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Record temperatures recorded by NWS

May 07, 2001

Record temperatures recorded by NWS



Temperatures Saturday soared to 90 degrees for the second time this month, making it seem more like summer than spring.

Saturday's high temperature broke a 36-year-old record of 89 degrees set in 1965, according to the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va.

Forecasters said May weather typically reaches highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s.

The warm weather earlier this month was the result of a high pressure front from the Gulf of Mexico, said forecaster Jim DeCarufel.

"It was just one of those things," he said.

On May 1 and 2, the high temperature reached 88 degrees and on May 4 the mercury hit 90 degrees for the first time this month, he said.

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More seasonable weather arrived on Sunday when highs reached the 70s and skies were overcast, he said.

Today's weather is expected to be partly sunny with highs in the upper 60s. Temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the 70s, with a rain showers expected both days, DeCarufel said.

- Kimberly Yakowski

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