Washington DC breaks October heat record

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Fall may have officially begun last week, but scorching temperatures in the D.C. area Wednesday broke the all-time heat record for October.

Thermometers in the city hit 97 degrees a little after 1 p.m., breaking a record that had stood since Oct. 5, 1941.

Wednesday’s heat also broke the daily record of 89 degrees set on Oct. 2, 1986. The daily heat records at Baltimore and Dulles were also shattered, with 95 and 93 degrees, respectively.

As the afternoon goes on, temperatures could continue to rise. 

This September was third hottest September recorded, with this summer (June-August) being the seventh hottest recorded.

Weather records for D.C. date back to 1872.

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