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Record watch: Dulles hits 66, breaks 1993 record

Trees bloom near World War I memorial earlier this month. (Kitty Felde)

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m.: The high at Dulles officially reached 66, setting a new record for the date. Reagan National and BWI also topped out at 66 - shy of records at those locations.

At 2 p.m., Dulles Airport had climbed to 65, tying the record high previously set in 1993. Reagan National stood at 64, 7 degrees off its 1916 record while BWI was 65, 4 shy of its record set in 1947.

At 3 p.m., temps held at 65 at Dulles and BWI, and rose to 65 at Reagan National.

At 4 p.m., still a trio of 65s at the three airports...

Related: April-like today: How warm will we go and do you like it?

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.


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