Baltimore breaks 90+ degree day record
While D.C. is 6 days away from breaking its record for 90+ degree days (we have 62 as of this afternoon, record is 67), Baltimore has already done it. From today's Baltimore Sun:
Now, after three more days in the 90s in early September, the total for 2010 [for 90+ degree days] -- so far-- comes to 55. That beats the all-time record for Baltimore of 54 days. That one had stood alone since 1988, barely surviving threats in 1991 and 1995. Both of those years counted 50 or more days in the 90s.
The summer of 2010 saw one other hot-weather record matched. There were seven days of 100-plus readings at BWI -- two in June and five in July. That's only happened once before, in 1988.
The article is a good read, as it recaps many of this year's extremes in Charm City, discusses their impacts on human health and the economy, and attempts to put them in a longer term context.
| September 8, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
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