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Capital Weather Gang Archive: Extreme Heat

Consecutive record warm mornings

Afternoon highs in the 70s - though mild - have been nothing out of the ordinary; record highs are in the 80s. But the tropical flow ahead of the giant Midwest storm has flexed its muscles after dark holding nocturnal temperatures at historically warm levels. The low Tuesday morning at Reagan National was only 63 degrees, tying the record high minimum from 1971. On Wednesday (yesterday), the low was a balmy 68 besting the record high low of 66 in both 1920 and 1977.

By Jason Samenow  | October 28, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Extreme Heat, Local Climate  
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DCA shatters record of 94, soars to 99

Reagan National's (DCA) record high today is 94 (from 1970). The hottest it's ever been (since records began) after September 23 is 96. Will we match or best either of these benchmarks?

By Jason Samenow  | September 24, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Extreme Heat, Local Climate  
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Dulles breaks 90-degree record

D.C.'s official weather station -- Reagan National Airport -- is still three 90-degree days away from breaking the 90+ record of 67 set in 1980. But the deed is done out at Dulles Airport. Thursday's high of 93 at Dulles not only tied the record high for the day, but put Dulles over the top for most 90+ days in a year.

By Dan Stillman  | September 24, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Extreme Heat, Local Climate  
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Weather Channel: D.C. had worst summer in U.S.

Of all this country's great cities, Washington, D.C. suffered through the worst weather conditions this summer according to The Weather Channel (TWC). Our Nation's Capital beat out Little Rock, AK (2), Des Moines, IA (3), Brownsville, TX (4), and Los Angeles, CA (5) for this unenviable distinction.

By Jason Samenow  | September 23, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Extreme Heat, Local Climate, U.S. Weather  
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Warm nights fuel summer heat records

As we approach the autumnal equinox on Sept. 22, it's time for one final look at just how hot it was this past summer in the D.C. area and beyond. We've already reported that the meteorological summer of 2010 -- June, July and August -- was the hottest on record in Washington, and that Baltimore broke its record for the most 90+ degree days in a single year. Now comes word from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental group, that out of the 1,218 weather stations in the contiguous United States that are part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Historical Climatology Network (HCN), 153 recorded their hottest summer on record, and nearly one in three stations recorded average temperatures among their five hottest on record. Furthermore, the new report states that nearly one in four weather stations in the HCN had their hottest average nighttime lows ever recorded.

By Andrew Freedman  | September 20, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Baltimore breaks 90+ degree day record

While D.C. is 6 days away from breaking its record for 90+ degree days, Baltimore has already done it.

By Jason Samenow  | September 8, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Summer 2010 hottest on record in Washington, Ian Livingston , September 1, 2010
TWC's Stu Ostro talks weather-climate links, Andrew Freedman , August 16, 2010
More heat records in reach today, Jason Samenow , August 11, 2010
How hot will it get today?, Jason Samenow , August 10, 2010
Records fall, and it feels close to 110, Jason Samenow , July 24, 2010
Saturday: Perfect timing to set a D.C. record, Dan Stillman , July 23, 2010
Just how hot tomorrow?, Jason Samenow , July 23, 2010
In focus: The heat & humidity double whammy, Jason Samenow , July 21, 2010
Heat waves, then and now plus... , Don Lipman , July 20, 2010
A deadly combo: heat, cars and kids, Capital Weather Gang , July 9, 2010
Reader questions on the heat wave..., Jason Samenow , July 7, 2010
What do you like about summer heat?, Ann Posegate , July 7, 2010
Heat safety tips for July 4th and beyond, Dan Stillman , July 2, 2010
How hot was it?, Ann Posegate , June 30, 2010
Relentless heat threatens D.C.'s June record, Ian Livingston , June 23, 2010
Making Hotter Augusts Not Quite as Hot in D.C., Ann Posegate , August 31, 2009
Hazy, Hot, Humid: Think Snow!, Steve Tracton , August 10, 2009
Summer Swelter Hits Washington, Capital Weather Gang , August 10, 2009
Summer 2009: Northwest Sizzles, Texas Withers, Andrew Freedman , July 31, 2009
It's Not the Heat..., Don Lipman , July 23, 2009
Heat Wave By the Numbers, Jason Samenow , April 28, 2009
Heat Wave Leads to "Weather Whiplash", Andrew Freedman , April 27, 2009
How Do You Like Your Humidity?, Jason Samenow , July 29, 2008
Can You Take the Heat?, Capital Weather Gang , July 24, 2008
East Coast Heat Wave Death Toll Over 30, Jason Samenow , June 13, 2008
"Hot" Songs, Jason Samenow , June 10, 2008
Recap: Hot But Not Historic, Jason Samenow , June 9, 2008
Really, Really, Really Hot: Live Chat at 2:30 p.m., Capital Weather Gang , June 9, 2008
Today's Steamy High Temperatures, Jason Samenow , June 8, 2008
Heat and Power Outages: A Deadly Combination, Capital Weather Gang , June 6, 2008
 
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