From the ABC 7 Weather team

The Hottest Days Ever in D.C.

July 6, 2012 - 04:09 PM
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Possible record-breaking weekend temperatures, but is there a possibility of breaking the all-time high temperature in the Nation's Capital?

We have had some pretty hot days in the last couple weeks, and hopefully Mother Nature will give us a break soon. But have you ever wondered what the highest temperatures that have ever been recorded are for Washington, D.C.?

The two hottest days both recorded 106 degrees, with the first on August 6, 1918, and the second on July 20, 1930. 

For second place, we have a tie at 105 degrees on July 10, 1936, and August 17, 1997.

Highest Temperatures In Weather Records in Washington, D.C.

The first recorded 104-degree day was August 7, 1918, the day after the first hottest day at 106. Our most recent 104-degree day is this year's very own June 29. 

Are you curious about the hottest temperature ever recorded in the United States?  That was 134 degrees on July 10, 1913, in Death Valley, CA. 

But how about the WORLD'S highest temperature?  136 degrees in El Azizia, Libya, on September 13, 1922. Death Valley missed the record by only 2 degrees! So close!

And there you go! Now you have some fun weather and climate facts you can use at your next get-together or to impress your date of how smart you are.

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