PM Update: Piling on more 90s
Heat and lots of sun lasts through the work week
updated at 5:35 p.m. EDT
Today's temperatures in the mid-90s have pushed National Airport to 56 days at or above 90, and we're now tied with 2002 for the third most ever recorded in a year. Next up is 59 days to tie for second, and 60 will put 2010 in second on its own. The forecast for the week says it's likely we'll get one or both in a few days. On the plus side, dew points are running somewhat low, so we're not seeing terrible heat indices to go along with the high temperatures.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): We're looking at a near repeat of today with sunny skies and hot temperatures. Morning readings quickly rise through the 80s to around or past 90 by noon on their way to highs in the mid-90s across the area. Air quality is likely to be extremely poor and may cause issues for the general population.
Hurricane hunters: Andrea Mustain of msnbc.com has a new story out about a NASA flight that visited Hurricane Earl yesterday. It gives a peek into what goes into a flight to monitor a hurricane over water. Read more about Hurricane hunters and see their current flight schedules for the next few days.
| August 30, 2010; 3:25 PM ET
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