Thursday, September 2, 2010

Washington Held Heat Hostage: Day 59
Second Highest Total of 90-Degree Days

5:30 PM Update: The preliminary high/low report is in: 95/74. It's the 23rd 24th day this year of temperatures at 95° or higher.

Original post:At 2 pm today, the temperature at Washington bumped up by 4° in an hour to reach 93°. This is now the 59th day of 90° or higher temperatures in 2010, tying the second place record set in 1966 and 1991. The record total was set in 1980 with 67, but this year is ahead of that pace; the 59th day of 90°+ temperatures didn't occur in 1980 until September 6.

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