5:30 p.m. UPDATE: Today’s highs were officially 102 at Reagan National (a record, per below), 101 at Dulles (breaking the record of 100 from 1993), and 100 at BWI (tying the record set in 1993).
3:10 p.m. UPDATE: The temperature at Reagan National was 102 at 3 p.m. adding one more degree to its new record. The heat index was a sweltering 110!
1:15 p.m. UPDATE: The observer at Reagan National Airport reports the temperature reached 101 at 1:07 p.m, breaking the old record of 100 (from 1993). This also confirms we’ve reached 100 or higher on four straight days, matching the record long streak set in July, 1930.
From 12:15 p.m.: Washington, D.C. has logged its record-setting 11th straight day at 95 or higher. And with a noon temperature of 99 degrees, today’s standing record high of 100 from 1993 is likely to be matched if not broken.
In fact, we mave already tied it . The weather observer at Reagan National confirmed the mercury touched 100 at 11:58 a.m., but it’s not clear if it held at that level for three minutes - the required length of time to be official.
Assuming we do reach 100 or higher, it will be the fourth consecutive day, tying the record for most such days set in 1930.