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September 1, 2010

Initial finding: Hottest Baltimore summer on record

Sun weather blogger Frank Roylance says a preliminary report from the National Weather Service makes this the hottest Baltimore summer since they began keeping records in 1871. And Thursday should set the record for the number of 90-degree-plus days in the region. And summer still has almost three more weeks to go. NWS:

THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER MONTHS...JUNE TO AUGUST...OF 2010 WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD FOR BALTIMORE MD. THE AVERAGE NWSTEMPERATURE DURING THIS 92 DAY PERIOD WAS 79.3F...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD OF 79.1F IN 1943.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AVERAGED OVER METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER OF 2010 FELL JUST SHY OF 90 DEGREES...89.6F. THE PREVIOUS WARMEST SEASONAL HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER WAS 88.7F IN 1995.

Posted by Jay Hancock at 8:49 PM | | Comments (0)
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About Jay Hancock
Jay Hancock has been a financial columnist for The Baltimore Sun since 2001. He has also been The Baltimore Sun's diplomatic correspondent in Washington and its chief economics writer. Before moving to Baltimore in 1994 he worked for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk and The Daily Press of Newport News.

His columns appear Tuesdays and Sundays.
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