Science

Wintry mix expected in the Nottingham area on Thursday

There is a very good chance that, by Friday, 2018 will be the wettest year ever recorded in the Baltimore area. The National Weather Service reports that, with 0.60 inches of rainfall recorded on Tuesday at BWI Airport, Baltimore is up to 61.68 inches of precipitation for the year. While still sitting at number 3 for the wettest year on …


Emergency Response, Government, Science

Officials preparing for potential localized flooding from Hurricane Florence

Although the current projected track of Hurricane Florence would appear to take the storm south of the Baltimore area, County Executive Don Mohler and his top public safety and public health team gathered at Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marine this morning to advise residents to stay alert to possible changes and prepare in case of localized coastal and inland …


Emergency Management, MDOT prepare for Hurricane Florence

Baltimore County Emergency Management officials are preparing for Hurricane Florence to bring heavy rains and serious inland and/or coastal flooding to the Baltimore area. The potential for flooding and for trees to topple and bring down power lines is greater because the ground is already saturated from months of above-average rainfall. Residents should prepare now to get along for seven days without power, …

Heat Advisory issued as heat index to top 105

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory until 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Heat index values could top 105 degrees by Tuesday afternoon. Local residents are encouraged to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activities. Children, pets, and disabled persons should never be left unattended in a vehicle on a hot day. The Baltimore County Public Library has 19 branches that …

Multiple water rescues reported in Nottingham area

Crew are responding to multiple water rescues in the Nottingham area on Tuesday evenings. Strong storms have led to flooded roadways in Middle River, Essex, Golden Ring, and other eastern portions of Baltimore County. Pulaski Highway in Middle River is reportedly flooded. Two occupants were also rescues from their vehicle in the 200-block of Wilson Point Road in Middle River …

27 water rescues reported throughout Baltimore County

As of Tuesday, swiftwater teams had performed 27 water-related rescues across Baltimore County due to the unusually heavy rains that began Saturday. The National Weather Service estimates that four to eight inches have fallen across our region since then. Radar indicates significant moisture heading in a northerly direction that will add to those totals; two to three additional inches are …