Nov. goes out in blaze of record-setting glory

December 01, 1991|By Kris Antonelli

Baltimore-area temperatures either tied or shattered the record high for Nov. 30 yesterday, depending on where you were.

At Baltimore-Washington International Airport at 2:20 p.m., the reading of 71 shattered the previous high for the date of 64, which was set in 1975.

In downtown Baltimore, the mercury reached 74 degrees -- tying a Nov. 30 record set in 1933, said Amet Fiueroa, a National Weather Service forecaster.

Forecasters are predicting a cooling trend during the coming week, with a cold front moving slowly into the area and dropping temperatures into the 40s by Wednesday.

"The cold air is not going to reach us right away," he said. "Each day the temperature is going to get a little lower."

Yesterday's springlike temperatures brought out golfers in record numbers, with many waiting in line at area courses.

"They are beating down the doors," said Jim Deck, the pro at Mount Pleasant Golf Pro Shop in Baltimore. At 6:30 a.m., he said, 22 people were waiting to play.

Mr. Deck said 250 golfers played the course yesterday and Friday, "three times as much business as we normally would have."

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