How does our recent heat stack up to years past?
- High temperatures 06-08-2011
Wednesday was the fourth 95+ degree day at Reagan National Airport (DCA) so far this year. We average seven to eight 95+ degree days every year at DCA. According to our local National Weather Service office, only 1925 featured more 95+ degree days this early in the season. Today will be our fifth, and hitting 100 isn't out of the question.
Looking back at the data, record highs were set five days in a row in early June in 1925 in DC, and those records still stand today. During that stretch, the coolest high was 97 and the hottest was 100 degrees.