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Record high temps registered two days in a row

April 07, 2010|By DAVE McMILLION

HAGERSTOWN -- A high-pressure system pumping warm air from the deep South gave Hagerstown another record high temperature Wednesday, this time with a reading of 90.3 degrees, according to Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site at i4weather.net.

The previous record high for April 7 was 87 degrees in 1991, according to Keefer's Web site.

Wednesday was the second day in a row the city set a record.

On Tuesday, the mercury rose to 91.8 degrees in Hagerstown, breaking the previous record of 85 degrees in 1929, according to Keefer's Web site.

Greg Schoor, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., said records also have been set elsewhere in the region.

At Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va., the temperature reached 90 degrees Wednesday afternoon, breaking a record of 84 degrees in 1991, Schoor said.

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On Tuesday, the high temperature at Dulles was 93 degrees, which broke the record of 86 degrees in 2005, Schoor said.

At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the temperature hit 90 degrees Tuesday, matching a record set in 1929, Schoor said.

In the coming days, the area can expect more seasonal-like temperatures as a large storm system over the Mississippi Valley moves toward the region, Schoor said.

Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the area Thursday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to drop tonight, Schoor said.

The high temperature for Friday in Hagerstown is expected to be 55 degrees. Highs on Saturday, Sunday and Monday are expected to be in the mid- to high 60s, the National Weather Service said.

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