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Record warmth interrupted

Jason Samenow @ 1:07 AM

Happy New Year! And what an outstanding New Year's Day it was...

Record high temperatures were set at all three airports, with many areas near 70 degrees. Reagan National hit 69 while BWI and Dulles reached 67 and 68, respectively. It was wonderful soaking in the rays at the waterfront in Georgetown yesterday afternoon.

Unfortunately, high temperatures will be 20 degrees cooler today thanks to a cold front that moved through overnight. So expect high temperatures in the mid 40s, with a northeasterly breeze and some spotty drizzle. But the said front will retreat to the north Monday, allowing the winds to again become southerly and warmer air to return.

Alas, this will be the last occasion to do football forecasts until late next summer. Both the 'Skins and Ravens have home contests...


The Redskins face the Minnesota Vikings at 1pm at FedEx Field. It will be cloudy and cool, with steady temperatures in the mid 40s during the game and a bit of a northeasterly breeze. At the same time, the Ravens face the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium and the weather will be no different. If you're attending either game, dress warmly.

Predictions: Vikings 23, Redskins 17 and Ravens 30, Dolphins 10 (Season prediction record 22-7)

Here's an article on yesterday's touch of summer from the Washington Post: Residents Bask in Record Warmth

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