We're feeling the HEAT and HUMIDITY this Memorial Day Monday -- highs climbed into the upper 80s and into the 90s in some spots. In fact, here in Washington, we made it to our first 90° day! Not only are temperatures close to 10 degrees warmer than average, but you factor in the humidity and it feels like the upper 90s!
- NOAA Heat Index
Hot Memorial Days can be good if you plan to head to the beach or kick-start the summer season at the pool. Keep in mind, the 2012 summer solstice doesn't arrive until June 20th at 7:09 PM, but it certainly feels like summer with the heat and humidity.
So does this Memorial Day stand out with the hot, summer-like temperatures? Not quite! In fact, last year, Memorial Day Monday climbed to 96° in D.C.! No record, though. The record for May 30th (when Memorial Day fell in 2011) is still 98° set back in 1991. The record for this Memorial Day is 97° (1941).
Here's how high temperatures got over the last few years on Memorial Day:
2010 - 91°
2009 - 82°
2008 - 85°
2007 - 86°
It was certainly a hot Memorial Day in Washington, and again, our first 90° day!