D.C. Reaches 104, Breaks Record High Temperature Set In 1934

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Brothers Allen Peters (L) and Derek Peters (R) of Shavertown, Pennsylvania, cool themselves off in a fountain at the World War II Memorial. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Brothers Allen Peters (L) and Derek Peters (R) of Shavertown, Pennsylvania, cool themselves off in a fountain at the World War II Memorial. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The Washington area has broken a record high temperature set almost 80 years ago.

The National Weather Service says that just before 3 p.m., it was 104 degrees at Reagan National Airport just outside the city. That beats the record of 101 set in 1934.

Baltimore was also experiencing temperatures in the 100s. It was 102 at Baltimore Washington International Airport around 3 p.m. That was shy of the record of 105 set in 1934.

Officials are urging residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay indoors when possible and wear light colored and loose-fitting clothing. In Baltimore, the mayor extended the hours of city pools by an hour to help residents keep cool.

Temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region are expected to be around 100 at least through the weekend.

Get 10 tips to stay cool and avoid heat stroke.

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