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National Weather Service
Baltimore sets record as cold grips eastern U.S.
Baltimore sets record as cold grips eastern U.S.

Arctic cold covering most of the country broke a record Wednesday in Baltimore, and abnormally frigid weather is expected to last into the weekend. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reported a low of 19 degrees early Wednesday, one degree below a record set in 1936. Temperatures rose above the freezing mark for the first time in 36 hours in the afternoon. They reached 36 degrees just before midnight, one degree above the coldest recorded high for Wednesday's date, set in 1880. With winds shifting to be southerly late Wednesday, temperatures are expected to moderate slightly Thursday, with highs in the lower 40s. Temperatures reached 39 degrees by 10 a.m....