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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
255 AM EDT TUE MAY 21 2019

...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT WASHINGTON NATIONAL DC...

A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 73 DEGREES WAS SET AT
RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT NEAR WASHINGTON DC
YESTERDAY, MAY 20TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 70 DEGREES SET
BACK IN 1998 AND 1959.

WEATHER RECORDS FOR THE WASHINGTON DC AREA HAVE BEEN RECORDED AT
WHAT IS NOW RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT SINCE 1941.
THE OFFICIAL WEATHER RECORD CONSISTS OF THAT DATA BACK TO 1945, AND
OBSERVATIONS TAKEN IN DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON FROM 1871 THROUGH 1944.
TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR THE WASHINGTON DC AREA EXTEND BACK TO
JANUARY OF 1872.

ALL CLIMATE DATA ARE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL REVIEWED BY THE
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (NCEI).


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