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Hurricane Maria Forecast To Bring Impacts To East Coast

Hurricane Maria will approach the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week then finally shove eastward into the open Atlantic. Maria will likely not make landfall but will come close to portions of North Carolina midweek and could bring tropical storm force winds, locally heavy rain, storm surge, and very rough surf. Maria will create hazardous surf and rip currents for much of the East Coast this week. Read More >

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1004 AM EST TUE MAR 4 2014

...MARCH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET AT BALTIMORE AND
WASHINGTON DULLES THIS MORNING....

BALTIMORE...

A MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 4 DEGREES WAS RECORDED AT THURGOOD
MARSHALL BWI AIRPORT THIS MORNING. THIS IS THE LOWEST MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN MARCH FOR BALTIMORE...BREAKING THE
141-YEAR OLD MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD OF 5 DEGREES ON
MARCH 4TH 1873.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE THIS MORNING ALSO MARKED THE LATEST
OCCURRENCE IN THE SEASON WITH A MINIMUM TEMPERATURE BELOW 5 DEGREES.
PREVIOUSLY...THE LATEST OCCURRENCE WAS FEBRUARY 24TH SET BACK IN
1873 AND 1889.

OFFICIAL TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR BALTIMORE GO BACK TO 1873.

WASHINGTON DULLES...

A MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 1 DEGREE BELOW ZERO WAS RECORDED AT
DULLES AIRPORT THIS MORNING. THIS READING TIED MARCH 15TH 1993
FOR THE LOWEST MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN MARCH.

OFFICIAL TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR DULLES GO BACK TO 1962.

WASHINGTON DC...

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE THIS MORNING AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT
WAS 14 DEGREES. THIS DID NOT BREAK THE DAILY NOR THE MARCH MONTHLY
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR WASHINGTON DC...BOTH OF WHICH ARE 4
DEGREES SET ON MARCH 4TH 1873. HOWEVER...IT TIED THE LOWEST
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN MARCH SINCE 1945 WHEN OFFICIAL
OBSERVATIONS WERE RELOCATED TO REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT FROM
DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON. A LOW OF 14 DEGREES IN MARCH OCCURRED
PREVIOUSLY AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT ON MARCH 1ST 1980...MARCH
8TH 1986 AND MARCH 3RD 2009.

NOTE...ALL CLIMATE DATA AND RECORDS ABOVE ARE PRELIMINARY UNTIL
THE DATA ARE REVIEWED AND PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA
CENTER.

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