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Weather or Not: Heat wave numerical breakdown

If you thought it was hot recently, it most certainly was. In fact, this was the hottest extended stretch of weather ever recorded in the Mid-Atlantic.

Now that the heat wave subsided and high temperatures have returned to the 80s, I thought I would take a numerical look at just how hot it was recently to put everything in perspective.

105: The high temperature at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., July 7, which was tied for the second-hottest high temperature at that site for any day.

99.5: The average high temperature in Washington, D.C., from June 28-July 8, according to an awesome post from the Capital Weather Gang.

98: The daily high temperature in Westminster July 7, the hottest day of the year so far, according to data from

96.9: The average high temperature at BWI Airport from July 1-9. That's more than 10 degrees warmer than the monthly July average.

76.3: The average temperature in June in Washington, D.C., which is 1.1 degrees warmer than the 30-year average.

12: The number of consecutive days with high temperatures of 90 degrees or greater, according to data from BWI Airport.

5: The number of days during the heat wave with high temperatures of 100 degrees or greater at Reagan National Airport.

4: The number of days during the heat wave with temperatures of 100 degrees or greater at BWI Airport.

.37: The amount of rain that has fallen this month so far at BWI Airport, which is .73 less than average.