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July 20, 2011

We've hit 100 degrees 104 times since 1871

Cooling offFROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:

The prospect of seeing several 100-degree days this week sent the weather forecasters digging through their archives. Since record-keeping began for Baltimore in 1871, they say, the city (or the airport after 1950) has seen 104 days that hit 100 degrees or more. We’ve hit the “century” mark in 46 different years in that period. The record for any one year is seven days at 100 degrees or more, reached in 1930, 1988 and 2010. The most consecutive days is four, in July 1930.

(SUN PHOTO: Amy Davis, 2011)

Posted by Frank Roylance at 12:00 AM | | Comments (1)
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Frank,

That averages out to less than once per year. yet has happened seven days in three years. Considering we may have multiple days in back to back years, any idea what the record for back to back years is?

FR: Nope. But I can ask.

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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