WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitter temperatures have broken a record at Dulles International Airport in the Washington, D.C. area.
Dan Hofmann, a meteorologist with The National Weather Service, says the temperature dipped down to 4 below zero at Dulles International Airport on Tuesday, shattering the previous record of 14 degrees, set in 1967.READ MORE: SEE IT: Good Samaritan Recalls Moment He Jumped Into Bay To Rescue Toddler After Ocean City Crash
Hofmann says Baltimore’s airport came close to its record for Feb. 24. It dropped to 3 degrees at the airport Tuesday, just shy of the record low of 2 degrees, set in 1873.READ MORE: Baltimore Mayor Announces Pilot Program To Direct Some 911 Calls To Mental Health Professionals
Hofmann says the cold is unusual, and that the region is running close to 10 degrees below normal for February. If the cold holds for a couple more days, Hoffman says this month could be among the top 10 coldest February’s in history at Dulles and Baltimore’s airport.MORE NEWS: Unemployed Workers Rally, Demanding To Know When They Will Get Their Money
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