Bitter temperatures just missed a record in Baltimore Tuesday morning, though they have set a new mark in the D.C. area.
Dan Hofmann, a meteorologist with The National Weather Service, says Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport came close to its record for Feb. 24. It dropped to 3 degrees at the airport Tuesday, just shy of the record low of 2 degrees, set in 1873.
Hoffman says the temperature dipped down to 4 below zero at Dulles International Airport on Tuesday, shattering the previous record of 14 degrees, set in 1967.
Hofmann says the cold is unusual, and that the region is running close to 10 degrees below normal for February. If the cold holds for a couple more days, Hoffman says this month could be among the top 10 coldest Februarys in history at Dulles and Baltimore's airport.