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Parts of the Mid-Atlantic shatter heat records

Some high temperature records were shattered yesterday across the Mid-Atlantic. Here’s the rundown for the D.C. area’s high temperatures:

FORMAT: Station, high, (old high, year of old high)

Yesterday 9/24:
DCA: 99F (94F, 1970)
IAD: 97F (92F, 1970)
BWI: 95F (95F, 1970)

Other major cities that saw record highs yesterday, in City: New (Old) format:
Syracuse, NY: 90F (88F) … Binghamton, NY: 88F (84F) … Atlantic City, NJ: 93F (89F) … Wilmington, DE: 92F (91F) … Richmond, VA: 96F (95F) … Norfolk, VA: 96F (90F) … Wallops Island, VA: 90F (87F)

Today, IAD hit 93F and broke the old record of 92F from 1970. DCA also hit 93F, while BWI came in at 91F. Today also marks the 67th day of 90+ high temperatures at DCA in 2010, which ties the old record set in 1980. DCA’s average high this time of year is 77F.