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Another morning of near record cold; freeze watch tonight in northern Maryland

Areas covered by freeze watch tonight in light blue (National Weather Service) Areas covered by freeze watch tonight in light blue (National Weather Service)

For a second straight morning, some regional airports narrowly missed setting record low temperatures.

Dulles Airport dropped to 28 degrees, just a degree off of the 1983 record of 27.  BWI fell to a frosty 30 degrees, four degrees above the 1962 record of 26.

The urban-heated Reagan National Airport dipped to a mere 39 degrees, not even in the neighborhood of the 1875 record (set in the District) of 26 degrees.

Well outside the urban core, CWG reader Pat Michaels reports his personal weather station recorded a low of 17 degrees in Marshall, Virginia.  Yes, 17 degrees on April 17, just 50 miles from downtown Washington.

It’s been one heck of a cold season….

One more night of chilly temperatures lies ahead.  A freeze watch is in effect for northern Maryland, including Frederick, Carroll, northern Baltimore and Harford counties (see map above).  Lows in this region are forecast to be in the low 30s.

Related:

From yesterday: Records for cold nearly set this morning; freeze warning tonight

Freeze warning: Factoring the frost odds for spring planting success

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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