Health, Weather

Heat index to exceed 100 on Thursday, storms possible

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The heat is back on in the Baltimore area. The National Weather Service says Thursday will be hotter and more humid as a warm front lifts north across the region. Heat indices will exceed 100 degrees in many areas. Scattered thunderstorms are also expected on Thursday afternoon, some of which could be strong to severe. Residents should be aware …


Health, Weather

Heat Advisory issued for Nottingham area, heat index to approach 109 degrees

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Thursday for the Nottingham area. The advisory will be in effect until 7 p.m. Forecasters say heat index values of 105 to 109 degrees are possible on Thursday afternoon. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. The highest heat index values are most likely near …


Baltimore sets one-month temperature streak record

BALTIMORE, MD—It’s not your imagination…July has been a hot month. On Thursday morning, the National Weather Service announced that the official reporting station at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport had hit 90º F for the 25th day this month. This marks the most 90º F days on record in any month in the Baltimore area, beating out July 2011 by …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Nottingham area

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Thursday. A quickly degrading airmass, favorable trajectories transporting modestly modified air, light winds, and hot temperatures will increase the probability of USG ozone, particularly in the Baltimore area Thursday. A Heat Advisory will be in effect for the Baltimore area until 7 p.m.  Severe storms …

Storms possible on Tuesday as heat index soars above 100 degrees

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service says Tuesday will be another hot summer day, and storms are likely. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 94 degrees. Forecasters say heat index values as high as 103 are possible. There is also a 40% chance of storms. Scattered showers and thunderstorms may produce isolated instances of damaging winds, flooding rain, …

Maryland health officials report first heat-related death of 2020

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Monday today announced the first reported heat-related death of 2020 in Maryland. The death occurred in Baltimore City and the decedent was a male in his 30s. “As this tragedy shows, heat-related illnesses, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can result in serious ailments and even death,” said MDH Secretary Robert R. Neall. “Especially …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Monday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Monday for the Baltimore area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The effects …

Heat Advisory issued for Baltimore on Wednesday, storm risk increases

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The heat wave continues for the Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Maryland area that will be in effect from noon until 8 p.m. Heat indices will likely reach 105–110 degrees on Wednesday afternoon. The chance for severe thunderstorms has also increased. Residents should limit outdoor activities and monitor their local …