Temperature records set at Reagan National, BWI
Wednesday, July 7, 2010; 4:18 PM
The National Weather Service says temperature records were broken Wednesday at Reagan National Airport and at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
The new record at Reagan National was reached at 1:36 p.m. when the temperature hit 102 degrees. The old record for the day was 99, set in 1991. By 3 p.m. the temperature had dropped back to 99.
At BWI the new record of 101 was set at 1:46 p.m. The old record for the day was 99 set in 1993.
Temperatures at Dulles Airport reached 100 at 1:55 pm., just shy of the old record of 101 set in 1988.