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Bitter Cold Breaks Record at Dulles International Airport

Temperatures dipped down to 4 below zero at Dulles Tuesday



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    Will Annicchiarico is bundled up as he plays in the snow following a snowstorm in Concord, N.H. Winter weather and freezing temperatures have left the East Coast frosty over the past few weeks. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    The bitter cold broke a record at Dulles International Airport on Tuesday morning.

    The temperature dipped down to 4 below zero at Dulles, shattering the previous record of 14 degrees. That record was set in 1967.

    BWI-Marshall Airport narrowly missed beating its own record for Feb. 24. The temp dipped to 3 degrees there on Tuesday morning, just shy of the record of 2 degrees, set back in 1873.

    And if it seems like it's been freezing forever, you're not imagining things. The region is running about 8 to 10 degrees below normal for February. If the cold holds for a couple more days, this month could be among the top 10 coldest Februarys in history at Dulles and BWI.

    We also broke a record last Friday, setting a new low temperature of 5 degrees at Reagan National Airport. That beat a previous low for Feb. 20, set all the way back in 1896. Until Friday, the last time Washington had set a record low temperature in February was 45 years ago.