Spring of 2010 was the Warmest spring on record for Washington D.C.

According to the National Weather services in Sterling, VA, we had record or near record warmest spring set in the Washington DC-Baltimore area this year.

Astronomical spring for 2010… defined as March 20 to June 20 in the Northern Hemisphere… was the warmest on record at both Washington National D.C. and Washington Dulles. At Washington D.C. … the average spring temperature of 66.7 degrees broke the old record of 66.3 degrees set in 1991. At Dulles… the average spring temperature of 64.5 degrees broke the old record of 63.1 degrees set in 1991. Official climate records date back to 1871 for Washington DC and 1962 for Dulles.

At Baltimore… the average spring temperature of 64.0 degrees was just 0.1 degree shy of the all-time warmest spring temperature set in 1991. Official climate records date back to 1870 for Baltimore.

Speaking of hot temperature, here is a Washington, D.C. heat wave cartoon from July 28, 1930 I found on the Internet (source: Washington weather)

The heat wave is pictured trying to break a “sitting record,” imitating the popular flagpole sitters of the day. The summer of 1930 set the record in Washington for number of days that temperatures reached or exceeded 100°F, at 11 days. The hottest temperature of 106°F occurred on July 20. Pulitzer Prize winner Clifford Berryman drew the cartoon

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