Temperature records set at Reagan National, BWI

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By Michael E. Ruane
Washington Post Staff Writer
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.


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