A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 71 DEGREES WAS SET AT WASHINGTON REAGAN NATIONAL DC TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 70 SET IN 1950.The 69° at Dulles and 70° at Baltimore/BWI failed to reach their respective records of 74° and 72° from 1998, however.
Other record reports around the region so far:
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 71 DEGREES IN GEORGETOWN [Delaware] AT 151 PM THIS AFTERNOON. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 70 DEGREES SET IN 1950. THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 68 DEGREES WAS TIED AT THE NEW CASTLE COUNTY AIRPORT NEAR WILMINGTON THIS AFTERNOON. THE RECORD HIGH WAS ORIGINALLY SET IN 2009.To the south, in North Carolina:
THE TEMPERATURE AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REACHED 73 DEGREES AT 201 PM. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 72 DEGREES THAT WAS SET IN 1970.Nationally, as shown in the widget to the left, over 6000 high temperature records have been set or tied so far in 2012.