With highs nearing the 100 degree mark Wednesday and Thursday, surely some records had to be broken right? The answer was yes, though it was very close. Record highs were broken and tied at both Reagan National and BWI Marshall but were not seen at Dulles Airport. Check out the list below.
- Records broken Thursday
Reagan National set a record high on Thursday of 99 degrees. This broke the record of 98 set back in 1988.
BWI Marshall tied a record high of 100 degrees on Thursday which was last seen in 1923. Nothing like tying a 89 year old record!
That was it for record high temperatures. There were other records though but in the form of record high minimum temperatures. This seems to be happening more often and I think could be attributed to the urbanization in bigger cities. The asphalt and concrete in the roads and buildings in the cities can retain heat much better than the forests that used to be in its place. Check out the record high minimums met.
Reagan National set a record high minimum of 78 degrees Thursday which broke the record of 77 degrees set back in that terribly hot summer of 2010.
Friday morning, the low temperature at Reagan National was 82 degrees. The old record is 76 degrees set back in 1988. The low will all depend on what occurs before midnight tonight, as temperatures may cool below 76 by then with the storms and passing cold front.
Think about this though... also confusing but worth a mention. On Monday in the SAME WEEK of this record heat, Dulles Airport set a record low maximum temperature of 68 degrees. The old record was 71 degrees set back in 1973. Nothing like being 30 degrees warmer just two days later!