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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:29 AM

Washington ties record for most 90-degree days in July and is poised to break it Tuesday

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/07/27/washington-dc-july-record-heat/

The heat this month has kept coming and coming and now has tied a record for its persistence. On Monday, Washington notched its 25th day hitting at least 90 degrees, tying the record for the most such days in a month.

Tuesday, it seems destined to surpass it.

The 90-degree milestone is just one of a number of impressive heat records that have been tested or smashed in recent weeks.

The 90-degree days have mounted over the course of three heat waves this month (defined as at least three consecutive days hitting 90 or higher). This first heat wave, which began in late June, lasted 20 days, the second-longest on record. The second heat wave spanned July 17 to 23, while we began yet another Saturday.

The 25 days hitting at least 90 degrees this month matches the record mark from 2011. In addition to being the most 90-degree days in July, it also exceeds the record count in all Junes and Augusts. The number of 90-degree days during this month alone exceeds 35 percent of summers on record.

When we tack on the nine 90-degree days in June, there have been 34 such days this year, so far, about 12 more than normal.


There are graphs and tables at the link. Stay cool DUers.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 12:17 PM

1. It felt record-breaking weeks ago, to me!

Maybe itís been hotter here in NoVA than in DC...

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Response to JudyM (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 12:41 PM

2. Warm sunshine will kill the virus!

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:50 PM

3. Lol, well, of course. And here we are.

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