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May 23, 2023 - Climate

D.C. is going to have a hot summer this year

Map showing seasonal temperature trends likely during summer 2023 across the U.S. Image: NOAA

D.C. is leaning toward a hotter than average summer, with even greater chances toward the Eastern Shore.

Why it matters: Enjoy our mild spring while it’s here; temperatures will dial up in the coming weeks!

Allergy season has gotten longer in D.C.

Data: Climate Central. Chart: Alice Feng/Axios

Allergy season increased in D.C. on average by 20 days between 1970 and 2021, per an analysis from Climate Central, a nonprofit climate news organization.

  • That's based on the number of days between the last freeze each spring and the first freeze each fall — essentially, the annual window during which seasonal allergy sufferers are most likely to rely on their antihistamine of choice to get by each day.
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