Sunday, March 24, 2013
Some parts of the county could see 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulate.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County from 4 a.m. to noon on Monday, according to a Montgomery County email alert. "Initially, temperatures are expected to be around freezing, and snow or sleet are expected before warmer air moves in and changes the precipitation to rain," the alert stated. The National Weather Service added that the snow, which started Sunday night, could transition to sleet and freezing rain during the night and morning hours, according to the alert. "Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible in parts of the county," the alert added.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Threat of freezing rain spurs cancellations, schedule changes throughout county.
This list will be updated throughout the day. Tiny Tots Tiny Tot classes scheduled to begin before noon were cancelled today. Montgomery County Public Schools Montgomery County Public Schools opened two hours late due to weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:30 a.m. or earlier were canceled. Administrative offices opened on time. Day care programs in school buildings will remain open as scheduled. Montgomery College Montgomery College opened at 10 a.m. due to anticipated hazardous weather conditions.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The advisory lasts from 5 a.m. until noon in much of Maryland.
Much of Maryland—from the D.C. metro area to the Baltimore suburbs—is under a winter weather advisory Monday morning. The advisory is in effect from 5 a.m. until noon in Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties, as well as Baltimore City, the National Weather Service announced Sunday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 20s by midday, but morning commuters may encounter freezing rain mixed with sleet and possibly snow, according to the advisory. Only a trace of accumulation is expected. Winds from the south will gust to 10 to 15 mph, the advisory said. The precipitation "will cause travel difficulties," the advisory said. Drivers should use caution and "be prepared for slippery roads and limited" …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Are you prepared for traffic complications due to hazardous winter conditions?
Update, 10:26 a.m.: Montgomery County Public Schools will close two and a half hours early today ahead of Friday afternoon's expected snow. Students in morning pre-kindergarten programs and morning half-day Head Start will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m., according to an alert from the school system. Afternoon pre-kindergarten, early childhood programs, and all school activities are canceled. Original story: A fast-moving storm Friday afternoon could mean a potentially difficult commute entering the weekend, officials warn. A Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Advisory have been issued by the National Weather Service for Friday, including Montgomery County. The winter weather advisory is in effect from 2-9 p.m. Friday and is calling …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Winter storm is expected to bring snow, create hazardous travel conditions Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow for Montgomery County on Saturday, from 3 to 6 a.m. The NWS said 1 to 3 inches of snow was in the forecast, with the majority of snowfall accumulating between 3 and 5 a.m. Temperatures will reach the upper 20s to mid 30s. The storm is expected to create hazardous travel conditions Saturday. To prepare, the State Highway Administration has sent crews to pre-treat Montgomery County roads with a salt brine. State Highway officials have asked drivers to stay off the roads until later in the day on Saturday to give crews time to clear the roads. If you must travel, allot extra time and drive slowly.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Forecast called for less than an inch of sleet, ice.
- Ben Gross
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Below-freezing temperatures and a wintery mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet spurred an extended winter weather advisory for Montgomery and Prince George's counties on Wednesday. The forecast called for accumulations of less than one inch of sleet and under a tenth of an inch of ice, according to the Naitonal Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to stay below freezing, which can cause treacherous road conditions. In a statement released by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) administrator Melinda B. Peters urged motorists to "keep their speeds down as lighter traffic can result in increased travel speeds" and "to exercise extreme caution today." Silver Spring resident Brian McCaw was out this morning in the wintry mix…
Monday, December 24, 2012
Some parts of Montgomery County may see up to 2 inches of snow.
Will Montgomery County have a white Christmas? It's possible, at least in some areas of the county, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Montgomery County until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Sleet and snow are expected to fall over the county during the afternoon of Dec. 24, with a possible accumulation of 1 to 2 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Sleet and snow are most likely to fall in the northern part of the county. The National Weather Service issues winter weather advisories "when frozen precipitation is expected which may impact travel. Travel during this evening may become hazardous. Caution should be used during any travel," according to a Montgomery County email alert …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Winter weather advisory issued for Montgomery County
Today’s steady stream of rain could mean a snowy evening commute. The region could see 1 to 4 inches of snow, with the heaviest accumulation arriving around midnight, as temperatures fall to the low to mid 30s and northwest winds gust at 14 to 40 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory has been issued for Montgomery County from 7 p.m. tonight through 3 a.m. Thursday. Drivers are urged to be cautious.