The Weather Blog

November 07, 2009|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com

A reader recalls "summers that were much warmer in my childhood" during the 1970s and 1980s. He asks which decade had the most triple-digit highs. If we define "hot" by the number of 100-degree days, then his hottest decade was the '90s, with 13 at BWI. The '80s had 12, the '70s just one. Steve Zubrick at the National Weather Service says 1930 and 1988 were Baltimore's hottest years, each with seven 100-plus days.

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