D.C. Called "Hottest in Northeast"

Saturday, Jul 9, 2011  |  Updated 12:50 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON - JULY 08: Two-year-old Carmen Brumos of Valencia, Spain, lowers her head into a jet of water near the Washington Monument on the National Mall July 8, 2010 in Washington, United States. Temperatures on the East Coast reached the mid-90s by midday on Thursday, showing a break in the 100-degree days from earlier in the week. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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The Weather Channel put together its list of the six hottest cities in the country (Why six?  It's not clear.)  Taking its place as the hottest in the Northeast was - the nation's capital.

From the Weather Channel:

Crunching the numbers has proven the Nation's Capital to be the standard-bearer for heat in the Northeast.

It's not just the heat, it's the humidity. The district is located on a tidal plain whose proximity to Chesapeake Bay ensures an ample supply of low-level moisture during the torrid summer months.

By the Weather Channel's count, the District records 37 days a year with a temperature over 90 degrees.  The average temperature between the months of June through August - 86.2 degrees.

An interesting fact from their report - the hottest recorded day was June 20, 1930.  Back then, Herbert Hoover was presiding over the country's descent into the Great Depression, and the temperature ran up to 106 degrees.

But that’s nothing compared to the all-time high for Yuma, Arizona, the Weather Channel’s hottest city in the country.  The mercury shot to 124 degrees there, in July of 1995.
 

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