10 All-Time Hottest Weather Temperature Days in Baltimore History

The ten hottest temperature days in the history of the city of Baltimore, Maryland.

These are the ten all-time hottest weather temperature days in the history of the city of Baltimore, Maryland dating back to 1873. On July 22, 2010, Baltimore broke the record for hottest all-time temperature when the mercury reached 108 degrees at the Science Center downtown.

I live in the New York City area. My aunt used to live in Baltimore, and having visited her many times in the summer I can say for sure that it gets much hotter in Baltimore than it does in the New York City area.

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10 All-Time Hottest Weather Temperature Days in Baltimore History

1. July 22, 2011 - 108 degrees

2. July 10, 1936 - 107 degrees

3. July 6, 2010 - 105 degrees

3. June 29, 1934 - 105 degrees

3. August 6, 1918 - 105 degrees

3. August 7, 1918 - 105 degrees

3. August 20, 1983 - 105 degrees

8. July 3, 1898 - 104 degrees

8. July 16, 1988 - 104 degrees

8. July 21, 1930 - 104 degrees

8. August 5, 1930 - 104 degrees

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Dangerous Heat in Baltimore

Not only does it get hot, but it gets dangerously hot in Baltimore, Maryland. At the time the temperature reached 108 degrees on July 22, 2011, the heat index (or feels like) temperature was a staggering and dangerous 124 degrees.

The heat index, also called the feels like temperature is a combination of the humidity and the air temperature, and the higher the humidity on a hot day, the higher and more dangerous the heat index is.

July is the hottest month in Baltimore with an average high of 87 F (31 C). Comparing the average high to the hottest temperature can really show just how hot that days above 100 F are. The high temperature can reach 100 F or higher on an average of one day every two or three years, so it is not altogether unheard of.  

Summer high temperatures in the 90s are more common and a high of 90 or higher can occur as early as April and as late in the season as October. Some notable hot summers with temperatures of 90 F or higher include:

·        2010 had 59 days at 90 F or above

·        2011 had 40 days

·        2012 had 45 days

·        2013 had 27 days at 90 F or higher

Comparing Hottest Weather Days in Baltimore to New York

There have been 11 times in Baltimore history when the temperature reached or exceeded 104 degrees.

There have only been 4 times in New York City history when the temperature reached or exceeded 104 degrees.

For more see:

100 Degree Weather Temperature Days in New York City History

100 Degree Weather Temperature Days in Philadelphia History

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Source:http://www.weather.gov/climate/local_data.php?wfo=lwx

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