D.C. area days continue to pack a lot of heat

July 28, 2012

It was far from summer’s hottest day Saturday, but it was still a kind of Washington heat landmark.

It was July’s 20th day here with a temperature of 90 degrees or above. It was the third consecutive day last week hotter than 90, and it was also the third time this month with at least three 90-degree days in succession. (The other 90 degree streaks were longer.)

On Thursday, the first day of the latest hot spell, the high was 100 degrees. It was the seventh day this month with a temperature at least that high. The average high over the past three days was 97, nine degrees above normal.

By now, Washingtonians may be getting used to this summer, but they are not necessarily pleased. On The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang site, someone asked: “Will this suffocating weather EVER end?”

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