Health, Weather

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Baltimore area as West Coast wildfire smoke moves across Mid-Atlantic

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for the Nottingham area for Tuesday, July 27th. After a brief respite thanks to a passing cold front, smoke from the West Coast wildfires will once again be moving into the area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the …


Weather

Isolated storms, flash flooding possible in Nottingham area on Sunday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather statement for the Nottingham area. The Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, Tidal Potomac River, and I-95 corridor through central Maryland, northern Virginia, and District of Columbia. An isolated severe thunderstorm with damaging winds is possible Sunday afternoon and evening. Additionally, isolated instances of …


New ‘Destructive’ Severe Thunderstorm Warning category to trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on mobile phones

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will become a bit more specific later this month, depending upon their severity. Beginning on July 28, the National Weather Service will better convey the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorm winds and hail by adding a “damage threat” tag to Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, similar to current Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings. The NWS has developed …

West Coast wildfire smoke making its way into Maryland skies

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The skies in Maryland have become a bit more hazy in recent days. The National Weather Service says this is due to smoke from the U.S. wildfires, which is getting transported across the country via the jet stream. The massive Bootleg Fire in Oregon has scorched an area larger than Los Angeles, and is so large and is burning …

Severe storms possible in Baltimore area on Wednesday

UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect until 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—A few storms are possible in the Nottingham area on Wednesday. The National Weather Service says that isolated severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts are possible on Wednesday afternoon and into the early evening hours. The best chance for storms will likely …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Nottingham area for Wednesday

UPDATE: The Maryland Department of the Environment says smoke from the West Coast wildfires will contribute to Wednesday’s Code Orange Air Quality Alert. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Wednesday for the Baltimore metro area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations …