BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Wednesday is one for the record books.
Not only did Baltimore break its daily high-temperature record, but it also broke the all-time heat record for the month of October.
— Chelsea Ingram (@ChelseaWeather) October 2, 2019
As of noon, the temperature at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was 95, wiping out the previous daily high-temperature record of 89 set in 1986.
At 2 p.m., the National Weather Service said the airport’s temperature reached 98 degrees, beating the all-time high for October of 97 degrees set back in 1941.
With a maximum temperature of 98° so far today (as of 2pm), BWI Airport has broken the all time temperature record for the month of October. The previous record was 97°, set on October 5th, 1941. #MDwx
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) October 2, 2019
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- Baltimore County Schools Without Air Conditioning To Close Wednesday Due To Heat
- Maryland Weather: September 2019 Was Baltimore’s Second-Driest September On Record
- Weather Blog: Record Heat
- Weather Blog | Unseasonably Warm Temperatures To Start October
The weather is expected to cool down by the weekend.
Inner harbor close to the water at 94 and Martin Airport SE Baltimore County at 91. BWI clearly the hot winner today ! #WJZ
— Bob Turk WJZ-TV 13 (@TurkWJZ) October 2, 2019
Baltimore County closed schools without air conditioning Wednesday. A full list of affected locations can be found here.