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August 11, 2009

Not so hot today; storm threat continues

Monday's high of 94 degrees at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport tied the previous high for this year so far. We last reached 94 degrees on July 16, according to the NWS record books. But as today's print editions note, it was well short of the record high for an Aug. 10 in Baltimore. That mark is still 100 degrees, set on that date in 1900.

Today's record is also 100 degrees, also set in 1900. But we won't get close to that one, either. The forecast high is "only" 92 degrees, with a 30 percent chance we'll see some thunderstorms in the region again.

That storm threat continues at the 20-30 percent level through Thursday as a cold front drops down from New York state and plants itself here for a few days. The front will bring us a bit of relief from the heat, at least, keeping us out of the 90s for the next week or so. The forecast highs for BWI drop into the mid- to upper-80s by Wednesday, not far from the seasonal norms.

That will come as a relief to anyone working outdoors, as the Ravens were on Monday. But few of us have the benefit of misting fans to cool us off. (SUN PHOTO by Amy Davis)

Baltimore Ravens heat

Posted by Frank Roylance at 10:27 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Forecasts


Looks like Dulles hit 101 Monday. Why such a large difference over a relatively short distance?

FR: The high Monday at Dulles was 97. It was 94 at BWI. Not such a big difference.

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