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Region's air quality improves, despite hot summer

Even though there were eight days with temperatures over 100 degrees and 52 days over 90 degrees in 2012 -- making it the third hottest summer on record -- the region only had three Code Red days and 16 Code Orange days.

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 06:53am EDT

Tags: Code Red, Code Orange, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Hank Silverberg, metropolitan council of governments, Lon Anderson, air quality

Temps in the upper 90s: Heat advisory extended to Thursday

The National Weather Service put a heat advisory in effect from noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Temperatures hit the mid- to upper 90s, and felt like 100 to 105 degrees. The forecast calls for another scorcher on Thursday. Another heat advisory goes into effect from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 06:29pm EDT

Tags: heat advisory, National Weather Service, Code Orange

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Blog: Running in the muck

After last week's blog appeared, I got an e-mail from an old friend. The subject line said it all: "A Marathon? ARE YOU NUTS!"

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:49am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, on the run, Code Orange

Code Yellow air quality alert issued for Monday

The air quality for Monday has been downgraded from a Code Orange to a Code Yellow.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 05:37am EDT

Tags: Code Orange, Prince Georges County Fire, heat, air quality, weather