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  • Construction worker Marcus Price relaxes after work in Dupont Circle. Temperatures in D.C. reached a record high 97 degrees Tuesday. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

    Hot time in the city: D.C. residents try to beat the rising heat

    Record-breaking hot temperatures overtook the D.C. area Tuesday, with no relief forecast for Wednesday in what has amounted to a late spring heat wave.


  • A jogger runs on the National Mall, with the Washington Monument in the background, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Washington. After a storm blew through the Washington region overnight, roads are being cleared and many schools systems are closed. The federal government and the District of Columbia government will be open Friday, but workers have the option to take leave or telework.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    D.C. area to be hit by deep freeze from 'polar vortex'

    A giant swirling mass of air from the North Pole is expected to hit the D.C. area beginning Monday, bringing with it some of the coldest temperatures in two decades.


  • City vehicles loaded up with salt wait for their snow plows to be attached as they prepared on Thursday for the arrival of snow in Alexandria, Va. (andrew s. geraci/the Washington Times)

    D.C. to dodge snow, but not wind, cold

    The D.C. area might miss the brunt of a powerful storm predicted to dump nearly a foot of snow on Boston and New York City, but the District won't dodge strong winds and plummeting temperatures that are accompanying the precipitation.


  • **FILE** A child cools off in the fountains at Yards Park on the Southwest waterfront (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Heat wave brings high temperatures to D.C. area

    A late-summer heat wave in the D.C. area will keep residents sweating until the end of the week, with high temperatures forecast to be about 10 degrees above average for this time of year.


  • ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES
As temperatures reach the high nineties and the heat-humidity index goes above 100 on Thursday, D.C. lifeguard Breanna Adams,18, keeps watch as youngsters keep cool at the Anacostia Pool and Recreation Center in Southeast.

    Heat wave gives D.C., suburbs a tropical feel

    The sweltering heat and high humidity made it feel a hotter Thursday in the Washington area than the beaches of Panama or the floating markets of Bangkok, according to weather reports.


  • Gabriel Carvajal of Cali, Colombia, dips his head into a sprinkler while 4-year-old Emmanuel Contreas of Boston rubs his head in Washington on Wednesday. "The heat is never as bad as this where I live in Colombia," Mr. Carvajal said. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Area officials sweat about safety of heat

    Triple-digit temperatures are expected to hit the region Thursday and remain through Saturday, forcing officials to implement emergency-ready plans while residents scramble for air conditioning and outdoor workers move to survival mode.


  • Melvin and Ruth Jefferson of the District picked up some water at the Franklin Reeves Center, one of the citys four cooling stations. 
Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times

    Expect to sweat for 2 more days

    A heat wave that has sent temperatures climbing close to 100 degrees in some parts of the region will continue today and through tomorrow, but an approaching cold front should bring some relief by the end of the week, forecasters say.


  • Melvin and Ruth Jefferson of the District picked up some water at the Franklin Reeves Center, one of the citys four cooling stations. 
Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times

    Expect to sweat for 2 more days

    A heat wave that has sent temperatures climbing close to 100 degrees in some parts of the region will continue today and through tomorrow, but an approaching cold front should bring some relief by the end of the week, forecasters say.


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