WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Both Washington and Baltimore have broken records with temperatures soaring beyond 100 degrees with the nation’s capital falling short of it’s all-time record high temperature be one degree.
Chris Vaccaro, a spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says Washington hit 105 degrees at Reagan National Airport on Saturday. That broke the previous record of 102 set on this date in 2010.
This was only the fifth time Washington has ever been that hot. The all-time record high is 106 degrees. It was set back in 1930 and in 1918.
This is also the 10th consecutive day temperatures have been 95 degrees or higher in the Washington area.
That streak is expected to end on Monday as cooler temperatures return to the capital region with highs expected to top out in the mid-80’s through Thursday.
Baltimore also set a record with 102 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The previous record of 101 was set in 2010.
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