Frigid temperatures hit D.C. area


Frigid temperatures hit D.C. area

    UPDATED 2:30 a.m. Wednesday:

    Winds are letting up and temperatures on Wednesday will climb up to 30 in some areas.

    Some Virginia public school systems announced delayed openings for today, including Fairfax , Stafford and Spotsylvania counties.

    Loudoun County has announced it will open on time.

    See the full list of closings on for continuous updates.

    Read the full forecast in the
    WTOP Weather Center.


    Record-low temperatures were set at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport where the low before sunrise reached down to 3 degrees, and at Dulles Airport, which reached 1 degree. In both places, the previous record had been set in 1988.

    Meanwhile, Reagan National Airport bottomed out at 6, just missing the Jan. 7 record of 5 degrees for the city, set in 1884. In D.C., temperatures were the coldest since 1996, struggling through the teens with a high of 19 as of 3 p.m. and wind-chill factors right around zero after being in the negative teens in the morning.

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