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A rainy night in Kentlands

A rainy night in Kentlands


We have a rainy Saturday night in Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. I am thankful for the rain rather than the snow that is expected by many areas north of us. Be safe if your area is in the path of the winter storm.


Wintertime Photowalk in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
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Photograph by Roy Kelley
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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Comment balloon 10 commentsRoy Kelley • January 20 2019 01:10AM


Montgomery County Issues Cold Emergency Alert; Community Urged to Take Precautions


Due to expected temperatures Sunday, Jan. 20, into Monday, Jan. 21, in Montgomery County falling into the single digits with a wind chill of 0 to minus 10 degrees, the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is issuing a Cold Emergency Alert to go into effect Sunday at 1 p.m. until Monday at 1 p.m. Visit the County’s updated Hypothermia Alert page at for more information on steps to take before and during the extreme temperature condition. A Cold Emergency Alert, the highest level of extreme temperature alert, is issued for the County when conditions, temperature combined with wind chill are forecast to be below 20 degrees; and there are other conditions that pose a significant threat to exposed human and animal life. Those may include wind chill advisories or warnings from the National Weather Service and/or significant snowfall. Wind Chill Advisories are issued when wind chills are expected to be below minus 5 degrees or lower at times. “Exposure to cold temperatures, even for a short time, can carry significant health risks to include hypothermia,” said Dr. Earl Stoddard, director of the County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. “All residents should take extra precautions to stay warm, particularly our most vulnerable residents, including elderly and individuals with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease that may increase their risk of side effects related to cold temperatures.” There is always a particular concern during periods of extreme cold for children, seniors, homeless individuals, and animals. Everyone spending time outside should take necessary precautions against the extreme cold. Frostbite can occur with as little as 30 minutes of exposure to the cold. Anyone being outside should dress in layers of warm clothing and wear a hat. Nearly half of body heat is lost through the head. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold. Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves. Do not ignore shivering. It’s an important first sign that the body is losing heat. Persistent shivering is a signal to return indoors. All Montgomery County facilities, such as libraries, recreation centers, and senior centers open during their regular hours can be used by anyone needing an escape from the cold. Public shopping centers are also available as warm locations during their hours of operation. Montgomery County Health and Human Services staff, as well as community-based providers, will continue to reach out to homeless individuals in the community to urge them to seek shelter during the extreme cold temperatures being forecast for the next several days. Anyone who has a concern about the safety of a homeless individual should call the police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000, to report the location and provide as accurate a description of the person in need as possible.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 months ago

Back a week or so we got rain instead of we have ice all over the place

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 7 months ago

Roy we had four days of Rain here in Los Angeles and today was the first day of Sunshine, every one was so exited 75-76 degree temperatures... I said to Diane this will turn to a Winter Storm in a few days on the East Coast... so you are lucky that it was just rain, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 7 months ago

Good morning Roy.  Sounds like it's going to get cold up your way.  It might be a good idea to avoid any icy roads.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 7 months ago

We had several days of rain, and then a little break yesterday.  I understand we are to have rain again today.  But, next week looks like more sunshine with temps in the 60s.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 7 months ago

Good morning, Roy... will all the rain we've had in Charlotte these past days and weeks I feel as if I should start building an ark! But I agree... better rain than snow! Stay dry!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 7 months ago

We had snow that eneded around 11pm and turned to rain during the night...stay warm and stay safe!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. (Keller Williams of Central PA) 7 months ago

Thank you Roy Kelley for your continued support and encouragement as I have journeyed to the 500K threshold - and beyond!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. (Keller Williams of Central PA) 7 months ago


Well, you all have had quite a bit of "weather" in the last few days!  Stay warm and safe...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 7 months ago

We have a very cold and windy Monday morning in Kentlands.


Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 months ago