Friday, June 29, 2012

DC Breaks All-Time June High Temperature Record

Tian Tian enjoys a fruitsicleThe temperature at National Airport hit 104 this afternoon according to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang.

"We are now experiencing D.C.’s hottest June temperatures in 142 years of record-keeping," says CWG's Jason Samenow. With the dew point at 70 degrees, it feels like 111 degrees.

How fast is global warming rewriting our temperature records? The old June record was just tied last year, a 102 degree day on June 9, 2011. Globally, 2012 has been nearly a full degree above the 20th century average.

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