WASHINGTON — The Washington, D.C., area hit 90 degrees again Wednesday, marking this the 45th time we’ve hit 90 or higher this year.

By comparison, last year we hit 90 degrees a TOTAL of 42 times! By Aug. 14 of last year, we had seen 30 days of 90 degree temperatures.

Of course, 45 days of 90+ degree temperatures does not even come close to the all time record of 67 days. We hit that in 2010 and also 1980.

On average, D.C. sees 36 days of 90+ temperatures for the entire year.

We haven’t hit 100 degrees this year – not officially, anyway, the heat index has felt hotter – and we haven’t seen 100 degree temperatures since 2016. National recorded highs of 101, 100 and 100 from Aug. 13 through Aug. 15 in 2016.

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Who can forget the heat after the Derecho in 2012? Reagan National Airport hit 104 on June 29 in 2012, the day of the Derecho. When power was out, it stayed hot in the DMV. 

Here are the highs from July 1 through July 8 in 2012: 99, 95, 98, 100, 100, 105 and 102.

All the temperatures we’re referencing were taken by the National Weather Service at Reagan National Airport.

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