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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 …


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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 …

Portion of Philadelphia Road impassible, traffic lights out in Overlea

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Saturday’s severe storms continue to wreak havoc on Baltimore County roadways. Officials say the intersection of Philadelphia Road at Chesaco Avenue in Rosedale is currently flooded out and impassible. Multiple water rescues have been reported along Pulaski Highway and wires are down along Manor Road in Glen Arm. Several traffic lights are also reportedly out along Belair Road in …

Flash Flood Warning issued for Nottingham area

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Nottingham area. The warning covers Southeastern Baltimore County in northern Maryland and Northeastern Baltimore City in northern Maryland and will remain in effect until 6:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday. At just after 3:30 p.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1.5 …

Storms expected in Nottingham area on Saturday, Flash Flood Watch issued

UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Multiple rounds of thunderstorms are expected in the Nottingham area on Saturday afternoon. Localized rainfall amounts of up to 1-2 inches per hour will be possible at times. Total rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches are likely, with locally higher amounts possible. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for …

Heat Advisory issued for Saturday in Nottingham area, heat index expected to hit 107

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Nottingham area. The advisory will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Heat index values of 105–107 degrees are expected in Baltimore City and in portions of Baltimore County. Residents are urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of …