BWI sets record low for 4th straight day

May 23, 2002

A 35-degree low at Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday morning set a record - the fourth in as many days at BWI this week. The old record for the date was 42 degrees, set in 1968.

Only one other four-day stretch of record cold survives in the official records for Baltimore, which began in 1871. That was a chilly four days from Aug. 28 to Aug. 31, 1986, when the lows ranged from 45 to 49 degrees.

The current span of record cool mornings began Sunday, when the 40-degree low tied a record set in 1956. The low was 39 early Monday, snapping a 45-degree record set in 1994. Tuesday's low was 34 degrees, besting the 38-degree mark established in 1992.

Milder mornings are expected for the rest of the week, with overnight lows in the 40s and 50s.

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