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Prince George’s County Cooling Centers

To help residents deal with the heat, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is opening cooling centers across the county. The centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through the week.


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Anne Arundel County Issues Mandatory Water Restrictions

Anne Arundel County has issued mandatory water use restrictions effective immediately.


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Heat Concerns Prompt Metro To Limit Train Speed

Triple-digit temperatures added to Metro’s mounting frustrations Tuesday as the rail service was forced to slow trains to 35 miles per hour on above ground tracks.


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Metro Allowing Passengers To Carry On Water Due To High Temperatures

Metro is allowing riders to carry and drink water on its trains and buses due to the heat advisory in effect in the Washington region.


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DC Temps Hit 105, Miss All-Time Record By 1 Degree

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.


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

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.


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Washington Region Braces For 100 Degree Temperatures, Heat Advisory Issued

Blistering heat will again blanket the Washington region with temperatures expected to soar above the 100-degree mark on Friday and Saturday, before yielding to just below the triple-digit mark on Sunday and Monday.


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DC Area Endures 2nd Day Of Sweltering Heat, Temps Reach 100 Degrees At BWI

The mid-Atlantic region endured another sweltering day, as officials are warning residents to limit their time outdoors and stay hydrated.


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Oregon Trail? Nope! It’s The Maryland Ice Cream Trail!

Move over Oregon, Maryland has a trail of its own . . . an ice cream trail! What better way to beat the heat than by indulging in cool sweetness that is ice cream?


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Department of Labor Heat Safety App For iPhone And Android OS

The Department of Labor has released a heat safety app for smart phones. The app, which is available for Android and iPhone operating systems, allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite.