Jul 25, 2016

Baltimore temperature hits triple digits for first time since 2012; heat to continue through rest of week

Baltimore, MD
USA
by
Scott Dance and Wyatt Massey
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Baltimore Sun
Photo: Baltimore Sun
Photo: Baltimore Sun

Triple-digit temperatures baked Baltimore for the first time in four years Monday, and forecasters predicted highs in the 90s through the rest of the week.

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reached a high of 100 degrees at 1:36 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. It was the first time the region's point of record has hit that mark since July 18, 2012.

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Record heat was reported at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, and heat indices as high as 110 degrees along the Baltimore-Washington corridor were surpassed only in the Southwest.

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Monday was the fifth consecutive day to reach the 90s in Baltimore, and it could be another five days or more before any significant cool-down. The last time Baltimore experienced such sustained heat was a 12-day stretch from late June into early July of 2012