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October 11, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE

Jeff Volmer of Columbia noticed the record high we reported for Oct. 4 at BWI was 92 degrees, set in 1919. "I seriously don't believe there was a BWI in 1919," he said. "What or where is this from?" You're right. BWI Marshall Airport (then Friendship International) became Baltimore's National Weather Service's "station of record" in 1950. All Baltimore records from 1871 to 1949 are downtown readings. Since 1998, numbers we call "downtown" have come from the Maryland Science Center. This will be on the quiz.

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