. Monday night, and it will last until 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to NWS, expect freezing rain mixed with sleet.

The advisory says, “Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch expected.”

In addition to the weather advisory, a hypothermia alert has been activated until 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

If you notice homeless individuals outdoors, who need a place to stay, here’s the emergency shelters open in Montgomery County.

  • The Men’s Emergency Shelter is (located on East Gude Drive; it’s run by the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless)
  • The Interfaith Works Empowerment Center (located at 8106 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring; it serves men and women on an emergency shelter basis and is run by Interfaith Works)
  • The Interfaith Works Women’s Center (located at 2 Taft Court in Rockville; it’s an emergency shelter for women).
  • Rainbow Place (located at 215 West Montgomery Avenue in Rockville; it’s a women’s shelter run by the Rockville Presbyterian Church).

Be sure to call the police’s non-emergency line if you notice anyone (or any pets) vulnerable outside at 301-279-8000.

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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