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Posted at 5:29 PM ET, 01/ 8/2008

Records Fall

By Steve Scolnik

The new record highs for today...

National: 73 (breaks the old record of 69 set in 1998)
Dulles: 70 (breaks the old record of 69 set in 1998)
BWI: 70 (breaks the old record of 67 set in 1998)

Why do the record highs and lows for National and BWI Airports on the Capital Weather Gang blog sometimes differ from other sources? See the answer here.

By Steve Scolnik  | January 8, 2008; 5:29 PM ET
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Comments

Wow, it's way too warm... Needs more snow. Now. On another note, welcome to washingtonpost.com, Capital Weather Gang!

Posted by: topspinserve | January 8, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Good Morning weather experts,

Would any of you be able to tell us:
What is the highest overnight low temperature recorded in Washington for this date and for the month of January?
Did we set a record this morning?

Thanks,
Tom Gibson
Shohola

Posted by: Tom Gibson | January 9, 2008 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Tom: Thanks for visiting! The low so far today, as far as I can tell, has been 55. Based on the Reagan National airport history (back to 1941), it is the warmest minimum (next warmest minimum was 44, in 1998). However, before the station moved to Reagan (and was across the river), the low minimum was 56 in 1930 and 1937. Also note that we'll drop below 55 by midnight tonight and possibly below the 1998 value of 44.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | January 9, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse


This blog is a great addition to the Post. Thanks.

Posted by: Dave | January 9, 2008 8:39 AM | Report abuse

I thought it hit 73 on January 6, 2007, didn't it?

Posted by: TC | January 9, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Is wrong. Average high at DCA = 40 and IAD =37??
Its 42 and 41 according to the standard reference, e.g.

http://www.weather.gov/view/prodsByState.php?
state=VA&prodtype=climate#CLIDCA

Posted by: The almanac | January 10, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

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