BWI thermometer hits 100 ... Or not
The National Weather Service reported a reading of 100 degrees this afternoon at BWI-Marshall Airport. That breaks the 98-degree record set for Baltimore in 1966.
Or maybe not. Although forecasters at the NWS forecast office in Sterling show a 100-degree reading for BWI on their computers, I'm told the official observer at BWI has not, at this writing, confirmed the reading.
UPDATE, 3 p.m.: It's confirmed. BWI hit 100 degrees at 1:54 p.m.
It's the first time the official (BWI) temperature for Baltimore has hit triple digits since a 102-degree reading on Aug. 8, 2007.
The highest we've seen so far this afternoon here at The Sun's weather station, at Calvert and Centre streets, is 99 degrees, at 2:10 p.m.