Monday, June 25, 2012
Patch has this alert from the National Weather Service.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Monday, June 25, 2012
There is an “enhanced threat” of wildfires in Montgomery, Prince George's and other Maryland counties for Monday afternoon and early evening, according to a Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service. According to the statement, winds gusting between 20 and 25 miles per hour behind a cold front, combined with a drop in humidity and low rainfall amounts over recent days, enhances the “threat for the spread of wildfires.”
Thursday, June 21, 2012
How do you stay cool?
In case you haven't noticed, it's pretty hot out there. And the heat index Thursday will be 106 degrees, with temperatures at 99 degrees. The National Weather Service even issued a heat advisory and has called the weather hazardous. So how do you cool off in Takoma Park? Do you hit up Summer Delights for some delicious ice cream? Or relax with an iced coffee in air-conditioned Capital City Cheesecake?
Friday, June 1, 2012
Secure loose objects outside.
There is a significant chance of thunderstorms and high winds in Takoma Park starting around 4 p.m., according to a National Weather Service alert. "Residents and business owners should secure loose objects on their property including trash receptacles, recycling bins and patio furniture, to prevent items from being tossed about and causing damage to other property," according to a news release by Takoma Park Police. Check back to Takoma Park Patch for more weather updates.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The watch lasts until 10 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Takoma Park until 10 pm Tuesday. The storms could include heavy rain, flooding, large hail, lightning and isolated tornadoes, according to NWS. A watch means conditions are favorable for severe storms and those storms could produce tornadoes. Check back for updates.
Friday, April 6, 2012
National Weather Service: Temperature-sensitive plants could be in peril overnight.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Montgomery County and the Washington metropolitan area from 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday. The forecast calls for temperatures in the lower 30s, which could cause "damage to unprotected vegetation that is sensitive in freezing temperatures." A fire weather watch also is in effect for Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening for much of Maryland. "A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur," according to the watch alert. The forecast calls for 20 to 30 percent humidity and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph and fuel moisture of 7 to 8 percent. The National Weather Service forecast for the holiday weekend is as follows: …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County starting at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 8, but it cancelled the advisory in the afternoon.
Update (Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m.): The National Weather Service has cancelled this winter weather advisory. Although forecasters are still expecting light snowfall this evening, only about a half of an inch of snow will accumulate. Original post (Feb. 8, 10:15 a.m.): The springtime-like weather of Tuesday will no longer exist as snow is forecasted for Wednesday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County, stating there was a 100-percent chance of precipitation. NWS Forecasters said the snow should arrive in the area by noon and it won't end until long after the evening rush hour—at 10 p.m. One to two inches of snow will accumulate, according to the forecasters, with a lighter snow from 11 a.m. to…
Friday, January 20, 2012
The advisory is until Saturday at 1 p.m.
It could get messy out there tonight. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County until Saturday at 1 p.m. Temperatures are expected to be below freezing, but then will become warmer which will cause a transition through snow, sleet and freezing rain, according to the alert.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Metro area could receive more than 1 inch of rain.
Update, 4:35 p.m.: The National Weather Service has upgraded the flood watch to a flood warning through 9:45 p.m. Small streams and creeks are most likely to be affected. A flood warning means flooding is imminent or has been reported, but flash flooding is not expected. Original post, 9:03 a.m.: A flood watch has been issued for Montgomery County through 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. WTOP reports the rain will be heaviest through the afternoon hours in the immediate Washington area with rainfall amounts of 1 inch and above. Temperatures will rise to the high 50s. The rain should taper off later this evening with temperatures in the 30s.