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Hagerstown ties heat record

July 30, 1999

There's no immediate end is in sight for the 90-degree temperatures the area has been sweltering through. But at there's something to show for it.

On Thursday, Hagerstown logged its 20th day of 90-degree or more temperatures for July. By doing so, the city tied a 44-year record set in 1955 and tied in 1966 for the hottest July, according to local weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site.

It marks only the third time in 102 years in which the temperature climbed to 90 degrees or above during July.

A previous record of 18 days of such weather was set in 1898.

If the mercury climbs to 90 degrees today, July 1999 will break the record and become the hottest July on record.

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The National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., recorded a high of 89 degrees in Hagerstown on Thursday.

Sunny skies and continuing 90-degree temperatures are expected through Sunday, forecasters said.

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