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Posted at 9:38 PM ET, 04/ 6/2010

Hot, hot, hot

By Erica Johnston


Heat records were set or matched at two of the area’s three airports Tuesday, as Washington experienced its hottest day since last summer.

Under blue skies and a strong sun, temperatures reached the 90s at all three airports.

At Dulles International, the high was 93 degrees, 30 degrees above average for the date. It broke the old record, set five years ago, by seven degrees. (At Dulles, records go back to 1962, not nearly as far as for Washington and Baltimore.)

At Baltimore-Washington Marshall International, the high of 90 degrees tied a record set in 1929. It was 29 degrees above average.

Tuesday was the second consecutive day on which high-temperature records were set or tied in Baltimore and at Dulles.

At Reagan National Airport, the 90-degree high set no record, falling two degrees short of the 92 reached in 1929 and 1942. But it was 27 degrees above average and the highest at National since Aug. 27.

-- Martin Weil

By Erica Johnston  | April 6, 2010; 9:38 PM ET
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