Blistering October Day Puts DC in Record Books

Washington, D.C. reached its hottest October temperature ever recorded, according to Capital Weather Gang. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, temperatures hit 98 degrees. The previous record for the month was 96 degrees on Oct. 5, 1941. 

A heat dome is causing high temperatures in the eastern United States. It set 16 temperature records in the eastern U.S. on Tuesday, and moved over the coast Wednesday, setting Washington, D.C.’s record. 

A cold front coming in from the north should cool down the area by Thursday, with forecasted highs mostly in the 70s. 

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About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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