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BWI breaks 141-year-old record low temperature

Tuesday - 3/4/2014, 10:24am  ET

weather record (Courtesy WJLA)
BWI and Dulles International set records. (Courtesy WJLA)
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a 141-year-old record low temperature, reaching 4 degrees.

The National Weather Service reports that the low reached early Tuesday breaks a 5-degree record set on the day in 1873. It's also a record low for the month of March. Dulles International Airport tied a 1993 record for the month at -1 degree.

Both airports broke record lows two days in a row. BWI reached 5 degrees on Monday, breaking a 10-degree record set in 2009.

On Monday, the temperature dipped to 1 degree at Dulles, breaking a 12-degree record for the day set in 1980. The -1 degree low for Tuesday breaks a 6-degree record for that day set in 1980. On Monday, Dulles also matched a 4.9-inch snowfall record set in 1978.


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