Record cold 2nd day in a row at DC-area airport as region's freeze continues


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WASHINGTON — Bitter temperatures have broken records two days in a row at Dulles International Airport in suburban Washington, D.C.

Steve Zubrick, a meteorologist with The National Weather Service, says the temperature dipped down to 6 degrees Wednesday, beating the previous record of 9 degrees in 1967. On Tuesday, the low of minus 4 at Dulles shattered the previous record of 14 degrees, also set in 1967.

Baltimore's airport came within 2 degrees of its record lows Tuesday and Wednesday.

Meteorologist Dan Hofmann says the cold is unusual, and that the region is running close to 10 degrees below normal for February. If the cold holds for a couple more days, Hoffman says this month could be among the top 10 coldest Februarys in history at Dulles and Baltimore's airport.

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