Saturday, September 25, 2010

Endless Summer X: Washington Ties Record for 90°+ Days;
Richmond, Raleigh Extend Records

Today's high of 93° at Washington ties the annual record of 67 for days with 90° or higher temperatures. The highs of 94° at Richmond and 98° at Raleigh further extend their records to 78 and 91, respectively. Raleigh's high also smashes the old record for the date by 6°.

Record daily highs were also set at Washington Dulles (93°, old record 92° in 1970) and Martinsburg WV (95°, old record 94° in 1930).

Image (click to enlarge): Cumulative annual number of days with temperatures 90° or higher in Washington, CapitalClimate chart from National Weather Service data

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