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Soaring temperatures break, tie area records

The official start to summer is still 12 days away, but you can't tell that from the temperatures.

Tags: weather , Doug Hill ,

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 10:49am EDT

ACs running strong, electric records broken

In June, the region used more electricity than Switzerland does in a year. Electric demand in July broke an unusual record.

Tags: PJM Interconnection , electricity , electricity use , Paula DuPont-Kidd , hot weather tips , air conditioning , Michelle Basch , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 07:42am EDT

Hot temps: Should you be worried about local pumpkins?

"The weather has been hot, and with the 100-degree temperatures, it's been hard," says Donna Taylor, as she surveys a pumpkin field in Chantilly, Va.

Tags: pumpkins , Halloween , Chantilly , Neal Augenstein

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 10:13am EDT

Cost doesn't determine best AC service

"There's really no relationship between quality and price," says Robert Krughoff, president of Washington Consumers' Checkbook.

Tags: air conditioning , HEAT , Washington Consumers' Checkbook , Robert Krughoff , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 06/25/2010, 12:26pm EDT