To help residents deal with the heat, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is opening cooling centers across the county. The centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through the week.
Anne Arundel County has issued mandatory water use restrictions effective immediately.
Triple-digit temperatures added to Metro’s mounting frustrations Tuesday as the rail service was forced to slow trains to 35 miles per hour on above ground tracks.
Metro is allowing riders to carry and drink water on its trains and buses due to the heat advisory in effect in the Washington region.
Both Washington and Baltimore have broken records with temperatures soaring beyond 100 degrees with the nation’s capital falling short of it’s all-time record high temperature be one degree.
The Washington area has broken a record high temperature set almost 80 years ago. The National Weather Service says that just before 3 p.m., it was 104 degrees at Reagan National Airport just outside the city. That beats the record of 101 set in 1934.
Blistering heat will again blanket the Washington region with temperatures expected to soar above the 100-degree mark on Friday and Saturday, before yielding to just below the triple-digit mark on Sunday and Monday.
The mid-Atlantic region endured another sweltering day, as officials are warning residents to limit their time outdoors and stay hydrated.
Move over Oregon, Maryland has a trail of its own . . . an ice cream trail! What better way to beat the heat than by indulging in cool sweetness that is ice cream?
The Department of Labor has released a heat safety app for smart phones. The app, which is available for Android and iPhone operating systems, allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite.