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000 SXUS71 KLWX 190534 RERDCA RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 134 AM EDT THU AUGUST 19 2021 ...RECORD HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT NEAR WASHINGTON DC... A RECORD HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF 79 WAS SET AT RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT YESTERDAY. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 79 SET IN 2002. 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, WITH PRECIPITATION RECORDS EXTENDING BACK TO JANUARY OF 1871 AND SNOWFALL RECORDS EXTENDING BACK TO JANUARY OF 1884. ALL CLIMATE DATA ARE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL REVIEWED BY THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (NCEI). $$ BRO

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