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PM Update: Washington has coldest Christmas Eve afternoon on record; frigid into Sunday, too

A cold and clear Christmas Eve (Jeannie In D.C./Flickr)
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We’ve officially had the coldest Christmas Eve day on record for the District. Today’s high temperature of 22 degrees beats the previous record of 23 degrees set in 1983, and a good 20 degrees below the normal value for this time of year. Santa will certainly have to bundle up as he swings through the DMV tonight!

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Through Tonight: Some high cloud cover should dissipate overnight and leave mostly clear skies for Santa. Temperatures won’t be as cold as last night, with low temperatures ranging quite a bit depending on location. Lows will range between 10 and 18 degrees with west wind at about 10 mph, keeping wind chill values in the single digits.

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Tomorrow (Christmas Day): A bright and sunny but cold Christmas Day. Temperatures will “warm” to around 32 degrees for a high, but it will feel a bit more chilly with a gusty west wind (10-20+ mph) keeping wind chill values in the 20s. Mostly clear with calmer winds tomorrow night and lows in the upper teens.

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