cold weather

December 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Issues Hypothermia Alert Until 2 p.m. Tuesday

Montgomery County issued a Hypothermia Alert from 9 a.m. Monday until 2 p.m. Tuesday. The county issues the alert when temperature and/or wind chill is forecasted to go below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. County Emergency Management and Homeland Security tells residents to expect wind chills below 32 degrees. Montgomery County has activated the Extreme Cold Plan […]

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November 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

NWS Issues Freeze Warning for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning effective in Montgomery County on Saturday from 2 until 9 a.m. During this time, expect sub-freezing temperatures to go below 32 degrees. NWS urges people to make sure to cover any plants Friday evening because freeze conditions can kill crops and other sensitive vegetation. NWS has […]

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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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February 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS is Closing Early Friday

MCPS announced that schools will close two and one-half hours early today for inclement weather. Any students enrolled in morning pre-kindergarten will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon pre-kindergarten is canceled today. Additionally, all school activities in the school buildings are canceled, but childcare programs may remain open. Despite the early dismissal, administrative offices will […]

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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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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 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 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 22 in Montgomery County

As you’ve probably noticed it’s really cold today on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Bundle up in extra layers, turn on the heat, and check out five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council is in session: Montgomery County Council meets today. Check the council’s website for updates about the agenda they will review. 2. Budget […]

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January 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated Through Wednesday Night

Montgomery County has activated its Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert until 9 p.m. on Wednesday. The extreme cold plan is activated when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. During hypothermia alerts Montgomery County offers numerous shelters for homeless individuals to have a place to keep warm. If you notice anyone out in […]

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November 27, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Activates Extreme Cold Plan Through Wednesday

Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert until 12 p.m. on Wednesday due to extreme wind chill. Make sure you keep warm and keep your pets indoors if they aren’t supervised. Montgomery County has extended the Hypothermia Alert until 12pm on Wednesday 11/28. Expect the wind chill to be in the teens and 20s. Wear […]

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November 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

County Issues Hypothermia Alert Through Wednesday Afternoon

Montgomery County activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Wednesday at noon. Hypothermia Alerts are issued when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Be sure to wear layers and warm clothing during this time. County residents should be cognizant of children, senior citizens, animals, and homeless individuals during the cold weather. The […]

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