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More records broken or tied Saturday

Another record-hot day in Central Maryland.

Saturday's high at BWI-Marshall Airport was 102 degrees. That tied the record set for this date in 1991. The downtown high looks like it was 103 degrees.

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Down at Washington-Dulles International Airport, they also tied the record set there on this date in 1991 - 99 degrees. (Sounds downright cool, doesn't it?)

At Reagan National, the airport set a new record-high minimum temperature for the date. The low for the day was 84 degrees, breaking the record of 81 set on this date in 1978.

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Once again, for those who missed this bizarre bit of weather statistics:  The high temperatures on Friday at both BWI and in downtown Baltimore were the highest ever recorded at either location. It was 108 downtown and 106 at the airport.

But neither one stands as a new record. That's because the official station of record for Baltimore moved from downtown to the airport in 1950. So the 108-degree reading at the Inner Harbor on Friday doesn't qualify as an official record for the city. And the 106-degree reading at BWI, while an official new record for the date, is NOT an official all-time record for the city, because there was that 107-degree reading downtown in 1936, when THAT was the station of record.

Got it? Good. There will be a quiz in the morning.

Be cool. Forecast highs for Sunday: 96 at BWI, 98 at the Science Center downtown.

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