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 …


Health, Weather

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 …


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 …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Baltimore area for Friday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for the Baltimore metro area for Friday. 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 of air pollution can …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Baltimore area for Thursday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert Thursday for the Baltimore metro 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 …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Nottingham area as heat index to exceed 100 degrees, storms possible

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued another Code Orange Air Quality Alert for the Baltimore area on Wednesday. The National Weather Service says the heat index should top out at around 102 degrees. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, …